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).
User reviews:
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Very Positive (165 reviews) - 95% of the 165 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (17,218 reviews) - 96% of the 17,218 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 27, 2012

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"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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Very Positive (165 reviews)
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WaffletimeCat
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
instructions unclear fist went through computer screen several times
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Blob
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
At last, I witnessed the end.

Recommended.
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QuentinNumber33
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Great game, and very hard .
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Maverick
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
After 72 Minutes I was able to beat the first stage. I can tell you that it wont be anytime soon before I finish the rest. Really frustrating at times but its too addicting to put down when youre mad at it. Im playing to see if it helps my hand eye coordination for other games such as CS, but mainly because it looks like it will be fun. And so far it has been!
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Patrick
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
they call me super sexagon

10/10
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Patterner
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
After some problems at the beginning it was was a very enjoyable game. Highly recommended.
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Dirtyfox
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Can only be beat by being in da ZONE
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Adonis
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is for mad people. It would do so well on mobile.
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DaFuret
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Have you ever thought on how would it feel to be on heroin, pot or some other drug?
LOOK NO FURTHER, JUST BUY THIS GAME AND EXPERIENCE TEH MOST AWEOSME TRIPS YOU'LL EVER GET!
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Manaul
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
lsd simulator 2012
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gwfluffy
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
11/10 Would never blink again.
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Snurf
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Amazing, Amazing game!

It make not looks like a good game since everyone seems to hate shapes nowadays, but if your the type of person to like challenging games, you found one. Not only is it Fun and challenging it can also boost your memory and reflexes too. A great game when you are in a waiting queue or just plan to have some fun.

I highly advise to give this game a chance, it's a low cost, and Im sure you'll love it as most others do too. The soundtrack is amazing, it's challenging, and Highly addictive I can't stop playing!!
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MingLee
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
8/8 completing feels bttr liek fapping
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crazy
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Game ruined my life would ruin again 9/10
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Reeze
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This game is pretty awesome for only three bucks. It has an awesome soundtrack, and is a really good game to pick up and play for an hours or so here and there when you're bored. There isn't really much else to say.
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mfw memes
( 29.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
who ever thought getting 3 minutes in hexagon and hexagoner was a good idea
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FrPl^Ryuukun
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I think I'm gonna throw up...
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Raptorstein
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I once made a high score after drinking a can of long drink.
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Chocobii
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
My nose is bleeding..
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
best Way to feel good about lasting only for 22 seconds !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I hit a wall and died. Then I respawned and played Super Hexagon. Great game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Heres some fun facts:

1. I bought this game in 2013
2. I finished it in 2016
3. There is 6 levels
4. Each level you must survive 60 seconds, theoretically you could finish the game in 6 minutes
5. It took me 3 years and about 25 hours in game (I played it on the go on my mobile, thats why not 25 hours steam time)

This game is ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T

But I love it. <3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
It took me 67 minutes but I finally unlocked all the achievements. Phew.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
one of those games with the autistic wub wub wub dubstep that is god damn impossible and makes u want to ♥♥♥♥ing kill yourself
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Amazing, Amazing game!

It make not looks like a good game since everyone seems to hate shapes nowadays, but if your the type of person to like challenging games, you found one. Not only is it Fun and challenging it can also boost your memory and reflexes too. A great game when you are in a waiting queue or just plan to have some fun.

I highly advise to give this game a chance, it's a low cost, and Im sure you'll love it as most others do too. The soundtrack is amazing, it's challenging, and Highly addictive I can't stop playing!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
After some problems at the beginning it was was a very enjoyable game. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
man blir ♥♥♥♥ i huvu=fel i huvu
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Dark souls ain't got ♥♥♥♥ on this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
One of the hardestest 60 seconds in my life!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Can only be beat by being in da ZONE
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
they call me super sexagon

10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Great game, and very hard .
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
this game is so adicly good
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
the game that tries to beat you by giving you a seisure
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Ending made me cry.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This game does the same kinda thing to your brain that a Rubik's Cube does. Except this Rubik's Cube is high on a large variety of drugs, and is blaring out awesome music.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
72 of 77 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
WARNING: this game may let you experience every possible emotion.

Super Hexagon Review

- Genre(s): difficult, indie, soundtrack
- Platform(s): Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry
- Developer(s): Terry Cavanagh
- Publisher(s): Terry Cavanagh
- Release date(s): 2012 (iOS, Windows, OS X) until 2013 (Android, BlackBerry 10, GNU/Linux)

"Game over. Begin. Game over. Begin. Game over. Begin ..." is something that you will hear very often once you decide to give this challenging, fast paced game a spin (no pun intented). A game that can be beaten in just 6 minutes, but that'll most likeley take atleast a couple of hours instead. If you think you won't feel the urge to throw your computer out of the window after spinning around mathematical shapes for hours and hours - whilst listening to amazing music - read on. Or better said: begin!

A closer look

You take on the role of a little triangle and have to avoid getting hit by mathematical shapes that close in on you at high (and increasing) speed. You do this by moving your triangle to the right or left - very simple indeed - which is quite difficult (at first). That is just about it as far as gameplay goes and may seem to get boring quickly, but that is luckily not the case. There is just something about moving around different patterns and objects at high speed while headbanging to the amazing music.

Controlling the triangle is easy: you either use the mouse, arrow keys or a controller. The controls are also very tight, so if you lose, you can only blame it on yourself. You should then either practice more or you could try to switch between kb/m & controller to see with which you truly shine.

As I mentioned above, completing the game could take as little as 6 minutes - 1 minute per stage. Naturally it'll take much longer, as your brain doesn't know how to react to this game (yet). That makes it highly replayable since learning these patterns is not something you can do right away. It's all about that muscle memory. Each stage has different patterns that occur somewhat randomly, however, after playing for a while you'll be able to react quickly and appropriately to (almost) any given situation.

Graphically, this game is nothing special, but it does have an interesting art style (like most indie games). There are a lot of different colors to be found in each stage that change and vary. The shapes are also straightforward (as they should be) and don't tend to be vague. Something that may keep people away from playing though: The combination of bright/changing colors and the fast rotations may cause headaches.

The best feature of this game - for sure - is its amazing soundtrack composed by Chipzel, who makes 8-bit music for different games. Were it not for these amazing tunes, I would've never had the courage to keep playing and eventually finish the game. Some say playing the game without sound may let you focus more. Honestly though, you really won't get the 'true' Super Hexagon feeling and experience without the music.

I wouldn't describe this game as being a 'pure fun' one per se, but it sure gets your blood pumping. Besides the adrenaline rush, there is also a high sense of satisfaction when you finally beat that one stage. Or even more so when you beat the whole game: I felt ecstatic when I witnessed the end, which is a really weird, yet unique ending to a game. I never knew that a 'silly, little' game like this could make me feel so emotional after completing it, but it sure did. Even now, I like to come back to the game regularly to try and increase my highscore or just to enjoy the soundtrack some more.

Pros and cons

+ Simple, yet fun concept
+ Addictive & satisfying
+ Amazing soundtrack
+ Sweet pricetag

+- May cause headaches (though that is personal)
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Final verdict

For this low price, I definitely recommend it for everyone to try. You may be surprised at how good you are at this game. And even if you aren't: practice is key! People who love difficult games on the other hand, will probably enter heaven. With that being said: begi- GAME OVER.

If you decide to downvote the review, I'd appreciate it if you let me know why (in a polite manner) so that I can improve upcoming reviews. Thanks!
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
...Line ... triangle ... square ... Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
...Line ... Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
...Line ... triangle... sqaure ... pentagon ... Excellent! ... Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
Game over. Begin.
...Line ... Game over. Begin.
*quits*

10/10 would kill myself again.
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