Inside is out tomorrow on the Xbox One. The follow up to Playdead’s first critically-acclaimed success, Limbo, has been subject of rave reviews over recent hours. The game has performed so well with critics that it has actually found itself as the highest rated Xbox One console exclusive of all time with a 92-rating on review aggregator Metecritic.

The game sits in third in Xbox One’s overall, multi-platform leaderboard, sitting just behind Grand Theft Auto V and Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain. It’s incredible to think that an indie dev has reached such heights, managing to top games like Overwatch and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. It’s testament to the quality of Playdead’s atmospheric platformers.

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What’s also interesting is that the game that Inside overtakes as Xbox One’s highest rated exclusive game is also a side-scrolling indie game in Ori and the Blind Forest which is followed by Forza Motorsport 6.

Limbo did eventually end up on PlayStation 4 and a host of other platforms, so fingers are crossed for PlayStation gamers like me that the exclusivity won’t last too long. We’ll let you know if anything changes on that front with Inside. Regardless, we want to wish our congratulations to Playdead for doing so well with very little resources, perhaps pioneering the essence of creating successful indie games.

  • Random guy

    I know what u mean about hopeing it comes to ps4 as an xbox gamer it sucks that I can’t play the witness or fire watch all because I don’t own a pc or the console that everybody loves

  • Random guy

    I know what u mean about hopeing it comes to ps4 as an xbox gamer it sucks that I can’t play the witness or fire watch all because I don’t own a pc or the console that everybody loves

  • Morganfell

    It is on the PC on July the 7th. Therefore it isn’t an exclusive. You can call it a console exclusive for now if you wish, but to call it simply an exclusive is misleading.

    • J.j. Barrington

      I doubt they care.

  • Morganfell

    It is on the PC on July the 7th. Therefore it isn’t an exclusive. You can call it a console exclusive for now if you wish, but to call it simply an exclusive is misleading.

    • J.j. Barrington

      I doubt they care.

  • J.j. Barrington

    I’m sure you know this, but this game is NOT an exclusive.

    • WryMouthX

      Console Exclusive.

      • J.j. Barrington

        It’s not even that.

        • Deadred

          Yes it is

          • J.j. Barrington

            Given the dev said to expect the same platform presence as their other games… no, it’s not.

            • Deadred

              Given the fact that it is currently only available on one console, with no other console versions mentioned on the website or wiki, it is the very definition of “console exclusive”. What may happen in the future will happen in the future, but with no specific details regarding any other console releases, as it stands right now the game is exclusive to one console.

              • DanielSmith

                no one cares dude, this shit runs on any 2007 laptop. Literally anyone in 2016 can play it

  • J.j. Barrington

    I’m sure you know this, but this game is NOT an exclusive.

    • WryMouthX

      Console Exclusive.

      • J.j. Barrington

        It’s not even that.

        • Deadred

          Yes it is

          • J.j. Barrington

            Given the dev said to expect the same platform presence as their other games… no, it’s not.

            • Deadred

              Given the fact that it is currently only available on one console, with no other console versions mentioned on the website or wiki, it is the very definition of “console exclusive”. What may happen in the future will happen in the future, but with no specific details regarding any other console releases, as it stands right now the game is exclusive to one console.

              • DanielSmith

                no one cares dude, this shit runs on any 2007 laptop. Literally anyone in 2016 can play it

  • Bilal Prince-Ali

    i HATE how these ‘indie darlings’ ALWAYS get ridiculously high reviews… if these same games were developed and published by big publishers you think people would even care!? FUCK NO.. The first things people would say is “oh why isnt ‘X’ developer using their time to continue making ‘Y’ game series man! Wasting time and resources on these smaller projects!” and those games wouldnt be getting these ridiculously high reviews for their simple gameplay! And this goes for ALL these indie games.. on PS4 too.. games like Limbo & Flower.. it’s soo annoying man AND more importantly quite unfair

  • Bilal Prince-Ali

    i HATE how these ‘indie darlings’ ALWAYS get ridiculously high reviews… if these same games were developed and published by big publishers you think people would even care!? FUCK NO.. The first things people would say is “oh why isnt ‘X’ developer using their time to continue making ‘Y’ game series man! Wasting time and resources on these smaller projects!” and those games wouldnt be getting these ridiculously high reviews for their simple gameplay! And this goes for ALL these indie games.. on PS4 too.. games like Limbo & Flower.. it’s soo annoying man AND more importantly quite unfair

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