The Evil Within screenshots
posted on 10.23.13 at 11:45 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Happy almost Halloween.

With Halloween nearing, Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks have shared new screenshots and artwork of The Evil Within.

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  • TetsuyaHikari

    It will be nice to finally have a decent horror game after all this time.

    • Budgiecat

      Well we had Siren Blood Curse

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Maybe you missed the “after all this time” part of the comment :p

        That was 5 years ago, man.

    • McPoo

      Resident Evil 6 only came out last year mate.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Calling Resident Evil 6 a horror game?

        This guy.

        • McPoo

          I thought it was horrifyingly good fun. Does that not count?

          What about ZombiU? Lots of people seemed to like that (although I thought it was pretty boring).

          I like to think of I am Alive as being a horror game of sorts, although less ‘scary monsters’ and more ‘the horror of man’.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            “fun” is subjective and has absolutely nothing to do with the genre of a game. I have no idea why you brought that up. Resident Evil hasn’t been scary in a loooooooooong time.

            This actually looks like it can be quite bone chilling though! It really looks like it’s going to be one of those Horror/Psychological games, which is great (probably why they call it ‘Psychobreak’ in Japan :p). I look forward to it~

            • McPoo

              Resident Evil 6 contains monsters, lots of sections in the dark, infection and other tropes of ‘horror’. Just because you don’t find it scary (subjective), doesn’t mean it’s not at least partly a horror game. I’d say it’s a combination of the third person shooter and horror genres.

              Besides, your entire point is based on subjectivity. What’s ‘decent’ to you might not be to another.

              EDIT: I forgot to add that I agree this looks like it could be good too :)

              • TetsuyaHikari

                Ummm… No. It takes more than monsters to be considered a horror game, man. It needs to have a psychological effect on you and make your skin crawl, which, one again… RE hasn’t done in a LONG time.

                Resident Evil has been more of an action series since RE4, I’d say. RE4 had a nice mixture of horror with action elements, but you could definitely see that it was going in an action driven direction from that point on. Calling Resident Evil a “horror game” these days is laughable, much like Silent Hill.

                That’s not subjective. Those are just the facts.

                • McPoo

                  I know it takes more than monsters to make a horror game. There’s certain aspects of the genre though that RE6 clearly includes (monsters, the idea of an outbreak, the dark, the tight corridors and claustrophobia in places and so on). It may not be a pure horror game, but it’s definitely got a lot of the characteristics of one.

                  By your logic, I could say Siren Blood Curse isn’t a horror game, as it had no psychological effect on me. Again, you’re being purely subjective. An effect is personal to the person playing it. Characteristics of the genre are ‘the facts’, which RE6 has in spades. Whether or not it uses them effectively is down to personal opinion.

                  What do you think of something like State of Decay, just out of curiousity? That’s a horror game – full of zombies, emphasis on survival and that. I wouldn’t say it’s overly scary, there’s very few jump scares or even feelings of dread etc. I found it quite intense in places, and while I wasn’t exactly scared of what the game was throwing at me, I was a bit scared for the life of my character.

                  I can see we shan’t be agreeing with one another anytime soon. I’d like to point out though I was being flippant in my original comment, I honestly didn’t think you’d take it seriously.

                  • TetsuyaHikari

                    If you didn’t think anybody would take it seriously, you just typed up that retort for nothing.


                    EDIT: Oh and for the record, psychological thrillers, horrors, etc. isn’t subjective at all. The whole point of something being psychological is that it messes with your mind. If you aren’t “affected” by it, it simply means you are tuning it out or don’t understand something.

                    An example would be… Someone exploring a house which has been abandoned for 100+ years and suddenly hearing a creaking sound from upstairs. That’s going to make most people think twice about approaching that area and/or make them cautious (unless, of course, you didn’t hear it… Much like I said before, from you tuning it out). There are also examples I could give which makes you put yourself in the other person’s shoes and think about what you might do if given the same choice they were in such an intense situation.

                    Do yourself a favor and watch the anime Monster or read the manga. That has plenty of psychological aspects to it. Psychological has more to do with someone’s thought process as opposed to simply scaring them, but when combined with horror elements, these can go hand-in-hand.

                    • McPoo

                      I didn’t think you’d take it seriously, but you did. So we were having a nice, civil, serious discussion. Just because it started as me having a bit of fun, doesn’t mean it can’t end as something else.

                      If anything, this has just made it look like you are unable to provide an actual response.

                      I’d ‘GG’, but that would just be silly.

                    • Ray

                      on the account of Tetsuya Hikari, I think he is right mate, today Resident Evil ain’t what u call “Horor”, Gore perhaps but Horror, hmm?? I said No Dice. Lots of mechanism has change that Make RE isn’t horror anymore like the predecessor. I’ll be Frank RE is not what u call Horror as it was used to be. Survival Horror is what Capcom claim at first place mate, yeah RE is certainly Horror but the gameplay is so action oriented it makes u feel less horror than it was supposed to be. If u wanna look the genre Survival Horror that right to its core u can try Amnesia or more recently Outlast, trust me that games are what I called Survival Horror. U are also right that said RE is horror because that was developer created in latest RE 6 installment, but Tetsuya claimed that he ain’t feel any horror in that game, which Mcpoo in Technical ur answer that claim RE 6 is Horror Game is true and Tetsuya Hikari answer regarding RE 6 is not Horror Game anymore is also right. So Both of u can shake a hand and share cake together..!

                    • McPoo

                      The film “The Hottie and the Nottie” was on tv the other night. It’s not funny in the slightest, but that doesn’t change the fact it’s a comedy. It has the tropes and characteristics of the genre.

                      Resident Evil may not be scary but that doesn’t change the fact it’s a horror game. An action hour, a tps horror, doesn’t matter what you wanna mash it with, the fact of the matter is its a horror game.

                      I’m not even sure why we’re debating whether or not psychological horror is subjective or not, I never argued it was. What I said was that by your logic, I could say Siren isn’t a horror game because it didn’t effect me, in the same way you’re saying Resident Evil 6 isn’t a horror game because it didn’t scare you.

                      Furthermore, you can’t say that if a psychological horror doesn’t affect you, you’re either missing something or not understanding it – what if it’s just not very well done? Like Resident Evil 6.

                      Lastly, thank you but I think I’m alright re: manga. I’m not a fan of any aspect of it, and don’t think I’ll be engaging any anytime soon.

                      Apologies for typo’s, I’m on my phone in a moving car which makes typing a bit of a pain

  • badmoogle

    Are these from the PS3/360 version?

    • Tango Fan

      The Lightning and Textures says no.

      • badmoogle

        You think so?
        I think The Last of Us looks much better than this.

        And judging by your usename and profile pic i don’t think you are the most objective person tbh.:p

        • Tango Fan

          The dynamic lightning is more elaborate than The Last of Us, look at dem shadows…

          Let’s not forget this is a cross-gen game… The assets were built to run on Current Gen Hardware.

          Also, remind me to discredit every opinion you have on Final Fantasy because of your name and avatar. :/

  • bloodiOS

    I really am curious what an id Tech 5-powered game would look like, if it was targeting next-gen from day one (because this sure doesn’t look it.) I wonder if Wolfenstein: The New Order will be able to show a glimpse of that, or do we have to wait till Doom 4

  • tokyobassist

    After the nonsense that was RAGE, I think I’ll be buying this one PS4. The wait will be rough but I want the game to run right. RAGE had screen tearing every time you moved and if this running on the same engine, it’s not looking too hot for current gen.

  • captainhowdy

    ” Happy almost Halloween.”
    ^ Good one Sal! :).

    On topic: This game looks fun, and I’m hoping it’s non-stop terror. Just don’t suck.

  • matt

    love those heavy shadows and hard lighting effects. hope the actual game is like that.