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78 Great Games Like Limbo

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Limbo and have found the following:

Limbo is a narrative traversal game where you control a small boy as he runs, jumps and climbs through a dark, silhouetted forest that clanks and hums with foreboding. As the age rating suggests, he is killed in all manner of gruesome ways. But this is not without reason. Rather than violent indulgence, the repeated downfall of the child builds a protective relationship between the player and their charge. He needs protection, but he also needs meaning. His willing march into the unknown at your command shows great courage and the need to reach his sister.

Unfortunately, Limbo is not available on Mac or PC. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/06/2013, updated in 2015

Price: 90% off

Out Now: Android, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Traversal (Brain Game, Platform, Puzzle and Stealth)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Playdead (@Playdead)

Costs: Purchase cost

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The Milk Lake

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

The Milk Lake is a survival adventure where you traverse a dark forest, guided only by your light. To survive you must flee from arrows and unseen enemies and then face off against huge monsters in combat. It stands out for its horror depiction of being...

Acid Knife

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Acid Knife is a running, jumping and fighting game where you carefully time attacks to defeat monsters in a dark, psychedelic world. All of your abilities, such as attacking and dodging, are tied to the items you hold which can be knocked from your hand...

Planet of the Eyes

Release Date: 24/08/2015, updated in 2017

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Planet of the Eyes is an atmospheric running and jumping game where you play a robot stranded on a mysterious planet. You progress by well timed jumps and puzzle solving to traverse a fantastical planet with a dark secret.

Another World

Release Date: 30/11/2019

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Another World (Out of This World in North America) is a retro cinematic running, jumping and shooting game about a young scientist who, as a result of a failed experiment finds himself on a dangerous alien world where he is forced to fight for his...

Minute of Islands

Release Date: 13/06/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Minute of Islands is a running, jumping and exploring game where you play Mo, a skilled tinkerer living in the dilapidated poisoned ruins of an ancient race of giants. You scavenge parts from their strange machines to get them running and clean the air....

Little Nightmares II (Series)

Release Date: 10/02/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Coming Soon: Xbox Series X|S

Components: 2D Side-On

Little Nightmares II is a running and jumping game wrapped in a horror theme. You play a little boy named Mono who explores a dark and disturbing world. On your journey, you meet a little girl called Six and together you try to survive and uncover the...

 

64 Similar Games Long List

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Stray

Release Date: 19/07/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4 and PS5

Coming Soon: Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Stray is an adventure traversal game about a cat lost in a futuristic city where robots live. You guide your feline friend in and out of buildings, across roads and generally poke your nose in to see what is going on.

Planet of Lana

Release Date: 23/05/2023

Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Planet of Lana is an adventure where you play a young girl Lana and her loyal animal friend Mui, on a rescue mission. Set on a planet under siege by cold machines and unfamiliar creatures. Rather than the war, though, this is a game about the vibrant...

Vane

Release Date: 15/01/2019, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Vane is an ethereal adventure in a ruined desert where strange golden dust transforms a free-spirited bird into a determined young child. The premise is not all that uncommon, but Vane stands out for how you soar over the dessert and climb your way...

Hue

Release Date: 30/08/2016

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Hue is a puzzle game where you run and jump through platforms. You explore a grey land while searching for your missing mother. The novelty is in the coloured pieces you uncover, which when matched against obstacles will cause them to disappear,...

Undertale

Release Date: 15/09/2015, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Undertale is a 2D adventure game where you don't have to kill anyone. Providing you unique ways to avoid combat, from dancing with a slime to whispering your deepest secret to a knight. However, you could just ignore this option and rain destruction...

Shady Part of Me

Release Date: 10/12/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Shady Part of Me is a narrative platform game where you play as a young girl and her shadow. You help her overcome emotional struggles through solving 2D and 3D puzzles. The game world is based within the young girl's dreams. The young girl is afraid of...

Inside

Release Date: 29/06/2016, updated in 2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On

Inside is from the same developer as Limbo. As such, you play another boy in a dark dream-light and horrific world. Here though, it's more modern-day and realistic.

Never Alone

Release Date: 18/12/2014

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Never Alone is a running, jumping and exploring game based on the traditional Iñupiaq tale, "Kunuuksaayuka". You swap between controlling an Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her Arctic fox companion as you complete puzzles and move the story forwards.

Far: Lone Sails

Release Date: 02/04/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Far: Lone Sails is an exploration adventure video game. You pilot a ramshackle amphibious vehicle propelled by large sails to explore a post-apocalypse world.

A Juggler's Tale

Release Date: 27/08/2020, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On

A Juggler's Tale is a running and jumping game where you guide Abby, a string puppet through a dangerous world where you need to solve puzzles and avoid traps. You move crates, pull levers, jump over hazards and try to outrun chasers.

11-11 Memories Retold

Release Date: 08/11/2018

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

11-11 Memories Retold is a narrative adventure about two young men caught up in the first world war. A young photographer who joins the western front in Europe to impress a woman, and a German technician who's signs up in search of his son who is...

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach

Release Date: 16/12/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person and Day and Night

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is a survival-horror game where you explore a vast pizzeria and shopping centre while hunted by a murderer. In addition to continuing the intricate and multi-layered story of the previous games, this is the first...

Hot Lava

Release Date: 19/09/2019, updated in 2022

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

Hot Lava is a running and jumping game where you mustn't touch the floor because it's covered in lava. It takes the childhood playground game online as you work to cross nostalgia-filled maps on your own or with other players

Five Nights at Freddy's (Series)

Release Date: 23/07/2014, updated in 2019

Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Coming Soon: PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Five Nights at Freddy's (FNaF) is a series of puzzle horror games with jump scares rather than blood and gore. You play the night-guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and have to survive the night while in your office, checking the cameras and closing the...

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Out Now: PC

Coming Soon: Mac

Components: 3D First-Person

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Gris

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Out Now: Android, Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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Release Date: 01/03/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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Voyage

Release Date: 19/02/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

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Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 3D First-Person

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Release Date: 28/07/2017

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS

Components: 2D Side-On

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Kuro: A Shadow's Dream (Dreams)

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Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

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Inmost

Release Date: 11/10/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

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QWOP

Release Date: 21/12/2010

Out Now: Mac, PC and Web

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

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Release Date: 17/01/2019, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

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Unto The End

Release Date: 09/12/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

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Child of Light

Release Date: 30/04/2014

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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Shine – Journey of Light

Release Date: 17/11/2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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Somerville

Release Date: 15/11/2022

Out Now: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Components: 2D Side-On

Somerville is an atmospheric platform game about a family in a warzone. A man, a woman, their child and their dog work to survive and progress through the landscape.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Release Date: 27/04/2011, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Coming Soon: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an adventure game in miniature. You explore a myth-rich world and use your sword to do battle and evoke spells to solve musical puzzles. It's a world that changes with the moon as you guide your wandering warrior monk.

Morkredd

Release Date: 12/12/2020

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Coming Soon: Xbox Series X|S

Components: 2D Overhead

Morkredd is a puzzle game about light and shadow, where two characters work together to push a glowing orb of light in a pitch black world, avoiding to step into shadow - even each others' - which results in their death.

MO: Astray

Release Date: 25/10/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On

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Oddworld Soulstorm (Series)

Release Date: 19/09/1997, updated in 2022

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP, Switch, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Oddworld Soulstorm is a running and jumping game where you guide members of your species through labyrinthine levels to free them from brutal oppression. It's a remake of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and a sequel to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. Its...

The Last Cube

Release Date: 10/03/2022

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Coming Soon: Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Grid

The Last Cube is a puzzle platform game where you guide a cube through a series of 3D mazes to save the world from destruction. Because you have to get the right side of the cube on the right square to trigger abilities and progress, it creates a...

Bramble

Release Date: 27/04/2023

Out Now: Switch

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Bramble The Mountain King is a grim fairy tale adventure where you lead Ollie, a young child, through the fantastical landscape filled with hideous creatures. You play by directing your young character through the world, running from dangers and...

Canabalt

Release Date: 31/08/2009

Out Now: Android, PC, PSP and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Canabalt is a side-on running game where you press jump at the right time to keep a small character from falling off buildings or crashing into things. With minimalist visuals, you play the small suited man fleeing from an unknown threat. As the game...

Deadlight

Release Date: 10/07/2012, updated in 2016

Out Now: PC, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On

Deadlight takes the monochrome running, jumping and shooting action in a more mature direction and with a deeper and coherent story. It draws on older (and equally excellent) platform games Another World and Flashback. You control Randall Wayne, a...

Replaced

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Components: 2D Side-On

Replaced is a platform game set in a grim dystopian alternate 1980s America. You play as an Artificial Intelligence trapped inside a human wanting to escape.

Typoman

Release Date: 19/11/2015, updated in 2017

Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Typoman is a running, jumping puzzle game where you use letters and words to solve puzzles and progress. You play as a character made of letters in a hostile land with evil creatures. As this unusual character, you make your way through the world...

Buddy Simulator 1984

Release Date: 18/02/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Buddy Simulator 1984 is an adventure horror game. What starts as a retro-themed set of mini-games soon evolves into a tale of anxiety, friendship and depression as your buddy makes new games for you to play each with creepy anomalies and glitches. It's...

Flashback

Release Date: 01/10/2013, updated in 2018

Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Flashback is a running and jumping game with a strong narrative. Made in the 90s it's similar to Another World and Prince of Persia.

Iron Lung

Release Date: 10/03/2022, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Iron Lung is an exploration puzzle game where you navigate a submarine through a sea of blood with only your instruments to guide you. With no visibility in a small enclosed space, you need to make repairs, stop leaks and take recognisance pictures...

Qomp

Release Date: 15/11/2020

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

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Rain World: Downpour

Release Date: 28/03/2017

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Switch

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Rain World: Downpour, and Rain World are traversal and survival games where you play a half-cat, half-slug in a living breathing world. You must venture out and brave the other predatory creatures to find food before the rain comes and you have to hide.

Salt and Sacrifice (Series)

Release Date: 10/05/2022

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Salt and Sacrifice (and its prequel Salt and Sanctuary) is an fighting adventure game that's intentionally difficult and dark. You play by exploring the side-on world, fighting enemies with swords and other weapons. It's a strange combination of cartoon...

Selini

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Selini is a running, jumping, and fighting game where you explore a desolate world and defeat monsters. With no dialogue or visual distractions, it's up to you to decipher the story that skirts the topics of environmental and social responsibility. It's...

Dreamscape (Dreams)

Release Date: 21/03/2021, updated in 2021

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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Nidhogg

Release Date: 12/09/2014, updated in 2014

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita and PS4

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Nidhogg is a fast two-player duelling game whose simple visuals belie the skill required to defeat your opponent. The novelty is that upon death you reappear in the next screen. The player to advance through the most screens wins.

Sometimes You Die

Release Date: 17/03/2014, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Sometimes You Die is an unusual sliding and jumping game. As you play there is a written narrative on the walls of each level that discusses game design, player motivation and the metaphysics of life. More unusual though, is that to progress you have to...

The Things We Lost In The Flood

Release Date: 19/06/2019

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

The Things We Lost In The Flood is a minimalist adventure. You sail through a flooded world, building and improving your pixelated boat as you go. Along the way you can write messages for others to discover, and toss them into the drink in a bottle.

Trek To Yomi

Release Date: 09/05/2022, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Overhead

Trek To Yomi is samurai action fighting game set in a mythical reimagining of the Edo period of Japan. You follow a young warrior on a journey to confront the people responsible for the destruction of his village. It's a short kaleidoscope of a game,...

Airhead

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Airhead is an exploration adventure in a sprawling interconnected world. The twist is that you play as a small Body who must keep the Head (it finds) inflated. Sometimes together, sometimes apart, you must use a growing array of abilities to find a way...

Burd

Release Date: 20/03/2019

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Burd is a jumping and flying game where you play a pixelated bird who can feed worms to a larger bird to save his world. But to get the worms you have to sacrifice eggs. It starts simple but soon feels ominous, dark and questionable. It's an...

Cocoon

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Components: 2D Overhead

Cocoon is a puzzle adventure where you play a winged creature transporting orbs through a mysterious world. The twist is that placing orbs in a portal grants access to the worlds within worlds and creates a complex nested puzzle.

Fossil Echo

Release Date: 08/07/2016

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Fossil Echo is a short running and jumping game about a young boy's mistake and subsequent climb of a giant tower in the middle of the sea. The story is told in short animations and with challenging platform-style gameplay to create a moving and...

Shadow Puppeteer

Release Date: 29/09/2014, updated in 2016

Out Now: PC and Wii U

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

In Shadow Puppeteer one player controls a shadow and the other player controls the main character. Their task is to help each other progress through a series of platform levels to recover stolen shadows from their hometown.

The Cub

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

The Cub is a retro running and jumping game where you play a small child in the same post-environmental disaster as Highwater and Golf Wasteland. It's like playing a classic console platform game but with modern parkour movement and puzzles to bring it...

Song of Iron

Release Date: 31/08/2021

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On

Song of Iron is a Norse fighting game where you explore an ancient, and mysterious homeland. Through forests, into caves and over mountains you seek vengeance. It's an unusual combination of side-on action and beautifully rendered visuals. You must keep...

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Release Date: 27/04/2023

Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a running, jumping and fighting game where a demon invites you to explore the minds of the recently deceased. You work through an old mansion to uncover the mystery of a double murder and missing child. It's an elegant...

The Pedestrian

Release Date: 29/01/2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

The Pedestrian is a puzzle game where you control a stick man navigating a series of road signs around a virtual city. It sounds a little odd and quite simple, but by layering its interconnected sign-based puzzles it creates an experience that is both...

The Swapper

Release Date: 30/05/2013, updated in 2019

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On

The Swapper is a platform adventure where you explore a damaged space station to collect orbs that open doors into other areas. Unusually, you can clone your character multiple times and then control it to help you solve puzzles and progress in various...

Planet Alpha

Release Date: 04/09/2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Day and Night

Planet Alpha is a running and jumping game. You're a wounded hero hobbling across an alien planet, but how did he get into this state? Travel across beautiful, mysterious and often deadly landscapes, you unfold the story of your marooned astronaut....

They Always Run

Release Date: 20/10/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

They Always Run is a pursuit game where you run, jump, fight and shoot your way to catch escapees. You play Aiden, a three-armed hero chasing the most dangerous bounties in the galaxy. You catch, slice, dice and destroy enemies while working through the...

Bionic Bay

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Bionic Bay is a running and jumping game with a difference. Set in a burning future you rush through the world with parkour skills and a unique swap ability. This makes play more physics-based than other platform games as you can move objects around the...

Funky Bones IV (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/03/2020, updated in 2020

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Funky Bones IV is a running and jumping puzzle game. You play a cute skeleton in a cardboard Mexican Day of the Dead world. Jump and twist your way through various obstacles to defeat a final boss and complete the single level. It's a beguiling and...

 

16 Video Games Like Limbo Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Limbo. This includes games from the Puzzle, Platform, Narrative, Traversal, Brain Game and Stealth genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

16 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Limbo

If you like the sound of Limbo but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Limbo Accessibility Report.
 

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In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Limbo in the following lists:

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