LIMBO Game Review – The monochromatic wonder

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On August 2, 2013

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LIMBO Game Review – The monochromatic wonder

Our rating:

By: Playdead

Version #: 1.0.3

Date Released: 2013-07-07

Developer: LIMBO Game Support

Price: $4.99

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We have been waiting eagerly since this console hit was announced for iOS. As expected, LIMBO Game doesn’t fail to amaze.

This game is mystery at its best. No Intros. No story telling. No tutorials. You find yourself stranded in the middle of a forest and you just move on. As the game proceeds, it becomes scarier and mystery builds up, till you find your lost sister.

The gameplay on the other hand is based on high quality puzzles. These are not the common blocks or number or board type riddles. These are mind-blowing practical games which require you to think out of the box. Observe around, use your common sense, make changes, time your moves and just do it!

Solving some puzzles makes us marvel at our own brain!

As you might’ve noticed, the LIMBO Game is all in ‘black and white’. But that monochromatic look is perhaps the highlight. The crisp sound effects and a light melody in background clearly elevates the experience.

Very frequent auto saves would be one of my favourites, execution wise. But the controls weren’t as good as one would like. Move and Jump on different sides of the screen would have been better. Yet, no biggie!

In the end, LIMBO Game undoubtedly gets a seat in my favorites of 2013. A must have for all.

Quick Take

Value:The peek

Would I Buy Again:Sure

Learning Curve:Medium-high

Who Is It For:Puzzle lovers

What I Like:The concept and gameplay

What I Don't Like:The controls

Final Statement:Don't miss it

Read the Developer's Notes:
*IMPORTANT* - Requires at least iPad 2, iPhone 4S or iPod touch (5th gen) - or newer.

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”

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From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.

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  • Dan

    You probably won’t believe it, but I still really
    enjoy Limbo! The game was an innovation one when it 1st came out
    back in the days and I am surprised that none has really been successful enough
    to match it! I play in every now and then these days and with updates and all
    it was improved, but I doubt that new players will buy it for $4.99!