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The Evil Within 2

Tango Gameworks, Bethesda Softworks
Oct 13, 2017 - Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
80 / 100
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8 / 10
Easy Allies
4.5 / 5
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10

The Evil Within 2 Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Plenty of Scares

Immersive Atmosphere

Jumbled Story

A mixed follow-up to Bethesda's unique survival horror experience, Evil Within 2 still delivers when it comes to scares, even if poor storytelling and plotting may get in the way.


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The Evil Within 2 Trailers

THE EVIL WITHIN 2 – Who is Your Sebastian? thumbnail

THE EVIL WITHIN 2 – Who is Your Sebastian?

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The Evil Within 2 – “Survive” Gameplay Trailer

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The Evil Within 2 – E3 Extended Gameplay Trailer


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Critic Reviews for The Evil Within 2

An intense and thrilling psychological survival horror sequel that improves on its forerunner in almost every way.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Resident Evil 4 meets the Truman Show in an entertaining but unremarkable follow-up, held back by tepid stealth and warmed-over scares.

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The Evil Within 2 gives you more options to play your way in a much bigger survival-horror playground than the original. Although a disjointed plot and weak protagonist make it slow to get started, being pursued through an intriguingly bizarre world by plentiful and disturbing monsters kept my palms sweaty and my heart in my throat thanks to a strict adherence to the most important survival horror rule: you should always be on the back foot.

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Though it doesn't outdo its predecessor, The Evil Within 2 delivers another fun, challenging, tense horror headtrip that should delight fans of the first game.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A worse game than the already flawed original, whose poorly crafted action is as ineffective as its clichéd attempts at horror.

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The Evil Within 2 offers some enjoyable scares, but it never transcends or deviates from the many works it draws from

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The sequel to the mind-bending survival-horror game is a clever follow up that makes some big changes.

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