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  • Summary: The Beast Inside is a unique, gripping twist on thriller and survival horror. The game mixes intriguing story-driven adventure with unnerving survival horror experience. Immerse in the tale of long-buried secrets, personal tragedies, and madness. Play as two protagonists living in differentThe Beast Inside is a unique, gripping twist on thriller and survival horror. The game mixes intriguing story-driven adventure with unnerving survival horror experience. Immerse in the tale of long-buried secrets, personal tragedies, and madness. Play as two protagonists living in different centuries but bounded by dark heritage.

    Boston, 1979, Adam, the CIA cryptanalyst, leaves the city and moves to the countryside with his wife, Emma. His handlers are afraid they won't be able to keep him safe there, but Adam believes he needs a peaceful place in the woodland, to take a shot at the military code. His work may alter the course of the Cold War. As it turns out, this area is quite the opposite of a peaceful place they have expected...

    In the attic Adam finds a mysterious diary written by a man called Nicolas Hyde, allegedly, a past resident of the same house who lived there in the 19th Century. Once opened, the diary carries the nightmares of the past right into Adam's times, putting the lives of Adam and Emma in great danger. Density increases as these two stories come to an inevitable crash. Distant past and his eternal prisoner - Nicolas against Adam, cryptanalyst from the Cold War. What can it lead to? In tangled times, who will you trust?

    FEATURES

    * Explore Blackstone, the forgotten domain of Hyde's lineage. A rich world designed to complement the thrilling story.
    * Sink in the immersive environment created with photogrammetry technology. Enjoy the realism of a setting achieved by the inclusion of 3D-scanned objects.
    * Play as two independent characters living in different centuries. Take their faiths in your hands and unveil how their stories interfere.
    * Experience a unique history, solve mysteries on your way, collect the clues, and decide by yourself how this story will end.
    * Discover the new levels of horror sharpen by the motion capture technology
    * Use your trusted revolver to shoot your way out from even the most lethal scenarios.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 2, 2019
    85
    How impressive is this grueling horror experience? I guessed the ending mere minutes into the demo earlier this year, and yet when it came time to play the full game, I still found myself getting caught up in the twists and turns. That’s right — even knowing the ending before going in, the journey was so powerful that I’m glad to have taken it, and would recommend that any fan of first-person horror do the same.
  2. CD-Action
    Nov 25, 2019
    85
    In ‘horror’ category The Beast Inside is my biggest and most pleasant surprise of this year. Almost all of its cogs are in the right places and the occasional grain of sand doesn’t interrupt the the game’s steady rhythm. [13/2019, p.56]
  3. Oct 21, 2019
    80
    The Beast Inside is a great adventure, with tons of different situations and an interesting story. Bear in mind, though, it is not a survival horror, as it claims to be, although it does have some really good horror moments.
  4. 72
    The Beast Inside is a walking simulator that tries to make the most of the horror setting to create a good but not perfect videogame.
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    I was very impressed by The Beast Inside not only for the visual aspects but also for the story of how the game was developed and came to be.
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    70
    The Beast Inside is an imperfect horror, full of ideas jumbled up only to guarantee a little variety, without bothering to maintain the coherence and integrity of the story. But in its own small way, The Beast Inside is also a surprising game, both because it works before a team with very narrow experience in the field, and because it is able, with reduced means but valid ideas, to give life to a horrendous enveloping climate.
  7. Dec 4, 2019
    50
    One can clearly see the ambition in The Beast Inside, but the developer's lack of experience means it doesn't actually reach those heights.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    One of the best horror games of 2019. Difficult and interesting puzzles, nice enough atmosphere and not bad plot. Very reccomend to horror fans
  2. Oct 17, 2019
    10
    Best horror game of 2019. After some not so really good horror games this year we finally have a game that every fan of the genre can beBest horror game of 2019. After some not so really good horror games this year we finally have a game that every fan of the genre can be really satisfied Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2019
    10
    A very good game. Beautiful graphics. Captivating story. I recommend
      PS Grimsfieldi you certainly did not miss the game or you are not objective
  4. Oct 18, 2019
    10
    The best horror game of 2019. Graphics, plot on top.
    The most hottest edition hasn’t talked about this game.
  5. Nov 16, 2019
    8
    Поставил 8 из-за несбывшихся ожиданий. Задумка классная и интересный сюжет, но момент появления пистолета в руках все обломалПоставил 8 из-за несбывшихся ожиданий. Задумка классная и интересный сюжет, но момент появления пистолета в руках все обломал
  6. Oct 25, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Warning, bad english ahead, read it at your own risk! (You've been warned)

    Ok, first things first

    I do liked the game, well, atleast until chapter 6

    Duude, come on, how many times i died in the chasings? I even lost count...

    You may say "you rating 7 cause you noob?"

    No!

    I'm rating 7 cause many things (like the chasings in chapter 6) do not make any sense or add anything to the plot...

    I mean, who was all of that ghosts, and the union soldier (even Abraham Lincoln was mentioned), the crazy woman, the fattie, who was this guys???

    In the end i finished the chapter happy that it ended, but also frustaded and evrn more confused about the plot and how it "works"
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  7. Oct 20, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Buckle in folks. I have some ranting to do about why this game is just another basic indie horror game. The plot starts out VERY typical indie horror: woman getting tortured followed by woman and her husband (the protagonist), new house, basic bickering that indicates they're gonna hate each other. The plot progressed and I had hope for the game. Then it became YET ANOTHER indie horror game. Instead of having a good plot, it basically just says "The protagonist is mentally ill!! With Dissassociative Identity Disorder! He's SCARY and obviously one of his personalities is a MURDERER!!!"
    Stop stigmatizing mental illness. Don't support this game.
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