INSIDE is a horror and unique puzzle game created by Playdead, released in 2016. In this game, players take on the role of an unnamed boy facing challenging trials in a chaotic world. They must uncover dark conspiracies and solve precise puzzles to avoid peril.
1. Game Information
Genre: Horror, Puzzle Modes: Single Player, Offline Play Graphics: 3D Developer: Playdead Platforms: iOS, macOS, Windows Age Rating: 12+ Release Date: 07/07/2016 Game Price: PC: 188,000VND, Mobile: Free
In the horror game INSIDE, players step into the shoes of an anonymous child lost on a mysterious island. The place is undergoing horrifying experiments such as creating genetically modified diseases or mind-controlling drugs. Players encounter masked individuals—the organization behind these inhumane operations. The masks serve as defensive armor, protecting them from reactions during the manufacturing process.
What sends shivers down your spine is facing a monstrous creature—a unified form created from a series of mutated human bodies. These are the victims kidnapped by the masked figures, interconnected in a laboratory.
At this moment, the unnamed boy bravely approaches and rescues the creature. This implies that someone with a special connection or a genetically altered relative of the boy is within it. Evidence suggests that when the boy sees masked individuals, he runs away, but when encountering research facility staff, he doesn’t. Additionally, when facing the bizarre creature, he fearlessly rushes in to save it.
3. Gameplay 3.1. Controls and Movement
INSIDE’s gameplay is relatively simple with 1 button to interact with objects and 4 buttons for movement. Players must use their intelligence and observational skills to overcome challenges and move forward. They also explore what happened to the boy in the past.
Missions in INSIDE:
Mission 1: Players must escape and avoid trained attack dogs. Failure means no chance of survival.
Mission 2: In a livestock farm with a strong stench, players will encounter a crazed pig and must run away from it.
Mission 3: At a processing plant, players meet a girl with terrifying long hair, who is actually a vicious creature capable of breathing underwater. When the player turns their back, the creature attacks.
Mission 4: Quite terrifying as players face a monster with many swallowing mouths. The final mission is to control it to destroy the main energy machine of the base and escape.
Locations players will encounter during missions:
Wild forest: Appears in mission 1, providing hiding spots and easy escape with numerous trees.
Livestock farm: A place with stacked dead livestock emitting a strong foul odor.
Processing plant: Where players encounter the creature resembling a little girl. It is also where many individuals have their brains erased and are controlled by the inhumane organization.
Research facility: The place where players face creatures with multiple human limbs. It is also the location for the final mission.
Sound and Graphics
A highlight of INSIDE is the meticulous attention to detail in the visuals, along with an impressive depth of dark space. It conveys the emotions and mood of the unnamed boy, featuring haunting and frightening images. Camera effects such as shaking, zooming, and shrinking are high-quality, making players feel like they are part of a truly scary movie.
Natural sounds like rain, flowing water, and rustling wind contribute to the vivid effects for in-game visuals. Moreover, various sounds such as the boy’s footsteps when stopping or running, and the intense breathing and fear when facing danger, create a rich and diverse emotional experience. Players can’t help but pay attention to every detail.
4. System Requirements 5.1. iOS
Requires an iPhone with iOS 13.0 or later and a minimum of 1.3GB of available space.
PC / Laptop Requirements
Details Operating System Windows 8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Graphics Card Intel i7 920 @ 2.7 GHz, AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.0 GHz
Processor NVIDIA GTX 660, Radeon R9-270
Memory 8 GB
Sound Card 100% DirectX 9.0c
Link to play game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/304430/INSIDE/