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Limbo walkthrough and achievement guide

Are you tired of seeing your little shadowy self get repeatedly skewered, sliced, and smashed into a grayscale sandwich spread? Yeah, neither are we. But the show must go on, and you’ve got 200 gamerscore to earn. Limbo is a beautifully dark platform puzzler with a very unique style, and we’ve got a guide to help you breeze through the game and find all ten collectable achievements along the way.

This guide is divided into chapters. The chapter labels coincide with where the game drops you when choosing ‘Load Chapter’ from the main menu. Note that the game will not tell you when you’ve left one chapter for another.

 

Chapter 1

- WRONG WAY (5g): Run to the left to find a magic egg. Step on it to receive an achievement.

 

Chapter 2

Drag the crate out of the pond. Position it under the hanging rope. Swing up, climb the branches, and push over the broken portion. Use this to cross the pond.

- ALTITUDE IS ATTITUDE (5g): From the top branch, jump left onto a partially hidden rope. Climb halfway up and swing left to reach an achievement.

 

Chapter 3

Continue on until your reach the giant spider. Beware of his initial attack, then get him to strike at you twice more. This will knock down the bear trap from the branch you just passed under. Use this trap to catch the legs of the spider as it stabs at you.

Continue on until you are inevitably wrapped up in the spider’s webs. Wiggle around to drop from the ceiling and hop along until you reach a loose boulder.

 

Chapter 4

Push this boulder and quickly move back to avoid the falling tree. Keep going until you jump down onto a larger boulder. Ride this to safety. When you reach the hanging rope, be careful not to swing forward at first to avoid a falling bear trap.

 

Chapter 5

Leap from stump to stump and onto the thin branch. Move back quickly to avoid the falling log.

At the segment pictured above, jump onto the middle log then straight up to avoid the swinging boulder trap.

You’ll encounter some mechanical spider legs - be careful and run underneath. Jump across the pit, but run and jump back over once the flaming tire comes rolling toward you. Now continue on. You can simply jump to avoid the rolling rock, but hurry or you’ll face another flaming tire.

 

Chapter 6

Once you pass the hanging corpse, get ready for some maneuvering. Inch forward until the first bear trap swings down, then move a step or two forwards again to avoid the second. Climb the rope to your left to proceed.

You’ll reach a log - push it into the water quickly and jump on. Leap as soon as possible from the log and continue on. When you reach the see-saw, stand on the right side until the spider raises you up. Jump quickly to the ledge and keep going.

Eventually the spider will fall into a pit behind you. Proceed right to trip a boulder trap. Run back to the left, drop down, and let it roll overhead and crush the spider

When you reach the spiked pit, the spider will return once more (less threatening this time). Let it stab at you. The spider is now dead dead. Pull his leg off and push the body into the spike pit to proceed.

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20 comments

  • Zepaw - February 17, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    Just beat it. Easier 10/10 than Mass Effect 2. Good guide. Most puzzle were beatable with enough thought; there were a few that stumped me.  Did not want to bother finding the achievements on my own. Yay 190 gs! Never going to bother with that last one.c
  • Zyphon360 - January 6, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    This is a game I would recommend for people that hate platformers mainly because of the stunning appeal the game has although very frustrating at times it does draw you in and even though you die you want to keep playing although thats hardly possible when you have to beat the entire game without dying over 5 times. Anyway thanks GR I needed help finding those damn eggs now just have to get that last 10 GS however long that will take. Seriously I hate this achievement its almost as bad as Still Something To Prove Achievement for L4D2 damn developers and their hard ass achievements.
  • gggrrr5656 - December 23, 2010 3:37 a.m.

    never mind, got it. just have to push it a little ways from the button where it coasts uphill for a while.
  • gggrrr5656 - December 23, 2010 3:14 a.m.

    Chapter 19. I cannot master the jump off the mine cart onto the ledge, and get far enough to the right before the cart hits the electricity. Any one get stuck here?
  • Randomwordcombination - November 29, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    Just blew the dust off and finally finished this game. I hated it (aside from the art style), but I DIDN'T hate getting 190/200G from it. Thanks, GamesRadar!
  • ironmummy107 - August 13, 2010 2 a.m.

    @ MaynardJ- Push both crates off of the left edge of the elevator to stack them, then you can climb up (down) to reach the upper left screen
  • Limbo - July 28, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    @Octoboy: In Theology, Limbo is a place between heaven and hell for unbaptized babies who have died. That's where the game takes place. I'm not exactly sure how its linked to the ending, though. It's just important to know if you want to fully understand the game.
  • Octoboy - July 25, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    @ Phazon117 Do you mind explaining how the title is linked to the ending? I liked the ending, it was rather an emotional than rational experience.
  • MaynardJ - July 25, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    There appear to be some optional "light eggs" that count for a completion score above 100%. One of them is very hard to reach and I wonder if you guys tried. It's all the way up left where you got the second crate in part two of Chapter 21. The point is to get the two crates on top of each other before you switch gravity and get them on the ceiling. This enable you to (while walking on the ceiling) climb the ledge above the gun and walk all the way to the top left. I tried lining the crates up properly at least 30 times in several different ways bu it just won't work. Any ideas?
  • Strangleme - July 24, 2010 7:55 p.m.

    WHAT THE FUCK!!! STOP ADVERTISING STUPID SHIT HERE!!!
  • Strangleme - July 24, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    This game looks so incredible and I can't wait to download it!!
  • Valntyne - July 24, 2010 12:48 a.m.

    Nice.
  • Phazon117 - July 23, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    I really enjoyed this game, the ending was very satisfactory. No spoilers, but the title is a hint.
  • Axcleblade - July 23, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    That < 5 Deaths achievement can go fuck itself. I got all of the others, with the help of this guide for "Backtracking". Recaptcha: Adorably puzzles I wouldn't exactly call Limbo adorable.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - July 23, 2010 9:49 p.m.

    Having to stop playing halfway through to refer to a guide definantly lessens the experience which is problematic if you aren't very good at these sort of puzzles.
  • Seabread - July 23, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    Correction: Chapter 6 GR says "Inch forward until the first bear trap swings down, then move a step or two back to avoid the second" Seabread says "Inch forward until the first bear trap swings down, then INCH ANOTHER step or two FORWARD to avoid the second"
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - July 23, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    @psyphos thanks for the heads up, fixed
  • Psyphos - July 23, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    Good walkthrough but you made a mistake, the first two achievements, "Wrong Way" and "Altitude is Attitude" are 5G a piece, not 10.
  • batman5273 - July 23, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    Awesome!
  • Felixthecat - July 23, 2010 8:14 p.m.

    For once, I was ahead of GR. I have yet to get all the achievements in Limbo though. But on the topic of the game itself, Limbo is absolutely fantastic. Get it now.

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