Inside,' the spiritual successor to Limbo, is now available on PS4

You can get Playdead's latest puzzler for only $20.

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Following earlier confirmation that Playdead would bring Inside to PS4 in August, the developer's critically acclaimed puzzler is now available on the PlayStation Store for only $20.

Playdead staggered Inside's release. The game made its way onto Xbox One in late June, followed by a Steam release for PC users on July 7.

Although comparable to Limbo in many ways, Inside distinguishes itself by appropriating death as a narrative- rather than purely gameplay-focused device. "There were various points in my playthrough that it seems I was meant to have died to a particular kind of threat, because it would then reverse or subvert that in a later encounter," wrote Shacknews editor-in-chief Steve Watts in his hands-on preview at E3. "The subversion wouldn't work if I hadn't died, so the game was counting on me to have failed at some point to enrich the narrative. It's a strange interplay that's only possible in video games, and I really enjoyed seeing Playdead flex its narrative muscles."

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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