“Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get.”
10/10 – Destructoid
“The game is a masterpiece.”
5/5 – GiantBomb
“Limbo is genius. Freaky, weird genius. Disturbing, uncomfortable genius.”
5/5 – The Escapist
“Dark, disturbing, yet eerily beautiful, Limbo is a world that deserves to be explored.”
5/5 – Joystiq
Limbo is a beautiful game. I would go as far as saying this game is a masterpiece. Devoid of color, with very little sound, but full of life - it is a tranquil walk through a very dark place. And then you die. Death will blindside you as it slices protagonist's tiny arms off with a buzzsaw, or breaks his legs with a satisfying crack after a long fall, or flattens his head with a giant boulder. It is sad and somehow hilarious, as you sit there, in shock, thinking: "I did not see that coming. I'm so sorry little guy!"
LIMBO is the perfect example of how a very simple game can reach the point of being a work of art. Its minimalistic approach works to its advantage, bringing out a silent, gloomy atmosphere that adds a tone of mystery. The controls are pretty basic, the physics is magnificent and the difficulty curve is just right. The best thing about the game would probably be that the puzzles you encounter dont require raw skill like in most platformers, but most of the times, if something you do doesn't work, you need to take a different approach. You will, nevertheless, die a lot, but the save points are so frequent that you will not be frustrated at all. Perhaps LIMBO's greatest shortcoming is its short duration, but its quality definitely makes up for it.
WOW this game was so fun to play! At some point I really had a hard time knowing how to go further in the game, sometimes you really have to pause the game and analyze deeply what move you should do. I loved the fact that there was no music at all, only ambient sound, it really gave a calm feeling... even if some parts made me stress out as hell! xD
played this few hours the control is simple low vga req ( 2 colors pls) great story ( with many death) it's still fun great game i recommend this for indie lovers
I am pleasantly surprised by the cinematic achievement and emotional immediacy that is achieved with a game in black and white without background music, except in specific moments where the pulse will accelerate. There is no factor that prevents it from being finished, if you are devoured, you fall into a trap or you are plastered, you repeat until you can pass the puzzle, it is not something to complain about or demerit its complexity, once you know the tricks, Reduced the number of times you lose your life and try to safely pass it without losing one, which is complicated especially by the controls that do not always respond as one wanted
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