Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (3,852 reviews) - 93% of the 3,852 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (13,834 reviews) - 94% of the 13,834 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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SaKata GinToki :D #FT Derank
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
One Of The Best....
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Skidushe ツ
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
This game is rather dark but fun, best platformer I've ever played, and looking into deeper meanings of the loosley tied together world is facinating and sad :'( 10/10
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Ya Boi Siggy Freud
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Great game! The design is beautiful and the puzzles fit perfectly into the storyline. Definitely makes you think. The player movement is cool, too.
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Dimanator
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Limbo is a decent game but the platforming is not that difficult - at most it resembles world one of Super Meat Boy. The story isn't really present throughout, just at the beginning and end. If it wasn't for the steam page description it would not be clear what is going. I would recomend buying this short game if it is on sale, otherwise there are better games out there. Its not too bad, 6/10 stars.
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Hot Dog Gypsy
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Let me start this by saying the ambience, art and puzzles in this game are amazing.

However I couldn't get over how awkward the controls felt at times. (I played using an Xbox 360 controller) I would have solved a puzzle in my head and when I attempted to execute the solution I would fail due to the controls. On many occasions this lead to me looking up a guide only to see what I was trying to do was the correct solution but to execute with the controls was frustrating and unfun.

If you like puzzle platformers you should definitely pick up Limbo. My personal recommendation is no because the controls ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off that badly.
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Satirical Gamer
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Great Puzzle game! The fraphics adds the tension as it makes you feel like you're THERE! The puzzles are quite complex and get you thinking, great for a day when it's raining! Great Game!
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Sherekhan
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
50 Shades of Grey got nothing on this game. All jokes aside, Limbo is eerily beautiful. The puzzles can be very difficult, but are spaced out as to not become overwhelming at any point. I've been enjoying every minute of it, and it's easy to put it aside for a while and come back to it, picking up where you left off. Worth trying for sure.
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[eZdie] gateht
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Stylish barebones platformer. Not sure why it seems to run at 30fps though.
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EpicGuitar64
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
This is a great puzzle game that is easy to uderstand all it's mechanics, but still puzzleing enough to create a chalenge. It's good for both old and new gamers! It's a reletivly short game, but that doesn't mean it's not worth it to pick up!
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arash.amd
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Turning the limitations of a small Indy game into a strength, Limbo is short but fun, has a memorable art style and is a must play downloadable game. The visuals of Limbo are simple and effectively create an eerie atmosphere better than most AAA video games. The game play is simple but adequately fun, the game physics are great and there are some memorable little game moments found in Limbo. Less can be more which is a lesson that the rest of the industry should learn.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
298 of 321 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Even after all these years, LIMBO is still one of the greatest indie-game. It's hard to classify it: it's a platformer, but it will rarely require good timing; it's a puzzle game, but you won't spend hours trying to figure out solutions; it's a horror game, but there's no blood, no jumpscare, not even fear, just a disturbing atmosphere.

I wouldn't recommend this game if someone asked me to suggest a platformer, a puzzle game or a horror game. But for someone asking for something new and/or looking for a game with a peculiar atmosphere, I wouldn't hesitate one second. PLAY THIS GAME!
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232 of 280 people (83%) found this review helpful
101 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Bruh, it's free. As a simple Dutch man, I need to have it.



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it's a great game. Just buy get it. It's amazing fun.
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95 of 119 people (80%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Beautiful and Simple. just how things should be.
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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
very interesting game that it really need to use your mind , strongly recommend to buy and enjoy!
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
One of the best platformer puzzle games out there. The music, atmosphere & story makes it unique, so whether it's free or not it's a must to have.


PS. If you're color blinded person &/or love spiders this is your game.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Gorgeous, unique silhouette art style with incredible subtle lighting effects; amazing sound design that actually helps you play the game; surprisingly rich atmosphere for such a minimalistic game; great gameplay (after a bit of getting used to your character's more realistic maneuverability compared to most video game heroes); puzzles so clever you'll think Valve went 2d. And to top it all off, the hidden eggs and bonus level are that rare kind of super-fair, intuitive challenge, rather than over-the-top nonsense. The biggest gripe would be that there are a handful of points in the game where you have to simply wait around for a bit too long, but it's nothing major.

If you still haven't played this, give it a go. It's a small game with a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and everything about it just fits right.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
You are a boy searching for his missing sister. You wander through gloomy forests, explore forbidding caves and try to escape a industrial complex of whirring machines and smoke stacks – all painted in silhouette against the smoky greys of an old flickering film. It's amazing that such a simple approach can create such a nightmarish atmosphere.

'Simple' is an excellent word to sum up this indie platform game. From its monochrome presentation to its single sentence storyline, it creates a spare, deadly, lonely world, devoid of colour and distraction. You brave yawning landscapes with nothing but the rustling of your feet to keep you company. Large sections of the game are silent but for the occasional drip of water, or a cavernous echo, sometimes punctuated by fractured, urgent music, or footsteps racing into the distance. The only humans you come up against are hostile, chasing you away with spears and darts.

Everything in Limbo is out to harm you. From the moment the scenery come to life when that first giant spider-leg unfurls, a hundred times more menacing than it has any right to be, you're in world that doesn't want you there.

It's a meat grinder, coldly snapping beartraps around your fragile little frame, crumbling the boy into a pile of body parts. It stresses you into making mistakes: you know exactly what horrible thing is about to happen to your little ward when presented with a pressure plate and a crushing device.

Limbo's obstructions are grossly imaginative, requiring morbid solutions: one puzzle's resolution comes when you drag a corpse into a pool so you can use it as a bloated, floppy stepping stone to the other side. When not being chased by implacable spiders with a penchant for skewering bodies, you'll be feverishly searching for floating crates to ride as water rises above your ankles, or plucking the remaining leg off a maimed spider and rolling its body to block spikes and clamber to a ledge.

Limbo's initial morbid world of beartraps, corpses and ravenous arachnids eventually leads you into industrial levels, full of more conventional puzzles, such as gravity switches, elevators and even machinegun turrets. It's around this mark that the puzzles become far more frustrating, requiring precision timing to progress. You'll occasionally be reduced to a weeping mess of tears and tantrums, defeated by a straightforward but deadly puzzle that can only be overcome by getting everything just so.
I spent a lip-gnashing, keyboard smashing 20 minutes trying to run across a length of railway track before a descending minecart hit a switch to electrify the rails. Twenty damn minutes watching my boy judder as his tiny legs failed to make the last jump.

Your most horrific foes are the brain slugs, which drop from above and burrow into your skull. Once nestled in your cranium, they force you to stagger in one direction – normally straight into a pit of spikes.

Make no mistake: you're going to die. A lot. It's impossible to pass five minutes without succumbing to Limbo's sick snags. But finally realising the infuriatingly simple solutions and achieving that bloody jump will reward you with Portalsized feelings of smugness and relief.

It's a little disappointing to have waited a year for this game to get ported to PC only to find keyboard control is locked to the cursor keys, but in spite of that – and Limbo's short playtime (around three to five hours) – you simply cannot miss out on this darkly evocative experience. It has its frustrations, but it's a beautiful argument for games as art.

Limbo is a beautifully designed masterpiece of a platform game, that will chill, challenge and charm in equal measure. 8.5/10
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34 of 49 people (69%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
With beautiful art and a wonderfully crafted world, Limbo is one of those games which will stay in your memories.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Guess who is going to die first. Black one.10/10
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Beautiful art style and an amazing atmosphere. I finished the game in about 4 hours. Its kind of a platforming game, though it might not be exactly what you expect from a platformer. The puzzles aren't too difficult, but often require good timing.

I can't really say much else about it other than that I think the experience is worth 10 dollars.
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