Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.Important facts about Hexagons:Hexagons are first order permutohedrons: The vertices of a hexagon can be formed by permuting the coordinates of the vector (1, 2, 3).
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Overwhelmingly Positive (173 reviews) - 95% of the 173 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (17,353 reviews) - 96% of the 17,353 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 27, 2012

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Reviews

"It’s about momentum, speed, grace under pressure. When I play it, I don’t blink. When I die, I’m never frustrated. In moments when it has me in rapt attention on its dancefloor, it’s the greatest game in the world."
90%, Editor's Choice - PC Gamer
"A masterpiece of design purity."
9/10 - EDGE
"This is the kind of game you’re going to pass off to your friends and say, 'You’ve gotta check this out.' It’s dangerously addictive."
9/10 - IGN

About This Game

Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.

Important facts about Hexagons:

  • Hexagons are first order permutohedrons: The vertices of a hexagon can be formed by permuting the coordinates of the vector (1, 2, 3).
  • The north pole of the planet Saturn has a hexagonal storm cloud pattern with 8,600 mile long sides, larger than the diameter of Earth.
  • Though hexagon may appear to be a difficult word to rhyme, there are actually dozens of words that rhyme with it. For example: Autobahn, decagon, decathlon, electron, Kyrgzstan, Lebanon, leprechaun and marathon.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 35MB
    • Video Card: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX®: Direct X9.0c
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: OS X version 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 35MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 35MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
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GabbaTek
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'm partially colour blind ;) 10/10 would do it again
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MystikBasilisk
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
If you like good music and a lady telling you game over and again repeatedly then this is the game for you! Side effects may include: Smashing your computer, Throwing your computer, Smashing your keyboard out of frustration, of even better crying yourself to sleep. I may only have a few minutes of gameplay but my god is it hard.

This is the gameplay you think it might be simple blah blah but NOPE it screws you over. So it's fairly simple just use your arrowkeys to move your arrow left and right. Simple right? NOPE! All you have to do to win is have good reaction times and survive for 10 seconds. But, you have to dodge the damn lines that move at you very ♥♥♥♥ing fast. Oh and believe me when i say you may cry yourself to sleep it's so hard. 10 seconds may seem easy but it isn't since you have to dodge all of those god forbidden lines.


10/10 would get rekt by lines again
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Shitty Smurf
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
10/10
even though confusing,it's quite cheap for an addictive game
would play it anytime
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Diseasedcrow
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Awesome game.
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ZombieFreak2
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Extremely difficult and frustrating yet I keep pressing retry...
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Lesbian Unicorn (ಥ⌣ಥ)
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
i remember the first time i played this game, it was around 2013. I had it on my Samsung Galaxy S1 when i was last year of high school. I used to play ♥♥♥♥ out of that game, every break i would play it, and people were like duuuude i feel like im high. I mostly just responded with yeah, ikr or so as the game is very hard and doesn't forgive mistakes, so you had to concentrate on the game. I remember the first time i beat the last level. I was in backseat we had math(i really hated math and still do), so i was playing it i won the last level i jumped up and yelled "♥♥♥♥ YES". Everyone was staring at me, my friends were facepalming, teacher was like can u repeat that? I said "Heck yeah". I was called into principal's office. It was all worth it.
I loved the game for the hardness and for the soundtrack, they were so good at the time, and they are still awesome. I love the game 10\10 would bang the ♥♥♥♥ out of this game
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MUFFNHUNTER
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I trip out every time I play. 11/7
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oops.
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Begin, game over, begin, game over, begin, game over.
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Black_Eagle
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I did not expect a game such as this to suck me in, but it certainly did. There is something compelling about the speed and simplicity of it. My mind feels focused and alert when I play this game. Very enjoyable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Story

In Super Hexagon, there is no story. Unless you want to get deep into the game.


Graphics

Graphics are pretty simple, and tie with the gameplay. The camera moves around with the colors changing constantly. It is sometimes hard to focus, but I never said the game was easy.


Gameplay

Playing is very simple, use the arrow keys to dodge the shapes coming towards you. It gets faster as time goes on. You have to survive 60 seconds to unlock the next level, or go for you best time.


Music

Soundtrack is really good. Music goes with the gameplay.


Score

9/10 - I really wish there were more levels. That is the only thing missing.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Addictive:
- Missed birth of my child
- Missed conception of my child
- Missed beginning of relationship with my child's mother
- Missed child's graduation
- Lost track of what's important
But hey I can play a cool game now
10/10 would abandon family again.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This game is very challenging and requires fast reaction times. It took me 30 hours to complete all 6 levels. Great game for £2!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I love this game.
I hate this game.
I love this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Just look at the trailer, and that's exactly what this game is.

Can be frustrating, and requires fast reaction times when choosing which set of movements to match to the next sequence of shapes. Can be kind of addictive.

Remember to turn off vsync.

Not for everyone, but a good game if you like this genre of thing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Super Hexagon


It is one of the first in it's genre and also the best.

GamePlay:
The control of this game just needs to press 2 Buttons. ←,→ or LeftMouse, RightMouse;
The Game is very simple, yet challenging.. The name already tells us that this game has to do with hexagons and yes. You're playing a triangle which moves in circles around a hexagon, trying to avoid the bar comming from outside to the middle. The first Level is a bit special, because the hexagon turns into a Square and back.
Anyway, I suppose more than 4 points isn't possible. :/
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Graphics:
hmmmm... Simple... and perhaps you feel like the 3rd Level is on LSD.^^ But all in one this graphic fits to the game.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Leveldesign:
As I've already mentioned it, e.g. the first Level has the Square-Special-Thing, many Levels have different stuff to offer. The 3rd Level has a quick 180° turn, which is quite confusing if you're not common with that.^^

Something which is impossible to avoid, is to memories some patterns of certain level. Which pattern appears is random, but they look always the same and of course it's a useful skill to win. :)

After you've got 60 sec. on a level the level changes from: Lvl1 -> Lvl4, Lvl2 -> Lvl5, Lvl3 -> Lvl6,
Lvl4 -> Lvl4(Special), Lvl5 -> Lvl5(Special), Lvl6 -> Lvl6(Special) [Note: A Special Level is the part after 60 sec of a certain Level beyond 3!]
After 120 sec. the Level changes again and so on.
(e.g. If you start at Lvl1 -> Lvl4 -> Lvl4(Special) -> Lvl5 -> Lvl5(Special) -> Lvl6 -> Lvl6(Special)

So you see they prevent an repetition by changing the levels.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Music:

Music:
First the music was not my taste. After playing longer and longer, it get better and better. So at the end I really liked the music.^^ A bit weird, isn't it?
The Game contains 3 ½ Soundtrack. Each Lvl pair 1-4,2-5,3-6 have one and the ending song which is actually a reversed version of the last one. That's why I wrote ½. :p

btw: After you finish the 6th Level (get 60 sec.) you've beaten the game and when you die, a kind of credits appear. The game plays the music of the last Level reversed and the bars now came out of the hexagon. It was an amazing feeling and of course a awesome ending.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

At the end, i think it's worth to buy Super Hexagon. Makes fun. Cheap. Challenging.
Sadly just 4/5 Points... :/
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Pros:
  • Challenging
  • Extremely rewarding
  • Cheap
  • Easy to pick up and put down

Cons:
  • Learning curve makes you feel pretty bad about yourself for a while
  • Last level feels overwhelmingly difficult
  • Can be frustrating
  • No way to make it easier on the eyes for sensitive people
  • Probably could give an epileptic a seizure

Even if you're unsure of whether or not you'll enjoy this game, I would still say buy it. It's cheap enough not to leave a dent in your wallet either way.
If you buy it and struggle, don't give up! The difficulty can be pretty discouraging especially when you first start out!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Terry Cavanagh is a genius. This game is a masterpiece. We should all be grateful there's someone great enough to provide us this experience: better, cheaper and weirder than LSD.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I feel bad for trianglebro when he dies but he has to do it (((a lot))) if he wants to escape the evil hexagon system and become the free triangle he ever wanted to be
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
9/10

✔ Multiple starting points for each level
✔ Trippy rhythmic visuals and music
✔ Fast paced - great training tool for your reflexes
✔ Challenging and enjoyable

× While not too short, it might have more stages
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