Hexcells is an ambient logic puzzle game for PC, Mac and Linux.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (82 reviews) - 97% of the 82 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,089 reviews) - 96% of the 2,089 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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Includes 3 items: Hexcells, Hexcells Infinite, Hexcells Plus

 

Reviews

“It quickly reaches those magnificent moments where you’re working out new rules on the fly, realising that if you apply previously acquired understandings you can make logical leaps and eliminate or highlight in a brand new way. Those are special moments that only very few puzzle games manage.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Hexcells is an ambient logic puzzle game for PC, Mac and Linux.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (82 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (2,089 reviews)
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ravioli ravioli
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
You know what they say: Hexcells!

I'm so alone
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bvindiadis
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
Really good logic game, if you like minesweeper you will definitely enjoy this.
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BillyBobX
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
Super cool. You should play this game.
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KellyLivo
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Beautiful game and music, very fun logic puzzles as well!
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Zebra
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Best Minewsweeper Game ever.

Ps.: Really amazing puzzle game, minesweeper like, smart puzzles without luck guesses. Also really easy for 100% achievements. Buy the Hexcells Complete Pack if you can.
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csill
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
This is the best puzzle game I have ever played. Definitely try to pick it up in the full bundle if at all possible, as you will want to play through the entire trilogy once completing the first game.
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Karuta
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
A short fun, and challenging minesweeper-esk puzzle game.
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Mike
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Like others have said, this is Minesweeper for the 21st century. A gret few hours of play out of this, especially if you try to make it through with no mistakes. :)
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joe
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Picross meets minesweeper on a hexgrid.

Available with 9 other games for $10 on the current Humble Indie Bundle.
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Arkorim
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
Hexcellent :D

Best logic puzzle game I have ever played. Less than 2 hours to complete it 100% so time is not an excuse. Only numbers and logic rules but the level design is truly amazing. Get it now and exercise your brain.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
THIS GAME SCORES [1 2 3 *4*]

I recommend that you buy the Hexcells Complete Pack with all 3 games - that's why this review text is identical for all 3.

It's a great puzzle game series that strongly reminds of Microsoft Minesweeper, but not only is the grid hexagonal (meaning 3 instead of 2 axes), the games even go well beyond mere neighbor-field estimation.

The levels eventually get very hard, and the procedural mode in "Hexcells Infinite" that exists in addition to the hand-crafted levels all three games have is a bit too chaotic (and hard) for my personal taste - well, it's procedural, its levels are not nicely designed and organized like the other levels.

Anyway, since I wanted more of the easier puzzles and especially of the feature that numbers at the grid's periphery say something about the grid's content, I made a (very crappy) puzzler in a few hours after finishing the Hexcells games that helps a bit with those needs.

Hey, Matthew Brown, if you ever make a game like this again, I'm very likely to buy it, and I bet there's a bunch of people out there who think alike.

For those who like this kind of puzzle game, I can't recommend the Hexcells games enough.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
A very short puzzle game which increases in difficulty the more levels you unlock and play.

Graphics: 10/10
It shows itself in a minimalistic way with almost only 5 colours present at the screen at the same time. With this, it achieves a simple yet deceiving look.

Storyline: 1/10
It has NONE at all. Just do the puzzles and finish the game. No story to be seen here.

Sound: 10/10
The soundtrack is really ambient. You would hardly notice it due to the fact that you are concentrating so hard to complete the puzzle. But if you take the time to listen to it, it sounds very good, even for a £2 puzzle game. I am impressed by this.

Gameplay: 10/10
If you’ve played Minesweeper before, this uses the same concept, but it is a lot more forgiving and a lot more relaxing as it doesn’t put you in pressure. Other than that, it has a smooth gameplay with absolutely no lag whatsoever.

Price: 10/10
At only £1.99, this game is totally worth the price. It even comes in a bundle with 2 other games if you’re interested in getting those as well. (You save money if you get that). If not, you can wait until it goes on sale and get it for a VERY cheap price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Hexcellent :D

Best logic puzzle game I have ever played. Less than 2 hours to complete it 100% so time is not an excuse. Only numbers and logic rules but the level design is truly amazing. Get it now and exercise your brain.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Very good game which requires only a short time to get used to, however actually playing the game fully immerses you in to almost a new world - one of hexagons (and thank the Lord that they're not super hexagons (other game reference)). Such a simple game but was created in such a beautiful and intelligent way that you thank yourself for spending the little money that it costs to play. As people say it should be worth an hour per pound/dollar that you spend, this game is worth it on those guidelines because although I've only played a few hours, it cost me 69p and I have enjoyed this game a lot more than even some £20 games.
There's beauty in simplicity
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Delightful and scratches an itch. It's a combination of Minesweeper and Sudoku. No guesswork needed, just figure it out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Imagine if minesweeper was a puzzle game. Voila, Hexcells.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Like Minesweeper but more forgiving, and a pleasant soundtrack included.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
A short fun, and challenging minesweeper-esk puzzle game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Hexcells is, on the most basic level, a more sophisticated version of Minesweeper. You are given a layout of golden hex tiles, possibly with one or more of them already highlighted or flipped. Flipped tiles have numbers on them, and also labels indicating whether or not adjacent tiles which should be highlighted are continuous or non-continuous (or no designator at all). There are also row and column labels which allow you to see how many tiles need to be highlighted in any given row or column.

Each puzzle mixes these up in a unique way to push you to solve it.

Thinking about this game as a more sophisticated version of minesweeper is, I think, fairly ideal, because that is more or less what it is, and the function it serves. It is something to throw away a bit of time on, not sit down and play continuously.

But even then, you’re not looking at it taking all that long to complete; the whole game takes less than two and a half hours to solve, and that’s assuming you’re trying to get a perfect score on every stage.

It is about as fun as Minesweeper is, and I’d basically consider it filling that role in your game library.

My advice? Pass. It isn’t a bad puzzle game, but it isn’t anything remarkable either. If you did get it as part of a bundle or something, it isn’t a terrible thing to install and just screw around with when you’d mess around with solitaire or minesweeper or whatever, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I finished it too fast...
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