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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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  1. Mar 8, 2015
    80
    Limbo holds up incredibly well on the PS4, but it would have been nice to see a little more from this port – especially seeing as it's not cross-buy compatible.
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    10
    An excellent game with an amazing visual style. The simplicity of this game is what sells it. The controls are not hard to understand and theAn excellent game with an amazing visual style. The simplicity of this game is what sells it. The controls are not hard to understand and the fact that it has a limited set of controls is what makes it enjoyable. However, it is the scenarios the game puts you through that will test your skills. Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2016
    10
    LIMBO is a very simple side scroller yet it is a masterpiece for what it accomplishes. It has a very unique art style and is filled withLIMBO is a very simple side scroller yet it is a masterpiece for what it accomplishes. It has a very unique art style and is filled with awesome and challenging little puzzles. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with this game and can't wait to try out INSIDE, the sort of sequel from the same developer. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2020
    9
    I've played this game on Xbox 360, Android and PS4. Great puzzles, creepy and unique atmosphere.
  4. May 13, 2016
    8
    Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game, the first title by independent Danish game developer Playdead, is a 2D sidescroller. The player guidesLimbo is a puzzle-platform video game, the first title by independent Danish game developer Playdead, is a 2D sidescroller. The player guides an unnamed boy through dangerous environments and traps. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2015
    8
    A dark, mysterious and somewhat terrifying game. As you walk slowly through this silhouetted forrest, you need to overcome traps and obstaclesA dark, mysterious and somewhat terrifying game. As you walk slowly through this silhouetted forrest, you need to overcome traps and obstacles that are similar to that of a child's' nightmare. Thats exactly what this is. It brings forward all the primal fears you felt as a child. Stranded in an unknown world and left to fend for yourself against unknown challenges, It plays out as a simple platform game, and as you progress you try outwit spiders, traps and other silent beings you encounter gruesome deaths and frustrating puzzles. It's good, even if the gameplay doesn't make any substantial developments it still emerges you in its' world. You're trapped in your nightmare, and it's rather exhilarating. Expand
  6. 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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  7. Dec 2, 2015
    1
    This game is worthless, thank God I got it for free. Even if you got it for free don't waste your time playing it. The game just tries tooThis game is worthless, thank God I got it for free. Even if you got it for free don't waste your time playing it. The game just tries too hard to be all dark and mysterious and ends up being vague and simple. The puzzles are simple until the difficulty spikes drastically in the last few chapters.
    The puzzles don't really take skill just lots of dying to figure the exact right progression of movements. People will say that's difficulty done by requiring precision timing, they are wrong. This isn't precision jumping like Super Meatboy, this is trial and error that gets super monotonous and frustrating as you figure out a puzzle and then get killed in a way that you can only avoid if you already knew it was coming. And with the gravity controls sometimes I was like, "How the hell dose gravity pull me and/or this box that way!?"
    Also not a single drop of story, I don't need some sweeping narrative but at least a few drops would be nice.
    I'm usually pretty forgiving reviewer but I seriously hated this game. I had to beat it because that's just the type of gamer I am but I felt my time was wasted.
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