The normal ending to Inside doesn’t really feel like a proper ending. There’s some finality to be sure, but you just don’t feel as though you righted the wrong and stopped the evil that you witnessed. That’s where the secret ending comes into play, which helps to alleviate some of those issues.
To see the secret ending, you first need to find and disable all 14 secret power orbs hidden throughout the game. We’ve detailed where to find each orb in our complete walkthrough, or you can check out a more streamlined version that only touches on the orb locations.
Once you have disabled all 14 orbs, pause the game and access the Load menu. Load the seventh checkpoint, which is right outside the cornfield. If you remember the first time you ran through here, there’s a hatch hidden toward the far right side of the cornfield. Open the hatch and head down the ladder below.
When you reach the bottom, head to the right and access the lever. Push the lever with the following sequence: Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Right, Right, Up, Up, Up, Right, Left, Left, Left. Put the sequence in correctly and the door to the right opens. Continue to the right and lift the gate at the very end, then pull the cord out of the wall to get the secret ending to the game.
At this point all of the secret orbs are reset, which means you’ll have to go back and collect them all again if you wish to see the secret ending a second time. Luckily all of your checkpoints remain, so you won’t have to go through the entire game from start to finish. You can just go to the checkpoints closest to each orb to collect them again. However, if you’d like to go through the enture game again, be sure to check out our full walkthrough and guide.