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LIMBO

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Overall 7
7.0

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Realm of Gaming
30 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I seem to be on kind of bizarre game kick as of late. Hyperdimension , Agarest Zero and I replayed through Cladun . Each one strange in their own right, but combined they still can't compare to the strangeness of my latest endeavor: Limbo . It begins in a forest, the entire atmosphere black and white. No narrative, no dialogue-barely any sound. Your young character lies unconscious on the ground, camouflaged by his surroundings.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 10
10
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0

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Game Freaks 365
24 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Simple 2D platformers are back in style. Braid led the way with its storytelling, graphical style, and simple yet difficult gameplay. Limbo takes a similar approach, although I find it to be significantly more enjoyable. It has all of the essential elements of being a masterpiece. If only it lasted longer than a few short hours.
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Overall 8
7.9

LIMBO Review

ztgd.com
3 August 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s been a little over a year since Limbo launched to enormous critical acclaim on the XBox Live Marketplace. Now, the game-meets-art title is coming to the PC and the PSN...
  • Pros: + Fascinating art style, + Great management of sound, + Challenging puzzles
  • Cons: Can be unnecessarily difficult, Narrative presentation is either “love it” or “hate it”
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Overall 9
9.0

Limbo Review

PlayStation Universe
3 August 2011
  • Summary: 40% substance, 60% style, Limbo is an engrossing puzzle game and one of the highlights of PSN games this year.
  • Pros: Brilliant Tim Burton-like art style, Great audio work creates an eery atmosphere, Lots of puzzle variety and challenge
  • Cons: The unsatisfactory conclusion to the storyline, Trial and error approach can be frustrating
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Overall 8
8.0

Limbo review (PS3)

HonestGamers
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: From malevolent children bearing bows and arrows and the inexorable presence of a giant spider early on, to crushing gears and high-voltage surfaces in later industrial-themed levels—everything is beset upon you to bring about your ruin. You will be skewered, bludgeoned, electrocuted, decapitated. And you’ll get used to it. It's a small price to pay to learn, to see what comes next.
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Overall 10
10

Take that, Roger Ebert

TotalPlayStation.com
25 July 2011
  • Conclusion: If someone ever tells you videogames aren't art, strap them to a chair and make them play Limbo . Yes, it's that perfect.
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Overall 9
9.0

Limbo Review

GameSpot
21 July 2011
  • Summary: Thoughtful puzzles and striking aesthetics make Limbo a cerebral adventure you must experience.
  • Pros: Moody, black-and-white visuals, Excellent sound design, Thoughtful puzzles with lots of variety, Hidden secrets reward a second play-through
  • Cons: Ends abruptly
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.3
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
8.7
Control 9
9.1
Addiction 9
9.0

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PSX Extreme
19 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Webster’s non-religious definition of limbo reads: “A place or state of oblivion to which persons or things are regarded as being relegated when cast aside, forgotten, past, or out of date.” Well, that fits. In PlayDead’s creative and surprisingly addicting title, we find ourselves in a very dark world, where even our main character is merely a shadow with eyes.
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Overall 10
10

Limbo Review

G4
19 July 2010
  • Summary: Playdead's Xbox Live Arcade title Limbo is like a gorgeously constructed mix of Lost, Edward Gorey, LittleBigPlanet, and just a dash of Portal thrown in for good measure. It is one of the most haunting and finely crafted games of the year, downloadable or otherwise.
  • Pros: Hauntingly beautiful art design, Simplistic, yet genuinely terrifying, Brilliantly crafted puzzles
  • Cons: Creepiness sadly tapers off toward finale, Eventually, it comes to an end
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Overall 8
8.0

Limbo Review

1UP
19 July 2010
  • Summary: A hauntingly beautiful (but ultimately anticlimactic) XBLA puzzle game.
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