The Beast Inside is a survival horror developed by Polish studio Illusion Ray founded by ex-members of The Farm 51, Fuero Games and Platige Image.
In The Beast Inside the player assumes the role of Adam, a CIA analytic. Together with his wife Emma he moves to the country to work on breaking the code that could determine the outcome of the Cold War and enable the United States to win. Soon after arriving he finds the diary of Nicolas – a Civil War soldier who lived in the same place a century ago. The soldier was trying to find his missing father. During the investigation, he encountered paranormal events which he described in the journal. Now his terrifying memories are becoming a reality, forcing Adam to fight for his life.
The action in The Beast Inside is presented from a first-person perspective. During the game the players assume the role of two characters – Adam and Nicolas. This enables the players to learn about the events that occurred during different periods and to explore two versions of same locations. The developers of The Beast Inside prepared a few varied locations as part of a half-open world. The locations include house of the protagonist, swamps and an abandoned inn. Because the game is a horror, the locations are usually dark and filled with unpleasant surprises. Sometimes items begin to move on their own, ghosts might appear in front of the player and the enemies can attack at any time. The enemies can be dealt with in a few ways. The main ones are hiding or escaping. It is also possible to shoot them with a revolver, although the ammunition supplies are always low. Because of that, it is better to take advantage of players’ surroundings.
The gameplay isn’t limited to exploration and combat. During the adventure, the players can encounter various problems. This includes safe-cracking riddles. They force players to examine every corner of the locations in search of old writings that can point them to a solution.
The Beast Inside was developed by using Unreal Engine 4. Together with photogrammetry, this provides high-quality graphics that at times might seem photorealistic.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 480 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R9 270 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit