It only makes sense that one of the scariest games this year is released just in time for Halloween, and on Friday the 13th no less! The Evil Within 2 puts us back in control of Sebastian Castellanos as he dives into the nightmarish world that’s being created by a computer. If you want to make it through to the end and find out what really happened to Sebastian’s daughter, you’ll need to keep in mind the following tips for The Evil Within 2.
Investigate and Explore
The Evil Within 2 is an open-world game, so exploring is absolutely essential to your survival. Whenever you get the chance, take the longer route and spend some time exploring new areas, as objects and items are often scattered around.
There’s nothing worse than coming face-to-face with an enemy, only to realize you haven’t scavenged enough resources in order to take them out. Don’t feel you have to stop what you’re doing and map out the entire town, just do locations that are near you, as each mission will take you around Union, giving you more chances to loot.
Make sure it’s dead
The main enemy you’ll come across in The Evil Within 2 are terrifying zombies with evil, glowing, red eyes. These shambling undead will do everything in their power to sink their teeth into Sebastian’s shoulder, so you’ll need your wits about you if you want to stay alive.
However, they’re more than just mindless chompers, they’re also rather sneaky. Just because you’ve shot the zombie full of bullets, causing it to collapse, doesn’t mean it’s actually dead. You might want to enact the old “two to the chest, one to the head” or “double-tap” method to ensure they won’t stand back up when you turn around.
Another way to tell if the zombie you just killed is actually dead is to watch for loot. Zombies typically drop resources when they die, such as gel, so if the zombie you just killed hasn’t dropped anything, there’s a good chance it’s not quite dead yet.
Survival horror games like The Evil Within 2 reward players who take things a bit slow. Instead of running in gung-ho and shooting the zombies to pieces, sometimes it’s smarter to take your time and look for alternative means of attack.
Sebastian is really light on his feet, able to move around without being detected – so long as he goes slowly. The benefit of slinking around is that you can often get the jump on unsuspecting zombies. This sneak attack allows you to use the trusty knife to silently – and visciously – take down a zombie. Plus, it means you’re saving ammunition for those times where you really need it.
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All of these tips don’t mean much if you aren’t completely aware of your surroundings. This is why it’s crucial to listen carefully when playing The Evil Within 2. A gaming headset like the Stealth 700 not only makes the game more terrifying, but it will actually help you hear those zombies before you see them, which is good if you want to try out those sneak attack kills.
While you’re exploring the town of Union for more items, being able to hear a zombie groan around a corner or a citizen being eaten in the next house over is helpful if you want to avoid a confrontation. Shooting and killing zombies is fun, but sometimes you just want to take it slow and explore.
Fans of the first game and newcomers alike should find The Evil Within 2 a truly horrifying game. Whether you’re sneaking around Union looking for resources to upgrade Sebastian’s abilities or trying to listen out for zombies, you’re bound to have an extremely terrifying experience!