10 Best Games like Limbo

If you’re weak in physics maybe you can try something unique to put your knowledge into action and learn at the same time. We all associate gaming with fun, relaxing activities because they take our mind off things. But can there be some way that we can learn from them at the same time? When Limbo was launched in 2010 nobody thought it will become an obsession amongst people. Its craze has risen to another level. Even when makers did not bring anything “new” to the gaming format, I think what really stole people’s minds were its monochrome effects and narrative.

The game is very basic with a 2-D touch. But even after so much time has passed since its release its craze hasn’t gone down. Why? We can give credit to the story. A story narrated without words. A little boy overcoming all kinds of obstacles to find his sister…and the player being the reason they meet. That’s a very well planned plot. At some point, we all start empathizing with the boy. Even when the animation might be gruesome and it might give nightmares to many people; it’s hard to keep away. And why did I mention physics? The game is designed in such a manner that you have to apply physics to save the life of the boy! And trust me it’s very difficult to get through all the challenges. This makes it all the more interesting. Because you keep thinking of ways and means to figure a way out. It’s a narrow escape every time. The developers Playdead introduced this game on Xbox Live Arcade and has since been ported to several systems. Including PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows and many others. The developers say that this game is based on the “trial and error” method which helps you learn from your mistakes. So we are bringing you 10 games which will give you the same experience as Limbo

So Here are similar games like limbo

Little Nightmares

little night mares

This game resembles Limbo a lot. Here a little girl called Six moves around in a  prison-like area looking for a way out until she comes across a giant who tries to kill her. This game is developed by Tarsier Studios and was released in 2017. It is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

brothers tale of 2 sons games like limbo

Though this game may feel different than Limbo it’s the same in its narrative. It’s a 3-D game with nice visuals and on the same page as the boy who is trying to rescue his sister. The story is quite heart-breaking. This game gives you co-operative play in a single-player mode. This game is available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


inside game like limbo

As the young boy in the red shirt is overtaken by curiosity we see that he crosses a forest and comes into a city where he sees human-like creatures and you’re compelled to go on. This game was a follow up to Limbo since the developers are the same and so we see a striking resemblance to it…like the narration. But the difference lies in gameplay. If you have ever loved Limbo then this game is a must.

The Swapper

swapper game like limbo

This game was launched after Limbo and the developers have delivered quite well. They made a game where you have to overcome puzzles to navigate through a futuristic space station using a handheld cloning machine. The machine lets you transfer your consciousness into any of the four clones you can make at a time on the condition that it is visible to you. The game gets harder as the puzzles get harder as the difficulty keeps increasing. The game was launched in 2013 by Facepalm Games. It is available on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Never Alone

Never_Alone game like limbo

Never alone also known as Kisima Inŋitchuŋa (“I am not alone”) takes us to straight to Alaska by bringing us in a world of a never-ending blizzard where a small girl called Nuna is conquering it with her companion an arctic fox which never leaves her side. The game has great visuals and helps us understand an alien atmosphere better which reminds us of Limbo. It brings us a completely new experience. The developers made this game available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One, iOS, Android. A local-cooperative mode is available.


Braid game like limbo

What if you could learn from your mistakes…but undo the consequences? This is what we want in real life but really can’t, so maybe we should satisfy this need in a game? Braid is like modern-day Mario only with super cool powers. Though it will remind you of your childhood it will remind you limbo too as it has a hidden story which unfurls as you play on. Number None originally launched the game on the Xbox 360 platform and eventually made its way to Windows, Mac, and PlayStation.

World Of Goo

world of goo game like limbo

This game is also based on the laws of physics and that’s where limbo and world of goo coincide. Basically we have to build tall structures using goo and that too using physics which is a very difficult task. But we also have different types of goo for the same. The game is available on a wide range of platforms including Windows, Mac, Nintendo Wii, iOS and Android.

Lost in Shadow

lost in shadow game like limbo

Love Anime and Gaming both? This is the game for you. Here you solve puzzles just by interacting with the shadows and so the gameplay is quite unique. The way the story is easy to understand it seems similar to Limbo. You’ll solve unique puzzles and climb high altitudes in search of your body and hence you play only with your shadow. The game was released in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii.


monochroma game like limbo

As the name suggests the game is entirely in monochrome and uses few specific shades to bring your attention to the screen and so it sounds like it is totally a copy of Limbo, but it’s not. The game revolves around two brothers, the elder one saving the life of his younger brother by keeping him safe from all kinds of dangers. The game is purely based on logic and presence of mind. It can be played on Windows, Mac, Linux and Xbox One.

Ibb and Obb

ibb and obb game like libo

Limbo developers say that the game can only be learned by trial and error…well, we have another game quite similar to this pattern. Ibb and Obb are designed for co-operative gameplay and so you need to keep both the characters of the game close together because they can’t really survive without each other. In this game, you can switch gravity giving you two floors to walk on at the same time! Though it can also be played solo it will be hard for the player to control both the characters at the same time so it is not recommended. This colorful game is available on PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Linux.

 Final verdict

So these are 10 best games like Limbo that will increase your gaming experience. If you have any suggestions regarding the same feel free to comment below.

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