The Evil Within 2 free trial lets you play the opening chapters


If the prospect of spending time with your family this holiday season isn’t horrifying enough you can always download The Evil Within 2‘s free trial, which is available now on Steam. In her The Evil Within 2 review, Olivia White called the game “a definitive, well-produced classic survival horror experience” so it’s worth a go if you fancy a spooking.

The free trial allows you to play through the terrifying open chapters of the game and if, at the end of the demo, players feel like this intense fear is something they want more of, you can choose to upgrade to the full game. Doing this will allow you carry over all your save data and continue right where you left off.

Developer Bethesda has even provided us with a lovely new trailer to sink our infected teeth into, which you can check out below.

The Evil Within 2’s free trial also gives players full access to disgruntled detective Sebastian’s customization options, allowing you to build the best character for your playstyle and to help rescue your daughter.

Though the original The Evil Within was nothing to write home about, the sequel has been well received since its launch in October, even landing itself an RPS recommendation. Maybe you can sit down from grandma after Christmas dinner and take down some pesky zombies, I’m sure she would love that.

You can download The Evil Within 2’s demo from Steam.


  1. AliciaMason says:

    M­y P­a­rt ti­m­e wo­rk w­it­h FA­CEB­OO­K Im ma­ki­ng o­ve­r 4580 dollar a m­o­n­th wor­ki­­ng l­ow mai­nt­e­nan­ce. I c­on­tin­ue­d h­ea­r­ing o­th­­er indi­v­idu­als d­isc­l­ose t­o m­e ho­w m­u­ch c­a­sh t­h­e­y c­a­n m­a­k­e o­n­li­n­e s­o I c­h­­os­e t­o i­­n­ve­stiga­te i­t. A­l­l t­h­i­n­g­s c­o­ns­­i­­d­e­­re­d, i­t w­a­s a­­ll v­a­l­i­d a­n­d h­a­s c­o­m­p­l­e­t­e­l­y c­h­a­n­g­e­d m­y l­i­f­e. F­o­r m­or­e i­n­f­o­r­m­a­t­i­o­n v­i­s­i­t b­e­l­o­w ­l­i­n­k a­n­d tap on… Click Here And Start Work

  2. Premium User Badge

    distantlurker says:

    Oooooooo! Vicky’s here!

  3. Premium User Badge

    Earl-Grey says:

    I applaud this resurgence of demos.

    • HiroTheProtagonist says:

      While demos returning is a good thing, why don’t they just call them demos? “Free Trial” feels partially disingenuous, like Wolfenstein 2’s “Free Trial” that consisted of about 10 minutes of gameplay with a mess of cutscenes on top that overall wasn’t entirely indicative of the game. Compared to a decade ago, EA’s Skate demo had a runtime of 30 minutes, which equated to about 25 minutes of freeform play once you got past the tutorial bits, plus it had a well-documented glitch that allowed you to escape the demo area and explore San Vanelona (albeit with bottomless pits in places, but oh well). Hell, World of Warcraft’s free trial lasts until level 20, which could take days depending on your questing propensity.

      I know it’s pedantic, but at the very least the term “Demo” feels like a purposely small chunk of game compared to the more time-based “Free Trial”.

  4. CaptainDju says:

    The resurgence of demos is indeed great, but this is pushing it to the next level:
    – It’s the full experience, not a cherry-picked level or a full level with missing options
    – You keep your progress if you switch to the full game
    – I assume what you download for the demo doesn’t need to be downloaded again

    This is the type of game I’m always unsure about, but in this case there is zero risk! The reviews are out, I can try it out for free, really happy about it!