After a brief stint in a military hospital, Alex Shepherd returns to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen after having disturbing dreams concerning his younger brother. But he finds his mother in a nearly catatonic state and his father and brother are both missing. He searches through his nearly abandoned hometown, looking for answers that will lead him to his brother, only to find that Shepherd's Glen is not the town he remembers.
Evil welcomes you back home.
Did You Know?
This installment contains some interesting similarities with the acclaimed American Beauty (1999) directed by Sam Mendes: there is a father character who is an ex-military man and adapts compulsive disciplines even within the family, also a wife who completely lives under husband's control and appears to be catatonic-like at times. These two characters even share the similar wardrobes as designed in video game; Adam Shepherd takes his son to mental hospital to cover his crime, similar to what Chris Cooper's character does and the genuine reason behind this action is not revealed until the later part of both stories. See more
Many of the human enemies Alex faces are able to take more than one gun shot to the face. See more
The town seems empty. All the stores are closed or boarded up. What's going on?
It's complicated, Alex. A lot of things have happened since you left.