Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (481 reviews) - 90% of the 481 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,471 reviews) - 94% of the 17,471 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

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
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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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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
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.

Metacritic:
88 / 100 Metascore
8.1 / 10 User Score
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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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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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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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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
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Product received for free
Esxcellent, but odd
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Great indie platformer.
Simple and straight forward gameplay, good story.
Worth every cent.
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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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Cam
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Product received for free
A friend recommended this game and said "He will die more than once". And that is all I have to say about this game.
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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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C Williamson
7.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Look, I know this game is super-popular and everything... but I dunno. I kinda found it a little boring and tedious? I'm two or three stages away from finishing the game, and am having a hard time summoning up the willpower to slog through the rest of this repetitive bore of a game.

Sorry, guys. File this away under "Not For Me."
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