LIMBO is a game that is considered by many to be one of the few modern indie classics. First released for the Xbox 360 in July 2010, it's since been ported to ten additional game consoles, mobile devices, and operating systems.
In LIMBO, players take on the role of a young, unnamed boy. He wakes up in a mysterious black and white forest with no idea how he got there. The only option is to move forward into the darkness before him — a land filled with mystery and unknown horrors.
Although it appears as a delightfully simple platformer, LIMBO actually features some quite devious puzzles. It also has more than its fair share of traps. A built-in checkpoint system will save you frustration if you happen to get nailed by something nasty hiding on the forest floor. You won't have to worry about running out of lives or anything like that, either — it's a pretty chill experience overall.
It is a decidedly no-frills experience: a short, enjoyable game with no multiplayer or crazy game modes for players to work out. There is the game in all of its simplicity and nothing else.
LIMBO is genuinely a compelling experience that's well worth playing, and you can get it on pretty much everything short of a Samsung Smart Fridge (and I wouldn't put it past Playdead to port it to that someday, too).
The captivating puzzle-platformer LIMBO is a modern classic, putting players in control of a boy's journey through a tense and hostile world. The protagonist is as fragile and hardy as you'd expect of a young kid, making for a novel and sometimes surprisingly intense adventure. With incredibly tight platforming, detailed 2D graphics, and well-designed puzzles, LIMBO has rightfully earned critical and popular acclaim for the Danish indie studio, Playdead.