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  • Summary: Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

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Inside - Official E3 2016 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 27, 2016
    100
    It's a masterpiece, guaranteed to have players flocking to forums to discuss the ending and try to unravel with it all means. [Issue#254, p.62]
  2. 93
    You need to be in the right mood to fully enjoy something as peculiar as Inside. Take a deep breath, enjoy the silence, embrace the suspension of disbelief, and you'll be in for one of the finest treats of 2016.
  3. Aug 17, 2016
    90
    Inside is a truly unique platformer that is a better and more mature brother of famous Limbo (that came from the same studio). Everything you see on the screen is extremely well thought out and the way that one anonymous character in the background conveys tons of emotions with a simple move is astounding. Only the best could have achieved such a thing and I'm sure Inside will be remembered for years.
  4. Aug 9, 2016
    85
    Just like its predecessor, Inside is a puzzle in itself. Mysterious, intriguing, dark yet beautiful, it's one of the most unique platformers around and a journey well worth taking.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 12, 2016
    85
    An immensely polished, gripping platformer experience. Aesthetically, Inside is pretty much ahead of anything done in the gaming space right now. That said, the actual gameplay (pushing blocks, scripted chase sequences) is somewhat lacking in substance. [Sept 2016]
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 23, 2016
    81
    Although Inside’s aesthetics are great, its storytelling methods aren’t reprehensible. There’s no narration or dialogues; all information is conveyed through environment and gestures of characters, so unless you’re willing to go on wild interpretation sprees, Inside’s story won’t make any sense. But even if you do, it will still leave a lot of unanswered questions. [Issue#211, p.62]
  7. Aug 2, 2016
    60
    But Inside can’t resist padding its story with what passes for gameplay. Who knows whether it’s because Playdead didn’t have the confidence in their story or because videogamers need to push crates onto pressure plates in order to call something a videogame. Whatever the case, Inside is a provocatively outside-the-box story in a disappointingly inside the box game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 104
  2. Negative: 6 out of 104
  1. Dec 18, 2017
    10
    inside is a brilliant puzzle platformer that has a great aesthetic and story despite a single word never being spoken. 14/14 achievements caninside is a brilliant puzzle platformer that has a great aesthetic and story despite a single word never being spoken. 14/14 achievements can be had easily in under 6 hours. Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2016
    10
    What an excellent game that is very unique in its approach and game play. Aside from the gorgeous gorgeous visuals, and immersive environmentWhat an excellent game that is very unique in its approach and game play. Aside from the gorgeous gorgeous visuals, and immersive environment that really gets you attached to the character and some situations emotional disturbed by some of the going on's in the game, the puzzles are very creative and varied enough that you don't feel like your doing similar puzzles. With some intuitive thinking, they are also not that difficult to the point where you just get plain frustrated. This isn't a triple A title, or a game backed up with a huge budget, but for what it is, it is simply amazing. It does suffer from lack of 'repalyability', but your really just going to play this game for the one time experience anyway. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2016
    10
    A game like Inside with 7-8 hours of gameplay would have been my favorite game of all time. As its shorter, it just takes a place in myA game like Inside with 7-8 hours of gameplay would have been my favorite game of all time. As its shorter, it just takes a place in my top-10. A true little atmospheric masterpiece. Thank you Playdead for making me feel i will never stop gaming no matter my age. 10 Expand
  4. May 11, 2017
    9
    That's a 9 out of 10 for me (I'm and indie games fan). "Inside" has great atmosphere, visuals and sound design. It is truly a work of art. ItThat's a 9 out of 10 for me (I'm and indie games fan). "Inside" has great atmosphere, visuals and sound design. It is truly a work of art. It is a little too short though and hmm... its ending is not very satisfying. It leaves more questions than answers (that's not a bad thing), but it also ends rather suddenly. Expand
  5. Jul 15, 2018
    8
    A gorgeous, intriguing game about solving puzzles and running away from things, to put it as simply as I can. There's a very strong attentionA gorgeous, intriguing game about solving puzzles and running away from things, to put it as simply as I can. There's a very strong attention to detail, and the animations and physics are fantastic. It's very atmospheric, intense, and often unsettling.

    There are no on-screen indicators or instructions in this game, you just work everything out by yourself, and it's really excellent at giving you subtle hints through the environment to help you find solutions in an intuitive way. The story isn't explicitly told to you, as there are no cutscenes and not a single line of dialogue. You piece things together by observing the world and what's happening around you, and much of it is open to interpretation. The game will leave you with more questions than answers, and to me, the answers aren't really important. I was fascinated by the surreal journey. I can see why others may feel differently though.

    The puzzles are repeated a bit too much, but I don't find this as problematic as some of the more critical reviewers do. One puzzle will teach you a certain mechanic, then throughout the game you'll need to do it again a few more times under more confusing conditions, so you'll be familiar with what's happening but there are barriers in your way that complicate things. Many games do this same steady progression of difficulty while maintaining familiarity for the player, and it's a completely valid design choice. I would say though that Inside takes the concept a little bit too far, and some more variety in the puzzles would have been nice. Another thing I should note is that your deaths can be very brutal, and as you're playing a young boy, I'm sure some players will find that too disturbing.

    Though it's short enough that you might finish it in one sitting (about 4 hours), the length seems perfect for what it is. It is a little too short for a $20 game though.
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  6. Jul 8, 2016
    7
    Inside looks like a revamp of its predecessor Limbo, with a slightly different graphic style, colorful but even darker if possible, drown in aInside looks like a revamp of its predecessor Limbo, with a slightly different graphic style, colorful but even darker if possible, drown in a haunting and eerie atmosphere that remindined me of Orwell's 1984, Otomo's Akira and even Jules Verne. On the technical side it's a real gem, the only complaint I could make is it's rather easy and in a few hours it will end (with a powerful, unpredicted ending nonetheless) Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2016
    0
    omg yoba gde moy grafen. Pitalsya poigrat' hotya na samom dele net. Vsego 3 chasa gaemplaya etozhe obman kakoito. Mamka mne ne daet deneg naomg yoba gde moy grafen. Pitalsya poigrat' hotya na samom dele net. Vsego 3 chasa gaemplaya etozhe obman kakoito. Mamka mne ne daet deneg na takie igori i Battlefield 4 kruche , a vitya ne ochen' Expand

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