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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. Negative: 11 out of 217
  1. Nov 2, 2019
    10
    Extremely Polished game. Very entertaining with unique tension pushing you throughout the game making you want to play more and see more.
  2. Oct 18, 2022
    10
    Brilliant game with very strong atmosphere and setting. A very big step from the previous Limbo game.
  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. Mar 6, 2021
    9
    Wow, this game is literally stunning. They don't use a single word but they managed to tell a good story. The game lasts approximately 2Wow, this game is literally stunning. They don't use a single word but they managed to tell a good story. The game lasts approximately 2 hours. The secret ending is ingenious.
    This is a masterpiece, a puzzle game like few others.
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  5. Sep 19, 2016
    8
    Inside is a dark, kinda creepy and such a good platform / puzzle game. Even if its story is not clear, I think there are some important socialInside is a dark, kinda creepy and such a good platform / puzzle game. Even if its story is not clear, I think there are some important social messages - which are still discussed. Puzzles are not that hard, not that easy, neither. Its atmosphere will definitely make you want to play it to death. Expand
  6. Apr 20, 2017
    8
    Beautiful game made in a unique way that touches you and makes you feel everything in it. its hard to describe it you have to play it forBeautiful game made in a unique way that touches you and makes you feel everything in it. its hard to describe it you have to play it for yourself.

    Its puzzles are not that hard yet fun. I am not a fan of puzzle games yet I loved this one because the difficulty of its puzzles were balanced for different kind of people. What ever kind of gamer you are and whether you're a boy or a girl you will love this...
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  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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