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LIMBO : A Dark Journey Into a Mysterious World

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LIMBO Feature Picture
LIMBO Feature Picture

Title: LIMBO
Developer: Playdead
Publisher: Playdead
Released: August 2, 2011
Platforms Available: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Platform Reviewed: PlayStation 4
Mature Content: T (Teen), Mild Blood, Mild Violence
Article Reading Time: 4 minutes

Truth to be told, I didn’t expect much when I started LIMBO. I just wanted something different from the usual games I play, and at the time, it was gaining popularity, so I gave it a shot. Right from the beginning, I was hooked. The game throws you into this dark, shaded world without instructions or context. You’re just this little boy or, better said, the shadow of a boy, waking up in a forest, and you start moving because there’s nothing else to do and no indications of what to do.

Atmosphere

The game is eerily quiet, with only ambient and occasional creepy noises. It’s incredibly atmospheric without trying too hard; it is hard to explain, and you must feel it for yourself.

LIMBO 6
LIMBO 6 Picture

Gameplay

Now, for the fun part, I died a lot. LIMBO isn’t forgiving at all. The puzzles in LIMBO are clever but not overly complex. They will make you think without making you feel stupid. I remember this section with rotating platforms and gravity changes with reverse spikes on the sides. It took me a while to figure it out, but not to the level where you would get frustrated or need a guide. Just a perfect amount of head-scratching!

Story

There’s no dialogue or straightforward story in LIMBO. You’re left to piece things together on your own. The game leaves a lot to your imagination, which I absolutely loved! I looked up some stuff about the game after finishing it. LIMBO was made by a small Danish studio, Playdead, and they worked on it for over six years. That kind of dedication shows in the game’s polish and attention to detail. It was released in 2010 and quickly became a hit, winning several awards.

LIMBO 3 Picture
LIMBO 3 Picture

Controls

One thing that bugged me a bit was the controls. They could be a bit stiff at times, leading to some uncalled-for deaths. But these moments were rare and didn’t ruin my overall experience.

Ending

The ending of LIMBO is abrupt and ambiguous. It doesn’t wrap things up neatly, which might annoy some players, but considering how it starts, it is a fitting end. The whole game is mysterious, so a clear-cut ending wouldn’t have felt right. It leaves you thinking about what it all meant.

LIMBO Climbing

Conclusion:

LIMBO isn’t a long game, but it sticks with you… If you want something unique, refreshing, and somewhat relaxing, try LIMBO. Just be prepared to die a lot.

Where to Buy Limbo

  1. Steam (PC, Mac): Available for $9.99. You can purchase the game directly from Steam
  2. Epic Games Store (PC): Priced at $9.99. Check it out on the Epic Games Store
  3. GOG (PC, Mac): Available for $2.49 (discounted from $9.99). Purchase it from GOG
  4. PlayStation Store (PS4): The game is on sale fo $2.00 or free on Game Pass. You can find it on the PlayStation Store
  5. Xbox Store (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S): Available for $9.99. Check it out on the Xbox Store
  6. App Store (iOS and Mac) : Available for $3.99 or free on Arcade subscribtion on App Store
  7. Google Play (Android): The game is priced at $4.99 or free on your Play Pass subscribtion. You can find it on the Google Play Store

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