The Evil Within 2

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a game by Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown
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The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2

Released in 2017, The Evil Within 2 was actually one of my most wanted games of that year. I loved and I mean loved the first one. I could not have been any more invested in the story and I thought the gameplay was great too. It was an awesome horror game and the sequel looked like it was going to offer more of the same and that is why I was all in right from the start.

My Daughter Is Alive?

I do not want to go too much into detail about the story as I feel it is one of the best aspects of The Evil Within 2. Once again, Sebastian Castellanos is the main character. After the events of the first game, he has quite the police force and has become an alcoholic due to the trauma of the first game and the horrors of losing his little girl many years earlier.

While he is getting wasted, he is approached by Juli who now works for Mobius and she informs him that his daughter, Lilly is still alive. He ends up going with her and finds out that the machine which caused all the trouble from the first game is being used and his daughter is being used against her will to create a little town called, Union, but something has gone very wrong. The story is good, but it just lacks that bit of punch the first game had, even with the connection to Sebastian’s daughter.

Open World Horror

The gameplay in The Evil Within 2 is similar, but expanded on. The first Evil Within was far more contained. With this game, you have the whole of Union at your fingertips and as a result, the game is probably as close as you can get to being an open-world game without technically being one. You have a handy device that will point you in the right direction in case you get lost, but I found this game made it kind of hard to keep track of where I was supposed to go next. It almost felt a tad too ambitious if I am being honest.

Expanding Your Mind

Like the first game, you can expand Sebastian in a few different ways. The green gel is still at play here and you have a simple skill tree that is split up into different categories such as health and combat for example. As well as this, you also can find resources that allow you to craft various items that can help you such as healing items, ammo, and so on. There are many different side missions that you can tackle too so there is a lot more content in this game than there was in the first Evil Within.

State Of The Union

The presentation of The Evil Within 2 is just first-class all the way. The graphics look amazing and this town of Union is creepy as hell. The town looks great and it certainly has some places that made me nervous as I was walking around them, but I must admit I liked the mental hospital setting of the first game better. The character models are great and so are the animations which often make you feel like you are playing through a movie!

As well as being visually impressive, the game also has an awesome sound design. To start with the voice acting in this game is incredible and certainly helps with getting you more invested in the story that is being told. The general sound design is very creepy and helps ramp up the tension when it needs to as well.

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I thought that The Evil Within 2 was a very well-made, creepy, and fun horror game. I do personally prefer the first game, but only just. It is more that I felt Ruvik, the villain from the first game was much better than what was on offer here. Still, I highly recommend that you check this game out, just make sure you have played the first one as the story really requires that you know what is going on.

Pros:

  • Sebastian is once again a very complex character
  • The town of Union is very creepy
  • I liked how high-quality the voice acting was
  • The open-world style of gameplay is very interesting

Cons:

  • There is not a strong villain like the first game had
  • It can sometimes be hard to know exactly what you are supposed to do

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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