INSIDE | PC Review
Gameplay 5
Quality 4
Experience 5
Value 3
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Summary 4.3 Must-have

INSIDE | PC Review

What is it? A beautifully bizarre side-scroller by the creators of Limbo.

It took me a while to figure out why this game is called Inside. I think it is because it really gets inside of you while you play.

Inside is a side-scrolling puzzle game where you control a character in his emotionally charged quest to move right, solving intuitive yet sometimes complex puzzles along the way. In this quest a story is revealed that will both delight and haunt you.

From the outset I can tell that the art, sound, and especially the animation is obviously a labour of love. The game is perfectly detailed with the patter of your footsteps, distant dogs barking, moaning of people and the wind howling through the trees all adding an additional depth to Inside.

The puzzles vary from the mundane to cerebral, yet never felt frustrating or forced upon you. You simply progress with the story, finding solutions to your current predicament.

It is hard to explain anything of Inside’s story without giving too much away. The game never gives too much away either, and keeps you going along with a steady pace of your own interpretation, leaving me with more questions than answers.

If any criticism has to be aimed at Inside, it has to be the length of the game. It did not feel short, nor did it feel particularly long, but when you reach the end of the game you really wish there was one more magical moment left to explore, decipher and/or discover [The personal discovery that there were a bunch of collectibles to find that unveil an alternate ending has me replaying the game at the moment to find them all, which was a pleasant surprise that brought some added value – Ed].

VERDICT: A fantastic little game with a massive amount of art of all forms crammed into a 3 hour ride.



  1. POItjie July 12, 2016

    I finished this game yesterday afternoon and man was blown away and confused at the same time. I thought the game was broken at the end and then the credits came up and then I was like “WHAAAAAT just happen”.

    Got two more secrets to find. Small tip to people playing it, if you see a yellow cable. you know there is a secret close and you need to find it.

    Another Great review by the legendary Oltman….

    • Nick de Bruyne July 12, 2016

      Im replaying the whole game because I had NO idea there were secrets to find lol, apparently you get alt ending!

      • POItjie July 12, 2016

        I will see what the alt ending is this evening. I just didn’t have time to figure out how to get the last 2 items. Amazing game. Was worth the wait. Now can we have CUPHEAD please.

        • oltman July 12, 2016

          I only discovered the yellow cable clue towards the end, and have also started replaying the game just for that alternate ending! Even though I know some of the outcomes I still get freaked out!

          And thanks for the compliment POItjie!

  2. Nick de Bruyne July 12, 2016

    Such an excellent game, I managed to get it a great price and its proved really worthwhile if you aren’t just looking for longevity for money. Inspired design, what an experience. Some creepy ass shit, and also some DAMN hairy moments!

    • POItjie July 12, 2016

      After playing the game, I have to take that Damn Hairy Moments as a pun as I got scared a couple times.

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