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Limbo

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User Reviews

A modern (art?) masterpiece Xbox 360 CrackTheSky (36)
You're not welcome here Xbox 360 Sciere (257204)
Still has one of the best boss-fights ever Windows Pixelspeech (955)
A great film. A bad game. Windows Pagen HD (85)

Our Users Say

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Macintosh 2 3.7
PlayStation 3 4 4.3
PS Vita 1 4.0
Windows 45 4.0
Xbox 360 13 4.3
Combined MobyScore 66 4.1


The Press Says

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100
PS VitaPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Trois ans après sa sortie sur Xbox 360, Limbo constitue toujours une aventure horrifique unique en son genre, tout particulièrement sur PS Vita qui manque encore de bons jeux de ce type. Au final, nous n’avons qu’un seul point noir à souligner : le jeu est plutôt court au vu du tarif demandé. Nous l’avons terminé en trois heures chrono. Mais ce furent trois heures vidéoludiques inoubliables.
100
Xbox 360GameSpy
It's inevitable that Limbo will be compared to 2008's Braid, but I think this game's sum takeaway is more in line with Portal -- an intricate and internally consistent world that communicates itself through simple mechanics and a creative, minimalist structure on which to hang events that happen to a vulnerable protagonist. As a videogame, Limbo defines its medium in much the same way that I believe Watchmen defines comics and Memento defines film. If you enjoy games in any capacity, I urge you to let Limbo into your life.
100
PlayStation 3Gameblog.fr
Lors de sa sortie en 2010 sur Xbox Live Arcade, Limbo avait tout de la pépite ludique absolue. Un an plus tard le charme ne s'est en rien flétri. Drapé dans son visuel aussi simple qu'élégant, bercé par une ambiance en tout point unique, ce jeu de plate-forme sollicitera votre observation et votre réflexion... sans oublier d'aller titiller vos émotions. Un chef d'oeuvre hier, comme aujourd'hui.
100
Xbox 360Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
A must play then, in any sense of the term. I have paid twice as much for games twice as long that I’ve not enjoyed even half as much in the past. Limbo is an indie title that asks for fifteen of your hard earned dollars in exchange for between 3 and 5 hours of some of the best game time you’re likely to experience in 2010, and come the years end I suspect this will be competing for honors amongst many Game of the Year competitions. My only regret about Limbo is that I can’t rewind the clock and pay another $15 to experience it for the first time again.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
I really liked this game and I am glad that I was able to review it. The only real complaint I have of this game is that it is so short. I finished the game in a four to five hour game session in which I took quite a few breaks. I estimate that completion time would average between three to four hours. If you are in my camp, then that is a little too little for the price. If you are in the other camp, I can not recommend this title enough.
100
Xbox 360Games Radar
If you like clever game design, intelligent horror, or well-realised artistry, you really have to play through Limbo. It's an immaculate production, as close to perfect as it gets, and it will stay with you for a very long time. But please take my advice. Turn the lights off, get rid of all distractions and play it alone. You should even go so far as turning your Xbox notifications off. Because Limbo deserves your full attention, and will reward it immensely from start to finish.
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Xbox 360Destructoid
Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get. It's artistic without being pompous, difficult without being cheap, and violent without being gratuitous. It gets everything just right, and while the adventure will only take dedicated players a few hours to beat, the memory of the game will remain for much, much longer, and many players won't stop at beating the game just once. If I had to sum this game up in one word, I think that word would be "effective." That's what this game is, in every sense of the word. I'm not going to tell you to buy it. I'm going to ask you to buy it.
100
Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Limbo has a transportive quality that's hard to articulate. It so expertly realizes both its internal gameplay logic and its prevailing aesthetic that it almost creates a sort of reverie as you play, fully removing you from your physical environment and plopping you into this cold, mesmerizing other land. Though you'll find it's a tough place to survive, it might also be one you're in no hurry to leave behind. The game is a masterpiece.
100
Xbox 360Gamer Limit
I don’t care if Limbo is classified as an “art game” or not; I’ll leave that question for gamers and writers with much more pretension and free time on their hands than I do. I’ll simply summarize by saying that Limbo excelled at doing everything I want a game to do - it made me think, it made me feel, and it was incredibly fun to play.
96
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
With a puzzle platformer this good, doubtless comparisons will be made between this game and Braid, but I must stress that Braid and Limbo are two different beasts that both exemplify what good games should be. While Braid is an attempt to subvert the normal conventions of game design and play, Limbo is a game that is designed to suck you into its world and not let go until you’ve played for five hours straight and not even realized it (like I have). In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here (no pun intended) and say that Limbo is even better than Braid in certain areas, such as sheer atmosphere, telling an ambiguous story of which players can construct their own experiences, and delightful play. Don’t be caught in limbo making a decision – buy this game as soon as it comes out on Xbox Live Arcade, and support this kind of creativity in the game industry. No matter what kind of gamer you are, you won’t be disappointed.
96
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
There are so many things to be appreciated about Limbo, both in the ideology of games as art, in which Limbo is a prime example, and the design philosophy that games need to be fun. The simplistic yet gorgeous art direction, the scant yet absolutely effective sound cues, the limited yet engrossing storytelling and the unsettling atmosphere all come together to build a full experience, one that will not be forgotten for quite some time. Limbo is easily one of the best games to hit Xbox Live Arcade to date, and one that I am eager to play all over again.
95
Xbox 360GamesCollection
Abbandonarsi all'analisi proprio in fase conclusiva sarebbe fare violenza ad un'opera che non si presta in nessun modo all'inquadramento, bensì solo alla sintesi emozionale. Mi limito dunque a consigliarvi l'acquisto di Limbo. Non ne rimarrete delusi.
95
Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
In spite of its frustrating aspects and short length, Limbo is worth experiencing by anyone who has a love for games and appreciates the effort it takes to craft something unique and succeed in doing so. While that uniqueness may ultimately relegate the game to cult status rather than widespread appeal, one thing that is certain is that Limbo will ultimately dominate any awards given to this year’s most unique and innovative game designs.
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Xbox 360Gamervision
Limbo is anything but just another platformer. It’s a brilliant take on classic conventions, and the way in which it’s presented only adds to its genius. Though it’s a bit on the short side, Limbo sets the bar for the 2010 Summer of Arcade extremely high. Both trying to solve the game’s puzzles and trying to interpret just what’s happening will put your brain to work, and that’s a good thing. It’s been a long time since I’ve had both sides of my brain challenged by a game, and I had just as good a time playing this game as I did talking about it with other players. You’d do well to add this game to your library.
95
Xbox 360GameFocus
To say I loved Limbo would be an understatement. Regardless of how basic the gameplay is, the presentation along with the insidious level and puzzle design gave me so many “OMFG” moments that I just had to keep playing, no matter how much my brain hurt. Kudos to Playdead for developing what is not only the best Xbox LIVE arcade game this year, but quite possibly one of the best ever to grace the service.
94
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
The game's price and length are an excellent combination. The puzzles are varied and use the game mechanics differently in many different ways. A few more puzzles and traps here and there may not have hurt the game so much, but extending the game even an additional 30 percent would have taken away from the experience. Unfortunately, I did not play LIMBO until just recently, despite the game being available for nearly two years. If you have not played it yet, then I highly recommend you do. If you are a fan of puzzle games, especially those incorporating the environment into the puzzles, then LIMBO is for you. Just watch out for giant spiders ... Yeck.
94
PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
The game's price and length are an excellent combination. The puzzles are varied and use the game mechanics differently in many different ways. A few more puzzles and traps here and there may not have hurt the game so much, but extending the game even an additional 30 percent would have taken away from the experience. Unfortunately, I did not play LIMBO until just recently, despite the game being available for nearly two years. If you have not played it yet, then I highly recommend you do. If you are a fan of puzzle games, especially those incorporating the environment into the puzzles, then LIMBO is for you. Just watch out for giant spiders ... Yeck.
94
MacintoshOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
The game's price and length are an excellent combination. The puzzles are varied and use the game mechanics differently in many different ways. A few more puzzles and traps here and there may not have hurt the game so much, but extending the game even an additional 30 percent would have taken away from the experience. Unfortunately, I did not play LIMBO until just recently, despite the game being available for nearly two years. If you have not played it yet, then I highly recommend you do. If you are a fan of puzzle games, especially those incorporating the environment into the puzzles, then LIMBO is for you. Just watch out for giant spiders ... Yeck.
94
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
The game's price and length are an excellent combination. The puzzles are varied and use the game mechanics differently in many different ways. A few more puzzles and traps here and there may not have hurt the game so much, but extending the game even an additional 30 percent would have taken away from the experience. Unfortunately, I did not play LIMBO until just recently, despite the game being available for nearly two years. If you have not played it yet, then I highly recommend you do. If you are a fan of puzzle games, especially those incorporating the environment into the puzzles, then LIMBO is for you. Just watch out for giant spiders ... Yeck.
94
Xbox 360Play.tm
It might be short, but not once was I bored. It might be difficult, but never did I turn it off in frustration. There's not a drop of colour in the whole game, yet it has more character, more style and more beauty than any of its peers. It's artful, but not in any way pretentious. It manages every aspect of its design with such minute precision, and delivers on its ideas with the utmost confidence and charisma. Extraordinary. It's as if the word were invented for it.
91
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
Though you could reference a few games that Limbo seems to be like, it offers an exciting and surreal experience that is wholly unique to Limbo. It took us just under five hours to beat the game the first time and the achievements offer some decent replay value, though this isn’t the kind of game where your purchasing decision should revolve around the amount of content it offers. If you’ve seen the trailers and have bought into the experience, it’s definitely worth the 1200 points ($15) that Limbo costs while those that are still on the fence should definitely check out the demo first.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Schon drei Mal habe ich das Abenteuer des kleinen Jungen durchgespielt. Und noch immer bin ich schwer fasziniert: Was Limbo hier in drei Stunden an schierer Qualität abliefert, bekommen viele Vollpreistitel auch mit einem Riesenbudget und deutlich längerer Spielzeit nicht hin. Ich mag Limbo vor allem dafür, dass es seinen düsteren, freudlosen Stil von Anfang bis Ende beibehält: Limbo will nun mal nicht bunt und fröhlich sein. Es will berühren, ohne sentimental zu wirken, es will faszinieren, ohne mit Effekthascherei um Anerkennung zu betteln. Ein Hüpf- und Denkspiel, das mit toller Grafik, guter Spielbarkeit und schlauen Rätseln lange in Erinnerung bleibt. Obwohl die kurze Spielzeit sicher manche Käufer abschrecken dürfte, hoffe ich doch sehr, dass Limbo auch auf dem PC ein Erfolg wird. Solche Spiele sind nämlich viel zu selten.
90
MacintoshSoftonic
Limbo is a must play game. Scary, tense and dreamlike, there is nothing else quite like it.
90
Xbox 360Console Obsession
As the ‘games as art’ debate continues – and undoubtedly forever will – Limbo can proudly jump right into the category of creations used to argue the case. But forget all the pretension. Limbo not only has a powerful story to tell, but manages it in such an accomplished manner that belies its meager price point. This years Summer of Arcade is a desolate nightmare. And we are delighted.
90
PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
LIMBO is stunning. One of those titles that shouldn’t be missed, even if only to see and hear the world that Playdead has created. It’s no wonder why LIMBO received so many awards and is heralded as one of the best examples for video games as an art form. Although the game is very short for the price, this is one of those cases where quality should be considered over quantity. The extra hidden content may not be enough for those who’ve played the game already to make another purchase, but it more than makes up for the time that PS3 owners had to wait to play LIMBO.
90
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Limbo is an odd collection of ideas, drawn together seamlessly within the constraints of a platformer. There’s very little in terms of music and sound, but what is there can be very unsettling. In the end it’s difficult to say whether it was all a surreal dream or a trip into the first layer of hell, but that’s not the focus of the game. It’s the experience of playing the game that demands attention, because there is very little quite like it. It’s a strange and unusual game that plays in a familiar manner to explore an unfamiliar world, and it’s worth exploring. As long as you don’t mind dying a few times to get there.
90
WindowsCheat Happens
From its punishing puzzles to its undeniable charm, Limbo is a testament to what a gaming experience can be. PLAYDEAD has a game that they should not only be proud of, but one that could define the indie movement in general.
90
MacintoshMacworld
Limbo has been available on game consoles for a while, and it’s finally on the Mac. It’s one of the better games available. If you’re new to the platform genre, or you’ve played dozens of them, you’ll enjoy Limbo.
90
Xbox 360JeuxActu
Jeu extrêmement atypique, Limbo pourrait facilement passer pour une production arty faussement alambiquée avec son propos vaporeux et sa grande sobriété. Mais bien au contraire, le titre de Playdead diffuse un vrai plaisir de jeu et se base sur un game-design à la fois carré et inventif. Il met en avant la volonté de ses créateurs de créer un jeu et non une oeuvre. Ce qui n'empêche pas Limbo de joueur avec les émotions profondes du joueur, d'afficher un style visuel magnifique, à la fois chaleureux et angoissant et de laisser l'imagination travailler. Souffrant de quelques imperfections, comme une durée de vie rachitique et une dernière partie un peu trop "mécanique", Limbo est une aventure brillamment simple.
90
PlayStation 3JeuxActu
Après s'être imposé comme le meilleur jeu du Xbox LIVE Arcade en 2010, LIMBO débarque enfin sur le PlayStation Network et Steam pour le plus grand bonheur des joueurs qui n'avaient pas eu l'occasion de découvrir l'univers exceptionnel du titre de Playdead. Jeu extrêmement atypique, LIMBO pourrait facilement passer pour une production arty faussement alambiquée avec son propos vaporeux et sa grande sobriété. Mais bien au contraire, le titre de Playdead diffuse un vrai plaisir de jeu et se base sur un game-design à la fois carré et inventif. Il met en avant la volonté de ses créateurs de créer un jeu et non une oeuvre. Ce qui n'empêche pas LIMBO de joueur avec les émotions profondes du joueur, d'afficher un style visuel magnifique, à la fois chaleureux et angoissant et de laisser l'imagination travailler. Souffrant de quelques imperfections, comme une durée de vie rachitique et une dernière partie un peu trop "mécanique", LIMBO est une aventure brillamment simple.
90
WindowsJeuxActu
Après s'être imposé comme le meilleur jeu du Xbox LIVE Arcade en 2010, LIMBO débarque enfin sur le PlayStation Network et Steam pour le plus grand bonheur des joueurs qui n'avaient pas eu l'occasion de découvrir l'univers exceptionnel du titre de Playdead. Jeu extrêmement atypique, LIMBO pourrait facilement passer pour une production arty faussement alambiquée avec son propos vaporeux et sa grande sobriété. Mais bien au contraire, le titre de Playdead diffuse un vrai plaisir de jeu et se base sur un game-design à la fois carré et inventif. Il met en avant la volonté de ses créateurs de créer un jeu et non une oeuvre. Ce qui n'empêche pas LIMBO de joueur avec les émotions profondes du joueur, d'afficher un style visuel magnifique, à la fois chaleureux et angoissant et de laisser l'imagination travailler. Souffrant de quelques imperfections, comme une durée de vie rachitique et une dernière partie un peu trop "mécanique", LIMBO est une aventure brillamment simple.
90
WindowsGameZebo
Limbo is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle game where you’ll move left and right, jump and climb, avoid dangers and solve puzzles using levers and pushing crates around. There’s no score, unlimited lives, no health, no continues and only takes about 3 hours to complete. While these are the facts, they still don’t get to the heart of what it “feels” like to play it - and that's what makes the game so unique.
90
WindowsIronhammers
Any complaints are totally minor — ones that I’m more than happy to live with in return for getting the chance to play LIMBO on my PC. This game really is the ‘little gem’ that my friends had all said it was upon playing it on their Xbox 360s. It oozes polish and perfection in every way imaginable, and does these weird things to your mind where what you’re expecting from a certain aspect isn’t so — leaving you not only excited by what it does, but astonished by how well it does it. When you’ve got the cash spare, you should really by this game… it’s one hell of an experience. Only dropping marks for its lack of options, which as a PC gamer is something I can’t forgive, no matter how much I feel this game deserves a perfect 5/5.
90
WindowsIGN
Limbo is an incredible achievement. Very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant. It belongs in everybody's collection. The journey may be over too quickly, but you will be entertained every minute. This is one of my favorite games.
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Xbox 360AusGamers
The puzzle and platform elements in LIMBO are blended extremely well. Puzzles are well varied, their difficulty and complexity ramping up nicely as you progress. Although overall they could have been a tad more challenging. +[Being this good at videogames is a curse really.]+The length feels about right. I was left wanting more, but only because it’s such a great game. And while I did find the ending to be a little anticlimactic, it was appropriate given LIMBO’s minimalist motif. LIMBO easily earns a solid score of nine bear traps out of ten from me, and I eagerly await the arrival of Playdead’s next production, whatever it may be.
90
Xbox 360Level
Limbo är en stenhård käftsmäll, en spark i magen som får dig att kippa efter luft, en dansk skalle som slänger ned dig på backen. Men du reser dig alltid upp, hämtar andan och inväntar nästa slag med ett leende på läpparna.
90
Xbox 360Hasta los Juegos
Debes jugar a Limbo por ti mismo para comprenderlo, las líneas de texto que podamos dedicarle no se acercan ni por asomo a describir lo que puede llegar a ofrecerte si eres un jugador con sensibilidad artística y con imaginación.
90
Xbox 360Fragland.net
There are some very fun Achievements to be found and enough hidden secrets so that playing a second time is absolutely fascinating still. There's no multiplayer and the value of this game is clearly in the quality. In other words: those that prefer to not give 1200 Microsoft Points on a unique adventure that will keep you occupied for a few evenings or an allnighter on Saturday know what not to do.
90
Xbox 360VideogameUK
There is little else to say about Limbo other than to insist that anyone who has access to the Xbox LIVE marketplace should buy this title. Out of the hundreds of titles that have appeared on the marketplace, very few have come as close to being as impressive as Limbo. This is the arcade title of the year so far.
90
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Limbo is a haunting, tragic experience that no one should miss. Some of its dark luster is soured by a few of its bold design choices, but neither of which ruin its resounding accomplishment. It is an emotionally gripping tale like no other, and is a defining example of interactive storytelling, a true showcase that couldn’t be replicated in any other medium.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
Death never means restarting a level; it means you get a decent clean slate as the game reloads the puzzle for you and gives you go after go, and animation after animation of watching your character impaled in various ways. Limbo does what few games of any genre can do, which is trial and error without any of the actual tedium. It's a puzzle game that is littered with ideas and an artistic eye, but more importantly it understands the frustrations of repetition and makes failure enjoyable.
90
Xbox 360Strategy Informer
Limbo is a fine example of how you can create a masterpiece, yet sell it through the Xbox Live arcade at a budget price. It may not be the longest game, but to capture the imagination of any player is something that is a rarity in gaming. If this is what black and white can do, then we can’t wait to see how colour revolutionizes our world.
90
Xbox 360Kombo.com
Limbo is all about the experience of living in a harsh land full of impossible and deadly beauty. There have been cries for fresh games with perspectives not yet explored. Limbo should answer those calls with a melancholy tone that will resonate with the gamers who will appreciate game that not only on a gameplay level, but as an artistic masterpiece exploring emotions hard to get across a digital entertainment media. Limbo is a triumphant Xbox Live Arcade game that hits all the right emotional notes that make this a captivating game throughout.
90
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
The trouble is that Limbo strays from the personal touch at its soul. One of its sweetest surprises came in the first couple seconds of play. I hit the jump button, and when my character landed, the controller vibrated. It's mild, yet it says a lot. It says that this is just a boy, not a futuristic robot or a genetic-freak hedgehog, so when he hits the ground with both feet, he feels it. And you do, too, by way of a lopsided motor in the Xbox 360 controller. With one touch (literally), the black silhouette on screen struck me as a full-bodied person. That's Limbo: a game that has very few humans, but a surplus of humanity.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Limbo poses the questions of death versus life and reality versus dream, but it doesn't answer them. It's the questions that are important here, and you're left to contemplate the meaning of this world for yourself. Although this is a game without clear-cut answers, the lack of concrete explanations doesn't detract one bit from the overall experience. This is a delicately crafted adventure whose elements tie seamlessly together. The fact that you can finish the entire game in just a few hours is disappointing only because it's so difficult to pull yourself away once you've been sucked in. Limbo is a superb adventure from beginning to end.
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Xbox 360Console Monster
Limbo is in no way a confusing or colourless waste of time. It's an exciting, part infuriatingly fun, part mind-blowing 2-D puzzle experience, leaving the player to discover everything alone. No tutorial, no hints, no narrative, no levels: Limbo is a back to basics adventure of puzzles and gruesome happenings with nothing but the outside world (or at least the Xbox) to interrupt the atmosphere. It's a must have!
90
Xbox 360IGN
Limbo is an incredible achievement. Very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant as Limbo. It belongs in everybody's collection. The journey may be over too quickly, but you will be entertained every minute. This is one of my favorite games ever.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Regardless, LIMBO is an excellent title that PlayDead Studios should be proud of. It’s a strong game that hopefully won’t be overlooked because it’s an “indie” project that doesn’t feature a lot of explosions or guns. It’s a title that, given half a chance, will both impress and disturb you.
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Xbox 360Edge
And when Limbo’s over, it’s that world – and not the isolated puzzles, creatures, or moments of morbid comedy that made it – which lingers in the memory. Playdead’s debut title is a rare thing – a wholly realised place as well as a successfully realised game, and both Limbo and the Limbo inside it are one-of-a-kind places to be stuck in.
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Xbox 360Indie Game Magazine
Limbo meticulously creates one of the most ominous and beautifully terrifying atmospheres in any video game. The game sets expectations so high from the start that its brevity and conclusion spoil an otherwise stellar gaming experience.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
We nodigen iedere brompot die nog durft beweren dat games geen kunstvorm zijn uit om Limbo eens te spelen. Een indie meesterwerk dat je moet meegemaakt hebben!
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Xbox 360Digital Chumps
Limbo features but one seamless, monochromatic level with no music and no narrative… yet it manages, through creativity and art, to leave a lasting impression. The trepidation of the young hero—searching for his sister—is masterfully communicated via fusion of fantasy and gritty atmosphere. Its tragic brevity is its only true weakness, but forgiving that, Limbo is ultimately an unforgettable and somewhat disturbing experience—proving yet again that creativity does, indeed, count for something in today’s industry.
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Xbox 360Neoseeker
Limbo is built on morbid humor partially hidden behind its façade of innocence. Behind the deceptive simplicity is the incredible immersion that catches you by surprise and sucks you right in for hours at a time. Best of all, none of it gets old no matter how many times you go back to replay your favorite stages. The ending, however sudden or brief, couldn’t be more appropriate for a story titled ‘Limbo.’
85
PlayStation 34Players.de
Düster, kreativ, spannend! Ich konnte mich kaum von diesem Abenteuer trennen. Es ist die Reduzierung auf das Wesentliche, die Limbo auszeichnet – und zwar in allen Bereichen. Das schwarzweiße Artdesign besticht mit der bedrohlichen Wirkung, die die stockfinstere Welt hinterlässt, in der ein kleiner Junge wie eine Scherenschnittfigur um sein Leben rennt und rätselt – ein virtualisierter Alptraum à la Edgar Allan Poe. Die Begegnungen mit den finsteren Kreaturen sind durchweg mysteriös, die Rätsel immer interessant. Obwohl nichts erzählt oder gesprochen wird, entsteht aufgrund der scheinbaren Hilflosigkeit von Anfang an eine starke Bindung zu einem kleinen Helden, der ständig den Tod vor Augen hat. Limbo spielt sich im Vergleich zu Outland allerdings linearer und redundanter, es ist auch nicht so vertrackt oder anspruchsvoll wie Braid. Aber es gehört zu den stimmungsvollsten Hüpf-Abenteuern der letzten Jahre. Ich freue mich auf das nächste Spiel der Dänen!
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iPhoneJeuxvideo.com
Limbo n'a pas pris une ride. Au contraire, la finesse de son gameplay, l'intelligence de ses puzzles, le génie de son ambiance sonore minimaliste et bien sûr son esthétique qui laisse une place énorme à l'imagination… tout est parfaitement maîtrisé. Et grâce au recul offert par cette sortie tardive, on se rend encore plus compte de la puissance du titre. Que l'on connaisse ou pas Limbo, le charme opère donc dès la première seconde pour nous embarquer dans une éprouvante succession de pièges certes vicieux, mais tellement gratifiants.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
LIMBO is quite an amazing game. The setting is very captivating and really brings you into the story. The art-style is very impressive and supplemental to the entire presentation and the puzzles are at times mind-bending. However, the lack of story and shortness of the game hinders the overall package. 1200 Microsoft Points does feel like a steep price to pay for this game, but the game deserves a playthrough.
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Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Limbo is a unique and compelling experience that shows small projects are ideal circumstances to innovate and impress. Some may dwell on the shorter length to completion, but there's still plenty of replay value.
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
I see Limbo as an experience. The work I’d have to put in to obtain the 10 euros on Limbo’s price tag, assuming of course it’s hard labor I have to endure, would disappear as a collateral cost under the weight of an emotion-rich, relaxation-triggering experience and will eventually make me grow through culture and symbolism. But well, maybe that’s just me and everything I write is nonsense. In that case, and if we’re using a linear thinking pattern that relates to everything in terms of how many hours you punch in to get it, then you have bigger odds at the pot buying Call of Duty or an MMO. But if we use such a pattern, I don’t see why we would play Limbo in the first place.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Qu'il est bon de voir débouler de telles petites perles. Au milieu de jeux surproduits et multipliant les commandes, Limbo joue la carte de la simplicité graphique et ludique. Du noir, du blanc, du gris, deux boutons et pourtant il est plus riche que bien des titres multicolores exploitant toutes les touches d'un pad. On ne peut lui reprocher que sa durée de vie, mais on n'en a même pas envie. Incontournable.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Qu'il est bon de voir débouler de telles petites perles. Au milieu de jeux surproduits et multipliant les commandes, Limbo joue la carte de la simplicité graphique et ludique. Du noir, du blanc, du gris, deux boutons et pourtant il est plus riche que bien des titres multicolores exploitant toutes les touches d'un pad. On ne peut lui reprocher que sa durée de vie, mais on n'en a même pas envie. Incontournable.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Qu'il est bon de voir débouler de telles petites perles. Au milieu de jeux surproduits et multipliant les commandes, Limbo joue la carte de la simplicité graphique et ludique. Du noir, du blanc, du gris, deux boutons et pourtant il est plus riche que bien des titres multicolores exploitant toutes les touches d'un pad. On ne peut lui reprocher que sa durée de vie, mais on n'en a même pas envie. Incontournable.
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
The whole endeavor is satisfying up until its completion, though most players will solve Limbo in a single three hour sitting, give or take. You'd expect this playable Purgatory to be a lengthier affair, even if what's there is presented without filler. At $15, Limbo's play-to-pay ratio is underwhelming, but you can't exactly rent DLC. Achievements offer some replay, though subsequent playthroughs can be completed in just over an hour. There aren't any frills to speak of. This is an inverted Faustian bargain--will you pay the high price to play the small slice of heaven that lingers in Limbo?
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Limbo hat sich schon auf der Xbox 360 einen besonderen Platz in meinem Spielerherz erobert. Die ebenso fordernden wie clever designten Rätsel, die schaurigschöne Spielwelt und die zum Schneiden dichte Atmosphäre machen das Jump&Run zum Pflichtkauf für jeden Genrefan. Selbst Einsteiger sollten einen Blick wagen, denn Limbo zeigt eindrucksvoll, dass außergewöhnliche Spiele keinen DirectX-11-Bombast und keine Roman-Story brauchen. Sondern einfach nur zwei Farben -- und viel Liebe. Den dünnen Umfang kann ich angesichts des günstigen Preises übrigens locker verschmerzen: Lieber drei Stunden Spaß als zehn Stunden Langweile.
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iPhoneDigital Spy
For those who haven't played Limbo before, or for those who simply want to play it again while riding on the bus, you can download the iOS version with confidence that it is just as creepy and well-crafted as on any other platform.
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iPhonePocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
D’une manière générale, nous préférons jouer à Limbo sur PS Vita, du fait de son grand écran et des contrôles, plus aboutis grâce aux boutons physiques. Mais la version iPhone du titre bénéficie d’un avantage considérable : son prix ! Entre 4,49 € et 12 €, le choix est vite fait.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Игра-загадка, игра-сон, игра-настроение. Стандартные рамки не для нее. Приключение получилось красивым, насыщенным, но уж очень коротким — Limbo можно пробежать за вечер. При этом каждый найдет что-то для себя. Эстетов пленит выдержанный стиль, поклонники «умных игр» оценят заковыристые и логичные пазлы… Да что там! Даже убежденные «казуальщики» наверняка будут довольны (в 2010 году на XBLA проект вошел в тройку самых продаваемых, уступив Plants vs. Zombies и Super Meat Boy).
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Xbox 360Factornews
Limbo souffre néanmoins d'un défaut majeur : il est court. Et par court, je veux dire court : comptez environ trois heures pour boucler l'aventure sans trop vous presser. Le jeu dispose de passages cachés facultatifs qui seront là pour vous donner un peu de rab, mais c'est tout. On pourra également regretter l'absence totale de narration : on ne sait absolument rien de l'histoire, et l'aventure se termine d'une manière pour le moins abrupte. Cependant, résumer Limbo à un vulgaire rapport durée/prix serait sacrément réducteur au regard de ce que le jeu a à offrir avec son gameplay bien ficelé mais surtout son ambiance oppressante absolument unique.
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Xbox 360NZGamer
Overall, while Limbo's back-story is strangely absent, it can stand on the unique visual style and deceptively difficult platforming/puzzle gameplay alone. Should you take that walk through Limbo, be prepared to be tested on your platforming skills because timing is everything and some imaginative puzzle design that will have you hooked until the end.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.it
Così com'è Limbo rimane allora un'esperienza tutta da vivere, originale e decisamente consigliata a dispetto di un rapporto prezzo/durata discutibile (1200 Microsoft Points, quasi 14 Euro, per appena qualche ora di divertimento con rigiocabilità prossima allo zero) e di una portata ludica probabilmente meno sostanziosa rispetto alla grandiosa cosmesi. Non abbiate comunque paura e non fate troppi calcoli: vale davvero la pena di lasciarsi stregare dall'oscurità.
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WindowsIndius
Création originale et exceptionnelle, LIMBO n'en reste pas moins un jeu court et qui ne montre pas tous ses atouts. L'expérience ne se vit qu'une fois mais elle est intense et à recommander aux amateurs de ce genre de petits bijoux.
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Xbox 360Indius
Création originale et exceptionnelle, LIMBO n'en reste pas moins un jeu court et qui ne montre pas tous ses atouts. L'expérience ne se vit qu'une fois mais elle est intense et à recommander aux amateurs de ce genre de petits bijoux.
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MacintoshIndius
Création originale et exceptionnelle, LIMBO n'en reste pas moins un jeu court et qui ne montre pas tous ses atouts. L'expérience ne se vit qu'une fois mais elle est intense et à recommander aux amateurs de ce genre de petits bijoux.
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Xbox 360Gameplanet
For fans of puzzling games, Limbo can certainly help you with that head-scratching itch. In fact, if you can appreciate a game purely for its artistic visual merits, it’s also definitely worth a look. However, for those with only a passing interest in the genre, Limbo’s difficulty curve, its lack of gameplay direction and its depressed setting could prove a barrier to enjoyment.
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Xbox 3601UP
The game's haunting world promises a deeper meaning, a richer narrative, than it delivers. It isn't missing dialogue or some pretentious wall of text at the end -- Limbo proves in its opening moments that it can tell volumes without using any words at all. But the disparate pieces of this otherwise intricately crafted puzzle never form a cohesive whole. Still, while it stumbles to pull everything together, Limbo is short and certainly worth experiencing, if for nothing else, than to see this beautiful, two-tone world yourself.
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WindowsCanardPC
Soyons honnetes : la direction artistique de Limbo est une des plus impressionnantes de l'histoire du jeu video et, rien que pour ca, il merite d'etre achete. La ou Trine, par exemple, nous epate avec des textures colorees et des effets de lumiere grandioses, Limbo fait dans le maitrise, le sobre, le coherent. Dans le beau, pas dans le joli. Sauf que Trine proposait un mecanisme de jeu original. Que Braid, autre plateformer arty, savait lier gameplay et propos. Limbo, lui, est un puzzle game classique, assez court et facile, un magnifique court]metrage interactif. Un jeu qui a peut-etre un peu oublie qu'il etait un jeu.
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WindowsMana Pool
Limbo is Just Some Game. It looks beautiful and sounds haunting, but that wears off. It has some great mechanics, but you don’t get to play with them enough, both because of the lack of puzzles and the clear-cut nature of them. What really knocks it down is that it tries so hard to be Edgy. Braid was a success because you felt smart for solving the puzzles. Limbo on the other hand makes the player feel dumb while the developer mocks them from their high horse. If there is some deeper lesson to learn from Limbo it’s too convoluted to worry about.
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WindowsGamesCollection
Consigliato ai collezionisti di puzzle-platform e a tutti coloro che cercano un gioco rilassante e gradevole senza troppe pretese. E, di questi tempi, a quelli che cercano divertimento low cost.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
Limbo is well constructed and held my attention for a while, but it's not as fun as it looks.