Back in the Habit
Nothing is more terrifying than a nun and her mutant chickens. Developer Keplerians brings players back to school for a new adventure with Evil Nun 2, introducing new challenges to the extremely popular horror escape genre. You have to rely on stealth to make your way out of a school, avoiding Sister Madeline and her creatures.
You can play Evil Nun 2 without playing the original. The first game didn’t have a backstory, but the sequel fixed that. Sister Madeline’s design has changed from the original. She’s not demonic looking and instead looks like a normal nun. Your character is a small child who must escape the school before the nun performs a ritual that will ultimately kill you. Sister Madeline’s reason for performing the ritual is revealed as you explore the school and adds more dimension to her character.
The beginning of the game is difficult. There isn’t a clear starting point, but there is a hint system. Waking up, you are in a room with horrifying mutant chickens that Madeline keeps as pets. To escape, you have to avoid these mutant chickens and Sister Madeline while solving puzzles, which aren’t too difficult. They mostly consist of running around to find an item in order to open this and then get that.
The monstrous chickens are pretty scary. While you wonder why they chose chickens, they are very well designed. There is no mistaking that they are monsters you want to avoid. Sister Madeline’s favorite is a chicken with a mouth on its stomach. It’s game over once you are caught. Noise draws them to where you are, so stealth is important. Evading them is easy once you get the hang of the game.
Evil Nun 2 takes place in the same location as the original game, but the map is bigger. There are more areas to explore, and each is well designed and unique. The graphics fit the theme well and create a chilling atmosphere. Some players have complained about lag and the game crashing. The level of detail the game has could be a factor in that, so you might need to make sure that your phone can handle this title.
Controls are easy to handle. Moving your finger around the right side adjusts your camera while the left controls your character. When you have the option to open or pick up something, an icon will appear that you can tap on. This happens around things you can hide inside as well. Some places require you to crawl, which isn’t ideal when you are panicking and trying to be quick.
You can choose from four difficulty modes. The first one makes it so the enemies can’t see you. This is a good mode to get the hang of the controls and learn the map before you have to deal with avoiding monsters. The downside of this mode is that you get ads every few minutes during gameplay.
One interesting thing about Evil Nun 2 is crafting weapons to kill the mutant chickens and Sister Madeline. There are a few choices, but you have to find the parts all over the map. Where you start your adventure impacts which weapon you will craft to stop the nun and her chickens. For example, when visiting the garden first, you will craft a sleeping potion. If you start in the school, you can make bombs.
Evil Nun 2 manages to scare players all over again. Keplerians keeps fans terrified by producing yet another story-rich horror game. They hit the mark, which is no surprise considering their horror games have reached over 120 million downloads worldwide. The gruesome storyline mixes well with the open-world escape design.
Evil Nun 2 brings fear and suspense with an amazing background story. Explore the meticulously designed environments to fully immerse yourself before terrifying chicken monsters hunt you down.