After finishing Layers Of Fear 1, I wanted more... more jump scares, more super detailed environments, more psychological fear, more creepy sounds... more of everything! Layers Of Fear 2 does not disappoint!
Your nightmare begins on an old 1920s cruise ship where there is a film production taking place. Among the ship is all kinds of props and scenery for the film... but what is the film about? Are you an actor? The game quickly becomes very creepy as you re-live the adventures of stowaway children... a young girl and her brother.
The graphics are very detailed and beautiful as expected. Even the water effects are very realistic. You will find yourself exploring some surreal environments that are pretty strange, but compellingly scary. This might actually be a nightmare of a small boys imagination. My GeForce GTX 1060 was able to handle the game nicely. At first the game was crashing because it was missing Media Foundation (mf-install) and even after installing it, I found it crashing at a specific spot in the game. Some reddit gamers pointed me to a launch command: -onethread
This tells the game to disable multi-threading for processors and then the crashing halted. I was able to play without any serious issues and all the video settings on high. Make sure to run the game with the argument -onethread and install the following:
Mint 19.3 64-bit
GeForce GTX 1060
ProtonGE 5.0-9 64-bit
DXVK 1.7.2 64-bit