Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (2,354 reviews) - 92% of the 2,354 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (16,803 reviews) - 94% of the 16,803 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

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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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
9/10 Good
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proplayer76 | CSGOPoints.com
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Limbo is one of the most unique games out there, hands down. Limbo is a horror/platformer/puzzle game, where its horror aspect isnt really from an enemy but from the atmosphere. It features a boy, who wakes up in a forest and goes through the world of "limbo", which features fresh levels.
So here, is what I like and what I dont like:
+ Graphics for a 2010 2d platformer game is very very good.
+ Sound quality is excellent.
+ Good physics.
+ Unique levels, never gets old, and great puzzle design.
+ Unique game, overall.
+ Simplicity, which is really good for this game, in terms of the controls.
- Can get frustrating, due to the lack of tutorials, and due to the huge amount of deaths.
- Abrupt ending.
- Feels a little short. (Although, I have to state that they might have kept it short to keep the game fresh.)

So in the end, LIMBO must be recommended by me and earn a solid:
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Interesting, Great , and Stunning. This is the best platformer game i ever played
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( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
I get STEAM version for free, but bought iOS version long time ago.
Well, this type of game required precise control skill, how could be completed at tablet?

Anyway, the game is really excellent.
No speech, no need instruction with normal+ level design.

So bad that Playdead no more Playdead now.
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( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Beautiful game
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∆ SlamDunk ∆
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
its a nice game for those who like stratigic games :)
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Mr. ZeNDeR
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Finds sister
Worm falls from pipe
Runs towards light
Comes back
Sister is not to be found

10/10 Would change the F*****G GRAVITY again
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Great game enjoyed every minute!!
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( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Beautiful atmosphere, responsive controls, fun puzzles that keep you engaged. Overall a great game to spend a few hours playing.

Fair warning! The ending freezes for some people. It almost ruined the game for me.

8/10 because i had to research and modify some settings to make it work. Otherwise, a great experience.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Limbo has an abundance of richness, from the detailed environments & character animations, to the eerie depth of view created from the monotone colour palette with the blurring/film grain effects applied on top. Artistic styling is unique giving a strong dreamy/nightmare? feel that really sucked me in. Subtle use of sound, initially feels lacking but actually enhances the atmosphere & is also used as a mechanic in some of the fantastic physics based puzzles found throughout. These puzzles above everything else were what kept me hooked till the end.

The levels are extremely well designed, dark & foreboding, telling in part their own story without words. They are short but varied, often introducing new elements keeping things fresh & always offered a challenge. Levels seamlessly merge together. Some parts left me scratching my head for quite some time, not only requiring some complex problem solving but in true platformer fashion, also precise timing. I found this difficult at times as the character jump has a bit of a delay & movement in general is relatively slow but I did adjust to it to a degree. The spider sections in particular freaked me out (yeah I don’t like spiders!), the animations were so lifelike with it always looming close by. Fantastically done!

Everything in Limbo’s design seems to click; there is simplicity in the mechanics, lean, ensuring only things that are needed are introduced. From the two button controller config (Jump & Activate) to only having items to interact with that have a purpose, to level designs that don’t have redundant sections. Even saving progress is streamlined, with frequent automatic save points that gave me zero frustration. You can also easily reload a section to replay or hunt for the numerous hidden Easter Eggs as well. All in all, there is nothing I can really fault. Limbo is a thoroughly enjoyable, masterfully tailored ride!

Limbo’s is on the shorter side. For me, it took around 5hrs on my first play, but it is possible to complete speed runs in around an hour if you know your way around so your mileage may vary. I personally found this to be a good length as it is a quality experience that doesn’t get stale or repetitive as you progress. That being said, I wouldn’t mind exploring a new dream in a Limbo 2 one day! :)

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
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

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 minimum 5 deaths to get the achievements. I highly recommend this game, it's a 10 out of 10, a highly recommended game to play.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Limbo is a platformer developed by Playdead and their first game, it released in 2010. I played it back when it released, but I decided to give it another chance due to the release of their new game Inside. You play as a young boy, who has gone quite literally through the depths of hell to find his sister. You do this through solving puzzles, killing a few spiders, and having bigger balls than most grown men. Limbo is a spectacular game. The game is a very basic platformer, with only a jump, activate, and move button. The keyboard controls, like for most platformers, just don’t work well with the kind of movement you do in this game. So I would highly advise playing this game with a controller, unless you hate yourself. As far as enemies go, they are really few and far between. You will encounter a few insects that you later interact with in the game. And you will also see other kids that are malicious towards you. I really enjoy the gameplay for most of the time. Only issue I have with it is that some of the puzzles are a bit too complicated, and require you to backtrack and find objects. This may sound normal for a platformer of it’s type, but some of the parts are extremely spread out. I know it sounds nitpicky, and it really is. Throughout the game you are just looking for your sister, so there is not much of a story. But when you come across the many open and industrial places, you can definitely infer that something is seriously screwed up about Limbo. I would also say this game is easily one of the most depressing games I have ever played, nothing good ever happens to the boy. And as I stated earlier, he really does go through hell to accomplish his goal. But I can’t really go into further details about this game’s story without spoiling many of the game’s great moments. The game graphically, while very simple, is quite simply amazing. It has incredible shaders and so much dark but intriguing imagery. It really is one of the prettiest games from an aesthetic standpoint, even if a lot of it is just darkness. The sound in this game is also fantastic. From the ambient sounds in the open moments to the noisy bits in the factory. It really is all around solid stuff, and reminds me a bit of Aphex Twin’s early works. I tried hard to find stuff I had issues with in the game. But there was really so little wrong with the game, it’s a true work of art. I would definitely recommend this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Very special Indie game, really good and recommended for people who likes puzzle games.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Interesting platformer, extremely short though.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
This is the type of game that makes you question what life is


-.5 because... spiders
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
LIMBO * 8/10

The Combination of Minimalism and Difficult platform gave birth to LIMBO.

That line would be enough to describe this platform. Minimalism is some kind of philosophy in every aspect of this game, even before you buy it, the synopsis briefly reports you're down in Limbo because you're worried for your sister. That's all. Fine. As soon as you load the game you have nothing to set, no graphics, no keys, you just start the game waking up in limbo.
There's no tutorial nor any explanation so you have to guess that the arrow keys move your character and CTRL is used to grab objects to pull or interact with buttons. The game won't explain anything at all but it's quite self explanatory as the purpose of the game is just to go on avoiding obstacles, solving riddles, and getting past traps and "enemy entities" you might encounter from time to time. And you will die. A lot. Because there are lots of traps and ricks, but there's no need for a tutorial as all riddles and obstacles are presented with a very balanced growing difficulty starting with simple puzzles and arriving to very tough and complicated riddles mixed with arcade sections giving a great challenge. Also, there's no save system, but an automatic and very frequent checkpoint system.

Visual art is minimalistic as well. Very minimalistic indeed as everything is in black and white, and the ambient is made of grey scales but everything is drawn with a great artistic taste as there will be interesting backgrounds and great light slices giving occasional inspired landscapes.

According to the game's minimalistic philosophy, music is almost non existent replaced by ambience effects or single notes played softly mixed with loud noises coming from dangers or props to emphasize the sensation of danger.

  • GAMEPLAY. This is the soul and the point of the game: going ahead, get past the dangers, solve riddles and survive. Riddles and traps will provide a really great and entertaining incrasing challenge.
  • MINIMALISM. The game is designed to be minimalistic under every aspect and this turned out being a winning point for the game because you have to solve hard and difficult riddles with simple controls not to mention the inspired art conceived in plain black and white.
  • MINIMALISM. Minimalism itself can be a turndown because I can understand the gameplay, but at least the devs could have made me choose the key bindings. I know besides arrows the only key you need is CTRL but maybe I want to choose and, more importantly, know about that key. Also the lack of music after hours of gaming is really missed.

I played this game on this machine:
Laptop Lenovo Z50
Intel Core i5-4210U
GeForce 840M/Intel HD Graphics 4400
Windows 10 Home x64
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Words are simple things to describe this game...

A must-play.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
The other positive reviews are not lying. This game is amazing.
I recommend this game to all people who are tired of playing lifeless AAA games.
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