This is the most wonderful time of the year... if you enjoy having the pants scared off of you. Which most people do, so you're in luck. Today (or October 16th in Australia) Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks have unleashed their callback to classic survival horror - The Evil Within.
So, what is The Evil Within? Well, it's a third-person survival horror game from the delightfully twisted mind of Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil. In it you play police detective Sebastian Castellanos. After seeing your fellow police officers brutally dispatched by... a thing... you are beaten unconscious and wake up in a twisted and evil world. In order to escape this madhouse you must push forward and unravel the secrets behind the forces keeping you imprisoned.
The Evil Within is looking to fill a void left behind when games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill began to take a more action-oriented approach to their storytelling. Its minimalist UI doesn't give you health bars and ammo counts, and the only real way to gauge your health is in reading your movements and your body language. This adds to the tension, as you must pay attention to everything around you if you hope to survive.
If you're looking for some good ol' fashioned scares, consider picking up The Evil Within, which is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Steam. "But there is so much more I want to know," you may be saying - I get that. Luckily we can help you out with our The Evil Within Wiki, which is an ever-growing, community-run database for all the information you could hope to find on the game.
Interested in some other awesome PC games to try out? Give the Gamepedia Curator page a look - there are some true gems in there.