The Evil Within 2 is out now, but there have certainly been concerns raised over the performance, especially on a less-than-amazing PC. Are you unsure whether to buy or wait and wish someone would test it for you? Well we're here to help! We fully tested The Evil Within 2 on a normal mid-range PC using all preset Graphics Settings, from Low to Ultra, so you can take a look and see what they look like - and how it runs.
That's the specifications we used, which are certainly not bad but not epic. The preset graphics settings available were Low, Medium, High, and Ultra. The level is the first open area, as Sebastian enters the town of Union and after the first few enemies. We chose to start with when he picks up the Electric Crossbow because it allows you to see the wonderful electricity zapping effect in action. Here's the full Performance Test:
As you can see, on the very Lowest settings the game still looks pretty damn good, and is certainly totally playable. However, it should be noted that, strangely, we had occasional lag and performance across all four graphics presets, suggesting there's performance issues with the engine itself (or how they react with our system). Nevertheless we could handle it, and even putting the game all the way up to Ultra we didn't notice any significant frame drops and could happily play. And yes, we know we suck at aiming.
We hope this test puts your fears about The Evil Within 2's performance to rest, as the game itself is certainly very enjoyable.
On the other hand, are you having problems running The Evil Within 2? Let us know in the comments below!