The Evil Within 2

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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 13, 2017

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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80 / 100
Oct 16, 2017

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

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IGN

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8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2017

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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Oct 12, 2017

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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Oct 16, 2017
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Metro GameCentral

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4 / 10
Oct 17, 2017

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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7.8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

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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9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

It's a brilliant horror game, one that understands when to ratchet up tension and when to pull back and let you collect yourself. If the first game was a failed attempt to capture the spirit of Shinji Mikami's classic Resident Evil 4, the sequel is a successful attempt at something much better: finding a chilling, exhilarating voice of its own.

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8 / 10
Oct 12, 2017

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

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Unscored
Oct 20, 2017

When I finished the story, I had to stop myself from immediately starting a new game. That's partially because this is one of the best survival horror games I've played, but also because you unlock several snazzy new shirts for Sebastian, alongside other goodies to take with you into NG+.

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