Limbo – xbox360

9.3

Limbo, an indie game from playdead, puts players in the shoes of a young boy looking for his sister in a completely black & white environment. The game will use physics-based puzzles which will open up new paths when solved, but hazards and deadly traps will be cleverly placed to try and stop you in your tracks.

GenrePlatformers
Platforms
xbox360


DEVELOPER Playdead | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Limbo Reviews xbox360


9.3

gamernode.com review
It’s extremely entertaining, and a strangely humorous way of making grotesque, interesting deaths a workable part of gameplay. It’s the game that plays the gamer, and for that, it’s also utterly and sadistically worth every cent.
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9.3

gamerlimit.com review
It might not have the length or volume of content that other excellent titles like Mass Effect 2 or Red Dead Redemption have, but pound for pound, Limbo is the best game I have played all year.
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9.3

joystiq.com review
The actual meaning of Limbo, I think, lies in the journey itself. In that sense, it reminds me most of Out of This World or the original Prince of Persia, in that it truly takes you to another place, puts you in another person’s shoes. Dark, disturbing, yet eerily beautiful, Limbo is a world that deserves to be explored.
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9.3

giantbomb.com review
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.
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9.3

destructoid.com review
Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get. It’s artistic without being pompous, difficult without being cheap, and violent without being gratuitous.
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9.3

gamesradar.com review
If you like clever game design, intelligent horror, or well-realised artistry, you really have to play through Limbo. It’s an immaculate production, as close to perfect as it gets, and it will stay with you for a very long time.
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9.3

gaming-age.com review
I finished the game in a four to five hour game session in which I took quite a few breaks. I estimate that completion time would average between three to four hours. If you are in my camp, then that is a little too little for the price. If you are in the other camp, I can not recommend this title enough.
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9.3

gamestyle.com review
Dark and disturbing is something that is a running theme throughout Limbo, it isn’t a nice game, it isn’t one that will leave a smile on your face but it is engrossing and it will have you suckered in from start to finish.
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9.3

gameshark.com review
Defying my expectations as an “art game” skeptic, Limbo is a brilliantly thematic artistic achievement and a beautifully designed gameplay experience. Regardless of its brevity, price, or minor frustrations, this is one of the best games currently available on Xbox Live Arcade. It’s also one of the most essential must-play experiences this generation.
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9.3

gamespy.com review
As a videogame, Limbo defines its medium in much the same way that I believe Watchmen defines comics and Memento defines film. If you enjoy games in any capacity, I urge you to let Limbo into your life.
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9.3

dpadmagazine.com review
Limbo is a game about death that manages to invest the act of dying, at least in the context of gaming, with a rare impact – quite an achievement considering how often it happens.
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9.3

escapistmagazine.com review
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.
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9.3

game-over.com review
The only possible flaw I can really find with it is that it is over relatively quickly – it took me about six hours to beat it. However, in that time, LIMBO delivered an incredible experience from beginning to end, had no filler, and provided more memorable moments in that short time than many games of a far greater length.
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9.3

cheatcc.com review
There’s no doubt that this kind of gameplay isn’t going to appeal to everyone, and it also bears mentioning that the game can take as little as three hours to complete. Yet, this a beautiful, haunting game that will leave its imprint on your mind long after its completion, making it one more deserving of its admission price than countless big-budget retail disc releases.
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9.3

extremegamer.ca review
There are so many things to be appreciated about Limbo, both in the ideology of games as art, in which Limbo is a prime example, and the design philosophy that games need to be fun.
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9.3

planetxbox360.com review
In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here (no pun intended) and say that Limbo is even better than Braid in certain areas, such as sheer atmosphere, telling an ambiguous story of which players can construct their own experiences, and delightful play.
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9.3

gamefocus.ca review
To say I loved Limbo would be an understatement. Regardless of how basic the gameplay is, the presentation along with the insidious level and puzzle design gave me so many “OMFG” moments that I just had to keep playing, no matter how much my brain hurt.
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9.3

palgn.com.au review
Genuinely, Limbo is probably as close as you can get to perfection on Xbox Live. Outstanding design, glorious visuals, an unquestionable sense of maturity and emotion; it’s rare to see all of these attributes culminate into a single piece of gaming genius.
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9.3

vandal.net review
Limbo demand reaches a certain preset face a runoff. And although the first game can give us six or seven hours of play, thanks to the repetitive puzzles and deaths, as among the challenges is proposed to overcome the die up to five times the total length can be quite superior, in fact. The challenge that we can make time shall in any case as difficult as the few deaths, as many traps are so well hidden and have to walk with feet of lead or have a good memory.
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9.3

gamervision.com review
It’s been a long time since I’ve had both sides of my brain challenged by a game, and I had just as good a time playing this game as I did talking about it with other players. You’d do well to add this game to your library.
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9.3

gamerstemple.com review
In spite of its frustrating aspects and short length, Limbo is worth experiencing by anyone who has a love for games and appreciates the effort it takes to craft something unique and succeed in doing so.
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9.3

gamecritics.com review
Quite honestly, I found myself instantly and utterly immersed in the small boy’s travails—at times captivated, at others, horrified. Limbo is without question a visceral, virtuoso performance of the kind that grips a person from start to finish.
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9.3

play.tm review
There’s not a drop of colour in the whole game, yet it has more character, more style and more beauty than any of its peers. It’s artful, but not in any way pretentious. It manages every aspect of its design with such minute precision, and delivers on its ideas with the utmost confidence and charisma.
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9.3

mygamer.com review
Simply put, Limbo is a remarkable gaming achievement, and stands out as this year’s Braid. But unlike the sharply spiking difficulty of Braid’s platforming puzzle solving, Limbo removes frustration and generates a single player experience that will not be forgotten.
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9.3

acegamez.com review
Then, as soon as it really starts grabbing you by the shoulders and shaking you about a bit, it ends. At approximately four hours in length it’s not a long game at all, but while those four hours last they’re magical, beautiful and really quite affecting.
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9.3

blog.gamer20.com review
It took us just under five hours to beat the game the first time and the achievements offer some decent replay value, though this isn’t the kind of game where your purchasing decision should revolve around the amount of content it offers.
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9.3

gamespot.com review
The fact that you can finish the entire game in just a few hours is disappointing only because it’s so difficult to pull yourself away once you’ve been sucked in. Limbo is a superb adventure from beginning to end.
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9.3

gamereactor.se review
For even if the four fantastic hours is more worthy than 40 such mediocre, you can not get away from that four is a bit … poor. But the rest is, as you can see, praise. Summer is black, white and completely irresistible.
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9.3

totallygn.com review
Limbo is technically polished, extremely playable and more than a little bit sick in the head in places, but as a 360 owner you owe it to yourself to get hold of this game. It’s the stuff of legends.
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9.3

atomicgamer.com review
If you’re looking for a game that will stick with you—and maybe even pop up in your nightmares— LIMBO is waiting to consume you.
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9.3

thunderboltgames.com review
Limbo is a haunting, tragic experience that no one should miss. Some of its dark luster is soured by a few of its bold design choices, but neither of which ruin its resounding accomplishment.
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9.3

consolemonster.com review
Limbo is in no way a confusing or colourless waste of time. It’s an exciting, part infuriatingly fun, part mind-blowing 2-D puzzle experience, leaving the player to discover everything alone.
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9.3

totalvideogames.com review
Clearly Limbo is a game that doesn’t give up its secrets easily then and, although a single play through will take most gamers in the region of 3-5 hours (depending on how you fare with logic puzzles), there’s more than enough replay value doled out through the Achievements to keep you hammering away for a further 5-10 hours at least in order to 100% the game.
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9.3

telegraph.co.uk review
Limbo is a game that cheerfully deals in oxymoron, its awful beauty framing macabre humour. But for all its disparate elements, for all the varied puzzles and shifts in tone, there lies a game of a single, unwavering vision.
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9.3

gamepro.com review
LIMBO is an excellent title that PlayDead Studios should be proud of. It’s a strong game that hopefully won’t be overlooked because it’s an “indie” project that doesn’t feature a lot of explosions or guns. It’s a title that, given half a chance, will both impress and disturb you.
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9.3

eurogamer.net review
The trouble is that Limbo strays from the personal touch at its soul. One of its sweetest surprises came in the first couple seconds of play.
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9.3

ign.com review
Limbo is an incredible achievement. Very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant as Limbo. It belongs in everybody’s collection. The journey may be over too quickly, but you will be entertained every minute.
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9.3

kombo.com review
Limbo is all about the experience of living in a harsh land full of impossible and deadly beauty. There have been cries for fresh games with perspectives not yet explored.
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9.3

videogamer.com review
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.
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9.3

gamingbolt.com review
Ultimately, just how good is Limbo? It’s damn good, one of the best games- not just Xbox 360 or Xbox Live games, just games in general- you will ever play in this year. Do yourself a favour, get this greatly priced wonder of a game, and experience one of the most atmospheric, spooky yet wonderful video games ever.
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9.3

gametrailers.com review
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9.3

1up.com review
The game’s haunting world promises a deeper meaning, a richer narrative, than it delivers. It isn’t missing dialogue or some pretentious wall of text at the end — Limbo proves in its opening moments that it can tell volumes without using any words at all.
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