The Evil Within trailer shows monsters, kills them

The Evil Within

The (entirely made up) alternate title for this video is "One Minute To Face-Tentacle". The actual title for this video is "Fight for Life". Either way, it is, to date, probably the most enlightening glimpse into how Bethesda's upcoming survival horror will play.

I am particularly fond of the name "Agony Crossbow". As if crossbows were designed for any other purpose.

Designed by Resident Evil's Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within purports to be a return to classic survival horror. Think low ammo, locked doors, and a creepy dude with a giant hammer and his head in a safe. It's out next week, on 14 October.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.