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  • Summary: Assume the role of Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awaken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten worldAssume the role of Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awaken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Apr 6, 2018
    90
    With an increase in scope and improvements in every area, Q.U.B.E. 2 shows that Toxic Games have learnt from their experience and are doing a great job. This is an excellent title that is even better than the great game that it follows on from.
  2. Games Master UK
    Mar 22, 2018
    84
    The story isn't much, but despite a lot of block shifting, QUBE 2's puzzles never stop feeling fresh. [Apr 2018, p.76]
  3. Apr 3, 2018
    84
    Well done and atmospherically dense sequel of the puzzle adventure, convinces with a multitude of clever puzzles and mechanics.
  4. Mar 13, 2018
    78
    Like the original, Q.U.B.E. 2 keeps the emphasis on smart puzzle design and maintains a core group of mechanics that fit together like a glove.
  5. Mar 14, 2018
    78
    In the end the narrative isn’t quite as strong as the puzzle content found throughout, but nonetheless Q.U.B.E. 2 is an impressive entry in the test-chamber puzzle game subgenre first made popular by Valve’s Portal.
  6. CD-Action
    Jun 5, 2018
    70
    The sequel does everything better than the original Q.U.B.E. and is an absolute joy to look at. It is a great game for younger or less experienced players, because the puzzles, while satisfying, are easy and have single solutions. [05/2018, p.64]
  7. Apr 30, 2018
    60
    Not the worst imitator of Portal 2 that gets better as the story progresses, but, alas, the moment of magical transformation never comes. You won’t miss much by skipping this game entirely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Apr 14, 2020
    9
    This is very good puzzle game. The graphics, sounds etc. are very good. I think very creative game.
  2. Mar 15, 2018
    9
    Amazing. Much better than the first game. Great graphics, chalanging puzzles and at least not bad storyline. Pleasant surprise.
  3. Mar 14, 2019
    9
    Visuals are more impressive than the first game and some really inventive puzzles. The difficulty curve is spot on. Certain things could be aVisuals are more impressive than the first game and some really inventive puzzles. The difficulty curve is spot on. Certain things could be a tad better but overall a fun and challenging experience. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2018
    8
    It's fun and relaxing. The visuals are an improvement compared to the first game. The story keeps you interested and moving forward, but isn'tIt's fun and relaxing. The visuals are an improvement compared to the first game. The story keeps you interested and moving forward, but isn't that compelling.

    Even though the puzzles were fun to do, they lacked any real challenge. Most of the puzzles were easy and those that were supposed to be "harder" just contained more steps to solving the puzzle.

    Still a nice game.
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  5. Feb 15, 2021
    7
    Muy buen juego con puzles decentes. Empecemos por los gráficos. Se ven bien, excepto quizás la última ubicación. El juego no esta mal, losMuy buen juego con puzles decentes. Empecemos por los gráficos. Se ven bien, excepto quizás la última ubicación. El juego no esta mal, los puzles están bien hechos, con una curva de dificultad con altibajos la cual sube hasta el cielo en los últimos niveles, en comparación. La trama está,simplemente está, no es buena, no es la peor. Probablemente algunos jugadores no lo entenderán o ignorarán(lo cual no es malo si vienes por las mecánicas). El juego es corto. Lo puedes terminar en 5-6 horas. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2018
    7
    When a friend suggests us a game ofc we will going to test it, even more when he sharpens our curiosity with details about the game that leaveWhen a friend suggests us a game ofc we will going to test it, even more when he sharpens our curiosity with details about the game that leave us wondering if the game can be able to surprise us. Q.U.B.E. 2 takes on a difficult formula and comes out on top. The game does not disappoint.

    Q.U.B.E. 2 is an almost pure puzzle game where there are some platform components. Emilia wakes up lost and without memory in what seems some sort of alien ruins. With the help of Emma's communications she tries to find a way back to Earth. Soon she begins to receive communications from another entity, but we will not get into big spoilers, right?
    Graphically this game is very beautiful, even considering that 80% of the time is spent inside a giant cube, with cubic rooms and walls made of small cubes. Over time I began to consider that this might be related to the name of the game, but I still find that evidence inconclusive. At some point in time, the action starts to takes place in a more external environment and the characterization of a post-apocalyptic atmosphere is credible, without the traditional exaggerations of other games.
    The music and sound effects are well thought out, with the music being very relaxing, not providing distractions in a game where it's important to be focused on the details. The only problem I point out is that often the music runs over dialogues, which makes them difficult to understand if we do not have the subtitles turned on.

    The game itself made me immediately remember of Portal. Even with less than 30 seconds of game I was already saying that it was a blatant, all it was left to know was if it was good or bad.
    In the game we have a suit that gives us the ability to manipulate structures to perform different actions, and those actions allow us to solve puzzles to access new areas. In addition to the structures we can manipulate, new game mechanics are gradually introduced to complicate our thinking process. That introduction is gradual and we never feel overwhelmed with information. The puzzles are mostly easy with the exception of three or four, which seem randomly introduced and not associated with any difficulty curve. Those require much more attempts, including trial and error, to solve. The controls are not immaculate, I have been mistaken multiple times in the structure I wanted to manipulate and sometimes it was not easy to time the jumps, which lead me to think if I was solving the puzzle correctly or if there was something that I was not seeing.
    There was any moment of action or combat, which always gave me the feeling that I was solving puzzles only for the sake of solving them, there was no obvious notion of purpose in the game, which causes in the final stage of the about 6 hours that took me to finish the campaign, somewhat a feel of boredom and I just wanted to come to reach the end of it. This would be different if the story that the game gives us, the environment that the game tries to emulate to hinder a decision making really created some sort of doubt in our mind, but the choice that becomes obvious very early in the game is biased from the start. The game tries to create doubt in our heads, but in my opinion, soon we realize that we have to take a party in the future, and we also decided the side that we support rather quickly. In practice there is no antagonism in history, the information provided to us only confirms what we already know and what we will do when the time comes. I know it's not easy to do it properly, but if the story was balanced with this dyad, I might got more excited and want to know even more, but that was not the case.
    I think I've said enough to realize that the game has more than one ending, however I did not feel minimally motivated to repeat all the puzzles just to see all the endings, I simply went to Youtube and that's it. For me no replay value whatsoever.

    In a nutshell, Q.U.B.E. 2 is an excellent puzzle game. If you like this type of games, if you loved Portal this game is for you. Although it’s still a notch below it, with a story that could be more balanced, the final product remains a game well above the average that I have played. I’ve started and finished it in one go, I could not stop. We get the feeling that we're clever at solving all those puzzles and we do not want to stop. Try it. You will not regret.
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  7. Jul 31, 2020
    2
    - cant sprint (for more playtime)
    - elevator - is only trigger for loading. U can use it for hiding loading, but u dont know it...
    - so many
    - cant sprint (for more playtime)
    - elevator - is only trigger for loading. U can use it for hiding loading, but u dont know it...
    - so many loading. Elevator-loading => 2 phrases => new elevator-loading => more 2 phrases => again loading!
    - bad optimisation. Low fps in baby-room
    - boring voice acting. Like english lessons
    - terrible dialogs
    - ELEVATORS ELEVATORS ELEVATORS
    - excess backtracking. plz no bt for little line game.
    - identical room
    - repeating pazzle
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