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89

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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

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  • Summary: The 2010 platformer, which earned a 90 Metascore on the Xbox 360, has come to the iOS.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    100
    Puzzle design is outstanding, with many later instances requiring extremely tight timing to escape certain doom. A dozen GameCenter achievements are available for a bit of replay value, and there is even an achievement for completing the game in one sitting with 5 or fewer deaths, which can be a pretty daunting challenge. This was our first experience with LIMBO and we were pretty blown away.
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    100
    As dark as it is beautiful, Limbo's mysterious and viscious world sucks you in and holds you captive.
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    95
    Limbo has made the leap to iOS admirably, losing nothing in the translation and only minor quibbles with the jumping mechanics really stand out enough to drop the score slightly. Indeed, Limbo is surprisingly well suited to the sporadic habits of the handheld gamer, with well thought out checkpoint placement allowing you to tackle a few quick puzzles at your leisure whenever you have a spare minute or three and the spine tingling aesthetic of the game benefits greatly from the intimate nature of handheld gaming.
  4. Jul 3, 2013
    90
    Is this touchscreen Limbo a perfect port of the original masterpiece? Not quite, and there are certainly moments where you'll cry out for the precision that only a physical controller can provide. Still, these moments are rare enough to ensure that this mobile version remains nothing less than outstanding overall.
  5. Jul 5, 2013
    90
    Limbo is a benefit to the entire App Store that is a spectacular experience to take part in making it a must buy.
  6. Jul 15, 2013
    85
    Limbo is still a wonderful game even on iOS, but the touch controls makes it the less recommendable version of them all.
  7. Jul 11, 2013
    60
    Limbo's soft-focus monochrome promises mystery and dread, but it's undercut by the very puzzles it deliberately obfuscates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 8, 2013
    10
    This is a fascinating game. Of course my grandson figured out more than I could. The only problem is that it takes so much concentration thatThis is a fascinating game. Of course my grandson figured out more than I could. The only problem is that it takes so much concentration that it gave me a headache. Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    10
    Great art style, fun puzzles, challenging, rewarding, entertaining, mysterious. The perfect adventure indie game, only problem that i have isGreat art style, fun puzzles, challenging, rewarding, entertaining, mysterious. The perfect adventure indie game, only problem that i have is that it's too short but i feel it would have gotten repetitive anyways. This game is a must buy if you own an Xbox or Ps3 and enjoy great games. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2013
    9
    This game has awed me like few platformers ever have. Limbo is a story about a little boy that wakes up in a dark forest. You wake up andThis game has awed me like few platformers ever have. Limbo is a story about a little boy that wakes up in a dark forest. You wake up and start exploring.

    There may not be motivation as you move along, but then you'll see the first set of gruesome traps that await you and all you can think of doing, is getting out as fast as possible.

    The developers took this mindset into account and cleverly placed traps to kill those who move too quickly out of fear, but then they also placed traps that take advantage of those who move too cautiously. This strikes a real balance that keeps you on your toes, ever watching, ever waiting, ever running. The music and visuals add to the suspense and the tension throughout the game. The deaths are brutal, and they will happen a lot. The game sets you back instantly before the trap that you die on, allowing you to instantly tackle the problem at hand. Sometimes they will even throw curveballs like brain slugs, forcing movement until you hit the light.

    The games puzzles have a great variety, and they leave me wanting more. Sometimes, the constant deaths can grow wearisome, but a fantastic game overall. I earnestly want more.
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  4. Dec 29, 2013
    8
    Limbo is a fun, scary and exciting plat-forming adventure game that awakens your descent as you hurry to solve the forever coming death traps.Limbo is a fun, scary and exciting plat-forming adventure game that awakens your descent as you hurry to solve the forever coming death traps. How many times will you die? Great graphic style, challenging puzzles and down right terrifying events, will have you on the edge of your sit the whole ride. This Indie game is defiantly worth your time and money! Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2017
    8
    LIMBO
    A dark story and challenging puzzles
    Uncertain of his sisters fate, a boy enters limbo. Limbo is a puzzle platformer where you play
    LIMBO
    A dark story and challenging puzzles
    Uncertain of his sisters fate, a boy enters limbo.
    Limbo is a puzzle platformer where you play as this boy searching for his little sister
    The entire game aside from a few exceptions is black and white, this makes for some really great moments in the beginning of limbo as its hard to tell whats a trap or enemy and what isn’t..
    this keeps you on your toes and suspicious of everything…
    These initial moments of this little less than 4 hour journey for me was my favorite..
    The game is very much a game of trial and error, and the game is generous with its checkpoints being nearly instantaneous.. knowing where youre going to mess up and most of the time having an instant spot for you to try again keeping this games momentum steady…
    After these initial moments of dealing with traps and a giant spider, the game slowly starts to be more puzzle focused and this is where I started to fall out of love with this game…
    Not that the puzzles are bad, im just not a huge fan of problem solving while im platforming and looking out for suspicious shadows..
    Youll be pulling boxes, throwing switches, and timing jumps and other buttons to progress through the game..
    I found a lot of these puzzles to be decently challenging, though none too complicated or having too many steps… but a few definitely did come close… and I may or may not have had to look the answer up for a couple..
    with so many limbo clones out there now, going back to play limbo and playing through these puzzles is a bit of a drag because ive seen them so many times now…
    I would’ve preferred if the whole game was like the first few chapters of deception…
    I felt there was something really special there. It kept me hooked and intrigued hoping for more moments like this later on, but sadly they never came
    Personal preferences aside, limbo is a very erie and dark game, youll die gruesome deaths,
    the game will disturb you and turn your stomach at times…
    and it will get your mind going…
    both for the puzzles and trying to figure out just exactly whats going on with the story…
    even with the dozens of clones out there, limbo stands out as something special and unique..
    one of the most enjoyable and unsettling puzzle platforming games ive played
    I give limbo
    an 8/10
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  6. Dec 26, 2015
    8
    Beautiful black&white look, dark atmosphere, variety of levels - all this things are reasons why You should buy this game. I only didn't enjoyBeautiful black&white look, dark atmosphere, variety of levels - all this things are reasons why You should buy this game. I only didn't enjoy that we have to die too many times which makes this game sometimes a bit boring. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2015
    6
    this is a ok game, but the controls are very crappy, and the puzzles are too easy. Professor laton is a puzzle game but better than this game.this is a ok game, but the controls are very crappy, and the puzzles are too easy. Professor laton is a puzzle game but better than this game. Not worth my time. Expand

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