Inside Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Inside is from the same developer as Limbo. As such, you play another boy in a dark dream-light and horrific world. Here though, it's more modern-day and realistic.

Running, jumping, swimming and interacting your way through the environments is no easy task. But it is the setting and visual back-story that really steals the show. In part dystopian future, and in part run-away corporation, the people and places you encounter tell a story. As you plough on through offices and laboratories, the boy sees scientists observing a large spherical chamber.

At times it involves more time-based interactions, which can trip up new players, but as with Limbo it offers a unique narrative experience that requires the player to interpret the often emotive scenes and scenarios they are thrown into.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 29/06/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Platform

Developer: @Playdead


Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 13 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Inside usually costs £15.99 to £23.99.


Xbox One £15.99
PS4 £15.99
Switch £17.99
PC Free

EA Play Pro

Inside & Limbo Bundle

Xbox One £23.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can start the game for free on iOS and Anroid, but soon need to pay with in-game purchase for the full experience.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game is rated PEGI 18 with depictions of strong violence against vulnerable and defenceless characters. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: The game features violence against a vulnerable and defenceless character and depictions of strong violence. It focuses on a child-like character, who often meets many gruesome ends, such as being sucked through a fan and being bisected/disembowelled, or falling from a great height and being impaled on a spike. Acts of violence against the protagonist also include adult characters spotting, sitting on top of and strangling him, or him being mauled by dogs. Violence may be accompanied by red blood splatters.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Inside Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Playdead) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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