Players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.
User reviews: Very Positive (964 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 16, 2011

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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's little to go on as the game begins - the player is dropped into an all-white room with few instructions, and simply has to figure their way out. The tone of game changes as the player finds small and big alterations to their environment, supported by an original score, inviting each player to let their imagination take over as to where they might be. Through experimentation and discovery, players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz (dual core recommended)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 8000 series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible)
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 1.6GHz (Dual Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: At least Intel HD 4000 or Open GL 3.3 / Shader Model 3 Capable Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 1GB
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Version 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.2GHz (Quad Core) Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 1GB
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I never got into the whole Portal craze, I respect the praise the franchise has received but I just never “got” it. QUBE at first glance looked like nothing more than a Portal-style puzzle game cash-in. I was so very wrong.
I think the single element which make QUBE stand out to me was the pacing. As far as I’m concerned it was absolutely perfect. As you progress through each chapter a new mechanic is introduced. Each one is admittedly predictable but add so much to the evolution in difficulty of the puzzles. On the subject of difficulty, I was incredibly impressed with QUBE. I have no doubt some of the more hardcore puzzle fans will say the puzzles are too easy, but on the contrary I found that the difficulty was just right to both keep me engaged and also make sure I was never so frustrated that I felt the need to consult a guide. With each puzzle solved, I learned a new way to manipulate the mechanics to my needs. I truly felt like I was learning all the way through and it was magical.
Bravo to the developers of this awesome puzzle platformer. QUBE no doubt gets glazed over by many as a knockoff Portal but I think it really goes in its own direction. I highly recommend QUBE.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I was pretty fresh off of Portal or Portal 2, so I almost dissmissed this as a clone, like it seems, but the only similarities lie in the fact that you are going through puzzles in first person through white hallways. That's not much.

It's a pretty good game, and it even has something of a plot going for it. Most of it is at the end though. The graphics are simple, but pretty. The puzzles can be hard at times and also very frustrating, especially when using magnets to move the blocks, that sucks.

It's not Portal, nor is it trying to be Portal. It just looks kinda similar in the screens. If you want a good FPS puzzle game, then definitelly buy this.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
You said I was an astronaut
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Short. Really short. I have enjoyed it though. It is a first-person puzzle game where you control cubes. There were some puzzles where the emphasis was on speed and precision as opposed to smartness, but overall it was good. Worth for recommendation.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
You wake up. You realize you are surrounded by cubes. You swear. And then you realizes this isn't Minecraft.
And then you realize you have some badass gloves that can move stuff. And then it gets fun. QUBE is an overlooked puzzle game with decent graphics, um mediocre music (It gets annoying eventually) And innovative gameplay that, as with all good puzzlers, makes you feel like the world's smartest idiot when you complete a puzzle.
or the world's dumbest genius. I wouldn't know. But anyway, QUBE is a decent title, worth the money if you are into puzzle games. As it progresses, puzzles become harder and more frustrating. And when it gets all glowy-in-the-darky you will really have to think. And that concludes my review. Now go play Portalcraft. I mean, QUBE ;)
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