The Evil Within threatens to terrify Xbox gamers next week

This week, the Xbox One and 360 got their most frightening game since Outlast. That would be Alien: Isolation. And you might think that after getting chased around by an Alien, that horror fans would literally be frightened to death and no longer able to consume future horror games.

That would be silly, though!

October is the month of scares, so every horror fan owes it to him or herself to stay alive at least until Halloween. You might as well play all the scary games you can until then, or your heart gives out. Next week will bring us just the perfect follow-up game – The Evil Within from Bethesda. Read on for the creepy details and a look at the game's last trailer before launch.

The World Within is not a pretty place

In The Evil Within, you'll play as veteran police detective Sebastian Castellanos (voiced by Anson Mount). Sebastian and other members of the police force arrive at an asylum where a gruesome mass murder has taken place. Before long the culprit, a dark and haggard figure named Ruvik (voiced by Jackie Earle Haley) shows up and attacks the officers. Ruvik is seemingly invincible…

Fans of Resident Evil who became disappointed with the diminishing horror focus of that series will find The Evil Within right up their alleys. This game comes from Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, and marks his return to the survival horror genre. The controls are much more fluid than older Resident Evil games, allowing players to move and shooter simultaneously. But the atmosphere and scares, plus some of the settings and enemies, will evoke memories of Mikami's past series.

We'll have a full review of The Evil Within soon… If my heart can take it. In the meantime, check out our hands-on impressions to learn more about how it plays.

The Evil Within arrives on Xbox One and 360, Playstation 3 and 4, and PC on Tuesday, October 14. Preorder from Amazon to receive the "Fighting Chance pack," containing several useful weapons and items.

  • The Evil Within – Xbox One – $59.99 – Amazon Link
  • The Evil Within – Xbox 360 – $59.99 – Amazon Link
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