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IGN | The Evil Within Review: "The Horror Survives"

The Evil Within is a brutal, challenging, and remarkably fun game. Its eerie world and imaginative enemies are genuinely frightening, and the scares are heightened significantly by the scarcity of resources at your disposal. It keeps the odds stacked against you to the point that they often feel insurmountable, yet it’s finely tuned to ensure that they never really are, as long as you can keep a cool head and a steady aim in the face of building panic. While its story ends up buckling under its own ambition, there is little here that takes away from the joy of experiencing survival horror under the steady hand of a master of the craft.

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JMaine5181882d ago

Pretty good reviews so far. Can't wait to get this in the mail tomorrow!

roadkillers1882d ago

Just waiting for my download code and I will be playing this until the sun comes up. What? I'm not scared.. Okay maybe a little.

Magicite1882d ago

Horror lovers are for a treat soon. Aliens Isolation and Evil Within.

on_line_forever1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

i don't care if you guys give me disagree but this game make me very disappointment .

its just another copy of resident evil 4 with more gore , poor graphics , weak story , no emotional scenes , no good atmosphere , no horror and not attractive main character .

i put my hops in mikami to bring something looks like resident evil 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 and code veronica with same camera like RE4 and dead space but he failed me and make me hate him like crapcom .

its seems he look for money and challenge crapcom after leaving them .

jriquelme_paraguay1882d ago

i love classic style games...
If is the same as a classic: WRONG
if try to innovate: WRONG...
LOL

zacisyoface1882d ago

Spelling things properly would have probably been a good place to start.

Js

Muzikguy1881d ago

This game is awesome! It has great atmosphere. The graphics aren't the greatest but they surely aren't bad either. There's much more to it than RE4. I'm so glad I got this game at midnight. It's so much fun, and very addicting. I keep dying but that's all right

francisjairam161882d ago

I am seeing some mixed reviews for this game already.

Pinkdolphinyfg1882d ago

Definitely having to do with the games difficulty. Its a tough game and many reviewers were turned off by it hence the hit or miss review scores. To give you an idea it's like playing Re4 and dealing with the regenerators with little ammo THE WHOLE GAME. Its a great game though if you have no problem with it.

Man_Marmalade1882d ago

No excuses for reviewers. Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are hard as hell and have stellar reviews. And let's not forget the low score that IGN gave Alien Isolation becasue the game was "too hard."

camel_toad1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

Mixed? Maybe youve seen some I havent but Ive seen a steady stream of 8s with just a couple of lower scores..

roadkillers1882d ago

francisjairam16: Averaging a 84.1%, thanks for link.

DARK_FOX1882d ago

Wow I pre ordered the game from best buy today I was expecting a lot of 7s but this is awesome! I am so glad the survival horror genre is making a comeback!

-Foxtrot1882d ago (Edited 1882d ago )

So far it's not just me with the emotionless characters and their bland reactions

Its the only off putting thing about the game, the voice actor doesn't help either

-Foxtrot1882d ago

Pretty hard at first if you don't know what you are doing. The A.I sometimes is a little unpredictable so sneaking is difficult but I feel like it makes it more challenging so when you do get a stealth kill for example it's more rewarding

Muzikguy1881d ago

The difficulty can be tough. I'm not playing on easy, but it still seems hard at spots. The control can be tricky too. It's hard to judge where enemies are just by listening. It's great fun though

DARK_FOX1882d ago

awesome, thanks for the response. bubble +

2pacalypsenow1882d ago

picking this up tomorow at best buy along with my 10 certificate and 10 gift card :-)

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