The creepy platformer Limbo is free for a day on Steam

The shadowy platformer Limbo is getting up there in age—it was released in mid-2011—but it's an outstanding game, and the sort of experience that holds up very well despite the passage of years. And for the benefit of those who have missed out on it until now, it's also free for a day on Steam

The giveaway is to celebrate the forthcoming launch of Playdead's next game, Inside, which we took a quick look at last week during E3. It appears as though Inside will be quite a different from Limbo, but its heritage, as we noted at the time, is obvious. 

Limbo is free on Steam “between” June 21-22, which is not a terribly precise measure of how long it will remain available. Probably best not to dawdle.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.