Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (498 reviews) - 91% of the 498 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,439 reviews) - 94% of the 17,439 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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Red_Owl
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Basically a game where everything is black and white and you are a kid in a nightmare so go survive and make me proud cause this game rocks! ^_^
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Louvelune
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
So, I've been raving about this game on other platforms as I played it… I still need that one last achievement for bragging rights, but now that's I've basically finished the game I thought I should sum it up for all to see…

The ONE and only reservation I have isn't even a fault of the game: it's just that the creepy atmosphere, especially the gruesome (quite fequent…) death animations might not be to everyone's taste. If that's a major turn-off for you, this is probably not a game you should buy.

But.

Otherwise: run for it. No hesitation.

I love how the puzzles work: a few are timing-sensitive, but most allow you the space and time to think things through, without the usual stress I get from games where I'm going to lose everything if I don't get it right instantly;

I love how the game saves at each new puzzle, so you don't get annoyed with having to replay what you already solved over and over again, just to get back to the last point you failed. Again, it makes the game much less pointlessly stressful, and more engaging. If I had to rerun everything ten times when I come across a more difficult obstacle, I doubt I would have gone through the whole thing so avidly…

I also loved the ambiance, both the black & white theme that makes the gory deaths less in-your-face and distasteful, nd the sounds-but-no-music… which became so OBVIOUS a choice in the very last chapter. <3

And finally: I LOVED that last chapter. It really feels like a reward, an encore for players furstrated to have reached the end. You want more? Oh boy, here's more… and then some. It's like a hot cup of good coffee after a luxurious meal.


In conclusion: I absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend this game to all who like situational puzzles (kind of like in Zelda games, but more elaborate since it's the core of the game), as long as watching your cute little dude getting smashed, impaled & decapitated every two minutes or so doesn't bother you. (Or, you can try avoiding deaths… but good luck with that on a first playthrough!)
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Luffy
7.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
Product received for free
Really a unique platform based game. puzzling and bit weired gameplay/story makes this game different from anyting else. I'm becamoing a fan of the developer group playdead.
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BocciardoLight
3.8 hrs
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.

Metacritic:
88 / 100 Metascore
8.1 / 10 User Score
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Franckey007
6.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Very well-built plateformer !
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Tiger DemonFox
2.5 hrs
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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Lunaoreitic
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
L for Limbo!
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Mr.Mysterious
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
this game is hard AF. can't even get passed the 4th part. but it's fun till you start to rage.
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Blue_Pie_Ninja
3.6 hrs
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.6 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
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 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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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Hello darkness my old friend...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Product received for free
Steam gave me this game for Free !!!
+1 to STEAM
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Limbo is a puzzle game set in a black-white coloured world which tends to get harder and darker the more you progress. The controls are basic, so you can get started right away without a big learning curve.

As I said, the puzzles you encounter get harder the further you are into the game, which is a good way to introduce the player into the type gameplay that Limbo offers and how the players can interact with the world and the environment.

More about the puzzles; They are quite unique and the sometimes disturbing or gruesome solutions for them are not what you'd expect. This in combination with the perfect matching atmospheric audio (Which are even a must to complete some puzzles. Dont turn them off!) can/will give you some moments of scare. But that only makes the game feel more alive.

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
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Dark and depressing. With some very challenging parts.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Product received for free
A deep immersive game that will make you giggle at the creativity of the solution for each puzzle ^^

9/10 would get this game for free again :D

And the artwork is simply beautiful :)
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