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Limbo quietly arrives on Steam

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Limbo made quite the oily splash on consoles, beginning on 360 a year ago, and we rather loved it. It's a puzzle-platformer rendered in utterly dreary, ethereal black and white and it's downright lovely on the eyes. It also features some of the most shocking (child!) death scenes in a videogame ever, presenting all types of heinous death traps and giant spiders to impale, crush, slice, and burn your nameless, voiceless boy. Now that it's on Steam, PC gamers can enjoy its unique atmosphere, but we have to say that the PC is not the ideal platform for this title. But first, check out the trailer if you haven't seen it:



We enountered a potentially aggravating issue unique to the PC version - input lag. We initially played the game on a low-end and a mid-range PC, and we encountered a slight delay between control inputs and onscreen responses. This occurred with both a keyboard and a 360 controller. Yet when we played the game on a high-end machine, we experienced no input lag. We're not certain all mid- or low-end systems will have this problem, but it's something to watch out for.

Check out our full review here and see why despite the one control issue, it's still an amazing game.

Aug 3, 2011

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15 comments

  • AndIThoughtHeSmelledLikePizzaOnTheOutside - August 4, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    Again, Kudos to Gamesradar, talkradar, steam, and everyone involved in making limbo. I was hoping it would make it to steam. I am PC only so it would be lost on me otherwise. Good job Matthew. Keep letting me know when console gems make the transition.
  • NearNRiver - August 4, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    There are some settings options you can change if you go to the settings txt file in the LIMBO folder, and some in game, that can make it run smoother and with less (To no) input delay on your machine.
  • bamb0o-stick - August 4, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    Bought LIMBO the first day it released. Worth every penny, even though I finished it in less than 4 hours. I don't know if I have any input lag because I never played it on the consoles to compare, but I managed to complete the game in no trouble.
  • eliguy83 - August 4, 2011 1:47 p.m.

    I know that a price depends on a lot of things, including what people are willing to pay, but, really, considering the quality, I'd actually say that Limbo is very much worth $10. $5 for this game I would actually say undervalues it. But at the same time, it isn't worth $15 (like it is on PSN)–so far, no indie game I've played, no matter how good, has been, I feel, worth $15.
  • tareq - August 4, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    The trend has shifted to 10$ though. I mean look at most not very short PC indie games and they're 10$ now
  • db1331 - August 4, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    @tareq At $10 it's still expensive for an indie PC game. I'll wait til it goes on sale for $5. I have been wanting to play it since it was first shown for the Xbox.
  • tareq - August 4, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    I'm surprised its only 10$ and not 15$ like on XBLA
  • SadFace - August 4, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    It may not be ideal on PC, but it's my only option. So glad it's finally available. Now to find some way to buy it....
  • NotBraze - August 4, 2011 4:27 a.m.

    I bought this last year on XBLA and I loved it, I was all ready to buy it a second time, but it's PC only, no Mac support. Sad day.
  • TheWhitestMexican - August 4, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    This game is perfect in its own little way. I bought it last year during Xbox's Summer of Arcade and again for the PS3 about a week ago.
  • SirNinja - August 4, 2011 3:23 a.m.

    Wow, that trailer is from a really old build of the game...
  • Zepaw - August 4, 2011 3 a.m.

    Thank you Gamesradar for pushing this game so much. Passed it over until I heard you love it up and it was nearly the best game of the year. I wonder if this will quickly become one of the many stories of "X-Game" made more than all time elsewhere within a week on Steam.
  • Zaneer568 - August 4, 2011 2:35 a.m.

    I got LIMBO for both PC and PS3 because I loved it so much! I was so mad when it was an Xbox exclusive. This game is amazing!
  • adamstephenson - August 4, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    Just bought it a few minutes ago. Don't think I'll have any issues though (hopefully). Really wanted to play it on XBLA, but didn't have an Xbox, glad they escaped the exclusivity death-grip.
  • sigmanaughty - August 4, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    definitely not first

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