LIMBO

Release date: 20 July 2011

Publisher: Playdead

Developer: Playdead

  
Available on:
PS3™
Genre:
Puzzle
Players:
1

Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO.

  • Assume the role of a young boy as you journey through a hostile world trying to discover the fate of your sister.
  • Explore an eerie forest and a desolate cityscape, depicted in a unique black and white style.
  • Overcome a variety of physical puzzles and traps that involve machinery, electromagnetism and gravity.

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What It's Like To Play

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Presentation

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Dare you step into the dark, brooding world of LIMBO on PlayStation 3? Downloadable from PlayStation Store, this stunning noir-dipped adventure puts you in control of a young, nameless boy searching for his sister in a sinister land.

Wonderful and enchanting to look at, LIMBO's brilliant use of light, darkness and shadows projects an intoxicating atmosphere that's both fascinating and frightening. Fireflies dance in the misty twilight of the forest in the game's opening stages, while the mere hint of a hairy, giant spider's leg sends a shiver down your spine. In this fantasy world, each creature moves with a convincing sense of weight and style, making the many dangers even more horrific when they emerge.

The effective use of sound brings LIMBO's impressive presentation together perfectly. Hauntingly minimalistic, you're forced to pay attention to every noise, as a lack of caution can lead to any number of gruesome fates.

LIMBO captures the style of a Grimm's Fairy Tale, brought to terrifying life - and you'll be entranced by every second of it.

Keeping you on the edge

Gameplay

Keeping you on the edge

LIMBO on PlayStation 3 pitches you into a murky world of mystery where everything can kill you... and will often try. A platform based adventure, your task is to find a boy's sister in a perilous world of dark dangers rife with deadly traps. The boy has no weapons or special abilities - he can't fight, swim or jump very high. All you have are your wits and reflexes to navigate the eerie forest and desolate cityscape that stands between him and his sibling.

While the game is full of tricky puzzles, menacing traps and hostile enemies, there is always something available to help you triumph. Whether it's turning a trap on its creator, clambering over hazards or using the environment to overcome being crushed, impaled or otherwise mauled, a logical solution to your problem is never far away.

LIMBO is all about discovery. Working your way through the land is an exhilarating and entertaining experience, where reckless players are punished and cautious ones rewarded. The vulnerability of our hero makes you feel aware of everything around you, while the game constantly finds new ways to surprise and challenge your skills.

This is a platformer of perpetual motion - you may sometimes need to go backwards to progress, yet you're always moving. Its refreshingly brisk pace pushes you to see more of the cruel and incredible world the boy is in, teasing you to its finale. There's only one true rule in LIMBO - stay alive. Are you up to the task?

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