You might have played Limbo elsewhere as long as five years ago: Playdead’s atmospheric puzzle-platformer took its sweet time coming to Android, even arriving two years after the iOS port. But this is one game that’s well worth playing half a decade after its debut, delivering a tense, uncertain, and absolutely memorable side-scrolling experience.
As a young boy in a shadowy, black-and-white world, you’ll explore the unknown terrain ahead, using your wits to overcome the environmental challenges ahead. There’s no tutorial, explanation, or overt narrative, but the ambiance is fabulous and the stakes feel very real—especially with the boy’s grisly death animations. Limbo is short but very sweet, and an essential Android play.