Limbo walkthrough and achievement guide

Chapter 13

After you drop down from the rope, head left. Touch the small structure, then quickly back up before it topples onto you. Head right and get your dose of hanging head maggot. With the structure out of the way, the light will force you to turn around.

Eventually you’ll reach a button on the ground. Step on it, then hold left on the control stick until the box drops in front of you. Hop on, then leap over the saw and let the hanging munchers ahead eat the head maggot.

Now head back in the direction you came. On the first hanging pipe, run from end to end to start a see-saw motion. When the left end reaches high enough you can proceed. Pull this next pipe and let it go. It will swing back and forth allowing you to reach the next ledge.


Chapter 14

Continue past the elevator. You’ll need to move the crate so that it is lifted when you activate the elevator. Push the crate off the lift.

-  URBAN EXPLORATION (10g): Lower the elevator, then press the button and quickly hop from the crate to the top of the elevator. Before you get smashed like Jeff Daniels, leap to the left and grab the rope. This drops a magic egg from the pipe. Swing to the RIGHT and use the elevator to break your fall. Step on the egg for the achievement.

Push the crate so that it is in the center of the see-saw making sure the left end is still down. Activate the elevator but quickly grab the portion with a handle and pull that onto the see-saw. This will let you proceed.

Push the crate into the center of the room, pull the lever on the right, and wait for the rope to come down. Pull the lever again and use the crate to grab the rope before it gets out of reach.

This area is tricky. You need to time the button presses so that the right crate falls onto the left one. Refer to the video.

- ALONE IN THE DARK (10g): Go past the ladder and down the slope into the dark. As you run, you’ll hear your shoes hit water. Jump at this point to avoid drowning. Continue on to find a magic egg - step on it for an achievement.


Chapter 15

Move slowly toward the fly so as not to scare it off. When you are within a few feet, jump forward and grab its legs in order to proceed.


Chapter 16

Continue on and climb the ladders. You’ll eventually reach an area with two ledges on rails. Make sure they are in the position as seen in the screenshot before pressing the button on the left. Push the button, then hop over the left ledge and push it so that it catches the tire. Pull the ledge all the way to the right ledge, then push the right ledge all the way to the right. This should transport the tire successfully.

Return the switch below near where the tire fell. Push the tire up the slope to the left, then run to the right. When the tire activates the switch, jump and pull the crate under and past the open door. Don’t worry if you screw up the first time, the tire will hit the switch once more due to momentum. Use this crate to reach the lever to your right.

- CLIMBING THE COG (10g): Before you pull the lever, hop onto the cog and proceed right to find a magic egg. Step on it for an achievement.

After getting the achievement, climb the ladder and push the crate at the top onto the cog. After pulling the lever, push your first crate onto the cog as well. This will give you two crates for the next area.

Put one crate on the button and one next to wall on the right in order to reach the next area.

Before pressing the button in this next area, swing from the chain in order to get it moving back and forth. Time it so that you press the button and can grab the chain before it gets out of reach. Refer to the video.


Chapter 17

Push the small cog into the large one. The screen will begin to rotate and the trap door near the small cog will fall open. Ride the cog up to the next area.

You need to turn off the magnet, and push the crate to the top of the slope. Run back down quickly and turn on the magnet to lock the crate in place about halfway down the slope, allowing you to proceed.

Run past the lever, and pull the crate underneath the chain. Pull the lever and leap up and grab the chain. The screen will again rotate - wait until the crate is under you and let go of the chain. Leap from the crate just before it touches the saw and grab the next chain. Swing to the wall on the left, the slope will ease your fall.


Chapter 18

Push the lever to rotate the level again. Wait for the crate to fall, the push it to the ledge on your right quickly and jump to the next area.

Another head maggot. Once it latches on, head back to the hanging lamp and you’ll change direction. Run under the first press, and grab onto the second but do not climb up. Wait for the press to close then run across, as seen in the screenshot. Use the crates on the next conveyor belt to reach the hanging munchers.

- BACKTRACKING (10g): Use one of the crates in order to backtrack. You need to time your jump from a crate, and hang on to the edge of the press just like before. Climb onto the press, and as it rises jump to the ladder on the left to reach an area with a magic egg. Step on it for an achievement.

Use the lever to change the direction in which the cogs are spinning in order to reach the ladder. From here, climb onto the left cog which should be spinning counter-clockwise.




  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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