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.
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.
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I'm so disappointed I don't know where to start from. I'm one of those who is tired of those action packed Resident Evil games we've been playing since RE 4. Silent Hill, one of my favorite series ever, is almost dead. Dead Space brought a breath of fresh air to the survival horror genre, but it only lasted one game. We were really missing a real survival horror game, and The Evil Within looked like it. It is not. The Evil Within looks more like what Resident Evil 6 should have been. I would really liked that "shift" in the series, but that is not what I was expecting from a new IP supposed to bring back the old days of survival horror games. The Evil Within is like a tribute to many games, including Resident Evil, Silent Hill and some other games, but the fact is that, in some years, we won't be playing any game and saying "hey, this looks like The Evil Within". It just doesn't add anything worth it to the genre. So, this is not the game that I've been expecting, but it is not even a game fun to be played. I'm not talking about how difficult it is and how frustrating it gets from time to time, I'm talking about how bad gameplay is, how inaccurate our character is with his movements, how bad the stealth parts are implemented -way more polished in the DLC- and how annoying the camera is -a problem we've been facing a long time ago-. I like survival horrors so much I won't say this is a bad game, as I think I've never found a survival horror that I disliked that much, but have in mind this is one of the worst ones I've ever played. However, if you like the game, be sure you'll have lots of hours of gameplay, as the game is pretty long -about 20 hours-.
This game is really oppresive with some insane god like enemies and there's traps everywhere. That's why you shouldn't let the action based combat of the game leave you comfy. Only way to survive this horrorific ride is to be smart and resourceful. If you tought that Resident Evil 4 was too action focused then this is a more oppresive take, since it's from the same director (S Mikami). Don't expect the story to make real sense, it's been designed as cryptic and vague to play with the uncertainty of your mind, and it plays with it, but there's not a great story or characters to make you feel more invested.
The Evil Within is the newest game by Shinji Mikami the creator of the original Resident Evil series, so my expectations were quite high for the game. Although quite different than Resident Evil, I enjoyed the game very much. The graphics are quite good, made with id Tech 5 engine, the environments, characters and gore are made in such a way that gives the game a really creepy atmosphere and keeps you most of the time on edge with the great sound design although the game is not as scary as I expected. Gameplay is not anything different than most other survival horror games of the kind, you have limited ammo and health supplies so you have keep track of them often and use stealth and traps as much as possible to go around your enemies. It is quite challenging too on higher difficulties but you can upgrade your character and weapons to even the odds a little bit. Story is engaging although at some point it gets quite confusing, if you want to understand what happens in the game better I recommend you play the first two story DLC where you play as Julie Kidman. There are some issues with the optimization on PC it could run much better and I wish the action was a little bit toned down, other than that The Evil Within is a very enjoyable game and a good addition to the survival horror genre.
I wouldn't compare this game to RE series at all. At first they told me it was kind of Resident Evil + Silent Hill + The Last of Us. But I honestly think it's a very biased opinion. This is a game that matches many cliches of horror games (there's even this typical wheelchair moving by itself). It's action, repetitive and simple. Resources are low, the ammo is hard to find and the enemies are quite powerful. There's a 'stealth' approach that it's the best for this game, but it doesn't work somehow. You aren't allowed to pass through certain enemies, that are placed so they can easily spot you, who are forced to pass through there. It's bloody, it's mysterious (I wouldn't say scary) and the plot doesn't match the quality of Silent Hill (the good ones) at all in my opinion. The graphics are good, the sound is good too. There's little to no music in the game. Get it if you want to try it, it's an AAA title, but don't expect anything but action, cheap blood effects and darkness.
The Evil Within is challenging, fun, horrifying, gory, and an excellent third person shooter brought to you by the mastermind himself Shinji Mikami along with his NEW team Tango Gameworks. Keep in mind this is the FIRST game that they developed together and it does NOT disappoint. I'm not sure what people were expecting when this game was released because i got everything I wanted from a SURVIVAL HORROR SHOOTER... Fantastic character design (although i would argue Sebastian and Joseph were underwritten) crazy environments with equally insane enemies that were handled by the best gun-play a game of this type has seen. The stealth wasn't the greatest, but that's not the type of game it was meant to be (if you want a stealth game play the DLC) It has an equally interesting plot, that although is muddy at times, is FULLY explained in the DLC and I'm assuming will continue in future sequels. Shinji and his team didn't have just one game in mind, they wanted to create a new world in which we fall into this beautiful rabbit hell hole and can never escape. This game also has amazing boss fights, which is awesome to see in games nowadays. The Evil Within is a throwback to RE4 with many new elements coming into play, and I cant wait to see what Tango Gameworks does with the sequel.
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