Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums - from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.
User reviews: Very Positive (277 reviews)
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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"Less grand and ambitious than the Portal games, but if you want a highly polished 3D puzzle game with some more challenges, QUBE is a greeat choice."

About This Game

A new Director's Cut of classic indie puzzler Q.U.B.E is here, and this time the mind bending gameplay will be accompanied by a completely new story by award-winning writer Rob Yescombe.

Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums - from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.


Feature List
  • Single player campaign with an all new narrative
  • Challenging and unusual puzzles
  • New time-trial mode with 10 levels
  • Brand new original music score
  • New achievements and leaderboards
  • Oculus Rift DK1 support


The All New Story
To reboot the narrative, Toxic Games brought in industry veteran Rob Yescombe, writer on franchises including CRYSIS, ALIEN: ISOLATION, STAR WARS and PS4’s upcoming RIME; winner of Best Thriller Screenplay at the Creative World Awards, and the screenwriting Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival.

“The Director’s Cut is a single-location thriller” says Yescombe, “It’s about figuring out what the Qube is, and why you’re inside it. You’re told you are an astronaut inside some kind of alien structure hurtling towards Earth, but it’s also about something deeper than that.”
Under the surface, there is a subtext about games themselves – “We are conditioned to expect death and doom. We’re resigned to it. At its heart, this story is about that state of mind and how it effects the way we view our experiences, in games and in life. The Director’s Cut will feel either heroic or unnerving, depending on your own personal trust issues.”

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8000 Series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible & 128MB or more memory)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Q.U.B.E is a game full of cubes in which you move cubes, jump on cubes, get tossed by cubes, choose the size of the cubes, into a room full of neutral cubes that are grey cubes unlike the other cubes that you move, jump on, choose size or get tossed by and those cubes are colored because cubes with colors are good cubes unlike Minecraft which is also a cube game but all of those cube things remind of portal because you're trapped in a huge cube and must go past those tests but portal doens't contain cubes that you jump on, move, get tossed by and choose size. The story reminds about the movie "Cube" which there are some people trapped in a huge cube full of cubes that are rooms but cube shaped like walls and that's why it's called "Cube" anyway in those little cubes you have different themes and ways to die and in the game "Q.U.B.E" you don't die you just smash yourself with your keyboard (With cube shaped buttons) because you are trapped in a room and the cubes are bothering you but unlike in the "Cube" movie which doesn't have anything to do with the game at all well the game doesn't have cube shaped rooms but it's built with cubes so you know.

I found a bug to get "outside" and actually it's not a huge cube containing you, it's just a closed corridor built with cubes in space with no stars which aren't cube shaped like.

But I like this game because it's a great puzzle and you know cubes are good (Comes with a few bugs if you discover them).

11/10 would cube again.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
+ Fun puzzles
+ Voice acting is quite good
+ Stylish presentation
+ Secret puzzles
+ Voice acting also adds a new layer to the game...

- ...but unfortunately also feels off and unnecessary
- Still a bit short

[Rating: 83/100]
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
The director’s cut added a much needed story to keep you motivated and moving along. it may not the best story, but I enjoyed it.

The gameplay and visuals remind you of portal, but are still different enough that it doesn’t feel like a copy. The puzzles are also of good difficulty and the learning curve is excellent

This game is a no brainer if you like (that “if” really shouldn’t be there…) portal.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
The game is ok but it could be much better. first of all there are 7 chapters in the game (15-30 minuets per chapter) which is very short as shown by my above playtime. the game play is good however very basic the first 4 chapters (out of 7) were poinless, boring and way too easy almost no thought went into solving those puzzles but the last 3 were much better.

the acting was ok tho the story was dumb and not very well thought out as i thought the story should have been told throu each level via collectables and writing/drawings on walls.
there is also not much to do after completeing the game only a few speed runs

pros:
chapters 5-7
the concept
some vairation is puzzles

cons:
story line
playtime
lack of content

overall i would advise you to get this game IF it were on sale but otherwise don't there are much better puzzle games than this one
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
The game loads on Oculus Rift DK2 BUT there is no head tracking..... In order to get this game to load you need to set to extended and select the rift option but... I cant get the head tracking working. I have tried pausing the oculus utility. Its a shame. I will review the game once the head tracking is fixed. This was tested using oculus runtime v 0.4.4.

Its a shame as this looks like its a good game but for now I can not recommend this game. If you have a fix please respond I have investigated google and there are multiple posts regarding the broken head tracking.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
They've added a story and new music in this version of the game and with that they've completely ruined it's initial minimalistic beauty and grace.
If you are choosing between this version and the original, I strongly suggest you to choose the original game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Most would say this is just a ripoff, trying to ride the coattails of Portal. However, I disagree. This game is similar to Portal in the fact that it is an amazingly well crafted mind-bending puzzle game. The storyline is amazing; it left me speechless. A few puzzles seem overly difficult, but I still give this a 10/10 rating.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
The story gets in way of puzzles way too much - it would be okay if one wasn't forced to listen to it. Puzzles are a bit on the easy side. Really short, only 3 hours. Not worth 10€. Worth if you can buy it for much less.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
I liked the puzzles a bit... Sometimes they got a bit annoying, though. What really did it for me was the plot. I enjoyed it for most of the game, until the end. It's VERY disappointing. If this game is on sale, it's pretty worth it. But otherwise, don't get it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I could get past the bad voiceover that people mentioned in reviews by just muting the game, but the fov/console lockdown? Nope. Google provides no solution.

My rule: if the fov is locked to something stupid and I can't change it, your game is unplayable and will get a no recommendation. PERIOD.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Awesome game. Great concept, fun puzzles.

There's a few bugs, the controls are a bit strange, and if you don't enjoy learning as you go, this isn't for you. I love it.

9/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
So what's different about the Director's Cut? Well, it has a narrative now. Instead of the calm and isolated atmosphere, there's a tacked on narrative that reduces it to a panic. It may be interesting to listen to the cliché drama on a second playthrough of the game, but it's nothing special. Get the original version, it's a much more meaningful experience over there.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Buggy, took quite some tweaking just to get it to run.

I wish I'd read the forums before buying this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Good game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Portal-like, but just not that great.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
เกมปริศนาคล้ายๆกับ portal ที่ต้องแก้ปริศานเพื่อผ่านแต่ละด่าน จะยากขึ้นเรื่อยๆตามลำดับ แต่ไม่ยากเกินความสามารถของเรา

คะแนน 9/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Great mind challenge
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
When I open it, the splash screen displays, but then it minimizes to taskbar and refuses to open. Help welcome, since FAQ is ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and only has fix for NORMAL QUBE. The folders, files and layout are completely different.
Not reccomended until I'm able to play. Feel bad for wasting the money on this.
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96 of 122 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
It's a great game, but don't buy this version if you already have qube. Doesn't add much extra
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66 of 82 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
I can only truly recommend this game if you've played the original.

There's controversy that this could have easily been released as DLC, but I'm not reviewing the politics of game admissions.

With the Director's Cut of this game comes a brand new narrative as well as a new soundtrack. They are both welcome additions to the game, alongside reworked puzzles, new secrets, and the previously released DLC. There's not a lot of extra things to see or do, but for a returning player who wants a bit more of the Q.U.B.E. universe, $5 isn't a big hole in the pocket.

However, the reason I prefer the original over this version is based on two things; the first being the actual lack of story in the original. There was almost a haunting mysteriousness to it, in the sense that you never truly understand the game as a whole. You pick up bits and pieces of things, formulating and speculating the who and what and where and when, but in the end, there were no concrete answers. These are the elements that made the game enjoyable for me beyond the gameplay. It was the time I spent wondering, "what really is behind all of this?"

The second reason being the soundtrack. The original game has a much more upbeat, ambient electronic score. It's catchy, it's fun to listen to, and I found myself listening to it even outside of the game. While the new soundtrack isn't necessarily bad, as it has been tweaked to fit the new found atmosphere that coincides with the added narrative, it simply just isn't as memorable. There were a few tracks that I did enjoy, but in the end it cannot compare to what was.

If you haven't played Q.U.B.E. do yourself a favor and track down a copy of the original. It's a short, simple, but entertaining and involving. If you're a returning fan who doesn't mind throwing a fiver down to replay and re-experience the game in a different light, go for it. It's not the best five bucks you'll ever spend, but I personally don't have any regrets. It gave me an excuse to have some fun with it again, and most importantly enjoy myself. After all, isn't that the point?
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