The Evil Within 2 features a “hidden” and fully functional first-person perspective on the PC

The Evil Within 2 is the latest third-person horror title from Tango Gameworks. However, it appears that the PC version supports a ‘hidden’ first-person perspective. This perspective can be activated via the game’s console, and will let you experience the entire game in first-person mode.

We don’t know why Tango Gameworks left this mode in The Evil Within 2, however we consider this is an incredible easter egg. So, contrary to Resident Evil 7 that turned its back to the third-person mode, PC gamers can experience both perspectives in The Evil Within 2.

All you have to do is open the console and type “pl_FPS 1”. By doing this, you will enable the first-person mode. Players can aim, shoot, interact with the environments and do pretty much everything. And while this was not the “way the game was meant to be played“, it still is pretty cool.

In order to enable the in-game console, you’ll have to follow this guide:

  • Create a shortcut on your desktop and add: +com_allowconsole 1
  • Start the game from the shortcut
  • While in game, press the insert key to bring the console

As we’ve already stated, The Evil Within 2 suffers from optimization issues on the PC. Now this does not mean that the game runs worse on the PC than on consoles. If you have the hardware, the PC version performs and looks better. However, there is a lot of room for improvement here. So here is hoping that Tango Gameworks addresses them sooner than later. If it does, The Evil Within 2 will be a must-have game for fans of both first-person and third-person perspectives.

Below you can find a video showcasing The Evil Within 2 in first-person mode.


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