Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (8,203 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011

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"Simple, yet that won't trouble you. Deep, yet easy to play or let go whenever you want to. Limbo is a gorgeous dark experience."

Reviews

“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

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About This Game

Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 150MB
    • Video Card: 5 years or younger. Integrated graphics and very low budget cards may not work. Shader Model 3.0 required
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    Please be advised that LIMBO only runs Macs produced in 2009 and onwards.
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 150MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 12.04 or later, or otherwise compatible Linux distribution.
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 150MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM
Helpful customer reviews
83 of 89 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
It's your common platformer puzzle game... made by satan.
Honestly, this game was a little bit of a disappointment when it comes to the "puzzles", I found them quite easy, I saw a lot of hype a few years ago about this game so I thought it was pretty hard.
Also the story is short, it only took me 3 hours to beat it, and an extra hour to look for a couple of achievements..
On the other hand, though, this game is rather unique, both in terms of art and story, which makes this game really worth playing, just not worth the 10€ it costs.
I'd suggest you to buy this game when it's on sale (Like I did) because 3/4 hours of gameplay is not worth 10€. (I'm a cheapskate, I know.)
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80 of 94 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Skip along through the nightmare land
To the beat of the Limbo band
Get it goin, the water flowin’
And by the way, ya can’t swim.

All the people ya meet are rude
Plus the spider who thinks you’re food
Do whatever, you’re here forever
In short it feels a bit grim.

Limbo! Limbo!
Come get stuck in Limbo!
Limbo! Limbo!
No one can hear you cry.
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47 of 50 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
A game as intuitive and creative as it is cold, lonely, and bleak. The young boy's journey through the darkness and the many threats hidden throughout it is a breathtaking experience. Beautiful artwork and a physics system that lends itself very well to the maze of masterfully crafted puzzles makes every mistake a brutal consequence, but encourages a learning attitude. A near perfect, and emotionally moving game I would play again in a heartbeat. 4.5/5
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68 of 91 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Using dead childrens bodies to survive.
10/10 would play again
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Grim journey somewhere between the worlds.

It's about:
  • anxiety, tension, fear, darkness and macabre atmosphere;
  • jumping and solving puzzles.

Why you should play this:
  • you like horror games (try it even if you don't like horror games);
  • you like platformers and puzzles;
  • thoughtful level-design with hidden areas;
  • small details in level's enviroment, a lot of shades - game doesn't look simplistic due to using only 2 colors;
  • great sound effects;
  • tricky, but simple puzzles.

Why you may not like it
  • it's difficult to make yourself start to play - game looks too melancholy;
  • black-white design sometimes does not allow to define where's active object and where's just a scenery;
  • despite the fact that puzzles are mostly simple you can stick because it's not always clear what the puzzle is - it's like cracking unfinished riddle.

Lack of colours, no dialogs, no intro or outro, no word at all and, yet, such unbeleivable level of expression.
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