Honorable Mention: Inside
It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Starting with a few runner ups, let’s look back at the games that had the best story and narratives from this year and our 2016 winner! See the full list of award categories here.
Note: Minor story spoilers exist for this entire article. Developed by Playdead, the folks who brought us the fantastic Limbo, Inside tells a pretty darn horrifying story – something you might’ve already expected just from looking at its dreary minimalist visuals. Inside doesn’t rely on spoken dialogue, and instead encourages you to glean and infer its plot and messages from what is presented onscreen.
There’s a dark kind of humor to be found in Inside, and it’s all (relatively speaking) fun and games right up until you reach its shocking ending. The game’s method of storytelling and ambiguous ending might not be for everyone, but Inside appreciates subtlety above all else. There’s something to be said about a video game with a plot that sits with you for days without the need for any words at all.