PC - Windows, Mac, Linux
9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
It's a little disappointing to have waited a year for this game to get ported to PC only to find keyboard control is locked to the cursor keys, but in spite of that – and Limbo's short playtime (around three to five hours) – you simply cannot miss out on this darkly evocative experience. It has its frustrations, but it's a beautiful argument for games as art.
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. Limbo is a fairly short game, but you will enjoy every minute of it. Finding every hidden trophy will take a while.
There isn’t much depth to the story and Playdead have clearly focused on the gameplay and creepy atmosphere of the game, so if you’re an RPG player that needs your fix for great storytelling, this game probably isn’t for you. Likewise, if you’re an FPS player that needs your octane thrills and explosive action to enjoy a game, Limbo is definitely not for you. If you’re interested in trying something a little different, or maybe taking your first foray into the mists of the indie genre, then this your game.
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.
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.
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.
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.