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Video GameLimbo Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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

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

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

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: Playdead (@Playdead)




Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 8 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 16. Contains frequent moderate violence. 2D arcade style violence which features depictions of decapitation and dismemberment.


Limbo usually costs £6.99 to £8.99.


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


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