Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!


User Reviews

Still has one of the best boss-fights ever Asinine (1006) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
A great film. A bad game. Pagen HD (151) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.9
Overall User Score (62 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Gamers' Temple, The (Aug 17, 2011)
LIMBO is a wonderfully dark experience with its only real flaw being its stunted length.
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.
PC Gamer (Sep 25, 2011)
Limbo is a beautifully designed masterpiece of a platform game, that will chill, challenge and charm in equal measure.
Games Finder (Feb 27, 2014)
Limbo is a masterpiece of game design with an eerie adventure you won’t soon forget.
PC Games (Germany) (Aug 03, 2011)
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.
Cheat Happens (Sep 03, 2011)
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.
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.
GameZebo (Aug 12, 2011)
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.
Ironhammers (Aug 16, 2011)
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.
IGN (Aug 02, 2011)
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.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Aug 30, 2011)
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!
85 (Aug 03, 2011)
Auch auf dem PC macht Limbo als 1:1-Umsetzung eine sehr gute Figur. Wer Jump & Runs und Rätsel auf dem Rechner vermisst hat, sollte sich diese stimmungsvolle Erfahrung nicht entgehen lassen! Man kann mit der Tastatur oder dem Gamepad spielen.
85 (Aug 29, 2011)
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.
85 (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.
GameStar (Germany) (Aug 04, 2011)
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.
Absolute Games ( (Dec 31, 2011)
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).
Indius (Jan 05, 2012)
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.
CanardPC (Sep 15, 2011)
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.
Mana Pool (Nov 10, 2011)
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.
GamesCollection (Apr 14, 2012)
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.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun (Aug 03, 2011)
It’s £7 on Steam, which is significantly cheaper than the 1200 points you’ll still pay for the Xbox version. While not a long game, and certainly not one that offers much value in playing more than once, it’s of such exceptional quality that it remains entirely worth it.