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Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.
What the press said:
“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
Winner of more than 100 awards, including:
Gameinformer’s “Best Downloadable”
Gamespot’s “Best Puzzle Game”
Kotaku’s “The Best Indie Game”
GameReactor’s “Digital Game of the Year”
Spike TV’s “Best Independent Game”
X-Play’s “Best Downloadable Game”
IGN’s “Best Horror Game”
What's New in Version 1.1.3
· Added video preview
· Improved crash reporting
Beautiful and brilliant, but the controls are AWFUL!
Initially, i gave this game a 2 star review. That was because i hated (HATED is not too strong a word) the controls. They’re so clunky, and unworkable that they almost break the game … but then, the game is soo good. I’ve finished it now, and am enchanted by the world, the characters and the puzzles.
If i had been any one one of the people you see when the final credits roll up, i would be so pi***d off with the goon who wrote the UI, because they've really let the team down. Everyone else on the team has done fantastically! Art / Story / Puzzles - all top notch, but the person who was responsible for the UI was just out of their league, and have almost scuppered the rest of the game.
In summary, the game is brilliant in all respects except the controls. It’s almost impossible to get the little guy to do what you want, and yet the rest of the game is good enough that i put up with it (while cursing the fool who was responsible).
My original review:
So yes, it's beautiful and the puzzles are great (if a tad too obscure sometimes) but what really lets it down is the controls. So often I know what I want to do, but to can't get press / swipe / flick exactly (and I mean EXACTLY) right, and 5 mins goes by before I randomly hit the jackpot and get it done.
If I could get the little guy to go where I'd like him to, it'd be 5 stars from me, rather than an infuriating 2 stars.
Best app game ever
After playing Monument Valley the bar had been raised so I was thrilled when I came across this gem. It is truly a beautifully dark and enchanting game like no other.
The puzzles had me baffled (and frustrated!) at times but the sense of achievement when I moved on to the next one was great.
I've even downloaded it on to my sons iPad mini so that he can play. Yes, it's a little gruesome at times which makes him feel like he's playing a mature game but at least I know he's using his brain rather than mindlessly tapping away at the screen.
I'm very sad to have completed it and hopefully look forward to a sequel!
Play dead had got this game spot on. I love it. My dad had it on his computer then deleted it after he was finished but I was still playing it! So, as I wanted to complete it, I bought it on my iPod and am soooo close to finishing but stuck😠! The only problem is there that if you are not too good with technology or cannot work out how to move/run and jump it's difficult to suss. I knew how to work it as my dad told me. So maybe a little screen at the beginning for this? Other than that: BEAT GAME I'VE EVER BOUGHT.👌
- Category: Games
- Updated: 05 December 2014
- Version: 1.1.3
- Size: 103 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Developer: LIMBO ApS / Playdead ApS
- © Playdead
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.