Limbo Reviews (PlayStation 3)

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90
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.8


Critic Reviews

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100
PSN Stores (Jul 21, 2011)
Limbo is a wonderful game, filled with moments that you want to talk about with everybody, but don’t want to spoil for people who haven’t played it. It’s often horrific, sometimes soothing, but always fantastic. A trip to the edge of hell is about as enthralling as it sounds.
100
Gameblog.fr (Jul 27, 2011)
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.
94
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.
90
Playstation Universe (Aug 03, 2011)
Judging Limbo solely on its gameplay, it isn't going to win any awards for innovation. Controls are extremely basic, with the boy able to simply push and pull objects or jump, while the cog-turning, crate-pushing and rope-swinging gameplay will be familiar to anyone who has played any generic platformer. However, the puzzles are cleverly conceived, challenging and make the most out of the simple moves. Furthermore, Limbo's art-style and solid level design make some familiar mechanics still feel very fresh. Limbo seems a little pricey at £9.99, for what amounts to a 5 hour campaign, but it's an immersive game that challenges you with some addictive puzzles and enriches you with its unique visual style. There aren't many games like Limbo around, and among the deluge of first-person shooters and big budget action adventures it's a breath of fresh air.
90
PSX Extreme (Jul 19, 2011)
Limbo is one of those games that just begs to be played. Even if it doesn’t seem like your cup of tea; if the style puts you off, if the puzzle-based aspect seems intimidating, it still demands your attention. It isn’t perfect, as one could pick out a few tiny flaws and questionable design and puzzle choices, but it’s guaranteed to be fulfilling. It’s the atmosphere that initially grabs us, and the gameplay that solidifies our long-term involvement. Just make sure you make it past the first “boss” (a spider) before you decide whether or not to finish it. Like I said, it starts with a whisper but really gets rolling, and you don’t have to wait long.
90
Push Square (Feb 12, 2012)
Limbo ends abruptly and has little replay value, but in spite of this we'd argue that it's an experience worth having. With around three-hours of gameplay on offer, some might question the value of Limbo at its current £10 price-point, but it's such a well crafted experience from start to finish that the campaign's length feels somewhat of a misleading figure. Limbo's ability to craft tension is unmatched and makes it an absolutely essential experience.
90
GameSpot (Jul 21, 2011)
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.
90
PlayStation Lifestyle (Jul 25, 2011)
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
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 27, 2011)
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
JeuxActu (Aug 02, 2011)
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.
85
4Players.de (Jul 27, 2011)
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!
85
GamingExcellence (Jul 22, 2010)
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.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 03, 2011)
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.
80
HonestGamers (Jul 25, 2011)
That being said, if a thematic shift is my only gripe with a game, then I’m rather enjoying myself. Limbo is a highly recommended download; its "high" price only seems prohibitive to those used to playing today’s bloated blockbusters and I’d argue that quality matters more than size. Limbo must be experienced, by old school gamers, puzzle gamers--by all gamers.