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The Evil Within 2

A direct sequel to the successful survival horror, The Evil Within. Both titles have been developed under the watchful eye of Shinji Mikami, the author of such video game series as Devil May Cry and Resident Evil. In The Evil Within 2, players yet again assume the role of detective Sebastian Castellanos, who travels to a seemingly idyllic town in search for his daughter. What he does not know, however, is that the town hides a horrible secret. The game allows the players to observe the action from a third-person perspective to better experience the survival horror setting. The main protagonist gets to walk through gloomy and claustrophobic locations, as well as larger open spaces often filled with horrifying enemies. To fight off the threat, detective Castellanos can use his firearms; however, due to the game's survival horror convention, the ammunition is scarce. Another solution is to take the stealth approach and quietly eliminate the foes with a crossbow. Of course, one can also decide to run for it. In The Evil Within 2 Sebastian can use a comlink to consult his friend – Julia Kidman – who eagerly guides him through this horrible reality.

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PC / Windows
Game The Evil Within 2 (PC) Cover
The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 | PC

Action, TPP, survival horror, horror

Companies responsible for The Evil Within 2

Tango Gameworks | game developer

Bethesda Softworks | publisher   Official website

The Evil Within 2 release date for PC:

game language:
English

13 October 2017 | Worldwide

13 October 2017 | Europe

13 October 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 124 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 62 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game The Evil Within 2 (XONE) Cover
The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, survival horror, horror

Companies responsible for The Evil Within 2

Tango Gameworks | game developer

Bethesda Softworks | publisher   Official website

The Evil Within 2 release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

13 October 2017 | Worldwide

13 October 2017 | Europe PAL

13 October 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.9 / 10 calculated out of 16 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game The Evil Within 2 (PS4) Cover
The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 | PS4

Action, TPP, survival horror, horror

Companies responsible for The Evil Within 2

Tango Gameworks | game developer

Bethesda Softworks | publisher   Official website

The Evil Within 2 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

13 October 2017 | Worldwide

13 October 2017 | Europe PAL

13 October 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 43 players' votes.  

The PC / Windows release of The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror action game, which picks up the story 3 years after the events from the 2014’s The Evil Within. Both titles have been developed by Tango Gameworks led by legendary Shinji Mikami – the creator of such series as Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, and Resident Evil.

Plot

Players get to assume the role of detective Sebastian Castellanos, who also happens to be the main protagonist of the first installment. This time around, detective Castellanos discovers that his daughter did not disappear during the fire at their house after all. In order to save her, Sebastian travels to a seemingly idyllic town called Union. Upon getting there, he learns that the town hides the door to an alternate reality. Interestingly enough, Sebastian’s daughter was kidnapped in order to create this terrifying dimension. To get her back, Sebastian has to leave the reality he knows and embark on a journey through a nightmarish realm created by an organization, which goes by the name Mobius.

Mechanics

The PC / Windows release of The Evil Within 2 expands the gameplay mechanics from the original installment. Once again, players get at their disposal a third-person survival horror action game, building on exploration, puzzle solving and combat.

During the game one has to face numerous monsters, however it is up to the player to choose the method of dealing with them. The first option is to launch an open assault using heavy firearms. Players also may choose to sneak about the shadows and dispatch enemies with a crossbow or silent takedowns. There are also situations, where the best choice is to run for it, especially due to the fact that the ammo is scarce.

Like the original installment, The Evil Within 2 features claustrophobic locations, however this time around, players get to explore open and non-linear levels in accordance with their preferences.

Moreover, Sebastian’s equipment has been extended by a comlink device, which allows him to occasionally contact his former protégée – Julia Kidman – who remains in the real world. Her guidance can help Sebastian to overcome the obstacles he encounters in this nightmarish realm he has to investigate. Additionally, the device can be used to track objects, materials, and pieces of information and side missions.

Technical aspects

The game stands out in terms of its 3D visuals with a dark setting and creative, yet terrifying monster character models.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060/8 GB Radeon RX 480 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz/AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7970 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit

The Evil Within 2 launch trailer

The Evil Within 2 launch trailer | 1:33

Zwiastun na premierę The Evil Within 2 pokazuje, że Sebastian Castellanos wciąż nie ma łatwego życia.

The Evil Within 2 Game Guide

game guide 20 October 2017

The guide to The Evil Within 2 features a detailed walkthrough for all main and side missions. Additionally, the guide features a richly illustrated description of all collectibles in the game: files, slides, residual memories, locker keys.