23 Games Like Inside

Games Like Inside
Our selection of games like Inside features other dark puzzle platformers that create unique atmospheres as a key selling point.

From the same brains that brought you the popular dark Limbo adventure Inside offers a similar monochrome adventure. Playing as a nameless boy with a red shirt you’ll slide down a rough and rocky incline into a dark forest like world.

Filled with zombie like people, guards, vehicles and various creatures it is up to you to survive as you jump from map to map. Inside includes multiple endings as well as a story that leaves much of the information for players to decipher.

The puzzle platform elements are at the level one would expect with a recognisable 2.5D approach. With the ability to walk, run, climb, swim and even take control of bodies of the zombie like creatures to overcome puzzles. Thorough players will also find hidden rooms with glowing orbs that tie in closely to the alternative ending available in Inside.

The games like Inside here offer great platform experiences in minimalist game worlds, the majority of which are on the darker side of the spectrum. These atmospheric puzzlers promise an unique and puzzling adventure.

Games Like Inside

typoman

Typoman

Launched as a Wii U title and eventually brought to Windows/Mac Typoman offers up a dark aesthetic with a unique focus on spelt words as puzzle mechanics and to provide information to the player. Starting as a simple O and then rolling down the hill to form a human like shape from other letters... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
albert-and-otto

Albert and Otto

Opting to take players to the heart of a pre-World War II Germany for a puzzle platforming experience is Albert and Otto. Not only is it quite possibly the only game in this genre to adopt such a setting it’s also the one game to feature a magical bunny. While this is where the uniqueness... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
monochroma

Monochroma

Bringing a cinematic treat from a basic colour palette is Monochroma, a title that is easy to write off as a Limbo clone but you’ll quickly discover its something just as deep in its own right. Taking you into an alternative universe your story revolves around the story of two brothers. W... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
year-walk

Year Walk

Playing as Daniel Svensson as he visits his lover, Stina and engaging in the Swedish traditional of the Year Walking is an abstract adventure with light horror elements appropriately named Year Walk. Designed for iOS and later coming to Windows/Mac and Wii U your journey sees you attempting to ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
selma-and-the-wisp

Selma And The Wisp

Offering up control over a colourful wisp as you lead the innocent Selma through various environmental obstacles is Selma And The Wisp. Opening with Selma alone in her room with a monster under the bed the player guides the bright wisp to Selma, giving her hope amongst the darkness. This is whe... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(1 votes)
never-alone

Never Alone

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) takes an interesting idea and turns it into an even more interesting experience. With a strong atmosphere blending with puzzle and platform mechanics Never Alone tells an insightful story of Alaska Natives. During the adventure you play as a young Inupiat girl (N... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(15 votes)
machinarium

Machinarium

Machinarium offers a unique and addicting puzzle adventure game across a number of platforms. The game was originally released in 2009 for Windows and Mac with follow up releases for PlayStation 3, Android and iOS. Machinarium uses a point and click style of adventure along with a unique art st... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(31 votes)
fez

Fez

If you love puzzle and platform games you definitely can’t miss out on what Fez has to offer. The game was released in April 2012 and is one of the most successful games in the genre and a great purchase for any platform puzzle fan. In Fez players will be able to explore a varied game world usi... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(11 votes)
oscura

Oscura: Lost Light

After accidentally destroying the Aurora Stone, Oscura finds himself needing to track down the shards which are now scattered around the Driftlands with many dark creatures between you and these fragments. As this stone was the power behind the lighthouse that lit up these lands it’s an e... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
lume

Lume

Lume is an interesting take on the puzzle adventure genre and is set in a strange cardboard filled world that stands out like nothing before it. If you are up for a unique experience that you can enjoy on either your computer or handheld device then read on to discover what this paper world has... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(11 votes)
limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a dark experience and one of the best in the puzzle-platform genre. Available for all modern platforms there is no excuse to pass up this experience. Using 2D side scrolling Limbo is a journey that takes place entirely in a black and white game world. It’s similar to film noir st... Read More »

User Score
9.8
(5 votes)
vessel

Vessel

Vessel is a puzzle game with steampunk elements that focuses on physic puzzles based around liquid. The game was released in 2012 and has proven to be popular among puzzle fans and the media for its unique mechanics and simulation of fluids. In Vessel players will be jumping into the shoes of M... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)
nihilumbra

Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra blends puzzles and platforming gameplay to deliver a very interesting and dark game for PC and iOS devices. The games plot is a very simply one and has players entering the game world as Born, a creature that comes from the nothingness that is the Void. The Void wants you back though... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
a-boy-and-his-blob

A Boy and His Blob

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own blob as a pet (who loves to eat jellybeans) then the updated A Boy and His Blob game for Nintendo Wii will finally make your dreams come true (the game is based on the 1989 NES game). A Boy and His Blob features a simple plot and is more about the gameplay ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(9 votes)
outland

Outland

Outland is a downloadable platform title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (available through their respective online portals). The game is a faster paced experience than most puzzle platform games and has plenty of combat making it perfect for puzzle fans wanting a more action focused game. T... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(7 votes)
another-world

Another World

Another World (or Out of This World in North America) was originally released in 1991 and is considered a classic in the platform and adventure genre providing lots of innovation in cinematic effects. Since this original release the game has been brought to countless other platforms as annivers... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(10 votes)
closure

Closure

Closure is a puzzle and platform game available for PlayStation 3, Windows and Mac. The game revolves around the concepts of light and darkness which form the basis of all the puzzles within the game. The game world of Closure is extremely dark and it is filled with mystery. It is entirely a bl... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(8 votes)
lost-in-shadow

Lost in Shadow

Lost in Shadow is a unique 2D platform game that has you trapped as your own shadow, limiting you to interaction with only the shadows of objects. The game was released in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii. In Lost Shadow you’ll be spending your time in the background of some impressive game environmen... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(7 votes)
the-swapper

The Swapper

The Swapper is a puzzle game that is all about cloning yourself in order to explore the eerie abandoned space station. The games visual and atmosphere elements are just as strong as the core puzzle experience. In The Swapper players get the chance to explore a futuristic research facility and s... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(9 votes)
and-yet-it-moves

And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves offers a unique platform experience and was put together by the indie developer Broken Rules. The game was released in 2009 for Windows and Mac and eventually made its way to the Nintendo Wii in 2010 (WiiWare). The origins of the game start back as a science project which after... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(9 votes)
saira

Saira

Saira brings a 2D puzzle platform experience to your Windows computer and was released in late 2009. The game has multiple endings, unique art style and even includes a level editor within the game. Saira was developed Nicklas Nygren the same mind that has created many other similar puzzle base... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(8 votes)
nightsky

Nightsky

NightSky brings you a puzzle adventure game mixed with some action elements to deliver a well paced game. The game focuses on creating on a visually intriguing experience through a unique world. NightSky was first released on the Windows platform in early 2011 and since its success has expanded... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(8 votes)
braid

Braid

Braid mixes the puzzle and platform genre to create a unique experience that has been highly praised by critics since release. The game originally launched on the Xbox 360 platform and eventually made its way to Windows, Mac and PlayStation. In Braid players take control of Tim as he attempts t... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(8 votes)