|Games||$3.99||LIMBO ApS / Playdead ApS||iPhone, iPad, iPod|
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”
I like the visuals and game play, but apparently there’s sound? I honestly thought the soundlessness was part of it, but apparently the sound is a big part of creating the aura. Very enjoyable game, but unfortunate to pay for a game and then only get part of the experience.
Wanted to love this game, but ended up deleting after about an hour of gameplay (before completion - no idea how long the game is). Here’s the deal: it’s gorgeous scenery and great concept, but really bad implementation. The puzzles are hard to solve without any clues or hints. It harkens back to Zack & Wiki model of try-and-die where you have to guess your way through these obstacles, jumps, pushing or pulling items you can’t even see, or else die trying and redo the whole thing over again. The controls could be fine, but lagginess means that you may or may not make that perfectly timed jump to move on. Further making things difficult are the random spikes and traps to kill you for no good reason. It’s pretty ruthless and not fun. That’s coming from a guy who loves puzzle and adventure games. Limbo is a huge miss for me. Totally overrated. Stick with Where’s my Water, King Rabbit or Plants vs Zombies.
I dislike this game because the part when you have a brain controlling thing on you and you have to some how get rid of it when you step on the pipe and the water starts to rise it’s in possible it can jump right off the ladder on the broken pipe what am I supposed to do?
Unlike that other game “INSIDE” this one really makes you have to think. I love this game recommend 100%... this is a MUST HAVE on your device for sure.
It’s my first time to cry for a mobile phone game. When I control the boy meeting the girl, I hope to say “you never know what I experienced to see you. “ The primitives, spiders, traps reflect that the boy and girl had lived in forest for a while. The machines, electric saw, worm, flickering light shows that they were forced to work in a factory. The upside down world means the boys suffered in overwork, hunger, and illusion.
I gave this 4 stars because there is obviously a lot of effort and love that went into this game. The art is nice, though it’s kind of subtly gory. However, if don’t like the idea that the game’s physics and possibilities are never clear, and so you just end up jumping from puzzle to puzzle without knowing what you’re even supposed to do, then stay away from this game. There are no hints, and then new ways of interacting with the world are constantly being introduced. So instead of actually solving a puzzle logically, you just end up trying to figure out what the game wants your solution to be. There is only ever one solution to each puzzle even though logically you could think of multiple ways to solve it if you were the protagonist yourself in real life. That might not be a problem if the game didn’t try so hard to illicit an anthropomorphic response. So it gets kind of frustrating that instead of thinking the problem through you just end up guessing what the game expects of you.
This game has inspired me with so many new things! But one suggestion for the game is that he should be able to swim or at least float.I feel that it would at least give the player a bit more advantage when they fall in the water, and if they are able to swim there should be a depth level he can’t get past until he drowns
Zero fun. Hard to maneuver. Don’t want to work this hard for a simple game
I played this game a few years ago actually but I started playing it again recently, this game is filled with a sort of mystery that makes you crave for more, I had a great experience playing this game
Just play it. It work the few bucks.