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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: 97 out of 132
  2. Negative: 7 out of 132
  1. Mar 13, 2019
    10
    It's a great game, it summarizes the modern human tragedy without a single world, but with strong symbolism. It creates a perfect fearfulIt's a great game, it summarizes the modern human tragedy without a single world, but with strong symbolism. It creates a perfect fearful atmosphere by masterful camera angles, using extreme loneliness, wastelands and huge deep waters and lots of echoes. I wish a similar game were made for a Lovecraftian theme. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2018
    10
    Every little scene in Inside is perfectly polished. Even the achivements is fun to find.
  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. Dec 15, 2018
    9
    This game looks like an evolution of Limbo. Storyline, gameplay, physics & sound is awesome.
  5. May 12, 2020
    8
    In my opinion, much better than limbo or little nightmares. Of course, it doesnt have a plot because.... i dont know, it must be so hard toIn my opinion, much better than limbo or little nightmares. Of course, it doesnt have a plot because.... i dont know, it must be so hard to make it for this kind of games i guess?. Good ambientation, nice level design and visuals. A little bit too short but still, recommended. Expand
  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. Feb 19, 2020
    0
    Bah c'est dommage, c'était presque euh... distrayant ?... non, n'exagérons rien quand même... plutôt bizarrement intrigant même si on seBah c'est dommage, c'était presque euh... distrayant ?... non, n'exagérons rien quand même... plutôt bizarrement intrigant même si on se fatigue à pousser le stick vers la droite pour faire courir Forrest dans la forêt... allez, cours, petit Forrest, cours et saute !

    C'est en 2D et demi simplette et sans beaucoup de couleurs mais avec une jolie petite ambiance en matière d'éclairage... et d'effets sonores. Puis, là je suis bloqué devant une machine... euh une espèce d'énigme ? c'est trop pour mon avatar Forrest qui ne comprend pas ce qu'il faut faire... je croyais qu'il suffisait de courir et de pousser des caisses pour monter dessus (ça, Forrest, il comprend...) mais non...

    Il faut qu'ils te cassent les couilles, c'est plus fort qu'eux. Ou alors, c'est un sale bug ! en tout cas, voilà un sale indé qui se la joue bien prétentieux (et plein de vide) et qui finira avec ses congénères dans le vide-ordure (poubelle inside !).
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