Look at this door.
Last night, I played The Evil Within 2 on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. I expected a linear series of monsters and scares but instead found a loose, semi-open world structure that made me feel anxious and helpless. It’s a chaotic, freeform take on horror that make every encounter unique and scary.
On the left, wallpaper from The Evil Within 2. On the right, the infamous carpet from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Coincidence or homage? You decide.
Bethesda won the award for latest E3 press conference of 2017, bringing us a late-night event from BethesdaLand, their own self-styled amusement park. Among other things they debuted sequels to Wolfenstein and The Evil Within, along with a new Dishonored game.
It is time for sequels to Wolfenstein and The Evil Within. And maybe some other things. Come on down for a very late night with the folks at Bethesda.
The Evil Within was supposed to be Shinji Mikami’s triumphant return to form. The creator of Resident Evil had revitalized the brand once with RE4, and The Evil Within promised to be the next big step in the survival horror genre. A new universe from the mind behind some of Capcom’s biggest games should have been…
If you really think about it, the in-game camera often makes little to no sense.
When The Evil Within came out last year, one of the points of controversy was the game’s gigantic letterboxing during gameplay. Today, Bethesda announced there’s an official patch with the option to remove letterboxing on every version of the game. Weird!
The Evil Within’s downloadable content has been...interesting, to say the least. The first two add-ons were stealth-centric, while the latest one, The Executioner, transforms the game into a first-person brawler. What?!
On today’s Highlight Reel we have fantastic motorcycle tricks, self-immolation, parachute roadkill, traveling violations and more!
Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and see how director David Lynch directly influenced 17 games, including Zelda: Link's Awakening, Silent Hills, and Life is Strange. Click annotations throughout to skip spoilers.
The Evil Within wasn't great, but Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and Five Nights at Freddy's 3 have put me in a horror mood, and the first DLC is out. What I found was shocking: you save by petting a cat! Okay, fine, what's actually shocking is the game takes away all your dang guns!
It's been a while since we've heard about The Evil Within's DLC plans, but the first of three add-ons arrives next month. The Assignment follows Detective Sebastian Castellanos's partner, Juli Kidman, and seems to involve using closets to hide from bad things. I'm game.
You expect Final Fantasy cosplay. Ditto for Zelda, Assassin's Creed and Halo. But Evil Within cosplay? That's unexpected. And awesome.
Many of the attempts at generating fright in The Evil Within just feel… clunky. Doubtful? Just watch a comprehensive breakdown of the survival horror game's missteps. Be careful not to step in any blood.
The Evil Within is one scary game, huh? Sony, apparently, can now prove just how scary it is. All it needs is your saliva.
The Japanese version of The Evil Within has filtered gore. So while the game is certainly creepy, it's just not as bloody as it is in the West. Good thing there's a download for an uncensored version. Shame this DLC doesn't actually do that, though.
Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I'd also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It's one of those games that's so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive.