Limbo User Reviews

7.5

A Balance of Thought-Provoking, Enjoyment and Frustration

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As the game begins, what looks like a young boy arises from his slumber to a world of forbidding-looking trees and a mist that obscures the sight to anything not nearby. It is an introduction which produces a lot of questions from the start, with none of the answers to follow. A strong atmosphere has featured for a number of highly successful indie titles in recent times, and the same can be said for LIMBO. In a world full of dangers, intriguing and sometimes rather challenging puzzles, as well as fantastical environments that are inexplicable yet fascinating to explore, it's safe to say th...

8.0

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Growing up as a console gamer, PC games – particularly indie ones – can be a bit of an unknown quantity for me. You have to appreciate that they mostly represent part-time developers trying to get their foot into the industry’s door, so you can’t hold them to the standards of the industrial heavyweights that you’re used to. They simply don’t have the budget to do what othe...

8.0

When style works with substance

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With a title like Limbo, you'd expect a game that makes you think that you're in limbo, and once you start up the game... it's got you, and you're not leaving until you've finished this journey into the deep darkness. Through forest and factory, you will journey on to find out what you're looking for, or where you're going. Are you looking for paradise? Are you looking for your beloved girlfriend/sister? Is it worth going through all of this hell just to find an angel?

These are the questions I've asked myself while playing through this game, because this game doesn't tell the story in a tra...

9.0

Alienating Your Ordinary Best-Sellers

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Today, we're not dealing with your average Xbox arcade game. Nor are we dealing with a typical downloadable game that often leaves little to be admired, and an awful lot of buyer's remorse - in fact, we're dealing with a game that captured the hearts of hundreds of gamers willing to attempt something a little abnormal to what they're normally used to in 21st century gaming. LIMBO isn't exactly your typical gaming experience - quite the opposite in fact. Can you remember the last time you played a game where your only option on the control pad was to move left, right, jump and press one acti...

9.0

Forest Temple

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Normally, I can't stand artsy games because they're so self indulgent that they're not fun in the slightest. Sadly, that about sums up 80% of indie games out there, and I blame Braid for allowing this to happen. But if you're lucky to find any within the 20% that's actually got some *bleep*ing modesty, then you'll find yourself enjoying yourself. Limbo is a part of the 20%. Its art style may tell you otherwise, but it's a physics based puzzle platformer that doesn't have its head up its ass. Oh, and Limbo is pretty damn cool.

There isn't really a story - at least, not if you take it at face ...

9.2

Prepare As We Enter Into Limbo

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LIMBO is a game that is both very familiar, and almost completely alien upon picking it up all at once. Like its spiritual forefather Mario that came before it, you arrive in a strange new world preceded by no tutorials, cutscenes, or advice of any kind. Given that this is a platformer you know it is almost inevitable that you will wind up moving to the right, but don't be surprised if you find yourself hesitating before taking those first tentative steps.

Where as the Mushroom Kingdom was a colorful, musical land, full of whimsy that almost begged to be explored, the world of LIMBO is aest...

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