Limbo

Very unique two-dimensional platformer from the independent developer PlayDead. We play as a small boy who sets on dangerous journey to save his sister. He traverses surrealistic landscapes, coming across many deadly traps and running away from monstrous spider, which follow him tirelessly. In terms of gameplay, Limbo borrows from classic platform titles, though not without adding a few original features. The games revolves around advanced physics, which plays crucial role in most puzzles and arcade sequences, during which the players must display quick reflexes. What stands out the most, however, is Limbo’s unique, mysterious and grim atmosphere, mainly coming from its audiovisuals. Sparse use of sound and graphics, consisting only of shades of black and white, makes it look like a work of a movie expressionist from the beginning of 20th century.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
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Limbo

Limbo | XBOX 360

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

21 July 2010 | Worldwide

21 July 2010 | Europe PAL

21 July 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 285 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
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Limbo

Limbo | PC

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for PC:

game language:
English

02 August 2011 | Worldwide

02 August 2011 | Europe

02 August 2011 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 1276 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 31 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Limbo

Limbo | PS3

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for PS3:

game language:
English

19 July 2011 | Worldwide

20 July 2011 | Europe PAL

19 July 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 182 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
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Limbo

Limbo | PS Vita

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

04 June 2013 | Worldwide

05 June 2013 | Europe PAL

04 June 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 110 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 10 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Limbo

Limbo | XBOX ONE

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

05 December 2014 | Worldwide

05 December 2014 | Europe PAL

05 December 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Apple iOS
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Limbo

Limbo | iOS

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for iOS:

game language:
English

03 July 2013 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:

Sony PlayStation 4
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Limbo

Limbo | PS4

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for PS4:

game language:
English

24 February 2015 | Worldwide

25 February 2015 | Europe PAL

24 February 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Android OS
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Limbo

Limbo | Android

Arcade, platform, 2D, indie games

Companies responsible for Limbo

PlayDead | game developer

PlayDead | publisher   Official website

Limbo release date for Android:

game language:
English

11 February 2015 | Worldwide

11 February 2015 | Europe PAL

Game mode: single player , size:

Limbo for PC / Windows is an interesting platformer and independent title, similar to Braid and Super Meat Boy. It has been made by small Danish studio PlayDead located in Copenhagen, and its idea was born in mind of Arnt Jensen at the end of 2006. The game received many awards, two even before its debut, at Independent Game Festival 2010 (during Game Developers Conference).

Plot

We play as a little boy, who sets on a dangerous journey to rescue his daughter. Travelling through surrealistic environment of black and white lands with grotesque and horrific elements, he must avoid many deadly dangers, like snares, swamps and falling rocks. And there is a monstrous spider that tirelessly follows the boy.

Game mechanics

Developers decided for a complex gameplay, operating with many fresh ideas and concepts from other games. The core of the game is an advanced physics engine, which plays a key role in most puzzles. We also have to watch out for many well-hidden traps. Considering that many times the player has to act very quickly, this game is certainly not the easiest.

Technical aspects

One of the most interesting aspects of Limbo for PC / Windows is definitely a very mysterious atmosphere, which developers achieved through peculiar visuals, consisting only of black and white elements, and sound is used sparsely (with practically no music at all), making the game look like work of early 20th century’s expressionists. This makes our journey rather disturbing, even though the plot elements are barely sketched out.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 512 MB RAM (1GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 150 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7