The Evil Within 2

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The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2 cover
Developers
Tango Gameworks
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
STEM Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows October 13, 2017
The Evil Within 2 at Wikipedia
The Evil Within
The Evil Within 2014
The Evil Within 2 2017

Key points

Low CPU and GPU utilization resulting in low FPS or micro-stuttering is still present in the latest version. [2][3]

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
Official Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.
A demo is available on Steam.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Last Chance Pack Pre-order bonus.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video file[4]
  1. Download Intro Skip file
  2. Copy tango_logo.bk2 to <path-to-game>\base\bink and replace the file.
Only skips the first two videos. The warning text is hard-coded.

Game data[edit]

In-game HUD display settings.
In-game HUD display settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\The Evil Within 2\base\the_evil_within2Config.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\TangoGameworks\The Evil Within 2\base\savegame\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Backs up saved games and user settings.

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use the 48:9 cutscenes fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are 16:9 pillarboxed[5]. Use the 21:9 cutscenes fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider up to 90° horizontal. Changes dynamically depending on the scene/location.
Windowed
Also supports Hotsampling.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, TAA+FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls settings.
In-game controls settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
No in-game option and doesn't seem like there's any acceleration by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Separate menu and in-game sensitivity sliders.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Two pre-defined layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Separate X- and Y-axis sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, SFX, Voice, Music and Cinematic levels. A dynamic range setting is also present.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Title screen produces sound, but main game forces a pause on alt-tab which switches to silence.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

Console[edit]

Use the +com_allowconsole 1 parameter to activate the in-game console and access it with Insert. For a list of commands type listCMDs and listCvars.
Achievements become disabled and once the game saves this can not be reverted for that save file.

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-4770
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 480
6 GB of VRAM

References