Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It feels both incredibly easy and almost impossible at the same time. This game could take over your life and you’ll go willingly, dreaming of Black Pearls.
  2. This hexagon-packed puzzler is a bonus for all Xbox 360 owners who pick up a hard drive for their system, as it comes pre-installed on the hard drive.
  3. But if you're in the mood for one of the more cerebral, calming puzzle experiences around, you could do a whole lot worse than fire Hexic up when you're between games - if only to trounce the high scores of your buddies.
  4. Reminiscent of the influential puzzle gaming sensation Bejeweled, Hexic HD is a solid, attractive puzzle game that comes freely preloaded onto the Xbox 360's hard drive.
  5. This is not just another falling brick game; Hexic is a keen evolution of the genre that gives the player a lot more credit than most puzzle games do.
  6. 75
    Only when you enter the timed mode do you feel that white-knuckled intensity reminiscent when your Tetris screen was filled with blocks.
  7. 89
    It's a refreshing surprise that I think came out of no where this past holiday season.
  8. Hexic almost single-handedly kept out 360's from collecting cobwebs during the post-launch lull, and we still found ourselves firing it up when we don't have a time for a marathon "Oblivion" session or some "Fight Night" brawling. [Jun 2006, p.62]
  9. It is definitely a game that can be likened to chess in that to be really successful, you’ll need to plan 2-3 moves ahead.
  10. A fantastic game that becomes a lot deeper than it first seems once you start learning some of the advanced techniques. A perfect fit for the Xbox Live Arcade.
  11. Resoundingly okay. [Issue#23, p.97]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 11, 2011
    Addictive, simple and free. One of those games you have on the side for playing for five minutes or so when there's nothing else to do. Don't expect big things, but a sweet arcade game Full Review »
  2. Apr 23, 2011
    Its a good thing this game is free, cause it really isn't worth paying for. Its a decent puzzle game in short bursts, but the games can last for quite a while and get boring fairly quickly. And it doesn't help that the games music is completely forgettable. Overall its worth trying, but don't expect it to keep you coming back for very long. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jun 17, 2006
    Hexic is a brilliant game! A great game created by that insane Russian guy that made Tetris, Hexic is an amazing follow up, that has great modes, and tight graphics. Finally getting a black pearl is major braging rigths among your friends. Full Review »