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  • Summary: Set in a mysterious and abstract sterile environment, Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzle game that challenges players to navigate each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them. There

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    84
    With an acceptable duration, some challenging puzzles and the ability to constantly surprise, Toxic Games has created a title with personality. It's a must have for any lover of the genre and a great way to enter the world of the puzzle for novices.
  2. Jan 13, 2012
    80
    Overall, Q.U.B.E. isn't on par with Portal 2, but it offers a delightful on-screen Rubik's Cube to puzzle-lovers and perfectionists everywhere -- maybe just don't tell anyone you played with blocks all day.
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    75
    The game's wonky art assets and cursory narrative trimming feel like placeholders, but take it as a no-frills Portal mod pack and there are ideas here worth winding your brain around--building blocks of a development talent almost as impressive as the game it apes. [Apr 2012, p.81]
  4. Jan 6, 2012
    70
    Pity about the lack of detail, originality and music. The price is affordable by all and deserves a chance.
  5. Feb 1, 2012
    70
    It's difficult not to draw parallels to Portal. You are a test subject in a unique environment interacting with your surroundings in a creative way. But here you are alone: There is no humor, no cynicsm, no cake lie, only partially frustrating puzzles thanks to the imprecise controls – nothing else.
  6. Jan 6, 2012
    65
    Q.U.B.E. may have some wonderfully clever puzzles, but without any sort of personality, it ends up feeling as boring as its whitewashed walls.
  7. 50
    It might look like Portal but it certainly doesn't play like it, which is a good thing in terms of the puzzles but not the dour presentation and story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Jul 29, 2012
    10
    Wonderfull game! Our era need more games like this. Simple yet innovative. Nice music. Visually atractive. Quite challenging at some points.Wonderfull game! Our era need more games like this. Simple yet innovative. Nice music. Visually atractive. Quite challenging at some points. And above all that, SMART. Worth every single cent. Amused me in every single puzzle, specially the ones in the dark. Surprising ending too.

    Some people think that the game is crappy for the lack story but in my opinion one thing that make this game so good is exactly the lack of it. That way when you proceed through the chambers you wonder who created them, what was the purpose of all that and many other things that are, at least partially, explained when you beat it. People with at least a drop of creativity, imagination and logic should love this game.

    Looking foward to Q.U.B.E. 2!
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  2. Oct 4, 2017
    9
    Review for "Director's Cut" edition:

    Fun, simple and challenging. Although it heavily borrows from Portal it still shines with its own
    Review for "Director's Cut" edition:

    Fun, simple and challenging. Although it heavily borrows from Portal it still shines with its own unique and clever puzzle designs. It's only fault is it ends just as you feel you're getting really good at the puzzles and fails to challenge you even more.
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  3. Feb 16, 2012
    9
    This is nothing like Portal! It sickens me that people compare it to that just because it happens to be a first person puzzle game. There isThis is nothing like Portal! It sickens me that people compare it to that just because it happens to be a first person puzzle game. There is no story whatsoever. Unless you felt that the rocket taking off when you "finished" Tetris is a story too... about how you were really building the launch pad for the rocket or something. That's about as much of a story as Q.U.B.E. has.
    It looks very good, has kept me busy for quite a number of hours and as such I feel is definitely worth its price.
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  4. Jan 7, 2012
    7
    Q.U.B.E is a very nice game that dares to take a step away from the original types of games. It can be put together with Portal and Portal 2Q.U.B.E is a very nice game that dares to take a step away from the original types of games. It can be put together with Portal and Portal 2 in their lonely category, but it is far from as good as those games. This game lacks story and personality. It's pretty much Portals "Manikin". It's like portal but more plain with no feelings. It's quite grey in it's game play. All and all it's a fun but short game, not to hard puzzles but worth it's small price tag for the content it provides. I hope this is a step towards more of these kind of games Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2012
    7
    Interesting game, but i get the feeling its not living to its potential. the puzzles are fun but they are too separated. one moment you areInteresting game, but i get the feeling its not living to its potential. the puzzles are fun but they are too separated. one moment you are introduced to dark areas and after solving a few puzzles your never encounter it again. the game could have been better if they at least tried to mix some mechanics.

    still a nice game if you like environment puzzles.
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  6. Oct 16, 2016
    6
    Not good but still not bad either. Mostly nice puzzles but everything good ends there.

    Graphics are overly simplistic (especially the fact
    Not good but still not bad either. Mostly nice puzzles but everything good ends there.

    Graphics are overly simplistic (especially the fact the whole game has almost no textures and runs on pure colors instead), soundtrack is kinda missing and the plot is, well, there's some kind of plot.
    But again, the game it's not bad, it's just a pity it wasn't pushed further, because very nice ideas resulted in a shallow title.

    Probably recommended to first-person puzzle games lovers, but wait for discounts, it's ages behind Portals or the Talos Principle
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  7. Jan 16, 2012
    3
    Too short. Too simple. Stole a lot from Portal, but didn't have any of the intrigue or humor. $15 for 3 hours of bland gameplay? No thanks. IfToo short. Too simple. Stole a lot from Portal, but didn't have any of the intrigue or humor. $15 for 3 hours of bland gameplay? No thanks. If this was $10 cheaper, I'd give it a 5/10. Expand

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