Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.
Apple Design Award Winner.
What the press said:
“Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get.”
10/10 – Destructoid
“The game is a masterpiece.”
5/5 – GiantBomb
“Limbo is genius. Freaky, weird genius. Disturbing, uncomfortable genius.”
5/5 – The Escapist
“Dark, disturbing, yet eerily beautiful, Limbo is a world that deserves to be explored.”
5/5 – Joystiq
Winner of more than 100 awards, including:
Gameinformer’s “Best Downloadable”
Gamespot’s “Best Puzzle Game”
Kotaku’s “The Best Indie Game”
GameReactor’s “Digital Game of the Year”
Spike TV’s “Best Independent Game”
X-Play’s “Best Downloadable Game”
IGN’s “Best Horror Game”
Improvements and minor bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Limbo is a gripping blend of stark, haunting landscapes, bizarre characters, and unsettling sounds. With clever puzzle design, an intriguing narrative, and an excellent touch-screen control system, it’s as rewarding to play as it is interesting to look at and listen to.
Unravel: Morbid Edition
If you’ve played Unravel, you’ll notice a lot of similarities in Limbo; a cute character in an unknown world, solving puzzles to progress through the beautiful, dream-like landscape. The difference here is that Limbo takes it one step further and let’s you die. Now, I don’t mean die like “oops I messed up and have to go back to try again. I mean like, “caught in a bear trap with blood splattering” die. The thing is... it’s beautiful. It’s not red blood and gore, but you definitely have moments where you say, “oh wow.”
I’ve only been playing for less than two hours, and I’m in love with the game. My ONLY complaint is that the controls feel too touchy. To move, you slightly drag your finger in the direction you want to move. But there are times when you need to get close to harmful items to move them, but you accidentally nudge too much and end up dying. I feel like an option to have a small directional pad in the corner of the screen would be easier. However, this is a minor annoyance rather than a game-breaker.
I hope you enjoy the game as much as I am!
It met my expectations, and then some...
I am a game developer myself and while I will acknowledge that some of the art and graphics of Limbo inspired some that in my first game “Rubberband Stan,” I never actually played Limbo. I read reviews about it saying that the controls were frustrating at times but I did not experience that. In fact, I felt the controls for the iOS mobile version were nearly flawless for what the game is. You could even use just one finger (or thumb) if you wanted to—though it’s easier to use two. I do expect that this game has a very narrow target market. Basically, if you enjoyed games like “Another World” (also called “Out of This World”) or perhaps the very first “Prince of Persia” on PC, then this game is for you!! There were certainly times that I felt “stuck” and I eventually “cheated” by watching bits of walkthrough videos, but it was at no fault of the developers of the game—I was really just too lazy and/or impatient to figure things out. Overall, Limbo was a great experience and exceeded my expectations, which were high to begin with!!!!
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- 133.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2021 Playdead
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