Layers of Fear 2

Rating Summary

Based on 88 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

Layers of fear 2 has been one of the best horror games I have played in a while, the psychological effect in your head really draws you into the game and the length and options of how to play and how to finish your game opens up a variety of things to do, I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I will be awarding the Thumb Culture Platinum award!

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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 is a stirring horror adventure with incredible writing that consistently subverts expectations.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 24, 2019

Fans of the original Layers of Fear or any psychological horror game will truly enjoy Layers of Fear 2.

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May 28, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 doesn't have many scares to offer, but visual panache and a multitude of classic film homages make for an extraordinary journey—for the right person.

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Jun 5, 2019

I wish more horror games were like Layers of Fear 2. It's a mature and intelligent understanding of the deeper and more meaningful elements of horror, and while I can have as much fun as anyone creeping around a Resident Evil game and shooting the ugly monsters while being startled by the jump scares, it's something like this that I end up reflecting on well after I've finished playing, and this is the kind of game that I return to when I'm looking for an actual horror experience.

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9 / 10.0
May 23, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 is yet another terrifying masterpiece which will fuck with your mind from the amazing Bloober Team. It finds a perfect balance between jump scares, chasing and stealth segments, puzzles, and following the narrative so that everything feels exciting, suspenseful, and thrilling. Although I found the overall narrative a little hard to follow at times, the action and gameplay you experience throughout your six to ten-hour playthrough will more than keep you engaged – even if you get a little lost in the story.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Although less scary than the previous game, Layer of Fear 2 is a beautiful but chilling game with wonderful writing and voice-acting. It maintains pieces of the first game that many loved while changing enough so that it doesn't feel repetitive.

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8.9 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 is an incredibly nuanced horror title that pulls back on jump scares and focuses more on building psychological dread and tension.

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8.8 / 10.0
May 24, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 is an abstract, slow burn psychological thriller that strings you along with increasingly skilled and disturbing imagery, then leaves you shaking and looking over your shoulder.

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85 / 100
May 28, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 is a fascinating horror game that centers on exploring a mysterious ship and its ever-changing layout. It isn't the scariest game, but the unsettling nature of everything you encounter more than makes up for it. The constant environmental changes designed to mess with you are amazing and one of the best aspects.

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