Just like the first game, The Evil Within 2 has a number of collectibles for players to find, and collecting them all is required to achieve 100% completion. Out of all the collectibles in The Evil Within 2, finding all of the files will prove to be the most challenging, as there are more of them than any other collectible in the game.
In total, there are 40 files hidden throughout the game’s 17 chapters, with the vast majority of them missable, meaning players will have to start a new game to collect them if they don’t find them the first time around. There are some files hidden in the open world areas that can be accessed at various points throughout the game, but even so, it’s best to play it safe by following a video guide to ensure that each one is found in order.
As far as video guides go, we recommend the following by PS4Trophies, which will help players find all 40 files hidden in The Evil Within 2‘s game world. Besides files, this video guide will lead players to other collectibles as well, including all of the game’s mysterious objects and its 11 photographic slides.
Those that have already taken a peak at The Evil Within 2‘s trophy and achievement list will know that there are two separate rewards for collecting files in the game. The first trophy comes after collecting 20 files, and it’s a Bronze-tier trophy called “Doing Some Detecting.” Once players find all 40 files, they will unlock the silver-tier trophy called “Diligent Reader.”
Earning trophies and achievements is great, but they’re not the only reason to find all the files in The Evil Within 2. As we’ve seen in other survival-horror games, files expand the story, revealing more details about main character Sebastian Castellanos and the game world. Players can certainly understand the plot of The Evil Within 2 without reading a single file, but finding and reading them all will enrich the experience.
After finding all 40 files in The Evil Within 2, players will have conquered one of the game’s most exhausting tasks. However, players will still need to find all the other collectibles as well as beat it on its hardest difficulty settings if they hope to unlock all of the achievements and trophies in the game.
The Evil Within 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.