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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: 9 out of 191
  1. Oct 1, 2019
    10
    Inside is a beautiful and artistic game set in a dystopian world of mind control.
    The level transition and design is amazing for a game
    Inside is a beautiful and artistic game set in a dystopian world of mind control.
    The level transition and design is amazing for a game designed in 3D using 2D platformer design in mind.
    The puzzles are not that hard but they are complex and can take you a few minutes to understand the solution.
    Overall a must play game, let's keep supporting indie developers!!!!!
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  2. Jul 16, 2016
    10
    It was short but it was awesome. Me and my friends all love LIMBO and when this came out, I bought it day one, we gathered together andIt was short but it was awesome. Me and my friends all love LIMBO and when this came out, I bought it day one, we gathered together and completed it in 2-3 hours. Some people would complain about the length, but for me it just was really really good experience and I don't have much time to spend on video games these days, so I like when they don't take too much. 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. Dec 17, 2020
    9
    An excellent atmospheric platformer with easy puzzles. Nice plot and setting.
  5. May 26, 2021
    8
    На мой взгляд это одна из лучших представителей в своём узконаправленном жанре.
  6. Feb 6, 2017
    8
    TIER 1

    + Presents a beautiful and solemn world that is instantly gripping and immersive. + Perhaps an odd positive, but this game offers
    TIER 1

    + Presents a beautiful and solemn world that is instantly gripping and immersive.
    + Perhaps an odd positive, but this game offers very unique rendering and physics that feel amazing and are just absolutely delightful to watch, especially in the incredible finale.
    ? Some will compliment the spartan story that leaves a lot to the viewer's imagination, but at the end of the day, there is relatively little substance to the story/world and the content that's there is a lot more obvious than people are apt to let on.
    - Significantly easier than the studio's last title, with fewer mechanics. Feels more like an "interactive experience" than a "game" by the end.
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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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