Super Hexagon iOS

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Sep 19, 2012
    90
    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.
  2. Sep 18, 2012
    100
    Seriously, if you like arcade-style games, then you will not want to miss this one.
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    90
    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.
  4. Sep 14, 2012
    100
    An experience caught perpetually somewhere between hypnotic and infuriating, which teaches you to appreciate all the "little wins" that occur as you game.
  5. Sep 13, 2012
    90
    Inexpensive, innovative, and sensory-spinning thrills of this caliber are rare.
  6. Sep 12, 2012
    100
    A simple yet addictive game idea with good presentation can go a long way towards greatness, and Super Hexagon definitely fits this description.
  7. Sep 12, 2012
    100
    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.
  8. Sep 11, 2012
    80
    Super Hexagon is perfectly designed for mobile.
  9. Sep 11, 2012
    90
    Fans of Terry Cavanagh's work and even those unfamiliar with him should definitely check this out.
  10. Sep 10, 2012
    80
    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.
  11. Sep 10, 2012
    100
    Simply put, Super Hexagon is one of the best mobile gaming experiences I've had this year.
  12. Sep 7, 2012
    90
    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.
  13. Sep 6, 2012
    80
    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.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    A fantastic creation from one of the greatest indie developers around (Terry Cavanagh, creator of VVVVVV). It is a profoundly simple game, butA fantastic creation from one of the greatest indie developers around (Terry Cavanagh, creator of VVVVVV). It is a profoundly simple game, but incredibly challenging to your reaction, memory, and spatial orientation skills. Your first game will probably last just a few seconds, but very quickly you will begin seeing yourself improve. Gaining mastery at such a difficult skill is intrinsically rewarding and powerfully addictive. Due to tight controls and ease of making numerous attempts the high difficulty level is never frustrating. This puts it in good company such as Super Meat Boy, The Impossible Game, and other challenging games.

    The game's aesthetic is pure, geometric, and colorful, with stunning results. Given that individual games can last under a minute, it's also the perfect game for the mobile medium. It's an instant classic that you should purchase immediately.
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  2. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    Frustratingly simple and addictive! this is up there with groove coaster as my favourite ios game.
    Its hard at first, but becomes very
    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.
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  3. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    Guide the tiny arrow in the centre of the screen through the ever decreasing geometric maze that approaches it. Repeat and survive. SuperGuide 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 »