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  • Summary: Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner. Beware, for all may not truly be what it seems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. May 28, 2019
    90
    The jump scares are a bit overdone, same as the original Layers of Fear, and there’s an abysmal chase sequence in the second act that could’ve been cut completely. Still, Bloober Team’s rapidly proved itself as a master of psychological horror, using symbolism in ways most games don’t even attempt, let alone achieve. So what if it’s not very scary? There’s more important work to be done. Great work.
  2. May 29, 2019
    85
    Layers of Fear 2 is a fascinating horror game that centers on exploring a mysterious ship and its ever-changing layout. It isn't the scariest game, but the unsettling nature of everything you encounter more than makes up for it. The constant environmental changes designed to mess with you are amazing and one of the best aspects.
  3. May 24, 2019
    80
    Though LoF2's message may be cryptic at first, with every layer that is pulled back, more insight is revealed. If life is a stage, and all the men and women are merely players... where does that put you? What does it mean to be the captain of your own destiny? Will you let your past define you, or your future? The player is confronted with each question with the brute force of a formless ghost. The horror is real, but you may not be.
  4. May 30, 2019
    70
    Layers of Fear 2 is better than its predecessor and mostly succeeds at its attempts to induce psychological horror. It is only marred by a few sections that, despite the fact that you’re running, tend to bring the pace to a halt, hindering the entire experience.
  5. May 24, 2019
    66
    The winning formula does not change: this is what the boys of Blooper must have thought that, after the excellent commercial success of the first Layers of Fear, they have slavishly replicated the structure with some more interactivity.
  6. May 24, 2019
    65
    Layers of Fear 2 is striking in its unsettling places, but is a looser experience than its predecessor, losing the player with busywork puzzles and winding corridors.
  7. Jul 8, 2019
    40
    Similarly to its predecessor, a striking presentation is not enough for Layers of Fear 2 to overcome a jumbled menagerie of cliches, jump scares, and overwrought writing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. May 28, 2019
    10
    Great and unforgettable experience. LOF 2 is even better than LOF! BT knows how to make scary games! Must have for any horror fan!
  2. May 28, 2019
    10
    Better than first game, everyhings is better. first of all, it is better from the technological side.
  3. May 31, 2019
    9
    I really liked Layers of Fear 2, it's not typical "jumpscares" horror and this is why some people bash it.
  4. Jun 8, 2019
    6
    Apart from nice graphics, Layers of Fear 2 was a boring game that went on a bit too long. From cheap scenes in which you are being hunted by aApart from nice graphics, Layers of Fear 2 was a boring game that went on a bit too long. From cheap scenes in which you are being hunted by a monster to locked doors that spawn new corridors behind you, nothing really feels new. It is basically the first game but a bit longer.

    Story was pretty weak compared to the first one also and it did not scare me much.

    Other "walking simulators" do it better. Bloober Team needs to come up with something new, the formula has lost its spark.
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  5. Jul 3, 2019
    5
    Layers of Fear 2 is an unnecessary repetition of the original, with an interesting script, but in the rest it is an absolute disappointment.Layers of Fear 2 is an unnecessary repetition of the original, with an interesting script, but in the rest it is an absolute disappointment.

    Again we find an interesting story as in the original delivery, which perfectly fulfills, but to which the generalized confusion again affects him.

    Walking Simulator with some puzzles and persecutions. I do not say more.
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  6. Jun 6, 2019
    4
    I dont really understand what this game is trying to be, it tries to have horror elements with consistent jumpscares of loud noises or doorsI dont really understand what this game is trying to be, it tries to have horror elements with consistent jumpscares of loud noises or doors opening, vases breaking etc but these never land as you know nothing actually happens its just superficial, the actual gameplay consists of linear paths with every door your not supposed to take being locked, its a walking simulator folks and once you realize that none of the jumpscares land anymore, the puzzles are boring, now even having said that it doesnt necessarly have to be scary if the story can hold up, perfect example of a game that holds up like this is the recent devotion but unfortunately that falls flat too, overall just a really boring game Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2019
    0
    This game is nothing like the first one. The chase scenes and strobe lights are miserable.

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