The Evil Within 2 launches with horrors galore on Xbox One and PC

The Evil Within 2, the follow-up to 2014's The Evil Within, is now available. Fittingly launching on a Friday that just so happens to be the thirteenth day in October, The Evil Within 2 is now available for $59.99 on Xbox One and an PC.

The Evil Within 2 picks up with protagonist Sebastian Castellanos, three years after the events of the first game. This time, Sebastian is on a mission to save his daughter Lily, whom he thought he had lost in a fire. As the game begins, however, Sebastian learns that Lily is actually trapped in the virtual STEM world as the innocent mind necessary to keep it all together. The game's events unfold as you control Sebastian as he ventures into STEM to confront its horrors and save Lily.

In our review, we found The Evil Within 2 to be a compelling sequel that improves upon its predecessor with a solid story and plenty of frights.

The Evil Within 2 is a frightening game, though perhaps not as pants-wettingly scary as the early portions of Resident Evil 7. The game itself is improved nicely over the original, with a great open-world structure and lots of interesting missions to take on. The actual story is extremely compelling as we follow Sebastian's journey towards redemption amid a world filled with both human and inhuman monsters.

If you're looking to encounter some frights for the Halloween season, you can pick up The Evil Within 2 on Xbox One and PC now for $59.99.

The Evil Within 2 Xbox One review: A bigger, better, and gorier survival horror sequel

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