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  • Summary: The premise of the game is simple: Eat or be eaten. In Cubivore, you'll assume the role of an animal in its early stages of development. From the moment the game begins, your creature is on its own to fend for its life. As your animal instincts take over, you will boldly traverse hostileThe premise of the game is simple: Eat or be eaten. In Cubivore, you'll assume the role of an animal in its early stages of development. From the moment the game begins, your creature is on its own to fend for its life. As your animal instincts take over, you will boldly traverse hostile environments, savagely stalking your prey and asserting your place in the animal chain of power. Explore a number of different environments while consuming other animals in order to evolve into one of 100 possible creature combinations. Ultimately, the goal is to become powerful enough to topple the alpha creature and earn your rightful place at the top of the food chain. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's brief by today's standards -- finishing at 100% won't take a seasoned gamer longer than 15 hours -- but it's so addictive that you're likely to start a new game as soon as you've finished.
  2. These oddball "survival of the fittest" games don't happen often, but, when they do, it's like we get to feel the drugs they were on when they made them. [Nov 2002, p.92]
  3. The game’s formula is basically this: grow, attack, mate, grow, attack, mate, grow… and, well you get the picture. Sometimes fighting can simply get old after a while. But besides that this game is absolutely amazing.
  4. A worthwhile game, but only if you appreciate the quirky and bizarre. [Dec 2002, p.228]
  5. Strange, creative and compelling - Cubivore is a game like no other. [Jan 2003, p.173]
  6. 67
    It has some major camera issues, which frustrates at boss fights, but somehow the fact that it is so strange appeals to me.
  7. 60
    If you can get past the graphics and immerse yourself in the gameplay, you might be disappointed at the lack of depth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. PaulB.
    Apr 25, 2006
    10
    I really like this game's music and request that someone make mp3 files of all the music.
  2. GeoffK.
    Jul 3, 2005
    10
    Fun, light-hearted and addicting! Its a welcome change from all of these first-person kill-a-thons that are so popular nowadays.
  3. JackN.
    Dec 26, 2002
    10
    Great game best I've seen yet.
  4. Jan 28, 2012
    10
    It's truly sad that such an amazing game is so underground and unloved. It's kind of ironic how the ones that don't sell much end up beingIt's truly sad that such an amazing game is so underground and unloved. It's kind of ironic how the ones that don't sell much end up being some of the best. Expand
  5. Mukmewx
    Jul 8, 2005
    8
    I liked the game.
  6. Apr 22, 2011
    8
    As time goes on it seems that the video game market continues to be filled with remakes and ripoffs. Because of this, it seems truly specialAs time goes on it seems that the video game market continues to be filled with remakes and ripoffs. Because of this, it seems truly special when something crazy unique comes along. Enter Cubivore! The game plays like some strange survival game with RPG elements. You play a cube whose dream is to become the top predator by eating just about everything that moves. From start to finish, this is all you do, eat evolve, eat evolve. As you eat, you gain limbs and with different colored limbs comes different combinations. The goal being to play through the game until you've got 100 different combinations. Essentially its a simple game but its given more depth through the games fascinating personality. Every night, your cubivore writes in its diary (it sounds cheesier than it actually is) and the game uses this to comment on the idea of competition and killing things to live. Over all, its a one of a kind experience that really should be shared with modern audiences. Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2011
    6
    Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest is certainly one of the more unusual games one will encounter. The purpose is to become King of theCubivore: Survival of the Fittest is certainly one of the more unusual games one will encounter. The purpose is to become King of the Cubivores by assuming as many different mutations as possible by strategically eating the colored slabs of meat off of other Cubivores. Ultimately, this is an unfortunately linear, rather repetitious, but painfully quirky game. A gamer with a penchant for the unusual will be able to look past Cubivore's short comings, but passive curiosity won't carry through to the end. Expand

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