The video games “The Evil Within” and “The Evil Within 2” belong to the survival horror genre and were developed by Tango Gameworks, with Bethesda Softworks as the publisher. These titles are or will soon be available on the Epic Game Store.
“The Evil Within,” directed by Shinji Mikami, the mastermind behind the Resident Evil series, made its debut in 2014. It garnered acclaim for its exceptional visuals, immersive atmosphere, and engaging gameplay, although it faced some criticism for its narrative and characters. This game offers five different difficulty modes, a crafting system, and a customization feature that empowers players to enhance Sebastian’s skills and armaments. Additionally, it boasts three downloadable content packs that extend the storyline and gameplay.
“The Evil Within 2” made its debut in 2017 and was directed by John Johanas, who had previously contributed to the downloadable content of the first game. This installment garnered generally positive reviews and displayed improvements in various areas compared to its predecessor, such as enhanced map design, stealth mechanics, and a more compelling narrative. Notably, a first-person perspective option was introduced through a free update. The game follows Sebastian’s ongoing quest to rescue his daughter Lily from the unique STEM environment of Union.
For those interested in experiencing these games, they can be acquired for free on the Epic Games Store. “The Evil Within” is currently available until October 26, 2023, while “The Evil Within 2” will be accessible from October 26 to November 2, 2023. Please note that an Epic Games account is required to claim these titles.