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The Evil Within: The Assignment

Tango Gameworks, Bethesda Softworks
Mar 10, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8.5 / 10
God is a Geek
7.5 / 10
VideoGamer
8 / 10
TrueAchievements
4 / 5
Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10
PlayStation Universe
8 / 10
ZTGD
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Evil Within: The Assignment

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

I just wish it wasn't so clumsy where it counts, since there are few gameplay styles more off-putting than poor stealth, and the stealth here is often very poor indeed. Fans committed to the loopy storyline will probably be able to look past that and enjoy the surreal ride for its narrative and atmospheric pleasures. However, such frustrations can't help but drive a large rusty nail into the heart of an otherwise generous pair of expansions.

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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

The first part of The Evil Within's DLC is just as good as the main game, with some great twists to the formula.

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Horrifying environments and enemies keep you on your toes, but a few choice mechanics can be frustrating and detract from immersion.

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The Assignment is a reasonably-sized add-on which fleshes out The Evil Within's story while building on what made it so enjoyable in the first place.

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If you enjoyed The Evil Within, "The Assignment" offers plenty of bang for your buck and definitely leaves you anticipating what more is to come in the second expansion, which will also focus on Kidman, "The Consequence".

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There's nothing horribly wrong with The Assignment, but the instant death rules that I disliked about The Evil Within continue to plague the DLC, making Kidman's story one of frustration and retries.

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The Assignment is a brilliant start to The Evil Within's post-launch content support that fans can't afford to miss out on.

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[I]ssues aside, this is one of the most pulse-pounding experiences I have had in a while. The Evil Within did a fantastic job of bringing the true terror and stress of the genre back into light, and this first DLC pack offers up some new spin on the game itself.

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