One of the best games I played last year was Playdead’s “Inside”, a stark, bleak and yet harrowing tale of a boy on the run from sort of government facility. While more akin to something like Akira, the game touches on all sorts of classics from Flights of the Navigator to E.T. and even the more recent “Stranger Things”. While it’s something to behold visually, the gameplay and puzzles are what makes this a big winner, especially at the at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards where it picked up the awards for artistic achievement, game design, narrative and original property.
For those who have yet to play, it’s available on PS4, Xbox and Steam, as well as Playdead’s other must-play title, the 2010 “Limbo”. Now, in a surprise announcement, it’s also available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV! It’s free to download and try. Unlock the full game for $6.99. WORTH. IT.