Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.
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 Reviews
Fiendish Fun….Very Challenging!!
I was looking for a game to intrigue me with its design, challenge, and physics. Limbo has it all. It is the type of game that requires patience to work through all the puzzles. It also tests your hand-eye coordination,,.altho' the controls are simple, you must have perfect timing to execute some of the maneuvers. What pleases me the most is the 'Aha Factor'…after almost giving up on some of the puzzles, you get that moment where it all makes sense, and try to show your solution. In some cases, it requires several attempts to get the correct result. There was only one puzzle that completely baffled me, even when I saw the walk thru solution. It's great to have the walkthru's avaliable to guide you, since sometimes you would swear that some of the puzzles can't be done. But thanks to the ingenious creators, everything does make sense in the end. This is not a game for young children, as the graphics can be unsettling. After seeing the boy get eviscerated, decapitated, or fall to his 'death' over and over, you can get a grin at how such events can serve you as entertainment. Thank goodness there are no vocalizations of pain or groans from the boy….just the occasional splat, or sizzle. ….and no gory blood. The gruesome details are not the draw here….it's the challenge and the fun. Definitely worth the $10.
I rarely play video games, but was drawn in by its art style and I had heard great things about it from my friends who played it on the Xbox360. So I bought it as a hesitant whim as a way to pass time, unsure of whether or not I could understand any of the puzzles without help. I thought it would take a toll on my MacBook Air but the game ran fine, since I only played a few chapters at a time.
I'm surprised the game has an excellent soundtrack that matches its art. Definitely best to hear with earphones on while sitting in a dark room.
I really enjoyed the simplicity of the gameplay: easy to learn and nothing too confusing to remember. I thought the puzzles would become more dull and repetitive, but I was astonished by how wrong I was. The puzzle designs suitably reflected the atmosphere of the game. The lack of text for the story allowed me to draw my own thoughts of how each puzzle fit into the game's story description. I think the playing time is enough for it to be considered a reasonably priced game.
So deep and immersive.
This game is definitely a keeper. I don't write reviews very often about games but I am now. This game seriously deserves it. This puzzle game is easily the most amazing one of it's kind. It's extremely simple in controls and aspect but relatively challenging in applying to the numerous puzzles scattered in the plains of Limbo. The ambience is dark and ominous and you never know when a trap might be sprung on our young hero. The graphics can sometimes lag but that can be easily fixed as restarting the app and getting back into your game takes less than 30 seconds. :) After completing this game, the ending (and overal storyline) is very open to interpretation which makes this game different for many people. This puzzle will have you gripping your seat at times and stumped on tough puzzles at others. Such a compelling game that I don't have enough words to describe. Thanks for the marvelous game guys. I really hope to see more games of this high calliber soon. :)
- LIMBO ApS / Playdead ApS
- 87.4 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Playdead
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