28 Games Like Limbo

Games Like Limbo
Our collection of games like Limbo has plenty of puzzle games that also incorporate platform like elements for fans of puzzle solving adventures.

The release of Limbo in 2010 added new life to a somewhat stale genre at the time with its unique take on the genre and pleasant art style. The gameplay revolves around players completing various physics based puzzles as they attempt to rescue their sister from the unknown.

The game world takes place in a 2D environment and uses a monochromatic art style to create a dark atmosphere which has been the cornerstone of praise from critics. Limbo has also scored many awards since its release and has been credited as opening up the puzzle genre to wider audience thanks to its popularity.

The games like Limbo found on this page offer a similar high quality puzzle experience. These titles also have platform elements, physic based puzzles and dark art directions that are reminiscent of Limbo.

Games Like Limbo

typoman

Typoman

Launched as a Wii U title and eventually brought to Windows/Mac Typoman offers up a dark aesthetic with a unique focus on spelt words as puzzle mechanics and to provide information to the player. Starting as a simple O and then rolling down the hill to form a human like shape from other letters... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(3 votes)
albert-and-otto

Albert and Otto

Opting to take players to the heart of a pre-World War II Germany for a puzzle platforming experience is Albert and Otto. Not only is it quite possibly the only game in this genre to adopt such a setting it’s also the one game to feature a magical bunny. While this is where the uniqueness... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
monochroma

Monochroma

Bringing a cinematic treat from a basic colour palette is Monochroma, a title that is easy to write off as a Limbo clone but you’ll quickly discover its something just as deep in its own right. Taking you into an alternative universe your story revolves around the story of two brothers. W... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(2 votes)
year-walk

Year Walk

Playing as Daniel Svensson as he visits his lover, Stina and engaging in the Swedish traditional of the Year Walking is an abstract adventure with light horror elements appropriately named Year Walk. Designed for iOS and later coming to Windows/Mac and Wii U your journey sees you attempting to ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
selma-and-the-wisp

Selma And The Wisp

Offering up control over a colourful wisp as you lead the innocent Selma through various environmental obstacles is Selma And The Wisp. Opening with Selma alone in her room with a monster under the bed the player guides the bright wisp to Selma, giving her hope amongst the darkness. This is whe... Read More »

User Score
6.0
(1 votes)
inside

INSIDE

Following the impressively popular Limbo is INSIDE a similar themed puzzle platform adventure that sees the player guiding a young boy through a darkly theme world. Along the way you’ll uncover the mysteries of this world while completing environmental puzzles in the 2.5D side scrolling e... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
never-alone

Never Alone

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) takes an interesting idea and turns it into an even more interesting experience. With a strong atmosphere blending with puzzle and platform mechanics Never Alone tells an insightful story of Alaska Natives. During the adventure you play as a young Inupiat girl (N... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(15 votes)
machinarium

Machinarium

Machinarium offers a unique and addicting puzzle adventure game across a number of platforms. The game was originally released in 2009 for Windows and Mac with follow up releases for PlayStation 3, Android and iOS. Machinarium uses a point and click style of adventure along with a unique art st... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(31 votes)
fez

Fez

If you love puzzle and platform games you definitely can’t miss out on what Fez has to offer. The game was released in April 2012 and is one of the most successful games in the genre and a great purchase for any platform puzzle fan. In Fez players will be able to explore a varied game world usi... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(11 votes)
oscura

Oscura: Lost Light

After accidentally destroying the Aurora Stone, Oscura finds himself needing to track down the shards which are now scattered around the Driftlands with many dark creatures between you and these fragments. As this stone was the power behind the lighthouse that lit up these lands it’s an e... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
lume

Lume

Lume is an interesting take on the puzzle adventure genre and is set in a strange cardboard filled world that stands out like nothing before it. If you are up for a unique experience that you can enjoy on either your computer or handheld device then read on to discover what this paper world has... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(11 votes)
odd-bot-out

Odd Bot Out

From the brain that brought you Blocksworld comes a new adventure focused on blocks, Odd Bot Out. This puzzling mobile journey will take you across a minimalist game world as you help Odd after he fails the standardised robot test. Right from the start you’ll feel attached to your little ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(12 votes)
vessel

Vessel

Vessel is a puzzle game with steampunk elements that focuses on physic puzzles based around liquid. The game was released in 2012 and has proven to be popular among puzzle fans and the media for its unique mechanics and simulation of fluids. In Vessel players will be jumping into the shoes of M... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)
brothers-a-tale-of-two-sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an adventure game with an impressive story and interesting list of mechanics. The game was released in late 2013 and is available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The story follows the journey of two brothers (players control both characters) as they attem... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(28 votes)
nihilumbra

Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra blends puzzles and platforming gameplay to deliver a very interesting and dark game for PC and iOS devices. The games plot is a very simply one and has players entering the game world as Born, a creature that comes from the nothingness that is the Void. The Void wants you back though... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
ibb-and-obb

Ibb and Obb

Ibb and Obb is intended as a co-operative game for your PlayStation 3 and is available through the PlayStation Store. The game can still be played alone but is a much tougher experience as players will need to control both characters which becomes increasingly difficulty as the puzzles intensif... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(10 votes)
a-boy-and-his-blob

A Boy and His Blob

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own blob as a pet (who loves to eat jellybeans) then the updated A Boy and His Blob game for Nintendo Wii will finally make your dreams come true (the game is based on the 1989 NES game). A Boy and His Blob features a simple plot and is more about the gameplay ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(9 votes)
outland

Outland

Outland is a downloadable platform title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (available through their respective online portals). The game is a faster paced experience than most puzzle platform games and has plenty of combat making it perfect for puzzle fans wanting a more action focused game. T... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(7 votes)
another-world

Another World

Another World (or Out of This World in North America) was originally released in 1991 and is considered a classic in the platform and adventure genre providing lots of innovation in cinematic effects. Since this original release the game has been brought to countless other platforms as annivers... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(10 votes)
closure

Closure

Closure is a puzzle and platform game available for PlayStation 3, Windows and Mac. The game revolves around the concepts of light and darkness which form the basis of all the puzzles within the game. The game world of Closure is extremely dark and it is filled with mystery. It is entirely a bl... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(8 votes)
world-of-goo

World of Goo

World of Goo relies on physics based puzzles to deliver an impressive and addicting puzzle experience. The game is available on a wide range of platforms including Windows, Mac, Nintendo Wii, iOS and Android. The story behind World of Goo is explored through a number of cut scenes in the game a... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(6 votes)
lost-in-shadow

Lost in Shadow

Lost in Shadow is a unique 2D platform game that has you trapped as your own shadow, limiting you to interaction with only the shadows of objects. The game was released in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii. In Lost Shadow you’ll be spending your time in the background of some impressive game environmen... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(7 votes)
the-swapper

The Swapper

The Swapper is a puzzle game that is all about cloning yourself in order to explore the eerie abandoned space station. The games visual and atmosphere elements are just as strong as the core puzzle experience. In The Swapper players get the chance to explore a futuristic research facility and s... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(9 votes)
and-yet-it-moves

And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves offers a unique platform experience and was put together by the indie developer Broken Rules. The game was released in 2009 for Windows and Mac and eventually made its way to the Nintendo Wii in 2010 (WiiWare). The origins of the game start back as a science project which after... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(9 votes)
saira

Saira

Saira brings a 2D puzzle platform experience to your Windows computer and was released in late 2009. The game has multiple endings, unique art style and even includes a level editor within the game. Saira was developed Nicklas Nygren the same mind that has created many other similar puzzle base... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(8 votes)
nightsky

Nightsky

NightSky brings you a puzzle adventure game mixed with some action elements to deliver a well paced game. The game focuses on creating on a visually intriguing experience through a unique world. NightSky was first released on the Windows platform in early 2011 and since its success has expanded... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(8 votes)
braid

Braid

Braid mixes the puzzle and platform genre to create a unique experience that has been highly praised by critics since release. The game originally launched on the Xbox 360 platform and eventually made its way to Windows, Mac and PlayStation. In Braid players take control of Tim as he attempts t... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(8 votes)
trine-2

Trine 2

Trine 2 is a side scrolling adventure that uses platform and puzzle elements to create an addictive mixture of genres. The game is available on numerous platforms including Windows, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox with a release in December of 2011. The game is very similar to the original game exp... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(8 votes)