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9.3 out of 10

Limbo

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Limbo review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Out on Wednesday the 21st of July for XBLA, PlayDead’s Limbo is an experience you won’t find anywhere else. You know that feeling you get after a really intense, really weird dream? You know, that uneasy sense of dislocation as your head continues to reel from the impact of what you perceived the night before? That strange, swirling feeling of an unsettling significance, the source of which you can’t quite put your finger on? Limbo is dripping with that.
  • Pros: Amazing atmosphere, Clever, organic puzzles that don't get tired, Captivating visual style
  • Cons: Could have been longer, Late-game platforming can feel very slightly clunky, Vague achievements (sorry, it's just so nearly perfect)
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Overall 9
9.0

LIMBO

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Limbo is a fine example of how you can create a masterpiece, yet sell it through the Xbox Live arcade at a budget price. It may not be the longest game, but to capture the imagination of any player is something that is a rarity in gaming. If this is what black and white can do, then we can’t wait to see how colour revolutionizes our world.
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Overall 9
9.0

Limbo

High-Def Digest
25 September 2011
  • Summary: On the cusp between reality and an ethereal plane of existence, one left purposefully undefined by Danish independent producers PlayDead, LIMBO starts with a boy awakening in an obscure, frightening forest of shadows. As we see nothing but his blackened silhouette and the blistering whites of his eyes, he gets up and begins his journey through the towering trees, murky waters, and rustling shades that immerse him, the crunch of his feet on grass and dirt as the only...
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Overall 9
9.0

Limbo

Thunderbolt Games
27 July 2011
  • Excerpt: A young boy wakes up in a strange, dreary forest, alone. He doesn’t know where he is or how he got there, but he knows he cannot stay. With this simple premise, Limbo manages to spin one of the most gripping interactive stories ever told. Unencumbered by color, dialogue, or even traditional ‘characters’, it cuts straight to each and every players’ core interest: discovery.
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Overall 9
9.3

Limbo (XBLA) Review

Brainlazy
21 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Limbo is a difficult game to rate. Most of it is absolutely perfect. The tone, artwork, animation, atmosphere, and audio are all top notch and perfectly executed. Minimalist, refined, and elegant. That said, a normal playthrough, depending on your platforming and puzzle skill, will only take you three hours. By its very nature as a puzzle game, once you’ve figured out the secret, the replay value is gone.
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Overall 10
10

Limbo (Xbox 360)

ccgr.org
7 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Indie developer Playdead Studios' first offering, Limbo, is something of a rare thing. In it, we find a gem, indicative of the best that gaming has to offer. All the possibilities are there: Beautiful, minimalist design, storytelling, visuals and sound mesh with pitch-perfect gameplay, creating a world unlike any other. And all of these elements are masterfully executed.
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Overall 10
10

Limbo (Xbox 360)

ccgr.org
7 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Indie developer Playdead Studios' first offering, Limbo, is something of a rare thing. In it, we find a gem, indicative of the best that gaming has to offer. All the possibilities are there: Beautiful, minimalist design, storytelling, visuals and sound mesh with pitch-perfect gameplay, creating a world unlike any other. And all of these elements are masterfully executed.
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9.8

LIMBO

The Gamers Temple
6 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I'm a fan of dark movies along the lines of Seven, or some would say Se7en, or Silence of the Lambs. These movies create a sense of tension and keep you unnerved. While this type of feeling is hard enough to accomplish in movies it's even rarer in video games. Heavy Rain certainly gave it a good shot and Amnesia was very dark to be sure. Last year LIMBO showed up on Xbox Live Arcade and I remember the reviews were great and often referred to the game as dark and twisted.
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Overall 10
10

Limbo

True achievements
27 December 2010
  • Conclusion: A bit short, some might say, but the experience is in turn 100% intense and unique. The game's graphic and sound level also reaches new heights, and I'd be very surprised if not Limbo, when the year is over, are among the nominees for this year's game the 2010th 10/10 http://www.gamesector.dk/2010/07/19/limbo/
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10

LIMBO (Xbox360)

EL33TONLINE
22 November 2010
  • Excerpt: A little boy wakes up in a forest. Who is he? Why is he here? How did he get here? What should he do here? LIMBO asks all these questions without providing an answer.
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