The Evil Within for PlayStation 4
PS4

The Evil Within

Oct 14, 2014
8.10
playscore
Good
646th of 6088

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Tango Gameworks
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

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.

Gamer Reviews

13674 Reviews
8.80
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0 review
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Feb 18, 2021

This game is not perfect, but is a solid survival- horror game with great atmosphere, interesting story and challenging gameplay. Way better than The Evil Within 2.

20
Jan 11, 2021

super good. one of the best horror games with bloodbourne

10
kat kat

kat kat

Feb 22, 2021
10.00
Ömer Bilimen

Ömer Bilimen

Dec 19, 2020
8.60
ali 890

ali 890

Dec 8, 2020
7.20
Linda Du toit

Linda Du toit

Oct 25, 2020
7.00
Esteban

Esteban

Apr 26, 2020
5.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

39 Reviews
7.39
Phil HornshawNov 05, 2014
The result is that The Evil Within just winds up being a slog. It’s an atmospheric slog with some cool art direction, granted (although its anemic, somewhat confused mad science story doesn’t add much on that front). But it’s a slog nonetheless, constantly punishing the player for not reading its mind. Dying in a game isn’t scary — almost dying is. The Evil Within, however, never figures that out.
Sammy BarkerOct 14, 2014
At its controller clutching best, The Evil Within evokes memories of Silent Hill’s high points – but it’s the Resident Evil comparisons that are most consistent throughout. ...Thankfully, legendary director Shinji Mikami doesn’t disappoint in the gameplay department, forcing you to get creative with your plentiful combat options due to an unending absence of resources. It’s here that developer Tango Gameworks finds the breathless brilliance within.
Shaun JoyFeb 01, 2015
In the end, The Evil Within was a game that reeked of needing a better overall design philosophy and suffered because it didn’t. There’s fun to have here, but it will start to wear on you as you play the game. It’s a good game to try to rent or borrow from a friend, but in the end, it’s a title that didn’t live up to expectations, and is another disappointment in the “horror” genre. There’s some good elements to build off here though for future titles, the question will be if future iterations will be as muddled as this one was.