The Evil Within™

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Developed by Shinji Mikami -- creator of the Resident Evil series -- and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Experience a disturbing reality as you try to break free from warped machinations that could only exist in the most horrifying worlds. Face twisted creatures and experience true terror, all heightened by cutting edge lighting and animation made possible by a customized version of the id Tech 5 engine.


While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead.

Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.


Key Features:

  • Pure Survival Horror Returns:

    Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror is back to direct a chilling new game wrapped in haunting narrative. Tension and anxiety heighten dramatically as you explore the game’s tortured world. You’ll have limited resources at your disposal as you fight for your survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

  • Brutal Traps and Twisted Creatures:

    Face unthinkable horrors and cruel traps as you struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. Turn evil against itself by using the same diabolical devices against overwhelming deadly creatures.

  • Unknown Threats in an Uncertain World:

    Mysterious and wicked fears loom ahead in a world that warps and twists around you. Corridors, walls, doors, and entire buildings change in real-time, ensnaring players in a reality where threats can appear at any time and from any direction.

  • The New Face of Horror:

    Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension. Defeat insurmountable terror and experience the ultimate thrill by discovering The Evil Within.

Customer reviews

86

Gruesome Experience

KingTed | March 4, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

The Evil Within marks Shinji Mikami's return to survival horror. We play Sebastian, a cop sent to investigate on a massacre that occurred in a Asylum but things get ugly quickly. It looks like you have been sent in another world/dimension so you must find a way out and survive the horrors that live there.

The Evil Within gameplay is mix between Resident Evil 4 and Forbidden Siren. It is recommended to use stealth in order to save your ammo. However, like Resident Evil, The Evil Within offers some action sequences.

The pace and structure of the game are a bit confusing because of the nature of the story but it's not a big deal.

The game manages to scare the player with its strange atmosphere and the gore elements. There are also a few puzzles in there.

It's a great game and with the PC version you can get rid of the black bars and the fps lock.

70

Very good but not the best

andreacdc98 | Feb. 5, 2015 | See all andreacdc98's reviews »

The Evil Within is a recent survival game developed by the group tha made Resident Evil. This game has one of the best campaigns i have ever seen, but anyway it contains some missions that shouldn't be there, since they are very boring. Anyway, the gameplay is really good, a little bit hard in the begining but you get used to it. The graphics are extremelly well made, great details but sometimes laggy, which gets annoying after a while.

The developers tried to do a different game, with another campaign and features, but it still is very similar to the Resident Evil games. This has the potential to be a better game, but since the company who made it is more focused on other games, it ended similar to Resident Evil.

I would and have recommended to my friends because it is a different experience, but I don't think that this is a game for everyone to play, it aims at the survival kind of gamers. Anyway, overall this game is good and can be better!

85

The Horror Genre's Weird Cousin

emptyhaven | Feb. 2, 2015 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »

This game isn't bad, let me just get that out of the way.

It lives and breathes the survival-horror genre. It feels a lot like the mid-series Resident Evil games—the ones that were still good right before it got bad.

But it's also really trippy and surreal. And I'm not describing some parts—I mean that a TON of the game is surreal, throwing you in some supernatural hyper-horror, making you frantically scramble for your weapons before realizing that ammo is highly limited. You're dead. You have to restart the whole level. But you learn and adapt.

The quiet parts are filled with as much surrealism as the action bits of the game, but they do offer a sweet respite from all the running and random swinging of your melee weapon. This game is terribly freaky in a lot of places as well, where nightmares you didn't know you had manifest themselves within the game, giving you something of them to finally dream about at night.

Get this game. I will honestly recommend it with all I have. But be prepared to not sleep anymore.

90

Tense. Terrifying. Wonderfull !!

garocco | Jan. 31, 2015 | See all garocco's reviews »

To me the graphics are not that good , and the controls are Also not the best . But this game have one of the best scenarios that i have ever seen , the colors , the brightness , the characters . The complete scenario strongly helps transmit the creepy and the lonely sensations that fills the game. And this sensations are really important to a survival-horror game, to make you feel like you are going crazy anytime. The campaign is one of the best i have ever played in my lifetime, the mix between horror and mistery makes the game be more interesting and the gameplay more intuitive. What i tought that was incorrect was the difficult of the easy mode that to me was really hard to deal with.

But, tell me which games don´t have errors ?

To me the campaign, the scenario, the characters, the creepy sensation ( that is really well transmited ) were really good worked finishing in this game. I strongly recomend you to buy it !!!

78

Resident Hill 3

anticerber | Jan. 30, 2015 | See all anticerber's reviews »

So this was a game I had loooong awaited. I love Silent Hill, classic Resident Evil. So hearing that one of Resident Evil's finest was working on this sparked a bit of excitement...And with a dark and twisted narrative...count me in...

So in playing this game you will have a lot you are familiar with if you are a res/hill fan..Twists, morbid enemies, a sense of survival, terrifying moments, pyramid head look-alikes...etc....Some things that are different is you will notice you have an upgrade system...carry more items, increasing survival skills, weapons doing more damage.

The atmosphere and feel of the game does seem to change quite a bit....At the beginning you feel rather powerless and fearful of the environment around you....later on in the game you will be in an open sitting, brightly lit and it starts to feel more like recent Resident Evil games...later back to dark caves..

I've heard a lot of complaints about the amount of dying in this game, but from my own point of view I feel like most all the deaths were my own fault...Puzzles were not overly difficult (sadly most were rather simple) Anytime I did die I found out quickly what I was doing wrong, or at least a better approach.

I would say despite the changing atmosphere my biggest downside to the game was the story...while it was dark and a bit twisted, nothing seemed that deep or clear...I mean...after beating the game I was still scratching my head trying to figure out what I had just experienced...

For those that would like to give it another go there is also more difficulty modes, including the 'on hit' death mode, as well as unlockable items and etc.

While this game doesn't do the best job living up to the original Resident Evils or Silent Hill it does have a nice little spot on the horror genre wall.