LIMBO for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

LIMBO

Jul 21, 2010

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: Playdead
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Limbo is a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure that puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through a hostile world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister. Limbo challenges players with traversing dark forests, trap-filled underground complexes, and stormy rooftops brought to life with hand-drawn visuals. They must be quick, clever, and fearless if they want to survive their journey and unravel the mysteries at Limbo's sinister heart.

Critic Reviews

20 Reviews
8.82
Game TrailersJul 19, 2010
With its fluid animations and hazy backdrops, Limbo leaps off the screen like a digital dream. The stark black and white imagery is Limbo's most striking feature, placing the silhouette of a little boy in a world of snapping traps, rising flood levels, and the always-deadly threat of gravity. With the only shred of story appearing in the Xbox Marketplace description, Limbo is a puzzle-platformer with that keeps it minimal.
Brad ShoemakerJul 19, 2010
Limbo has a transportive quality that's hard to articulate. It so expertly realizes both its internal gameplay logic and its prevailing aesthetic that it almost creates a sort of reverie as you play, fully removing you from your physical environment and plopping you into this cold, mesmerizing other land. Though you'll find it's a tough place to survive, it might also be one you're in no hurry to leave behind. The game is a masterpiece.
Jim SterlingJul 19, 2010
Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get. It's artistic without being pompous, difficult without being cheap, and violent without being gratuitous. It gets everything just right, and while the adventure will only take dedicated players a few hours to beat, the memory of the game will remain for much, much longer, and many players won't stop at beating the game just once. If I had to sum this game up in one word, I think that word would be "effective." That's what this game is, in every sense of the word.

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