Watch 60 Minutes of The Evil Within Gameplay

Bethesda marketing exec Pete Hines plays through a chapter of the game, designed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

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Ahead of The Evil Within's release this October, publisher Bethesda has published a 60-minute gameplay video in which marketing executive Pete Hines plays through a portion of the game.

"I will try to keep the swearing to a minimum, but I make no promises," Hines says, referencing the game's scare-factor. After all, The Evil Within was designed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

The video you see above is from the ninth chapter of The Evil Within, and is the same demo that Gamescom attendees got to play. He makes some mistakes along the way, and at one point jokes, "This is like a tutorial video on how not to play The Evil Within."

The Evil Within, which we recently learned will take 15-20 hours to complete, launches October 14 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. A $20 DLC pass with three expansions will also be available.

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Gismo_Dan

What a shame, this looks mediocre at best.

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MagicMycoMike

Not looking good... some frame rate issues and camera angle stuff needs serious work. Looks like it suffers from the same shitty combat mechanics and camera proximity that make most Resident Evil games disorienting in combat and ultimately unbearable. Was hoping more of Bethesda would make it into the game, but I guess I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up when I saw Shinji Mikami's name on it...

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eridian00

This....was pretty painful to watch lol

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Jedi4ce28

Because that's how you sneak around, with a lamp attached to your belt, you'll NEVER be spotted.

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lordcameron123

I'm super excited for this game, it looks so good. I'm really impressed. But if I did have a complaint, it would be that he always had ammo, and he could easily find some, I hope that's not common

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Fred_Flatulence

Looks stinky

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Fantasticus

unfortunately this game will flop. it'll get 6's, 7's & maybe even 8's on reviews. I'm calling it right now.

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BilkeLegenda

I like it,only 2 things im disappointed with at this point,really long loading screen and dat dlc. Common Shinji.

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dark_princess29

should of played this at night its not sacary during the ayday

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Pewbert

Looks a bit dated?

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mickyfinn84

Watched 5 minutes, I don't want to spoil it for myself by watching anymore. What I saw looks ok, but picking up green goo every few seconds looks a pain in the arse, I'd prefer not to level up in a survival horror game.

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leikeylosh

Stay on the marketing department, Pete. You suck at playing.

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daviz88

GOOD

- great graphics

- good lightning

- excellent atmosphere

- gore

- diversity

- item scarcity

BAD

- the game feels a bit familiar


still keeping my eyes on the game though

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Garm31

@daviz88

- Dated graphics

- Great art direction

- Excellent atmosphere

- Extremely Gory

- Diversity

- Item scarcity? Nope! Too much ammo

- Game is awesome

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AndreasRufus

This sure looked better than all those bloodn'gore scenes they showed before.

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ChronosChris

Eh.. The gameplay certainly looks fun and on par with RE4 but I think it's the whole supernatural type theme & setting that just doesn't appeal to me all that much. RE had that whole biological warfare, evil corporations mixed in with action and horror but this has like ghosts and reanimated corpses amongst other daft things I can't really take seriously.

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chieflion

its totes the last of us without tree zombies

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AyatollaofRnR

I'll watch some of this after work. I'm pretty skeptical at the moment, don't really like what I've heard/seen of TEW to this point, but having Shinji Mikami attached to the project gives me some optimism.

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StonerDemon

" Clive Barker's Resident Undying of The Damned". That's what this game looks like to me (if you know what I mean).

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cannedstingray

wow those load times are brutal. that's the type of thing that will make me put a game down, if I die a few times and have to wait through long, I usually just stop playing.

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daviz88

no seriously this guy sucks balls

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daviz88

you suck at this

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steve_fox_fm3

Nah , I'm not gonna watch it ... This will spoil the surprise element to me .

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Garm31

Too much ammunition, it defeats the purpose of survival horror. Pete makes it look a lot harder then it probably is. Visually it's lacking, thanks to the cross generation production. Textures pop-in and are low resolution. But artistically it's stunning.


Animations are a little clunky, but the combat looks great. Also the fact that no two playthroughs are the same. Placement of enemies differs with each playthorugh. That's pretty cool and will encourage re-playability.

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Grenadehh

Won't be watching an hour of a 10 hour game sorry. Will wait for purchase to be disappointed. And yes I know they said its 20 hours, it won't be.

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Fantasticus

yup I agree

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k4yser

what happened to the game i wanted to buy????:/

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Crazy_Tad

They shoulda let someone that actually has gaming experience play this.

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Grenadehh

<< LINK REMOVED >> I know it's like watching Conan play.

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Blumper

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think he would just see a video game as evil witchery and smash it with his sword.

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Grenadehh

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I mean Conan O'Brien.

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Blumper

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Same here.

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mrfriki

Can't understand the cropped aspect ratio, hopefully it won't be forced.

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59Hertz

After the Silent Hill tease I feel myself wanting even more from this game. Lighting every enemy on fire after the kill only to disappear I wish was not a part of this.
"Use melee attacks when surrounded by enemies" "Level up your reload to decrease down time" ? Green goo to upgrade stats?
I thought this was a return to true survival horror..That stuff kind of detracts a little. I'm sure it'll be a good game nonetheless but it does seem less scary at this point.

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Garm31

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This game looks great. It's almost the game that Resident Evil 5+ 6 should have been. Graphically, it's disappointing. It doesn't look like a true next gen game. Clunky Id tech 5 engine hasn't aged well.

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Grenadehh

<< LINK REMOVED >> A little? More like a ton. Basically just another action horror game.

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Blumper

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yup. The ten or so minutes I watched felt like Resident Evil: Regression to me.

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Antidote2005

Gonna get the limited edition, hope it'll be a good game.

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jmartin1016

This looks like 15-20 fps. Hope it's just the stream quality.

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Garm31

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The framerate is very worrisome. Let's hope it's sorted before release.

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raiden_gaiden

wait, the game has a cropped aspect ratio?

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spacecadet25

Neato, but please give us a demo, this is a new IP.

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berserks

Really happy to know it s gonna have RE 4 length ( so 15 + hours for me : ) .

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YIGIF

The artistry and idea of the game brings me to it, the laboriousness of the game takes me away from it but I completely understand why its there.


As a creative side note though if they loosened the controls a little bit this could potentially be the perfect prototype for another Manhunt game.

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berserks

<< LINK REMOVED >> Well . don t forget you re supposed to be used to the game at that part unlike the player .

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YIGIF

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Oh I see, he was just noobing it up.