Experience gaming's wildest ending for less than $2

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Steam is throwing a sale on its puzzle games right now, offering all sorts of great deals and throwing in a few demos to boot. There's some great stuff up for grabs—some of our favourite games are under $10 right now, and checking out Viewfinder's demo is an absolute must. One of the best deals we've sniffed out so far, though, is being able to nab our 2016 Best Shortform Game for less than $2.

Playdead's atmospheric puzzle platformer Inside is only $1.99 / £1.69 until May 1. That's a huge 90% off for Limbo's spiritual successor, and well worth the price for an absolute rollercoaster of an experience. It's the cheapest the game's ever been in dollars, though those in the UK will find it's 20p more than SteamDB's lowest recorded price point. 

It's a pretty short game clocking in at around four hours, but offers one of the wildest endings in gaming. I won't spoil it here, but it was significant and powerful enough to earn our 2016 award for Best Shortform Game, while stirring up tons of discussion among our writers and editors. Former PC Gamer staffer Samuel Roberts called it "A four hour journey into an unusual, cruel and consistently surprising world," while Phil Savage said "As a puzzle, it's pretty good—although falls foul of Playdead's usual fondness for trial-and-error. As an atmospheric experience, though, it's marvellous." 

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.