LIMBO for Xbox 360
Xbox 360


Jul 21, 2010

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots


About this game

Developer: Playdead
Content Rating: Teen


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
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.
Emily GeraJul 19, 2010
Death never means restarting a level; it means you get a decent clean slate as the game reloads the puzzle for you and gives you go after go, and animation after animation of watching your character impaled in various ways. Limbo does what few games of any genre can do, which is trial and error without any of the actual tedium. It's a puzzle game that is littered with ideas and an artistic eye, but more importantly it understands the frustrations of repetition and makes failure enjoyable.
Susan ArendtJul 27, 2010
Limbo pulls off the nearly unthinkable by taking a well-worn genre as the 2d puzzle platformer and turning it into something surprising and fresh. Equal parts brains and beauty, it boasts both cleverly constructed challenges and a gorgeously distinctive look. Despite the fact that it commits two sins that many players find hard to forgive - it's not terribly long and is lacking in replay once you know exactly what to do - it's still an incredibly satisfying experience.

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