The Evil Within 2 is a third-person survival horror game. You play as Sebastian Castellanos, an ex-police detective that's looking for his long-lost daughter within a nightmarish artificial world.
Pro Great feeling of suspense
As you explore the nightmarish world of The Evil Within 2, you'll almost never feel safe due to a variety of reasons.
First, the disfigured nightmare monsters are very dangerous, so messing up usually equates to your death. Even when you get used to the controls and combat, you can mess up very easily. This uncertainty of success slowly creeps into your mind, being more effective than any jump scare.
Second, resources are very scarce, so every shot counts. If you spend too many bullets in one section, you probably won't have enough for the next. If you miss a headshot, the monster will probably get to swing at you. As a result, you might constantly weigh your options, whether to attempt a direct confrontation or go for the riskier stealth kills in an attempt to conserve ammo and health.
Third, the world is very open, removing some of the predictability found in linear survival horror games. You never know when or where the monsters will be, causing you to always look in every direction. This uncertainty can be really nerve wracking.
The Evil Within 2 is a great example of survival horror done right.
Pro Excellent crafting system
As you explore the world you'll find various materials that can be used for crafting ammo and health items. You can either use a crafting table or craft items while you're out in the field at double the cost. This gives the crafting system a fair amount of flexibility and depth, allowing you to quickly craft something in case of an emergency, while also rewarding careful resource management and planning.
Pro Interesting story
The Evil Within 2 at its core is a story about a father looking for his long-lost daughter in a nightmarish artificial world, generated within a computer system. Its inhabitants have succumbed to the negative influences of the world, turning them into monsters, which leaves you to take them out. It's a really good mix of great plot elements, drama, interesting characters with a slight touch of conspiracy. On top of that, the story has a fairly satisfying conclusion without trying to set up for a sequel.
Con Might not be that scary for hardened horror fans
While there is a fair share of grotesque imagery and creepy moments, the scare factor isn't that high. You'll encounter the ocasional jump scare, but nothing ever gives you an impending sense of doom, which can be pretty disappointing for horror enthusiasts.