LIMBO is a 2D puzzle-platformer with a small horror/thriller vibe in the gameplay. You play a little boy who wakes up in a forest called “The Edge of Hell”. Throughout the entire game you will be playing this boy. The world is presented in dark, greyscale graphics. During the game you will encounter numerous puzzles and traps. The complete game is based on a “trial and death” principle. You can die an infinite amount of times and you will always respawn to the last checkpoint. By trying different things you will be able to solve the puzzles eventually. Some of them are obvious, but others will take some more time to figure out.
Keep in mind that the game can be scary and contains graphical violence. This game is rated PEGI 18.
- Release date:
- July 21, 2010
How to play LIMBO
There is no tutorial in the game. The developers did this on purpose so you need to learn the games mechanics on your own. That is part of the puzzle.
The controls in this game are fairly simple. You can only use the left and right arrow keys to move, the up arrow key to jump (or up and down keys to climb a ladder or rope) and one extra key to perform an action. An action can be dragging an object or pulling a lever. The action key will be different depending on the console you are playing on.
Sadly, this game can not be played when you are blind. There is no descriptive audio available in the game.
This game can be played very well without the audio, but it could be a bit tougher because the audio in the game can give you a cue if something fell on the ground outside the screen, or if a lift went up or down. There are no subtitles available. Luckily there are no dialogues in the game, so you don’t need subtitles for that.
This game can be played with one hand. If you are using a keyboard you can probably even play it with only 3 or 2 fingers.
- low vision
- color blind
- one arm
- one key
- no voice