Limbo Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.

The wordless interactions with the boy create a powerful parental relationship to get him where he needs to be, whether that’s to safety or being reunited with his own family.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16+

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

Platforms: Android, PS Vita, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: @Playdead

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Limbo usually costs £7.39 to £8.99. 

Limbo

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 16. Contains frequent moderate violence. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: 2d arcade style violence which features depictions of decapitation and dismemberment.
 
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


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