Almost two weeks ago it was announced that The Evil Within 2 was getting a free update that would allow players to play the game in a first-person style view. For those who are not familiar with the overall premise of the story, here’s a bit of a breakdown. The Evil Within games are a cross between Silent Hill and The Matrix where you play as Sebastian Castellanos who in the first game was a police detective while in the sequel is now “former” detective. Sebastian is in a virtual world that was made possible by a machine called STEM, the machine operates with a “core”, a human acting as a battery, the first game it was a man named Ruvik, the inventor of STEM and a sadistic psychopath who’s twisted mind affected the world inside STEM turning some of those who were plugged into the world to turn into zombie-like creatures.
In The Evil Within 2 Sebastian learns his daughter, who he thought died in a fire, is now acting as the “core” for a new STEM project where a small city was created virtually but the core “ran away” causing the program to glitch. A team from the shadow organization MOBIUS (who oversees the STEM projects in both games) were sent in to recover the core but contact was lost. Sebastian, who survived his time in a “malfunctioning” STEM world, is sent in to find his own daughter but once inside he learns that regardless of the extensive selection process and screening of those who will be sent into the STEM world, a psychopath got in and is influencing the virtual world just like how Ruvik did in the first game.
The Evil Within 2 earned high praises by the critics and after completing the game for the first time recently I’ll say I was very impressed with it! The atmosphere was amazing, and I was nervous during most of the game because I was not sure where the next scare was going to come from! What made the experience more intense was, of course, playing in first-person! As the past terrors haunt Sebastian, they, in turn, haunt you as well!
I’ve included the following screenshots from my playthrough of the game with the hopes to entice you to try the game for yourself or if you already have it and have not tried playing it in first-person to do so!