The first episode of Phoenix Online's Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller left players (and more than a few victims) hanging – not surprising in a debut entitled The Hangman. But now Episode 2 has arrived, and this time it's The Wise Monkey who's on the prowl.
All thoughts of the previous serial killer are quickly set aside, along with Erica Reed's unresolved quest to avenge her brother's murder three years previously, when a rare female serial killer appears on the scene with a propensity to brutally dismember various body parts of the victims. What's worse, Erica's colleague and "sometimes lover" Sully is kidnapped by the murdererer, and "only Erica's sixth sense can save him, but with the Wise Monkey sharpening her scalpels, time is running out."
(Note: Video may contain spoilers for Episode 1)
As with the first installment of the planned four-part series, The Wise Monkey is available either as a standalone episode or part of a full season pass. A list of participating download portals is provided at the developer's website. You can also buy the game directly from Phoenix Online, or if you bought the first episode individually and are sold on the rest of the series, you can purchase the second through fourth episodes at a discounted price of $19.99.