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Limbo app review: a platform puzzle game with challenging levels



Limbo combines the elements of platform gaming and physics-based puzzler that gives mobile gamers a totally new adventure experience. It offers a dark environment, shadow characters, and frustratingly difficult puzzles. The game takes you to limbo where death always lurks in the corner. Developed by Playdead, this game requires the latest models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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Discover the Dark and Dangerous World of Limbo

Limbo belongs to the genre of puzzle-platformer where you explore a surreal world full of danger. More often than not, you will find your character in an agonizing situation where death is a sure thing. Playdead really recreates death and destruction quite impressively with morbid sound effects and equally horrifying graphics.

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Limbo is set in a dark black and white environment where shadows rule. There is a thin storyline which only sets the mood of the game. It says that the boy enters the world of limbo after failing to ascertain the fate of his sister. That’s the storyline and you will now start your adventure.

The game takes you to different platform puzzles. You have to avoid deadly trees, falling objects, razor sharp blades, and many more. The game keeps you on your toes as it throws hazards after hazards on every level.

Unfortunately, the eerie horror-like atmosphere of the game takes a back seat because you will be too busy solving the puzzles. For example, one level takes you in a room with two boxes. Then, the room suddenly spins and the boxes will move threatening to crush you. You have to quickly arrange the boxes so you can avoid them. If you fail in this level, you will find the boy crushed and his blood splattered throughout the room.

There seems to be no end to the sufferings of the boy; but this is just part of the design and appeal of Limbo. The game challenges you to think quickly so you can survive the punishing obstacles.

Best Features of Limbo

Limbo offers impressive 2D graphics set in a dark background. The game is well-designed and can match the quality of other top-end platformers. It uses real physics to depict movements.

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This game offers surreal display of gore and doom. For those who are fans of Temple of Doom, then Limbo is a worthy substitute when it comes to graphic display of destruction.

The game offers dozens of challenging levels. Each level forces you to think logically to solve the puzzles. You also need to be quick in order to avoid the hazards. The game progressively develops and it becomes more difficult as you overcome different levels.



Pros and Cons


  • Offers stunning 2D graphics.
  • With eerie soundtrack and realistic sound effects.
  • Uses real physics to display movements.
  • Offers dozens of challenging levels.
  • Offers different scenarios for solving puzzles.
  • With intuitive game controls.
  • Responsive gaming screen.


  • With thin storyline.
  • Depicts graphic violence and gore.

Final Thoughts

Limbo is an eerie game that is both challenging and scary. It offers extremely difficult puzzles that will keep you glued to your device for many hours. If you are a fan of physics-based puzzle-platformers, then Limbo is the perfect game for you.



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