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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Aug 17, 2018
    100
    For all the time that has passed, Limbo remains a benchmark of the genre that few other games have come within sniffing distance of. It’s nearly unparalleled in terms of presentation and design, and this latest port to Switch has maintained everything about the game that makes it special. While some might lament the lack of any additional content, I wholeheartedly beg to differ. Limbo is a game that doesn’t need a single bit added, removed, or rearranged. It’s a classic in every sense and deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
  2. Jul 5, 2018
    90
    Eight years later, Limbo is still a great game to play.
  3. Aug 21, 2018
    90
    Despite the short length it's easy to recommend LIMBO to anyone who enjoys puzzle games, especially given the way the game expertly crafts a foreboding atmosphere with a minimum of graphics and sounds. If you played the game when it was originally released, you'll find that it has aged well and is still wholly capable of sucking you back in the way it did when you first played it. If you're new to LIMBO, then it's about time you played this classic indie game.
  4. Jul 15, 2018
    85
    Limbo is the living proof you don’t need 4K nor huge open-world to create a great game. And it still great today, in 2018, on Nintendo Switch. But beware of the light’s reflections on its screen.
  5. Jul 2, 2018
    83
    Limbo is probably the perfect dark, side scrolling puzzle-platformer.
  6. Jul 12, 2018
    78
    For a game of this age, it still delivers on all levels, especially with the simplistic yet challenging gameplay and the gorgeous presentation and clever puzzles. Even though you are given very few details as far as plot is concerned you can’t help but invest yourself in the plight of the young boy. For a challenging adventure, and some giant ass spiders, you can’t look past Limbo on the Nintendo Switch, especially if you haven’t played it on another platform.
  7. Aug 10, 2018
    50
    Limbo’s idea of a challenge is to lure you into false solutions until you happen upon the one that works, that is to say, if it works within the parameters of your limited movement. But the harsh truth is that trial and error is actually quite easy once you accept its inevitability. In fact, at that point it even manages to be minimally frustrating. The real issue is that it’s just so overwhelmingly dull, so mentally unstimulating, akin to floating in some kind of... limbo. Hm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jul 1, 2018
    10
    This has to be my favorite way to play yet. Now the story is short being 3-4 hours, but the experience you get is some of the best on switch.This has to be my favorite way to play yet. Now the story is short being 3-4 hours, but the experience you get is some of the best on switch. I have played this game on IOS, XBOX 360, and WINDOWS 10 but this is the best one yet! The controls are great, the way they display it is something to be framed, and the ending leaves you questioning and theorizing. This is a must have for Switch owners!

    Controls: 10
    Style: 10
    Music: (None (But none needed))
    Ending: 10
    Overall : 10
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  2. Apr 22, 2021
    9
    A phenomenal puzzle game with a tremendously eerie atmosphere. Not really anything to complain about, it pretty much perfectly executes whatA phenomenal puzzle game with a tremendously eerie atmosphere. Not really anything to complain about, it pretty much perfectly executes what it's going for. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2018
    9
    If you like solving puzzle in a 2d game, then Limbo is the game for you. the environment is this game is something special. I played it onIf you like solving puzzle in a 2d game, then Limbo is the game for you. the environment is this game is something special. I played it on Xbox one and loved it . with switch you can bring this game anywhere you want to. when you done with this 6-8 hours game, try to complete it without dying ! Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2018
    8
    The game is absolutely brilliant and the playability is perfect. The feeling of progress is incredible.
    The unic problem is the duration, it
    The game is absolutely brilliant and the playability is perfect. The feeling of progress is incredible.
    The unic problem is the duration, it last 6h. The playhablity and the mechanics could offer 6 hour more.
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  5. Apr 8, 2022
    8
    Really good puzzles .................................................................................................
  6. Oct 12, 2021
    8
    A solid game from Playdead, bested only by Inside. Short and sweet, with great graphics and controls. However, be warned that it can be rageA solid game from Playdead, bested only by Inside. Short and sweet, with great graphics and controls. However, be warned that it can be rage inducing in places, especially towards the end of the game. I wasn't a huge fan of the game mechanic of the brain worms — which prevent the character from changing direction — but they don't spoil the game. For a game from 2011 (10 years old at the time of writing) Limbo still looks great. Not as great as Inside, sure, but still well worth playing. Story is a bit thin here, but it has a few nice little teasers along the way that will give you enough hints to form your own opinions. I'd definitely recommend playing if you haven't done already. Or even if it's just been a long while. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2021
    2
    The most i hate things in game are wasting time. And Limbo is one of the wasted games ever made. Tbh grpahics looks amazing. It is beatifulThe most i hate things in game are wasting time. And Limbo is one of the wasted games ever made. Tbh grpahics looks amazing. It is beatiful and musics too. Matching with the scene. I played game 90%. I didnt finish the game, and i wont. Cuz the part in the game, when you have to push rail and run and jump, whoever created that, YOU SUCK! It is just waste of time, there is no boss to fight, there is no reedle to undiscover, it is just stupid jumping. C'm on. Tbh what i thi k, these people made this game, then realized holy **** we have to make money, but this stupid game is too short, how can we make longer this game. Ohh yes, i found, letz add stupidty, like you have to be excat and bla blah blah. Mechanic sucks, im trying go forward, chrachter going contrary. Anyway, your game suck, and i wont ever touch your brand's game ever. Expand

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