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The sequel to the 2016 Deep Web-based, Reflect Studios'-developed puzzle/horror game Welcome to the Game, released April 3, 2018.

The story follows Clint Edwards, an investigative reporter searching for a missing woman. His one and only lead is the Shadow Web, the deepest and darkest slice of The Deep Web, so he pursues it relentlessly. All the while, he's being hunted by the police, hackers, and Malevolent Masked Men.


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The game provides examples of:

  • All for Nothing: One possible ending, since you've been spending the game trying to find Amalea, only for it to end with her being killed in front of you.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Apparently, in the Welcome to the Game universe, everyone on the Deep Web is an irredeemably terrible person.
  • Author Avatar: Just like last time, Adam.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: You play as a hacker, just like the other denizens of the Deep Web, except this character is using his abilities to attempt to rescue a woman.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • The Noir Couple use a rather dark version of this. The man shows up someplace to get your attention, and if you approach him, the woman will come up behind you and murder you with a hammer.
    • Some of the website names or summaries on the Deep Wiki make you think they're one thing, but they're actually even worse.
      • "I Love Cats" just sounds like a website by someone who likes to own cats as a pet, and the wiki description is just "Meow!" so it looks completely innocent... then you find out it's about a roleplaying furry who has sex with his cats.
      • "My Gut" is described on the wiki as "shit pills". They're not pills that make you shit, they're pills made from shit. note 
      • "Share your genitals" sounds like a forum for sharing pictures of your genitals, which is squicky enough. But nah, it's actually about a man who gains sexual pleasure from cannibalizing other people's genitals.
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  • Bestiality Is Depraved: The "I Love Cats" site. Yes, in that way.
  • Big Bad: Noir, a cult on the Deep Web that uses The Prey, a misogynistic Hunting the Most Dangerous Game-fueled community, as a front, and the ones behind Amalea's abduction. Ultimately the real villain of the story is Adam, who set up the whole damn thing in the first place, all for the sake of entertainment.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Oh boy. Noir, The Breather, The NYPD, The Hitman, and The Doll Maker are ALL on your ass. Good luck.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: All Adam wants is entertainment in the form of streaming someone die violently. Whether you choose yourself or Amalea, he gets exactly what he wants in the end.
  • Carnival of Killers: A duo of cultists, a serial killer, a hitman, and a psychotic surgeon are all after you at once, and that's not even counting the police!
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • In the first WTTG, you only get a brief glimpse at the Shadow Web and The Prey. Now they're the main focus, like how the Red Room was.
    • Oh, and remember The Doll Maker? Well...
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: The first game 's protagonist was a simple lurker of the Deep Web looking for more ways to get off by watching people die, and their identity wasn't revealed until the secret ending was revealed. This time, you play as Clint, who actively participates in Deep Web activities, has his entire motivation and identity revealed up front, and wants to prevent someone else from dying.
  • Controllable Helplessness: The intro sequence shows a "Dead or Not" stream of a woman describing her predicament, and a vote tally on the bottom of the page asking the viewer whether or not the woman should either die or live. Regardless of whether the player chooses "Dead or Not", the votes for the former will always dwarf that of the latter. Downplayed, as the outcome of the vote hasn't yet been carried out, and goal of the game is to rescue this woman.
  • The Cracker: This time around, it's the player who hacks people, either as contracts for DOSCoin, or to get their Wi-Fi password. That doesn't stop rival hackers from targeting him though.
  • Dark Action Girl: The Noir girl is just as deadly as her boyfriend.
  • Determinator: Clint will save Amalea, even if it means ruining a few lives, defending himself from home invaders and hackers, and becoming a highly wanted man.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Even with the stream of Amalea playing, Adam is pretty calm about providing the Justified Tutorial, which can come off as Black Comedy at first. Turns out that's not coincidence, as he's pretty comfortable with what's going on, being the Big Bad and all.
  • Downer Ending: At the end of the game, you're faced with two choices: live and let Amalea die, or exchange your life for hers.
  • Dueling Hackers: There's still plenty of jackasses trying to invade your computer like last time, but this time, you're also one of those jackasses.
  • Evil Laugh: The hacker skull.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Clint.
  • Fictional Currency: You can buy helpful tools with DOSCoin, which you earn by setting up scam sites and carrying out hacking contracts.
  • Fission Mailed: Get to the tunnel you've been after all this time and you're kidnapped by the Noir girl. Then it's revealed you weren't killed; Adam just wants a word with you.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: When you're hiding, the enemies' AI is microphone-sensitive.
  • G.I.F.T.: Played with, in that this is the deep web and relatively few "normal" people have access to it. The opening scene with Amalea involves a vote for whether she should live or die, while she's visibly terrified and fleeing for her life. The vote is overwhelmingly for her to be killed, and the chat of the stream will be populated mostly with requests for body parts to be sent to them, or talking about how well they get off to what's going on. That being said, the game still provides some people who vote "live" and the chat will occasionally have messages like "contacting the police/FBI" or "you guys are sick" pop up, showing that Everyone Has Standards.
  • Hacked by a Pirate: Just like last time.
  • Harassing Phone Call: Unlike in the first game, the player only receives these off-screen, to tease The Breather.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Screw the four psychopaths after you, the scariest part of the game is the ambiance and the ambiance alone.
  • Hero Antagonist: The player isn't just being hunted by criminals anymore. Now they're a criminal themselves, so the police are on their ass too. They must combat this by constantly changing their Wi-Fi so the police can't track them.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Like the first game, the player has to ward off hackers through minigames. In a twist, the player does just as much hacking of their own to break into their neighbors' Wi-Fi.
  • I Love the Dead: The Deep Journal site tells the story, in the format of an imageboard, of a guy who falls in love with his neighbor a little too much. Well, a LOT too much, seeing how he eventually killed her to use her corpse as a sex doll.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Very few investigative reporters are willing to hack people, scam people, and fend off other hackers, dangerous criminals, and law enforcement just to save one random woman.
  • Justified Tutorial: Adam is just an anonymous tip helping Clint's investigation out.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Noir/The Prey, a twisted misogynistic cult and the Big Bad. A couple of their followers, the game's mascot, is one of the player's many threats.
  • Monster Misogyny: Essentially all of the Deep Web content is men horrendously victimizing women in some way. The one man attempting to combat this misogyny - specifically in his rescue of Amalea - gets hunted by both the males and females of the Deep Web.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Of a sort, with the Noir couple. While the man will certainly get your attention and is incredibly creepy, it's the female who'll do the actual killing in jumpscares and such.
  • Multiple Endings: After you somehow managed to find all the codes and meet the true mastermind in person, you're given 2 choices: forget everything that happened and let Amalea die, or take Amalea's place and get killed on the spot. As you can probably tell, neither options are good.
  • Nintendo Hard: So hard in fact that even Markiplier couldn't defeat it. The last part was a 4 hour livestream comprising only three attempts, and ends with him giving up and going onto the balcony to plug his new Drunk Minecraft charity stream.
  • Real After All: Remember the Dollmaker? Were you hoping he was just some sick, twisted troll trying to get a laugh out of people? He's real. Oh, is he ever.
  • The Reveal: The ending is one big Wham Shot.
  • Scare Chord: Whenever you're caught by an enemy. Also, the hacker sound.
  • Sequel Difficulty Spike: The first game really only had a few mechanics (i.e. look out for kidnappers, hide when they're there, find codes in pages, and counter-hack). This game more than doubles that. You have to watch out for around five people out to hunt you (each with their own means to deter them), deal with power outages, traverse through a very large apartment to grab deliveries, check source codes, make money, and a few other things in addition to those that carried over from the first game.
  • Sex Is Evil: 90% of the depravity you see on the Deep Web is fueled by creepy horny men.
  • String Theory: Clint has a cliche conspiracy theorist bulletin board on his wall.
  • Ten-Second Flashlight: Pro-tip: make EVERY SECOND of flashlight usage count.
  • Unholy Matrimony: The Noir Couple, two lovers who work for a cult as murderous home invaders.
  • Walking Spoiler: All enemies (Noir, Lucas, the Police, and the Breather) are all teased at the very start of the game... except one... The Doll Maker. And since The Dog Was the Mastermind, Adam counts too.
  • Wham Shot: The ending, which is kicked off when you're jumped out of NO WHERE by Noir. You wake up in Adam's office, where he reveals he's the leader of Noir and the one behind Amalea's kidnapping. Not only that, however. He reveals Amalea isn't the victim being watched by thousands, YOU are. All of those security cameras around Clint's apartment were broadcasting him as he was hunted by the Big-Bad Ensemble in his hopeless mission to save Amalea. Also, just for added bonus, The Breather and The Nympho are there too.

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