The Evil Within 2 - PlayStation 4 [Digital]

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 5937401
  • Release Date: 10/13/2017
  • Vendor: BestBuy.com
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Partial nudity, Strong language
$59.99
Cardmember Offers
Our experts recommend
Subtotal:

Overview

What's Included


  • The Evil Within 2

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (501 out of 511)

Product Details


  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Release Date: 10/13/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


From Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within 2 takes the acclaimed franchise to a new level with its unique blend of psychological thrills and true survival horror. Sebastian Castellanos has lost everything, including his daughter, Lily. To save her, he's forced to partner with Mobius, the shadowy group responsible for the destruction of his former life. For his last chance at redemption, the only way out is in.

This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit Best Buy Return Policy to learn more.

Features


Return to the nightmare to win back your life and your daughter

Explore as far or quickly as you dare, but prepare wisely

Survive encounters with sadistic enemies and twisted creatures

Attack from the shadows, run like hell, or go in guns-blazing with very limited ammo

Enter a world filled with anxiety-inducing thrills and disturbing moments



Overall customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Oustanding!

    Posted
    Rittemano
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This game is a blast to play. Good survival-horror, a crazily-effective take on the concept of open-world gaming, and a really captivating story. Yes, some parts of the plot are a bit cheesy, but even the best Resident Evil games have their fair amount of cheese. I played the original Evil Within despite some murky reviews, and also despite being genuinely terrified by the premise. The story presented in the original was intriguing until the realization that it was getting very convoluted with no chance of gaining clarity. The controls weren't too bad once I adjusted, but they were somewhat clunky. Either way, it was Survival-horror, terrifying in spots, and the boss fights were very engaging. Though many fans of the OG will not agree, the mechanics and story are much better in the Evil Within 2. It is still very much a survival-horror when played on the moderate-to-higher difficulties, and many elements are absolutely chilling. However, the scares and atmosphere aren't quite on par with the first (but they are much better than a lot of the schlock that's been pushed out in the past several years). Overall, though, I feel that the Evil Within 2 is the better game, and really improved a lot of the hang-ups of the first entry. Lastly, as the question comes up a lot - no, you don't have to play through the first to enjoy this one. This game does a nice job of incorporating a recap of the first game and includes it in a way that won't make people who missed the first one feel lost. If anything, play through this one first then pick up the first as a sort of prequel. However, I will say that a major plot-point of the first game will be spoiled by playing this one first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Survival Horror Game

    Posted
    TheRick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really enjoy Resident Evil type games. The Evil WIthin 2 have some open-world elements in the first 5-6 chapters of the game. The story progress of the game goes by chapters. You can go into a fight guns blazing or you can be like solid snake and take out enemies stealthily. Of course, certain enemies and all bosses you have to fight them head on. But overall, I enjoyed the game very much. You can get 100% achievement with 2-3 playthroughs. If you play on the nightmare difficulty with your first playthrough, you can get 100% achievement with two playthroughs. There is a new game+ for any difficulty you complete the game in. If you beat the game in casual difficulty, and you want to start playing a game in the nightmare difficulty, New Game+ will not be available for that higher difficulty. New Game+ is only available for a difficulty you completed and lower (if that makes sense).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the first game

    Posted
    Cram
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you enjoyed the first game, then you will really appreciate the direction that the developer (Tango Games) decided to take for this sequel. I'm not going to spend any time talking about the actual game mechanics because a majority of people that plan to play this are already familiar with the original game. This game is far more polished than the first Evil Within. The tweaked the difficulty so it's not as punishing and boosted the graphics. This game looks really good on a PS4 Pro. They removed those annoying cropped black bars from the top and bottom of the screen to maximize the available area on screen which was an added plus as well. I personally think that the story is more refined as well; it's more linear and easier to follow. Basically, buy this game if you enjoyed your experience playing the first Evil Within.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Evil Never Dies

    Posted
    The4thSurvivor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Every chapter just got better & better. Every corner you felt like you being hunted & watched. You can run & gun or opt out for a more stealth approach. Though sometimes sneaking is the best option. The replay value is high. You have so much to collect that one play through isn't enough. You got locker keys, notes, weapons, & more that you just have to take your time & search every inch of the game to find it. Lastly the monsters are fantastic. I really enjoyed their character design & overall sense of dredd they had.. Perfect for those horror survival fans. From the Legendary Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil, a whole new nightmare for fan's new & old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Survival Horror Done Right

    Posted
    MrFox
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you're a survival horror fan, you owe it to yourself to check this game out. It's like a combination of The Last of Us, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil all combined. If you haven't played the first game, don't worry as it's not required. However, you'd be doing yourself a great disservice if you skip it as it is quite excellent as well. This game has it all: brutal combat, terrifying & grotesque enemies, atmospheric soundtrack, and a great story. Also, if you have played the first game, played on normal or a higher difficulty, be sure to play this one on Nightmare as the difficulty has been reduced some.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Prettier than the first one and possibly more irri

    Posted
    Kyle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So take the first game and throw away ammo pickups. There's no hallways to run through, collect ammo then shoot your way to the checkpoint. Instead you're running around the open world searching for very scarce ammo to then unload all of it into one or two zombies. I've only played a little bit of the game, but I see now it'll take a lot of patience and sneaking to get anywhere in this game. No shooting your way through. Graphically it's very nice. Good art direction. Gameplay wise, it's probably not for everyone. I'd check a few YouTube videos on gameplay to see if it's your thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the first

    Posted
    Joe324
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A new iconic experience from the master of horror Shinji Mikami. Except for minor faults The Evil Within II is well sculpted and defined the precision and craftsmanship is breathtaking. Character Development, Narrative, Gameplay, Performance capture are all beautifully packaged the love and passion put into this game is inspiring. The atmosphere dark and very cinematic. The gameplay, animations is absolutely better than first game. Story is strong and deep, especially the starting sequence is incredibly impressive. It's definitely one of the best games on this generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun follow-up to the original

    Posted
    vidlan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The game itself starts off as open world, which was a fun change of pace. But ultimately I was looking for more of a linear experience for the story vs environmental scares. Worth checking out if you're a fan of horror and the original. Personally, I enjoyed RE7 more. (Just a note: the game does not come bundled with the preorder bonus. I was very displeased with the way Best Buy handled the preorder bonus - they assumed Bethesda was including it in the package, which it did not. Best Buy did not notify customers, but they did follow up with the code via email weeks later.)

    I would recommend this to a friend


Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.