Limbo is a black and white puzzle-platforming video game developed by Playdead. It was first released on 21 July, 2010 for Xbox Live Arcade. The game has been re-released for many platforms including Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, etc.
There are a total of 13 achievements in Limbo. Some secret achievements are only unlocked by progressing through the story while other achievements require the player to perform certain activities, for example, to unlock “Wrong Way” achievement, player has to run to the left at the beginning of the game. In-game points are awarded after completing an achievement.
Unfortunately, there are no cheats available for Xbox 360 version of the game.
Limbo is a black and white puzzle-platform video game. Players take control of a young boy who has to travel through a dangerous world in order to discover the fate of his sister.
There are many challenges in the game including trap-filled underground complexes, puzzling dark forests, and blustery rooftops. In order to survive and unravel the mysteries of the game, players have to be quick, fearless, and clever. The game is simple and excellent. It has a unique theme and great mechanics. Puzzles are not too difficult but every mistake can result in death and restart, which adds the thrill.
Sound effects are also great, focused on small details and atmosphere without any music that makes the dark theme of the game even creepier.
Even though the game is short, it provides an amazing experience.
The core gameplay mechanics are very simple. There are very limited controls required to play the game. You only have to use left stick to move, a jump button, and a multi-purpose button in order to interact with the environment. This button is mostly used for grabbing things to move them around and activating devices.
There are no special gameplay skills or tutorials required to master the game. Every puzzle in the game is an environmental challenge overcome by logical handling of the character. There are no secrets or hidden stuff in the game. Solution to every puzzle is available on the screen, no power-ups required. It’s all a case of lateral thinking and instinct. Inertia, speed of movement, even blunt force and vibrations come into play at every chapter of the game, making the gameplay mechanics a satisfying complexity as well as an elegant simplicity.
Being a brilliant puzzler, Limbo can trap players into its simple but unique puzzles. There are 24 chapters in the game. Walkthroughs are required to progress through the game quickly. Limbo guide comes in handy when you are stuck at a certain chapter in the game and can’t figure out how to progress further. Walkthroughs are divided into equal parts as chapters in the game. Players can take help from video as well as text-based walkthroughs.