Week in Arcade: Limbo

The Summer of Arcade begins with what will undoubtedly be a classic.


Not much can be said about Limbo. This is a game with two buttons, just a jump and pull, along with some familiar platforming. It’s what it does with those controls that changes the thought of what a game can be. There’s far more here than simple black and white visuals. There’s more here than the puzzles. It’s about how it involves the player and sweeps them into this barren world. It’s about wanting to get to the end not just for the satisfaction, but to complete the experience as a whole. Limbo is a new standard that can hardly be put into words. It must be played by everyone, and Limbo allows for that, just like all of the true greats of this industry.