A free trial of The Evil Within 2 is now available on Steam

The Evil Within 2 is a very solid psychological survival-horror game, with one scene that was "so horrifically graphic," Joe wrote in his review," I worry recounting it will cause me to bring up my lunch." That's all I need to hear to know that this is a game I should be playing, but if you require a little extra convincing, the newly-released trial version on Steam should help.

The demo will cover the "opening chapters" of the game, including "tight, nightmare-riddled, linear experiences, as well as the more open streets of Union." Sebastian's customization options are also included, so you've got a little bit of everything to play with—and as usual, any progress you make in the demo will carry over to the full game. 

Speaking of which, The Evil Within 2 is currently on sale for half-price—that's $30/£20/€30—in the "Save Player 1" sale Bethesda kicked off last night during The Game Awards. The sale also includes: 

It's a short one, though: All the sale prices come to an end at 1 pm ET on December 9. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.