|Tortured detective Sebastian Castellanos teams up with the mysterious group that ruined his life in the survival horror sequel The Evil Within 2. Set three years after the original title, the game finds Castellanos agreeing to work for the shadowy Mobius group and once again use STEM to enter an alternate dimension created by the mind of a troubled individual: his daughter Lily. Players can freely navigate the surreal, nightmarish world of her subconscious, scavenging for limited resources, and hiding in the shadows, staging direct attacks, or fleeing from horrific creatures.
Gamers can find special green gel, which they can use to customize Castellanos' athleticism, combat, health, recovery, and stealth attributes, and the environments also hold hidden documents, side objectives, and items to be used for crafting. Players can also locate a safe house from which they can regain health, stock up on ammunition, and learn more about the mysterious surroundings.