The Evil Within 2 is a great survival horror in the classic third-person style, but it's completely possible to play the entire game in first-person perspective in the manner of modern horror classics such as Resident Evil 7, Outlast, or Layers of Fear. It's not only easy to activate and requires no special achievements (so you can do it immediately), but it's well implemented too. Oh, and it's also only possible to do this on the PC version!
Read on below for our Quick & Easy Guide on How To Activate First Person Mode in The Evil Within 2!
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1. Activate The Console In Evil Within 2
You may not be aware of this, but The Evil Within 2 has a console commands menu. However, first we have to activate it since it's not on by default. There are a couple of ways to do this but this is the easiest. Firstly right-click on the game in your Steam library and open up the Properties menu. You should see the menu above.
2. Go To Launch Options and Paste This Command In
Click on 'Launch Options' on the first tab and a box should open up. Then just copy the command below and paste it in directly:
It should look like the picture above. Click 'OK', close, properties, and launch The Evil Within 2!
3. Open Up The Console and Type This In
Start a game, either on a previous save or a new game (doesn't matter). Then press the Insert key (not Tilde like most console menus) and it should pull down the console menu, as above. Then type in the command below, or copy it and Ctrl+V it:
Some people apparently have to put in the commands 'toggle' or 'idStudio' in first, but we managed to do it immediately with just the command above. Either way, the game should immediately go first person!
And it works really well too! For anyone who's played the game, you'll know that there are some small sections where the game does go first-person, so developer Tango Gameworks obviously fully implemented the mode but made it unavailable as an option. It even appropriately zooms out to third-person on certain actions when you need it, like when Sebastian's grabbed by a zombie. Fortunately on PC we can get around that! It creates a completely different game and we can see ourselves replaying it just in this mode.
For testing, we set up the game with first-person controls for mouse and keyboard and it worked pretty well, despite some stiffness in the camera! You can see us play below! Will you be trying out first-person mode? Let us know in the comments!