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 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!
What a cool game! Other reviews said it was worth the money, and I’d have to say I agree. It was really refreshing to have such a nice blend of environmental puzzles and hand-eye coordination as a change of pace from the more traditional room-escape games (though “The Room” still holds a special place in my heart😬). The atmosphere was engrossingly stark, inducing a rather somber mood with occasional moments of panic while trying to avoid disaster, the disasters being horrifically “cute”. I absolutely recommend playing this game. Just be careful of sweaty fingers, as they tended to make my split-second decisions a little frustrating sometimes (the game can be really intense!). Looking forward to the second installment as well.
- LIMBO ApS / Playdead ApS
- 136 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Playdead
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