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  • Summary: LIMBO, a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.

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Limbo E3 2010 Official Trailer
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  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 24, 2015
    90
    A beautiful, bleak puzzle game that any newcomer willing to look death in the eye should pick up. [Feb 2015, p.82]
  2. Jan 15, 2015
    87
    Limbo remains the same wonderful and disturbing experience that we lived almost five years ago. Although this is clearly a good point, maybe we would have hoped in some new content.
  3. Dec 5, 2014
    85
    Limbo was and still is a thrill ride with an almost perfect assembly of melancholic dark moments as well as challenging and suspenseful platforming sequences.
  4. Dec 11, 2014
    80
    As memorable as it is to navigate tilting rooms with only a few hanging lamps to light the way, it is that spider that most embodies Limbo's somber spirit. The later puzzles are complex and clever, but they don't haunt the heart. The finale feels abrupt because it returns to the first hour's imagery, having abandoned it for long enough to have altered your personal connection with the game from an emotional one to an intellectual one. And yet the end offers insight into a backstory left otherwise untouched--enough of it to inspire another playthrough, this time ever so much wiser than you were before.
  5. Dec 16, 2014
    80
    Time has been gentle with this wonderful indie game. If you've never played it, this is the right time. If you already played it on Xbox 360 you can pass on this version since there’s nothing more for you.
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  1. May 23, 2015
    10
    After finally playing this I felt I was obligated to write this short review. Please, if you haven't played this game yet, it is a must buyAfter finally playing this I felt I was obligated to write this short review. Please, if you haven't played this game yet, it is a must buy so pick it up right away. It is on a large number of platforms so take your pick-PC,Xbox,playstation,ipad,etc, there is absolutely no excuse not to give this game a try. I guarantee you will love it if you like clever puzzles at the perfect difficulty level, immersive atmospheres, well balanced platform, memorable levels, slick graphics and animations etc.
    If you are put off by the minimalism, I still would recommend this game--it's actually more immersive then games with 10X more realistic graphics. So please, buy this right away if you haven't given this game a try yet, you won't regret it!!
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  2. Dec 21, 2017
    9
    LIMBO is a game that uses silence to set the tone for a frightening tale. With great visuals, the only downside is that it's a tad too shortLIMBO is a game that uses silence to set the tone for a frightening tale. With great visuals, the only downside is that it's a tad too short for the price (3 hours). If you into atmospheric games, this ones for you! Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    9
    Limbo é sem duvida um dos melhores jogos que joguei em minha vida, Sua direção de arte é simplesmente linda. O Jogo conta uma boa históriaLimbo é sem duvida um dos melhores jogos que joguei em minha vida, Sua direção de arte é simplesmente linda. O Jogo conta uma boa história mesmo sem diálogos o que de forma alguma é um problema, isso é um ponto positivo já que da um ar de mistério ao jogo, Em limbo temos puzzles difíceis que podem te prender por um bom tempo o que para alguns é muito bom mas para pessoas como eu que não são fãs de puzzles muito difíceis isso se torna um ponto baixo do jogo. Mas no geral quase tudo funciona perfeitamente em Limbo e eu super recomendo para fãs de puzzle e jogos 2D Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2015
    8
    The game itself is great. You can play it for hours. The interesting graphics and stories are the best part. It's probably the best 2D game inThe game itself is great. You can play it for hours. The interesting graphics and stories are the best part. It's probably the best 2D game in Xbox One/Xbox 360 but I know some people disagree. It's still a badass game 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. Apr 1, 2015
    8
    Very good looking appearing to the game. Fun with some challenge. The only beef I have is the game is kind of short. But for $10 I'm notVery good looking appearing to the game. Fun with some challenge. The only beef I have is the game is kind of short. But for $10 I'm not complaining too badly Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2017
    0
    There is a bug in chapter 18 where the box you need to jump from is way too low. I am unable to complete the game. For a game that is supposedThere is a bug in chapter 18 where the box you need to jump from is way too low. I am unable to complete the game. For a game that is supposed to be very polished it is a shame they let something like this slide. Expand

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