Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (454 reviews) - 90% of the 454 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,477 reviews) - 94% of the 17,477 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011

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“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

About This Game

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

System Requirements

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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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This game is a 2D game, a simple game, but it's a masterpiece. This game makes your brain work, it makes you be concentrated, sometimes panicked, sometimes calm.

The only thing that bothered me was the fact that you can not set the audio volume lower. The loud audio at some chapters of the game became pretty annoying a few times.

Overall, this is a great game where you have to set your mind to. It is worth the price if you are into these kind of games. But even if you aren't. It is still an amazing game.

9/10
Sweep
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Product received for free
If you play LIMBO, you will want to smash your keyboard, screen, mouse, everything! That's how I felt about the game. Jokes aside, this game is amazing, you will be frustrated by every puzzle, but you still enjoy yourself.

The chapters are really great and they are always changing, the best one however, has to be the bonus level/puzzle, collect all 10 eggs with the help of a guide and see for yourself.


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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Limbo is an incredible achievement. Very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant. It belongs in everybody's collection. The journey may be over too quickly, but you will be entertained every minute. This is one of my favorite games.

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88 / 100 Metascore
8.1 / 10 User Score
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Hello darkness my old friend...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Amazing Game completed it in 4,7 hours could probably be faster if i would give it a second try because some of the puzzles were really hard tho :P and to figure them out took me a long time xD. But anyways loved the gameplay, story, puzzles and music so much. This is probably one of the best indie games made by a great company, who i heard released another indie game called INSIDE (which im definitely going to buy now), if you like indie games and especially ones with great a great story and with great and challenging puzzles you should definitely give this game a try, I'm telling you, you won't regret this decision :)!

10/10 Would defintely play it again! :)!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
A classic party game that everyone can enjoy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
TL;DR Limbo is a Puzzle / Platformer that is quite tricky
Rating: 7/10

Pros:

+Short: Doesn't overstay it's welcom
+Interesting Mechanics: Each puzzle starts fairly simply, then eventually ramps up into something quite challenging
+Aesthetics: The black and White aesthetics is consistant and quite thought provoking
+Achievements mean something: The achievements can be quite tricky to get to, even if you know where they are, especially the hidden achievement

Cons:
-Short: The game for me quite abruptly ends after You crash through the wall at the end and find your sister under the tree which sort of made me feel underwhelmed at how the ending played out and disappointed in how the game loops back around to the forest quickly after the factory area
-Non-intuitive Puzzles: Some puzzles require knowledge you can only gain AFTER you have died a few times in an area, which makes it extremely tricky to get the under 5 deaths achievement on the first playthrough without resorting to a walkthrough

NOTE: I got this game for free as part of the give-away on the Steam Store page
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
The black and white style the game is just adds to how errie and Atmospheric it is, very quiet throught but again thats what makes this gaeme so good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
The primary character in Limbo is a nameless boy, who awakens in the middle of a forest on the "edge of hell" (the game's title is taken from the Latin limbus, meaning "edge"). It is a place in Latin Mythology, in which there is a heaven and hell, and Limbo is a place between those two destinations. It is a place that is believed to be reached if you sin, but not enough to be determined to go in Heaven nor Hell. Ergo, they aren't bad enough to go to Hell, but not good enough to reach Heaven. The idea is supposed to be mild punishment; hence all of the obstacles and puzzles. Whilst seeking his missing younger sister, he encounters only a few human characters who either attack him, run away, or are dead. The information above was eventually confirmed by the creators. Nothing more, nothing less.

I love this game I hate spiders and I taught one a lesson
I am literally the worst at puzzles by far, but this game actually made me feel good about myself for about 2 minutes time, which was nice lmao. The dark atmosphere is a bit frightening at first, but you get used to seeing it after a while.

Even so, the black and white tints make it a really unique experience, and I always feared for the next puzzle. The puzzles were actually really well done, and definitly made me think to the point I may or may not have gotten a headache, and the achievements were satisfying to get.

I just wish this came with some steam cards to collect, since it would be pretty cool; but otherwise I can't complain too much. Totally going to get their next game: INSIDE next, and you should too.

Honestly, this game changed my opinion on the word "limbo" now. I like it :>
10/10 would Limbo again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Product received for free
LIMBO
LIMBO is an adventure puzzle game from Playdead studio. It is from 2011 but that is secondary information because graphics is not so necessary.

I like this game. It was something differrent. The colors made me to think in very pesimistic way. You see only black, white and gray shapes. There are some strange sounds and BANG!!! You died. Some ending puzzles are really hard.

7,5/10
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Arjent3
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
If chell was a boy and had no portal gun, depression, no robots but spiders and other creepy ♥♥♥♥ instead, and a sister
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J0J3QU
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
It is a pretty short game. I finished it in two hours, though I still have some achievements to get. Nevertheless I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves atmospheric games. The sound is just amazing and it fits perfectly with the dark and dangerous world of Limbo. I would recommend that you pick it up when it's on sale, seeying how it isn't a very lengthy game, but you should definitely pick it up.
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Steth
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Stupid gimmicky puzzle game. the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ controls add a challenge that the creator couldnt make with his 4th grade puzzles.
You will solve the puzzle well before you can actually complete it evey single time because of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ slow responsive controls
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Cheez Grater
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Very unique game. Shows that graphics don't make good gameplay.

+ Simple to play.
+ Hidden easter eggs with bonus level.
+ Not too easy or hard.

- Only one boss?
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Slim Shady
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Fun
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trololol_trolson
2.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
What i really don't like is how some of the puzzles cannot be solved by logic and thought, but only with trial and error. Besides, the puzzles are not that cool, I've found better in other games. And finally, the story is not clear. Open to your own interpretation? well, there's not much to base your interpretation on, so not worth to think of one for me.

Meh, not recommended.
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Younes
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
Product received for free
A very nice game, although it's not a really modern one, I really enjoyed playing it and did really like it, although It gets boring if you play it for long, it really is enjoyable, aswell as it is a game that requires thinking well and using mind, imagination in order to progress, I highly recommend it.
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srikanthmadh
12.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
Great puzzles and mechanics. Gore deaths. Nothing much in terms of story. The story set up with villain boys were great, but did not lead anywhere nor conclude. The normal price tag seems high for a game in this genre, but it’s a must have if on sale. A different and satisfying puzzle game.
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Ryan
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
it's 5-H-1-T.









(jk m9 tis is bzt gem evah, u cna jmp n fkn push smthg on shtty place in de_world i r8 it 5/8)
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Darker
2.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Good 2D platform puzzler. Some puzzles are quite challenging and the game does not hold your hand or help you in any way, however the quick respan and frequent autosaves after each puzzle allow you to keep trying until you figure it out.
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