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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Aug 23, 2021
    10
    I loved Limbo in every way possible. I had it for 360 and got it for Xbox One when I was able to.
  2. Nov 1, 2020
    9
    ---{Graphics}---
    ☐ Beautiful
    X Good ☐ Decent ☐ Bad ☐ Don‘t look too long at it ---{Gameplay}--- ☐ Addictive X Good ☐ Mediocre ☐
    ---{Graphics}---
    ☐ Beautiful
    X Good
    ☐ Decent
    ☐ Bad
    ☐ Don‘t look too long at it

    ---{Gameplay}---
    ☐ Addictive
    X Good
    ☐ Mediocre
    ☐ Mehh
    ☐ Irresponsible

    ---{Audio}---
    ☐ Very good
    X Good
    ☐ Bad
    ☐ I'm now deaf

    ---{Audience}---
    ☐ Kids
    X Teens
    X Adults
    ☐ All

    ---{Difficulity}---
    ☐ Easy
    X Significant brain usage
    ☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master
    ☐ Difficult

    --{Story}---
    ☐ No Story
    X Some lore
    ☐ Average
    ☐ Good
    ☐ Lovely
    ☐ It‘ll replace your life

    ---{Game Time}---
    X Short
    ☐ Average
    ☐ Long
    ☐ To infinity and beyond

    ---{Price}---
    ☐ It’s free [or i get free]
    X Worth the price
    ☐ Worth it in a promo
    ☐ If u have some spare money left ☐ Not recommended ---{Bugs}--- X Never heard of ☐ Minor bugs ☐ Can get annoying ☐ ARK: Survival Evolved
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  3. Jun 29, 2021
    9
    EN:
    Limbo is great. Dark, extremely unique and creative, with quite challenging missions. Unfortunately, the campaign is not very long.
    EN:
    Limbo is great. Dark, extremely unique and creative, with quite challenging missions. Unfortunately, the campaign is not very long. Therefore 9/10.

    SRB:
    Limbo je sjajan. Mračan, izuzetno unikatan i kreativan, sa dosta izazovnim misijama. Nažalost nije mnogo dugačka kampanja. Zbog toga 9/10.
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  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. Dec 12, 2014
    7
    Limbo is a great independent game that is enjoyable and different. I played through this game on the xBox 360 and it was given as a freeLimbo is a great independent game that is enjoyable and different. I played through this game on the xBox 360 and it was given as a free download to Day One owners of the Xbox One. I was able to play through the entire game in roughly three hours and from what I saw it was the same game from the 360, just ported over, not even with a first-person mode. I kid, I kid.

    For those who have not experienced the game, it is a slow-paced adventure game with ranged puzzles. It does not have combat and your character can only jump and climb, similar to The Cave. The environment has an eerie style and the game plays seamlessly from beginning to end without any level changes or load screens.

    The game consists of playing as a boy who you can only see a silhouette of with glowing eyes. Overall there are broad puzzles ranging from very easy to more complex with timing involvement. Limbo is an interesting play through, the story is up for interpretation and the puzzles are amusing. It is a different game than most and the art style is the true draw.

    If you want something enjoyable and brief to play this is the game for you. However, if you are expecting a huge experience with in-depth gameplay and a thought provoking story I'd pass on it. Personally, Max and the Curse of the Brotherhood was more enjoyable for me.

    My suggestion is that since it was given for free to varying XB1 users, I would foresee that it will end up as a free XB Gold game soon shortly after the release in December...save your money.

    Thanks for reading, never stop playing.
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  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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