Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (4,572 reviews) - 93% of the 4,572 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (14,566 reviews) - 94% of the 14,566 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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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
NICE! i think its very good and interesting game and can u send me 1 limbo gift for my friend he dont have money to buy and he want to play :P
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but why :(
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Finished this game 5 years ago. Only to find out now I did not. DING!
10/10
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CoheteRojo
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
This was a fun puzzle game. With the mood it sets I definitely recommend that you play it in the dark. I was able to finish it in two sittings. With how quickly it went and how it has virtually zero replay value, I don't think it's worth the 10$ price tag. Though, it's constantly on sale, so pick it up when it's cheap and have yourself a fun little time.
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AlternatiVe
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
best game evaaaah
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kumarsa49
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Boring. Barely any story. The gameplay is boring and remains relatively simple for most of the game. Gets more boring as time goes on. Atmosphere is okay but not enough to save the game. There is a good chance you got this game for free but I wouldn't waste my time. I wish I hadn't.
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AirDrifter
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
LIMBO is an amazing game with a unique atmosphere, it's dark and has some horror elements implemented into the game, it's puzzle are fun and not to difficult to have you stuck at one place for to long, the way it also tells a story without saying anything is something I see as hard to accomplish, I'm not a 2D fan but I found this game to be very entertaining and it's in my recommended games
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watafu
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pretty short game but a very enjoyable experience, the controls are very simple: move, jump and grab, however the puzzles are increasingly complex and creative. Enjoy figuring out the story. 10/10
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kstew
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Insanely atmospheric, beautiful in a very haunting sort of way.
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Judy Hopps Has A Thick Booty
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Honestly, I don't know what to say for this game. On one hand, this game is beautiful, creative, one of a kind, and it makes you think. On the other hand, this game is the spawn of satan, it requires pin point timing for a lot of the puzzles, and sometimes the puzzle doesn't make any sense. I had fun whilst playing this, but at one point, I literally cried out of frustration because I couldn't get the timing right. So, unless you want to waste 2 1/2 hours getting angry, don't get it.
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Sir Azura
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
If you like little to no story with lots of frustrating and unforgiving puzzles, this game is for you. LIMBO has a cool ambiance and art style... that's about it. There's no naration, the character doesn't speak at all, you traverse random landscape after random landscape of some dystopian black and white h*ll hole with no explanation as to what's happening or why you're here. And also, screw whoever thought brain burrowing parasites was a cool idea. There's no way to avoid them, they're annoying as f**k, and they're disgusting. You get some white p.o.s. that lands on your head and burrows into it; which makes you go whichever direction it pleases until you find some sort of light sorce to burn it to make you turn around. THEN you have to find another nasty insect thing to rip it out of your head and eat it... as if it wasn't hard enough to figure out what the h*ll was going on or what you're suppose to be doing. I'm glad I got this game for free from some one day random Steam deal cause if I spent money on it, I'd be asking for a refund. The ending was also the epitome of the term anti-climactic that made the reason for you being there more or less confusing depending on how you interpret it as well as the whole game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
322 of 346 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 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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242 of 291 people (83%) found this review helpful
107 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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100 of 125 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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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
9 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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49 of 57 people (86%) 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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27 of 33 people (82%) 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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35 of 50 people (70%) 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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17 of 19 people (89%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 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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18 of 25 people (72%) 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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