INSIDE Image
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 87 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 582 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. The second game from Limbo developer Playdead.

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Inside - Official E3 2016 Trailer
Autoplay On Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 87
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 87
  3. Negative: 0 out of 87
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    100
    By entering the world of Inside, you'll forget your own world and everything that's been going on in it. From beautiful art design to engaging gameplay, thrilling atmosphere to marvelous story, everything about this game is truly exceptional. Do not miss it.
  2. Jun 28, 2016
    100
    Brings to fruition whatever Playdead’s designers were scratching at six years ago...This now feels like where Limbo was headed all along. I’m just grateful Playdead has been afforded the chance to bring us there.
  3. Jul 4, 2016
    100
    Much like Limbo, Inside also has a timeless quality to it and is yet another must-play experience from Playdead.
  4. Jun 28, 2016
    90
    Inside is not only one of the best indie games in a long time, it might as well be the best game of 2016, so far. With beautiful design and an interesting story, Playdead manages to deliver a platform adventure that won't leave anyone untouched.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Aug 26, 2016
    90
    Inside may require thought, care and occasionally a sharp sense of timing to progress, but its obstacles never feel unfair. [Issue#296, p.120]
  6. Jun 30, 2016
    90
    Inside is an artistic triumph. Video games, at their best, fold their various components into a whole that is far greater than the sum of their parts. Inside does exactly that, and more so does exactly what its name implies: it gets in your head, in your system, and stays there.
  7. Jun 28, 2016
    75
    Inside, from the makers of Limbo, is just like its predecessor - truly amazing to explore. The beautiful atmosphere and the intriguing themes are interesting, even though the game is fairly short and does not succeed in being very challenging.

See all 92 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 79
  2. Negative: 4 out of 79
  1. Jun 29, 2016
    10
    Fascinating and breathtaking from A to Z. Never a game has deliver so much feelings to me.

    INSIDE shows how video games are meant to be.
    Fascinating and breathtaking from A to Z. Never a game has deliver so much feelings to me.

    INSIDE shows how video games are meant to be. But it also shows how Art can be.

    Thank you Playdead, for everything.
    Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2016
    10
    This is without a doubt one of the most memorable and best games I've played in a long time and a game that while very similar to Limbo, isThis is without a doubt one of the most memorable and best games I've played in a long time and a game that while very similar to Limbo, is better than that title in every way. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2016
    10
    What can one say. Just play it. Just play the damn game! If you like Limbo, you'll love it! Played the whole thing in one night because itWhat can one say. Just play it. Just play the damn game! If you like Limbo, you'll love it! Played the whole thing in one night because it easily pulls you in and grabs your curiosity "what is this world I'm exploring? What happened to society?" This game is another step forward for video games as a creative story telling thought provoking amazing piece of entertainment device! Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2016
    10
    Inside has to be one of the strangest yet beautiful games that I have played. I can not even describe the level of detail and polish this gameInside has to be one of the strangest yet beautiful games that I have played. I can not even describe the level of detail and polish this game delivers from start to finish. Small miniscule details such as debris falling from a platform to absolutely incredible lighting effects that make the world of Inside feel real and lived in. The puzzles are just the right level of difficulty to give you that level of accomplishment without the frustration that some of Limbo's puzzles gave me. The sound design is masterfully composed from the ambient electronic sounds that give off a somber and eerie vibe that make certain levels extremely memorable and emotional. Amazing game and in my opinion even greater than Limbo, a feat I was confident no other game could top in this genre. Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2016
    9
    Story - Nothing really was given to you as a player regarding the plot. I LIKE IT. Everything is open to interpretation and you as a player,Story - Nothing really was given to you as a player regarding the plot. I LIKE IT. Everything is open to interpretation and you as a player, is very open to state on what you see and believe. Graphics was very good for its artistic style. A good 9/10 for me.

    Gameplay - Well, I could say as a 2D puzzle platform. This game nailed it perfectly! The game does not show you clues as for the puzzles unless you actually burn your eyebrows to solve them all. Despite the campaign being short, the puzzles would give you more hours depending on how long you perform or solve them. Another good 9/10 for me.

    Total = 9

    Playdead's follow up to the critically accalaimed limbo never dissapoint, in fact, it is the better in the too because it has better graphics, better gameplay, just better all around. Never did i feel all that happy in a 2D platform game that what Inside did to me. Its just a memorable and somewhat freaky experience. And despite it being an Indie game, I feel like it would stand its ground as a GOTY contender and maybe one of the few game who could go toe-to-toe with Uncharted 4 (Face it Sony Ponies, Its that good).
    Expand
  6. Jul 1, 2016
    8
    There was nothing bad about the game. The narrative, art design, score and gameplay/puzzles were all very well done. However, I don't seeThere was nothing bad about the game. The narrative, art design, score and gameplay/puzzles were all very well done. However, I don't see anything particularly mind-blowing or genre-defining here. It's well made, but it didn't blow me away. I'm not going to say why others should not feel that way, but after beating it (in less than 4 hours by the way) I walked away satisfied that I got my money's worth and had a good experience with the game, but extremely confused as to why this game is being hailed as the greatest thing ever. Expand
  7. Jul 27, 2016
    0
    o jogo e ruim em todos os aspectos, nao vale a pena comprar ele pois alem de a historia ser pessima a gameplay do jogo torna-se repetitiva eo jogo e ruim em todos os aspectos, nao vale a pena comprar ele pois alem de a historia ser pessima a gameplay do jogo torna-se repetitiva e chata durante toda a campanha e tambem tem a questao dos gaficos que são bastante ultrapassados. Expand

See all 79 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2016

    Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2016 Image
    Published: January 5, 2017
    The results of our 7th annual user poll are in! Find out which albums, movies, TV shows, and games were the favorites of the Metacritic community in 2016.
  2. The 20 Best Xbox One Games of 2016

    The 20 Best Xbox One Games of 2016 Image
    Published: December 20, 2016
    We rank the highest-scoring Xbox One games released during 2016.
  3. Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016, Part 2: New IP and Indie Releases

    Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016, Part 2: New IP and Indie Releases Image
    Published: January 21, 2016
    Preview 25 notable new videogame franchises debuting in 2016, including No Man's Sky, Star Citizen, The Division, Firewatch, Battleborn, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Witness, Quantum Break, Overwatch, and more.