Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (809 reviews) - 90% of the 809 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,560 reviews) - 94% of the 17,560 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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Renefoetsie
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
Even though I already had the PS3 version of LIMBO, when it was free on steam I decided to play it again. It's rather short, but the gameplay and the atomsphere are amazing. For the $10 pricetag I'd say it's a bit steep, but if you love 2D platformers/puzzle games and don't mind some eerie stuff, this is the game for you.
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sherrdz
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
thanks steam <3
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Father_Russia
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
Just buy this game and play it. You won't regret it.
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ChAoTic_MaYhEm
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
LIMBO is a very interesting game. Instead of telling a story, it just plops you into the game with puzzles that you think might be easy. But in reality, it requires some thinking and some critical timing. LIMBO is also an intersting game for it's visuals. Instead of going for a colorful world it goes with this black and white textures with very little bright colors.

If you love puzzle games. I strongly recommend LIMBO. If your unsure, you can try out the demo.
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메이코패스
8.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
great game worth getting! the art style and feel of the game is unique and interesting. However, don't expect this game to hold your hand! I often got stuck multiple times and had to look online for clues on how to solve the puzzles. If you like puzzle platformers this is the game for you. Even if you don't (like me) this game is still an amazing game that has so many secret meanings.
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Lelouch
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Very challenging puzzles and an extraordinary creepy atmosphere.
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Galecko
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Scared
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Ulimate
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
sad
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nananana BATMAN!!
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
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.
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mjartanjakub27
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Libo is a haunting and sometimes scary game that will leave a mark on you when you play it. It is an unforgettanle expirience that can not be recreated. Short... yes. But in the same time long enough.. if you know what I mean.
Have fun :D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I'm not a big fan of Indie games, but this game is awesome!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Product received for free
At first I though it's a lovely little puzzle game, but when I saw guts and gore and dead body flying around I changed my mind. Puzzles are fun at start, at the end they become much harder. I had problems with knowing that something is usable, with precise timing of actions and with necessity to watch how boy's body is dismembered.
The game is not bad, so I can't press the "Not recommended" button.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
I've always heard of good things about Limbo, but it never piqued my interest enough to buy it until I got it from the HB Store. It's an atmospheric platformer with a minimalist approach to just about everything. When you start the game, you're just shown a little boy in the middle forest, and from there you take over. The main character can only move around, jump, and do certain actions if they're near certain objects such as pull a lever or press a button. There isn't much of a story and it's mostly left up to interpretation but I'm sure that was done on purpose.

If there's one thing that I can truly appreciate about this game it's overall look of the game and the atmosphere it's able to give off. The devs did such a great job making you feel alone as you travel throughtout the game. They did a good job making me feel anxious and even scared as I went through some levels. HOWEVER this is game is far from a masterpiece, it isn't perfect. I was enjoying the game very much until the later half of the game when it changed its approach on level design. They start introducing new gimmicks such as gravity which really put a damper on the game for me personally. It wasn't difficult, but it didn't mesh well with what the game did so well in the first half.

I got my enjoyment out of one playthrough which lasted me about 3.5 hours. I don't feel the need to go back for another playthrough unless I want to get the achievements or eventually forget how the scripted events go. I would recommend getting this on sale unless you are 100% positive that you will do multiple playthroughs for this game since the game is a bit on the short side for 10 dollars.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Cuando te encontras con un juego como Limbo te das cuenta que ya no es solo que los videojuegos forman parte del Arte, sino que estos pueden formar parte de esas obras únicas, a las que llamamos, obra maestra. Sí, Limbo es una obra maestra, un juego de puzzles en plataformas, con una estética y apartado gráfico únicos, el juego pone a prueba tu habilidad y a la vez te regala un paseo visual digno de un cuadro de exposición de alto coste.
Una obra de arte maestra suele pagarse millones, pero es que hasta los devs pusieron este grandioso juego de forma gratuita para añadirlo a nuestra biblioteca, de forma abierta y desinteresada, para que más gente lo pueda jugar.
El sonido esta muy bien logrado, los efectos en pantalla, particulas, desenfoques, animaciones en general, todo esta perfectamente cuidado a lujo de detalle.
Sí, te lo recomiendo, si no lo conseguiste gratis, pagalo... pensa que hay gente que pagó por el overwatch 60 euros, porque no gastar un poquito, en algo tan grande como este juego?

Si tengo que poner un puntaje, le doy un 10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
Caveat: Steam offered this program for free sometime during or around the last Steam Sale. That's the only reason I have it. It's a platformer, and, in general, I don't like platformers. I don't like the time pressure the game puts on me at various locations. I don't like the jump/miss/die/repeat activity to get through the puzzles. I don't like the "discovery by death" methodology used in the puzzles.

But, realizing that those are personal preferences, I've got to admit that from a technical perspective, it's a well done game. The visuals, though basically a shadow-play, are all good, the controls (once you figure them out) are simple, and the checkpoints are close enough that the constant dying isn't too onerous. At a technical level, my only real issue is that there's no explanation for why everything and everyone in the game is trying to kill the player.

It took me 6.3 hours to play the game with all Achievements except for the final big one (play it through in one setting with 5 or fewer deaths). Since I don't like platformers, I doubt I'll ever try to get that last Achievement. So, at my dollar an hour metric, I'd say anything below $6 would be a great price (and since I got it for free, I can't complain). So, I'm recommending it (with reservations).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
LIMBO is a side scroller puzzle game, developed and published by Playdead (creators of the spiritual successor, INSIDE). I cannot say much about this game's review so let's talk about gameplay, art style and theme of the game. I got this game for free when Playdead announced LIMBO would be free to celebrate their latest release, INSIDE (you should check it out, yo). You play as a lost boy who mysteriously arrived in the forest without explanation (You can interpret things what is going on). The theme of the game is monochromatic with minimalistic feel (no HUD or anything at all) and disturbing content. You come across with puzzles as you progress throughout the game and they are clever design that made stupidly easy and also required timing and reaction time. This game is very difficult than it would be. The soundtrack is well designed as well. The duration of this game is short (at least 3 and a half or less than that if you are speed runner player).

+ Pros
+ Level Design
+ Mystery Story in your own interpretation
+ Monochrome with minimalistic art style
+ Immersive Sound Design
+ Pacing

- Cons
- There's nothing negative about this game (unless you whinge about the difficulty of the game, so feel free to put that as a con for some)

Overall, this game is such a great game. The best platform game I have ever played. The level design, mystery story, the minimalistic art style and clever puzzle design made me push forward to finish the game. You can go back and start a new game again to find the secret eggs or finish the game at minimum 5 deaths, in order to get achievements. I highly recommend this game, it's a 10 out of 10, a highly recommended game to play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Product received for free
A very nice platform game, the artwork, the puzzles and concept is good but not great. Quite nice sounds, blends quite nicely with the environment. Played it on both Android and PC.

8/10 : One time go, satisfactory and yes i received this game when it was free for a day, so no hate.

Peace
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Colour blind mario
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
Got the game for free.A fun and small game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
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.
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