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  • Summary: The Beast Inside is a unique, gripping twist on thriller and survival horror. The game mixes intriguing story-driven adventure with unnerving survival horror experience. Immerse in the tale of long-buried secrets, personal tragedies, and madness. Play as two protagonists living in differentThe Beast Inside is a unique, gripping twist on thriller and survival horror. The game mixes intriguing story-driven adventure with unnerving survival horror experience. Immerse in the tale of long-buried secrets, personal tragedies, and madness. Play as two protagonists living in different centuries but bounded by dark heritage.

    Boston, 1979, Adam, the CIA cryptanalyst, leaves the city and moves to the countryside with his wife, Emma. His handlers are afraid they won't be able to keep him safe there, but Adam believes he needs a peaceful place in the woodland, to take a shot at the military code. His work may alter the course of the Cold War. As it turns out, this area is quite the opposite of a peaceful place they have expected...

    In the attic Adam finds a mysterious diary written by a man called Nicolas Hyde, allegedly, a past resident of the same house who lived there in the 19th Century. Once opened, the diary carries the nightmares of the past right into Adam's times, putting the lives of Adam and Emma in great danger. Density increases as these two stories come to an inevitable crash. Distant past and his eternal prisoner - Nicolas against Adam, cryptanalyst from the Cold War. What can it lead to? In tangled times, who will you trust?

    FEATURES

    * Explore Blackstone, the forgotten domain of Hyde's lineage. A rich world designed to complement the thrilling story.
    * Sink in the immersive environment created with photogrammetry technology. Enjoy the realism of a setting achieved by the inclusion of 3D-scanned objects.
    * Play as two independent characters living in different centuries. Take their faiths in your hands and unveil how their stories interfere.
    * Experience a unique history, solve mysteries on your way, collect the clues, and decide by yourself how this story will end.
    * Discover the new levels of horror sharpen by the motion capture technology
    * Use your trusted revolver to shoot your way out from even the most lethal scenarios.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 2, 2019
    85
    How impressive is this grueling horror experience? I guessed the ending mere minutes into the demo earlier this year, and yet when it came time to play the full game, I still found myself getting caught up in the twists and turns. That’s right — even knowing the ending before going in, the journey was so powerful that I’m glad to have taken it, and would recommend that any fan of first-person horror do the same.
  2. CD-Action
    Nov 25, 2019
    85
    In ‘horror’ category The Beast Inside is my biggest and most pleasant surprise of this year. Almost all of its cogs are in the right places and the occasional grain of sand doesn’t interrupt the the game’s steady rhythm. [13/2019, p.56]
  3. Oct 21, 2019
    80
    The Beast Inside is a great adventure, with tons of different situations and an interesting story. Bear in mind, though, it is not a survival horror, as it claims to be, although it does have some really good horror moments.
  4. 72
    The Beast Inside is a walking simulator that tries to make the most of the horror setting to create a good but not perfect videogame.
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    I was very impressed by The Beast Inside not only for the visual aspects but also for the story of how the game was developed and came to be.
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    70
    The Beast Inside is an imperfect horror, full of ideas jumbled up only to guarantee a little variety, without bothering to maintain the coherence and integrity of the story. But in its own small way, The Beast Inside is also a surprising game, both because it works before a team with very narrow experience in the field, and because it is able, with reduced means but valid ideas, to give life to a horrendous enveloping climate.
  7. Dec 4, 2019
    50
    One can clearly see the ambition in The Beast Inside, but the developer's lack of experience means it doesn't actually reach those heights.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Jan 12, 2021
    10
    This game really scary and one of the best indi-horrors, I recommended this game
  2. Jan 31, 2020
    10
    What an absolute surprise this horror game turned out to be. As a horror game fanatic, I can tell you for certain that you'll find no betterWhat an absolute surprise this horror game turned out to be. As a horror game fanatic, I can tell you for certain that you'll find no better game that perfectly blends an amazing story with scary moments that will make you scream. I jumped out of my chair so many times I couldn't keep count. The jump scares are perfectly executed when you least expect them so I appreciate that a lot.

    So here are my thought overall:

    -Amazing story. Well thought out. Its no easy feat to blend two different character arches together and make them both work...let alone in a horror game. The only time I've seen this successfully done in my opinion was Resident Evil. I have to give special props to this indie studio for pulling off such a complex game that doesn't make me lose interest.

    -It's SCARY. Whoa... I know right!? The moments of horror you experience are so thought out and well executed. Like I said before... the jump scares are perfectly timed and happen when you least expect them. Just when you think that's all this game has to offer you...it throws in chase scenes and moments of dread and utter creepy ghosts that will just sit there and you have NO IDEA if they will do something. I can't say enough about it without spoiling too much.

    -The riddles were so much fun. They range from easy all the way to "WHAT DO I DO!?!?" which I love because I like being challenged. You will often find yourself going through your documents/files to search for clues and some of them come from the game surroundings in a particular room ect.

    -The graphics were impressive with very little hiccups. I loved the attention to detail in the woods where your home is. I was walking around looking at the trees, water, and the house admiring the detail. One of my only negatives was certain character models looked cheesy or dead faced but I'm just getting nit picky. Overall: impressive graphics from an indie studio that almost comes off like a AA title instead of a indie title.

    -Music and atmosphere were stellar. This is one of the most KEY elements to a game you have to achieve and it exceeded my expectations. When walking around in the forest or just talking with your wife setting up your new home it was pleasant and when horror elements come into play it creeps you out and makes you cringe that something might pop out. Also... a special mention that this game does right in terms of music is how the game lets you know when something is about to happen or if you got past something that was chasing you and you can calm down your heart rate. It's something small that I personally like in a game so I thought it was worth mentioning.

    -Game mechanics were easy and this is one of those games where you can pretty much interact with anything you want. You can choose to read/collect/discard and the in game tutorials were great. The only trouble I had was the switching between the lantern or lighting a match. Sometimes I had to switch to the lantern to put out a match I accidentally lit so that could be fixed. But thats small potatoes...

    Overall I loved this game. Huge standout that deserves some recognition in an already competitive horror genre of games that are available. Pick this one up and turn the lights off and have fun!
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  3. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    One of the best horror games of 2019. Difficult and interesting puzzles, nice enough atmosphere and not bad plot. Very reccomend to horror fans
  4. Mar 27, 2020
    8
    This game is very scary. But scenario sometimes forgettable and sometimes bored. I bored between 7-10 chapters a lot. But generally puzzlesThis game is very scary. But scenario sometimes forgettable and sometimes bored. I bored between 7-10 chapters a lot. But generally puzzles are very good and the game is very scary. I think it is a successful game. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2021
    7
    It's cheap and small, but fairly scary and the story feels interesting to explore. The main issue is how you have to use your mouse to dragIt's cheap and small, but fairly scary and the story feels interesting to explore. The main issue is how you have to use your mouse to drag everything: doors and boxes, for example. It is extremely uncomfortable input. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2021
    6
    I just finished The Beast Within, took about 10 hours to complete. The game was decent however there are some things that could have been doneI just finished The Beast Within, took about 10 hours to complete. The game was decent however there are some things that could have been done better.

    So I'll start with the positives:
    -Some areas of the game the dev's nailed the ambience and graphics, and it was legit creepy.
    -There are some puzzles in the game that were a good difficulty and fun to solve.
    -Good voice acting.

    The Negatives:
    -I found about 4-5 bugs in the game; chairs sunk in and stuck in the floor, objects missing and particularly essential objects missing. This was frustrating and really takes you out of the immersion particularly the horror side of it, this should have been patched already.
    -Character models looked hilarious sometimes (particularly Emma) and it was hard to take it seriously.
    - Too many sequences of running or playing hide and seek and if you screw up you are instantly killed, I found these parts more tedious then scary.
    -Some areas in the game didn't look very good graphically, almost like they didn't put as much effort into them.
    -Not enough Puzzles or puzzle diversity.
    -The ending was fairly predictable, I was guessing it pretty early on.

    Overall decent game and worth checking out if you are a fan of the genre.
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  7. Oct 20, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Buckle in folks. I have some ranting to do about why this game is just another basic indie horror game. The plot starts out VERY typical indie horror: woman getting tortured followed by woman and her husband (the protagonist), new house, basic bickering that indicates they're gonna hate each other. The plot progressed and I had hope for the game. Then it became YET ANOTHER indie horror game. Instead of having a good plot, it basically just says "The protagonist is mentally ill!! With Dissassociative Identity Disorder! He's SCARY and obviously one of his personalities is a MURDERER!!!"
    Stop stigmatizing mental illness. Don't support this game.
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