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  • Summary: The Director’s Cut is the definitive version of Q.U.B.E. featuring new content, puzzles and an all new story line from award winning writer Rob Yescombe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 2, 2015
    88
    The game’s slick design and the simplicity of the envornments makes it unique, beautiful and alluringly mysterious.
  2. Aug 4, 2015
    80
    A smooth, polished, original puzzler that’s well-paced and rewarding. Both the story and the puzzles will keep you involved throughout and despite a few puzzles that aren’t as expertly designed as others, the developers should be commended.
  3. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    With an acceptable duration, some challenging puzzles and the ability to constantly surprise, Toxic Games has created a title very recommended. It's not original or amazing, but it's funny and clever.
  4. Sep 29, 2015
    80
    Overall Q.U.B.E Director’s Cut is a great puzzle game for those that haven’t played the original version. If you played it back in 2011 this game won’t have much to offer in the way of new content and excitement.
  5. Aug 11, 2015
    75
    Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut comes with a brand new story and the same, extremely solid puzzle mechanics we appreciated the first time.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 21, 2015
    70
    For the most part the game is either unwilling or unable to leave you stumped for long. [Oct 2015, p.94]
  7. 60
    No matter how strong the writing is, or what it makes you feel, it’s ruined by those final few minutes at the end of the game. It felt as if the whole experience, whilst rather short, left me in an inconsequential role, like I was simply listening to an argument between two people in an elevator.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 15, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Excellent game. The story is your an astronaut in a cube in space and your trying to solve these puzzles to save earth and you got two people inside your helmet telling you what to do. one telling you to go through with the puzzles and the other one telling you its all a lie and that your being tested and should stop solving the puzzles. The first person telling you that the other voice is in your head and that your going mad due to the isolation in space and that you need to solve the puzzles asap. The gameplay is great solving puzzles in a room and then moving on to the next one. There is a secret room in which you can solve a rubiks cube which is hard. These puzzles are really taxing but great fun. If your a fan of the portal's then pick this up because its very good Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2017
    9
    Q.U.B.E. is an incredible puzzle game in the exact same vein as portal.

    You wake up to a voice telling you that you are inside a giant
    Q.U.B.E. is an incredible puzzle game in the exact same vein as portal.

    You wake up to a voice telling you that you are inside a giant alien cube that is threatening the earth and you need to destroy it from within, you then traverse through many rooms with many different and ever changing puzzles, all the while being motivated every so often by the voice you heard when you awoke. Eventually, that voice is interjected by another that tells you things are not what they seem, making you question what you're doing as you continue.

    I'm going to split this review into 2 major sections; Puzzles & Story.
    First, the Puzzles.

    The puzzles in this game are some of the most clever I have had the pleasure to solve, ranging from gravity to electricity and beyond, the game is constantly changing, which makes sense in relation to the story, since you are inside an alien cube that is constantly changing. I won't detail every kind of puzzles you'll come across, but I'll tell you one of my favorites types, which was the "ball challenges". These challenges consisted of a long hallway, many varying colored cubes that all move in different ways, and a ball that you must slowly move down the hallway past one puzzle obstacle after another. This being one of many types of puzzles in this game, i was surprised by how simple these ones turned out to be compared to many other puzzles in the game. Trust me, the ball puzzles actually seem hard at first glance, but you soon see otherwise. Other later game puzzles like the gravity challenges, consist of rooms with cubes that move towards magnet pads you can interact with, meaning you must push and pull these cubes in certain ways with the gravity of the magnets as well as the varying colored cubes that move in different ways in order to get them where they need to be. All in all the puzzles in this game are just the right amount of fun, hard and rewarding to make you enjoy solving them from start to finish.

    The story of this game (without giving too much away) is a very simple one by concept, as the entire point throughout the game is for you to question everything. The voices talking to you, who you supposedly are and of course, where you actually are. So as you traverse the game solving it's many puzzles, you are also drawn to try and understand what is really going on, what really is at the end of it all? It's kind of a shame that once you've beat the game once and know the truth that you cannot experience that again, but that's really my only gripe, the puzzles in this game (plus the bonus time trials challenges) give it enough replay value that the story kinda comes second in all playthroughs after your first.

    All in all Q.U.B.E. is a very well put together puzzles game that offers a plethora of varying, ever changing puzzles that never stray from the core mechanic and keep you wanting more throughout. I'd be hard pressed to not recommend this game to anyone who loves a good brain teaser. Portal, eat your heart out.
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  3. Sep 8, 2018
    7
    Puzzly jsou fajn, ale začátek hry se táhne (10 min než se dostanete do akce). Hra se snaží vyprávět příběh pomocí rádiové komunikace mezi vámiPuzzly jsou fajn, ale začátek hry se táhne (10 min než se dostanete do akce). Hra se snaží vyprávět příběh pomocí rádiové komunikace mezi vámi a navigátorem. Příběh je absolutně nepodstatný a spíš ruší atmosféru. Expand

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