The puzzle platform game Limbo was well received when it was first released on the Xbox Live Arcade in July 2010, praised for its unsettling tone and macabre animations. Now Danish developer Playdead have bought the game to Android.
The newest edition of Limbo retains its dark, greyscale graphics and minimalist ambient sounds, creating an eerie, haunting atmosphere. Players must guide a young nameless boy through the forest, avoiding hidden hazards and mechanical traps in search of his sister. The dark world of Limbo hides many enemies and pitfall, each waiting to tear players apart and inform them of their existence. These dangers must be avoided or utilized in the quest to continue as players disable creatures to use them as springboards in the game’s puzzles, instead of mistakenly stumbling into a monster’s jaws and meeting a grizzly end.
Prepare to die a lot as you play, being crushed by bear traps or skewed on falling spikes to name a few dangers, but the game offers challenging puzzles and a beautiful, if creepy, world to explore to those who persist. Expect a review from us soon, but till then, Limbo is available on Google Play for $4.99. You can find it here.