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  • Summary: Cogs is a puzzle game where players build machines from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently. Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets thatCogs is a puzzle game where players build machines from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently. Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines - gears, pipes, balloons, chimes, hammers, wheels, props, and more. Time Challenge Mode: If you finish a puzzle in Inventor Mode, it will be unlocked here. This time, it will take fewer moves to reach a solution, but you only have 30 seconds to find it. Move Challenge Mode: Take your time and plan ahead. Every click counts when you only get ten moves to find a solution. [Steam] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
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  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. 85
    It's a gorgeous curio, well worth the asking price.
  3. 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).
  4. A unique but challenging puzzle game that is best left to the patient.
  5. 73
    The extreme difficulty, coupled with the lack of a hint system, makes Cogs more of a diversion that you'll probably move on from quickly than something that you'll sink a lot of time into.
  6. 70
    Overall I had a fun time with Cogs, it's a fresh spin on puzzle games, and while some puzzles are scream-inducing hard, in the end you feel a huge sense of victory when you solve a super hard puzzle, and who out there doesn't like to see a rocket ship take flight, after you've connect a system of pipes to its 6 engines!
  7. I highly recommend trying out the demo to see if you can live with this flaw before making a decision; Cogs still deserves our respect for creating an unusual and very well thought out puzzle game, but sadly the restrictions of its chosen medium gets the better of the gameplay at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 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. Expand
  2. DerekP
    Jan 2, 2010
    10
    A brilliantly inventive game with stunning visual aspects. It combines the beauty of the standard sliding puzzle with the complexity of the A brilliantly inventive game with stunning visual aspects. It combines the beauty of the standard sliding puzzle with the complexity of the steampunk inspired mechanics. Not only that, but after you've completed the game you have the option to better your scores through using less moves and less time. Lazy8 studios must also be commended on their friendliness and support to modders of the game as seen in their forum. Top marks guys. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. SirToad
    Dec 26, 2009
    8
    It's a very sweet puzzle game. No more, no less. Each puzzle pretty unique, and at some point you WILL be twisting your brain around in It's a very sweet puzzle game. No more, no less. Each puzzle pretty unique, and at some point you WILL be twisting your brain around in finding a solution. The graphics aren't exactly perfect, but it still has a lot of charm in it. I consider it as a game to play when I get a bit fed up with all my action games, or when I just want to play for 30 min or less. Of course, if you hate sliding tiles around (or basically puzzles) you will steer clear from it. Otherwise, for only 8 Euros, it's definitely worth considering buying. Expand
  5. CRL
    Nov 8, 2011
    8
    Cogs is an excellent, though at times extremely infuriating puzzle game that takes old-fashioned tile sliding puzzles to a new, 3-dimensionalCogs is an excellent, though at times extremely infuriating puzzle game that takes old-fashioned tile sliding puzzles to a new, 3-dimensional extreme. It has enough levels to keep you going for a long time, and the feeling of accomplishment you get from solving a particularly difficult puzzle is pretty good. Add to the regular mode a beat-the-clock option (where you get 30 seconds to solve a puzzle), and a limited moves mode (10 moves to solve the puzzle), and this game can give you hours of pure (though at times vexing) enjoyment. Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2012
    7
    Great litle puzzle game which combines simple ideas into something quite innovative and ingenious. It takes the age old sliding blocks puzzleGreat litle puzzle game which combines simple ideas into something quite innovative and ingenious. It takes the age old sliding blocks puzzle and adds a few ideas of it's own to create a fun, addictive puzzler. It starts off easy but becomes something that will make your head hurt! Not the sort of thing you will play for hours on end, but is just right for a quick go...or two. It's cheap price means you can't really go wrong. A game that will appeal even to people who don't normally play computer games, because it's something that anybody can just sit down and know how to play straight away. Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2013
    5
    This is an average puzzle game that will offer you some fun moments, but nothing spectacular. The graphics are good and the puzzles areThis is an average puzzle game that will offer you some fun moments, but nothing spectacular. The graphics are good and the puzzles are challenging in this game, but unless you're a die-hard puzzle game fan, you won't be overly enjoying it. It's fun for about 30 minutes at a time, but anything more than that and it starts to become boring. A well made game that offers nothing new to the genre. Collapse

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