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9:00 PM on 07.17.2014

The Evil Within jump starts the scares a week earlier than planned

If indecision frightens you, then there's plenty to be scared of when it comes to The Evil Within. Originally slated for an August release, Bethesda pushed it back to October 21. Now that we're a bit closer to that window, th...

Brett Makedonski


10:49 AM on 05.27.2014

Oh, the horror! The Evil Within delayed two months

The Evil Within is staying hidden in the shadows a little bit longer than anticipated. However, there aren't any surprise jump scares here; we know exactly when to expect it. Originally slated for a August 26 release, Be...

Brett Makedonski



The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror' photo
The Evil Within seems like it forgot the 'horror' in 'pure survival horror'
by Brett Makedonski

All too often, survival horror titles perform poorly in some areas, but it's somehow acceptable because that's the trade-off for being survival horror. If the experience is tense and scary, it seems like everything else is forgivable. That's a very important "if" however, because if it doesn't deliver on the horror front, you're suddenly left with a game that just performs poorly.

After having almost two hours of hands-on time with The Evil Within, it's perilously close to falling into this category.

As a disclaimer of sorts, I was thrust into two levels at varying points of the story. Chapter 4 and Chapter 8 were the two sections shown, and both were ineffective at providing any scares, any true adrenaline-pumping moments, or really anything even noteworthy. For what it's worth, maybe I was missing the context of the previous parts of the game that might give others an overarching sense of fear. As isolated incidents, they were just dull.

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The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far photo
The Evil Within isn't looking very evil so far
by Dale North

A behind-closed-doors play session for upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within wasn't as evil as I hoped it would be. I still have high hopes for the next game from Resident Evil vet Shinji Mikami and his new studio, Tango Gameworks, but the two gameplay sessions I saw today at PAX East seemed to draw a bit too much on his past works, and not enough on the freaky stuff.

Some of the imagery from the new trailer had my hopes up, but we didn't see much of that in our demo today.

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3:15 PM on 02.20.2014

God Hand and Vanquish designer is a farmer now

Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, The Evil Within) chose Hiroki Kato to direct Resident Evil Code: Veronica. Kato did not continue getting attached to projects as a director, however, though he did end up as a designer on God Han...

Steven Hansen

8:13 AM on 02.14.2014

The Evil Within will be released on August 26, 2014

The final release date for Tango Gameworks/Shinji Mikami's survival horror game The Evil Within has been announced. North America will see its release on August 26 of this year, and Europe will follow on August 29. This game ...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 12.09.2013

Mikami: It's become harder to make players afraid

I've got high hopes for Tango Gameworks' The Evil Within. It's the return of Shinji Mikami and, hopefully, big-budget survival horror. Games like Outlast have scared us silly, but it's also possible to point to series like De...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.23.2013

This screenshot from The Evil Within is a bad idea

Did you know that this guy's name is Boxman? I wasn't aware until today. He's been featured prominently in Bethesda's promotion of The Evil Within so far, which has me wondering if the intent is for him to become the title's ...

Jordan Devore



12 minutes of pure horror with The Evil Within photo
12 minutes of pure horror with The Evil Within
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The Evil Within is going to be hopefully a return to the classic survival horror games we grew up with. That was my thoughts when I first saw the opening act to the game prior to E3 this year.  Now you can see what Isaw as Bethesda has released the prologue in video form. It's a quick version of what I saw, as this is trying to capture all the high points.

What you're not seeing or getting a taste for is the pure tension the game offers. That's something you're going to have to experience first hand when it's released

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2:00 PM on 09.17.2013

The Evil Within trailer sets stage for a nightmarish tale

Survival horror has certainly seen better days. A show of its former self, the genre is at a crossroads as its marquee franchises search for an identity in a new age. The market is ripe for exploitation and it looks like&nbs...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 05.28.2013

Nazi Robots, Scary Chainsaw Guys & Sonic The Hedgehog

Look out, here comes today's Destructoid Show!  Today, we talk about Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within, both of which were previewed by the valiant and swarthy Hamza Aziz. Sonic: Lost World looks surprisingl...

Max Scoville





7:00 PM on 05.02.2013

Mikami wants to bring back horror focus for Evil Within

Few game genres bring about the kind of debate over terminology that horror does. Or maybe it only feels that way because it's the one I can't turn away from when the insults start flying. It took no time at all for folks to ...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 04.24.2013

Horrific The Evil Within screenshots show promise

Even without Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's name so prominently attached to The Evil Within, I like to believe that I'd still be this eager to see more of the upcoming PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and next-ge...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 04.19.2013

The Evil Within, Deadpool, & Legend Of Yoshi's 3D Luigi U

Well, I done goofed when I was making the thumbnail for this episode. The Evil Inside is not an actual video game. I am dumb. Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show covers the announcement of Bethesda and Shinji Mikami's new...

Max Scoville

8:30 PM on 11.05.2012

Project Zwei: Shinji Mikami's swan song as a director

Short of Shigeru Miyamoto, it's difficult to think of a developer with a more impressive library of titles attached to his résumé than Shinji Mikami. The man fathered the Resident Evil series, has been invo...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 06.27.2012

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami loves him some Skyrim

How much love does Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami love Bethesda's Skyrim? Enough to have a life-sized statue in his Tango Gameworks lobby. And he's not just saying that because he's on Bethesda's payroll. "I started play...

Dale North