Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    Seriously, if you like arcade-style games, then you will not want to miss this one.
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    An experience caught perpetually somewhere between hypnotic and infuriating, which teaches you to appreciate all the "little wins" that occur as you game.
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    A simple yet addictive game idea with good presentation can go a long way towards greatness, and Super Hexagon definitely fits this description.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    Super Hexagon is a monument to the hardcore gamer and some of the most fun you'll have if you're willing to take the trial.
  5. Sep 10, 2012
    Simply put, Super Hexagon is one of the best mobile gaming experiences I've had this year.
  6. Sep 19, 2012
    Super Hexagon is a work of art skillfully combined with monstrous difficulty. The game is both hypnotic and addictive, and unless fast-twitch gameplay entirely alienates you, you're going to get lost in this sea of shapes.
  7. Sep 17, 2012
    It's easy to pick up and play with just enough depth and difficulty to become an itch you'll need to scratch on a daily basis for a minute or two.
  8. Sep 13, 2012
    Inexpensive, innovative, and sensory-spinning thrills of this caliber are rare.
  9. Sep 11, 2012
    Fans of Terry Cavanagh's work and even those unfamiliar with him should definitely check this out.
  10. Sep 7, 2012
    Super Hexagon weds zen-like design purity with the highest order of twitch-reflex athleticism. It revels in the ineffable dance of muscle memory, the act of shutting off your brain and trusting your thumbs to guide you improbably to safety.
  11. Sep 11, 2012
    Super Hexagon is perfectly designed for mobile.
  12. Sep 10, 2012
    Super Hexagon punishes more than it rewards, but the adrenaline rush you get from playing far exceeds any mental anguish. Well, at least until you check out the best times on the Game Center leaderboards. Sobering, to say the least.
  13. Sep 6, 2012
    Super Hexagon is hard enough to infuriate, but its competent design makes it inviting as well. This game will invite you to have one more try (taking less than a second to restart), and it'll invite you to immerse yourself and play instinctively too: for a game like this, that's the greatest invitation of all.
  14. Sep 17, 2012
    Super Hexagon is tough, and that is clearly its defining feature. If you aren't up for a game that will frustrate you, stay away. High score chasers will feel right at home, if not outright delighted with what this simple but infuriating title has to offer.
  15. Sep 11, 2012
    Tough, frustrating, and a little too twitchy, Super Hexagon is nonetheless a skilfully constructed and compelling game / instrument of torture.
  16. Sep 10, 2012
    Don't let its low price or simple visuals fool you, this is the most demonically addictive game of the year and it takes no prisoners.
  17. 60
    Neon-colored retro-entertainment that's perfect for short sessions. There's not much in terms of depth, though.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Sep 12, 2012
    I guess i missed something according to the hyped score here on metacritic. games that are frustrating to play dont always mean a bad game . A lot of the time you get enjoyment of achieving something after being bogged down. In this case the gameplay is very limited in turning the hexagon around and after having my game end in 10 seconds a couple of times had enough. Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2012
    Frustratingly simple and addictive! this is up there with groove coaster as my favourite ios game.
    Its hard at first, but becomes very
    satisfying when you get a decent time. Full Review »
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    Guide the tiny arrow in the centre of the screen through the ever decreasing geometric maze that approaches it. Repeat and survive. Super Hexagon redefines the "quick fix" gaming that has become synonymous with iOS games. The first thing that will strike you, aside from the Rez-like visuals and glorious Chipzel soundtrack, is that game times are short. At first you'll be elated to last five seconds, soon you'll find yourself stubbornly working your way towards thirty, then a minute, and it goes on. Your perception of time becomes warped; those first twenty seconds can feel like minutes until you find yourself trapped and defeated, immediately and instinctively opting for a restart. To dismiss Super Hexagon as too hard is to miss the point. It's one of those rare breeds where a game can really punish you whilst never being unfair; any mistake is purely down to the player. It's an unashamedly hardcore game, where the easiest setting is "hard" and works its way up to "hardest". Don't be put off, stick with it. It will click soon enough. And it's an absolute joy. Full Review »