Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Cogs can best be described as kind of cyber punk style meets Leonardo Da vinci. Looks simple enough at first, but you soon find there is some real brain benders involved.
  2. The game has three game modes and 50 levels, so even when you’ve beaten the ever-increasing-in-difficulty Inventor Mode (basic puzzles and mechanics) you can take them all on again in Time Challenge Mode (30 second time limit) and Move Challenge Mode (ten moves only).
  3. 85
    It's a gorgeous curio, well worth the asking price.
  4. Cogs is a great game to play if you fancy giving your brain a good flex while still keeping your wits during some of the later levels.
  5. A nice 3D Puzzle with 50 unique levels.
  6. Slide-puzzle addicts with a steampunk fetish will undoubtedly find themselves in heaven.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    10
    I had no idea that Cogs, a somewhat random pick up I obtained in the Humble Bundle, would entrap me the way it did. I don't exactly know howI had no idea that Cogs, a somewhat random pick up I obtained in the Humble Bundle, would entrap me the way it did. I don't exactly know how to review this title, after all it really is just a sliding puzzle game. All I can tell you is give it a chance, the game is beautifully executed. Full Review »
  2. Jul 21, 2012
    9
    It made me think and it excels in inventing a rich variety on a simple formula. Worth it for the graphics alone, the designers did a wonderfulIt made me think and it excels in inventing a rich variety on a simple formula. Worth it for the graphics alone, the designers did a wonderful job. I have no idea how to further improve on the genre. Only the gameplay's root in one singly type of puzzle keeps Cogs from a ten in my book. But one could choose to see its focus as a strength. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2010
    8
    I guess this must be heaven for anyone who's into sliding puzzles. Cogs delivers them in great number and variety. The presentation is veryI guess this must be heaven for anyone who's into sliding puzzles. Cogs delivers them in great number and variety. The presentation is very well done, the controls are smooth and if you have the patience for this kind of puzzles, you can spend many hours on it. For the less patient who are rather into puzzles that require less planning ahead this might quickly turn into a tedious shuffling around of pieces. It does come at a very reasonable price though, so there is not really anything to complain about. Full Review »