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Limbo

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As a wimpy arachnophobe, Limbo had hairs sticking up on my neck at times. Set against murky silhouettes of an eerie world, it's a well-crafted absorbing adventure soaked in grim.

Players take control of an unnamed boy who works his way through one continuous level packed with hazards and deadly creatures. Opportunities to shuffle off your mortal coil are in abundance, although checkpoints are perfectly positioned for each puzzle, so frustration is kept to a minimum.

Unfortunately, Playdead's platformer is a short one, easily done in a single sitting. But it's worth every penny and if you haven't yet given it a go, reach for the pad now as it's undoubtedly one of the best games of recent years.

We've run a full review of Limbo too, which you can read about here on Reg Hardware. The game is also available at a discounted rate on PSN until 29 November.

Limbo
Limbo
Reg Rating 85%
Price £10
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac
More info Konami

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

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Anyone who remembers the days of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls dominance, will no doubt recollect the similar supremacy NBA Jam had over rival videogames. Even here in the UK where the top names in the sport are practically unheard of, the game has a glowing history.

Last year, a new version returned for the Wii and was soon ported to other consoles. It enjoyed much success and as a result EA released this follow-up last month.

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition brings back all the much-loved commentary phrases such as the famous "He's on Fire" along with the usual array of unlikely dunk moves and the tongue-in-cheek arcade gameplay that the series is so admired for. Virtually shooting hoops has never been so much fun. Boomshakalaka!

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
Reg Rating 85%
Price £10
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360
More info EA

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