The Evil Within 2 continues the adventures of Sebastian Castellanos. As he discovers that his daughter is actually still alive, he must travel back into a STEM pod to enter the small town of Union. From there he will need to rely on the help of former police officer Juli Kidman and several members of a task force assembled by the company of Mobius. Inside he must face threats from an insane artist, a preacher, and many horrifying monsters.
The Evil Within 2 changes the formula from the first game by introducing an open world. Players can wander around the town of Union and explore, taking on side quests and discovering new items to assist them in fighting the monsters that have overrun the town. They'll need the assistance as well, as new creatures are just as eager to get their hands on Sebastian. He needs to survive against new horrors, like a camera-headed monster that prances around on ballerina legs, or a flamethrower wielding man. You can sneak around to avoid monsters, kill them stealthy, or go guns blazing. Not all options will work for all situations though, and the player is going to have to decide what will work best for each encounter.