Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO
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Very Positive (462 reviews) - 90% of the 462 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,498 reviews) - 94% of the 17,498 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
41.5 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
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Hello darkness my old friend...
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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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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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
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
Review ENG/ITA

"This is a Limbo"
Yes, of course. The game should start with this phrase. A free puzzle-platform without musics on background. Limbo is a game where you're a boy who wake up in a dark forest. You don't know what you must do, you can only go ahead exceeding every type of obstacle in the path. It'll take about 1-2 hours and it's funny.

"Questo è un Limbo"
Sì, certamente. Il gioco dovrebbe iniziare con questa frase. Un puzzle-platform gratis senza musiche di sottofondo. Limbo è un gioco dove sei un ragazzo che si sveglia in una foresta oscura. Non sai cosa devi fare, puoi solo andare avanti superando qualsiasi tipo di ostacolo sul percorso. Il gioco intretterà per circa 1-2 ore ed è divertente.

Vote/Voto: 8/10
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Product received for free
Good game. Congrats to those who get the "No Point in Diying" achievement, call me and I'll buy you a drink, you really deserve it :D
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0.1 hrs
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0.2 hrs
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1.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
I got this game for free and I actually don't know how...
BUT I am here to write a review not to complain
The game is interesting and fun, but buy it only on sales because it doesn't worth 9,99 euros
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Bastiaan
5.3 hrs
Posted: October 1
Fun game. Has the right length (which is relatively short) to stay interesting. Fun puzzles.
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Nasgorbang
6.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
good game
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Kait Diaz
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 30
Considering I have Arachnophobia, purchasing this game was the worst mistake of my ♥♥♥♥ing life. Never have I nervously sweat so much while playing a ♥♥♥♥ing video game.
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Ridoraun
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
Great puzzles, amazing story.
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Arjent3
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
If chell was a boy and had no portal gun, depression, no robots but spiders and other creepy ♥♥♥♥ instead, and a sister
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J0J3QU
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
It is a pretty short game. I finished it in two hours, though I still have some achievements to get. Nevertheless I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves atmospheric games. The sound is just amazing and it fits perfectly with the dark and dangerous world of Limbo. I would recommend that you pick it up when it's on sale, seeying how it isn't a very lengthy game, but you should definitely pick it up.
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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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