Cogs is a puzzle game where players build machines from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently. Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines — gears, pipes,...
User reviews: Very Positive (449 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 14, 2009

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Cogs is a puzzle game where players build machines from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently.

  • Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines — gears, pipes, balloons, chimes, hammers, wheels, props, and more.
  • Time Challenge Mode: If you finish a puzzle in Inventor Mode, it will be unlocked here. This time, it will take fewer moves to reach a solution, but you only have 30 seconds to find it.
  • Move Challenge Mode: Take your time and plan ahead. Every click counts when you only get ten moves to find a solution.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz CPU or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible 64 MB graphics card with hardware transform and lighting (T&L)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or later
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB Free Space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6 (Snow Leopard), or later.
    • Processor: Intel-based processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 320 MB
    • Video Card: hardware support for OpenGL 2.0 or higher (Does not work with Intel GMA 950 or lower graphics processors)
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Another casual game I purchased as part of a Humble Bundle. It is better than other similar games, because it requires you to use your brain. Not a bad game, but one of those that gets boring and repetitive quite fast and leaves you with the unpleasant feeling that you wasted your time.
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Fun puzzle game! Might have been nice to have a few more types of elements, or have the finished puzzle do more things, but I'm just nitpicking here.
Posted: October 21
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13.4 hrs on record
If you like puzzles, and I mean, like real puzzles. Scratch your head, hate yourself because you know the solution is RIGHT THERE, kind of puzzles, get this game. If feeling like an idiot is a feeling you can't overcome, do not play this game. No game I have ever played is as completely competent at making me feel like an idiot as Cogs. And if you don't feel like an idiot when you play this game, don't tell me, because I will resent you for it. lol
Posted: September 25
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0.6 hrs on record
Do you remember those number-sliding puzzles you would get in the novelty gift bags? Well, someone made a whole video game out of that. The presentation is alright, but I can't reccomend it fully as the core gameplay wears thin once you realize it's just sliding things around. It's really a very mild thumbs up.
Posted: September 28
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0.7 hrs on record
Wow I love this game! Master Mechanic all the way, don't give up!
Posted: October 2
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12.8 hrs on record
Interesting puzzle game with cogs and leading steam through pipes to make small machines work. It's well worth it if you are into puzzling.
Posted: October 5
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0.6 hrs on record
This a great puzzle game to relax with. There's a bit of zen in this game with all of the moving and rotating steampunk objects. Great after a long day.
Posted: October 14
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Despite the steam time counter, I've actually played this game for a few hours. I don't usually like puzzle games, but I got this one though a humble bundle deal. Its well done and interesting. So, this is one of the few puzzle games of this sort that I will actually recommend. Realistically, and like so many titles on steam, this belongs on my mobile phone, not my PC.
Posted: July 12
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
welll OK thare butt whot if a star ship never goes in a plainets aphmither ? and stays in space ? biilt in space and flown in space ? and never encater water or ocigen or will coper tern green? just a thoght ;:)
Posted: May 25
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Superb game to engage the brain and think "sideways". Spatially gifted people will particularly enjoy this one!
Posted: June 20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Great game.
Posted: June 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Cogs more like ♥♥♥♥....and maplestory?
Posted: September 6
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
A very entertaining game, that is until you get stuck. I think the time should be a bit higher though, giving the player a bit more time to complete the puzzle.
Posted: June 20
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Great game, gametime shows it all.
Posted: July 3
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Almost broke my mouse playing this game. 10/10
Posted: May 29
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
It is so hard yet so fun! Its a must get game if you like hard puzzels!
Posted: May 5
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Intuitive controls for a puzzle game, Cogs is all about mechanics. Pretty engaging and entertaining, the different success quantifiers (number of moves, time to complete) make you want to replay levels to get a better score. Overall a fun game!
Posted: June 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
If you like sliding block puzzles then this is the game of the century for you.
Posted: June 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. An hour into the game I still found the puzzles too easy and quite repetative.
Posted: June 23
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Steam says I played Cogs for 0.1 hours.. so that's what, about 6 or 7 minutes? Yeah, I wish I could get those minutes back.

Cogs is just a slidey-rotatey type puzzle game, feels like a mobile title, looks like a mobile title, and is boring.. just like a mobile title.
Posted: August 8
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