Hexcells is an ambient logic puzzle game for PC, Mac and Linux.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,119 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014
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Includes 3 items: Hexcells, Hexcells Infinite, Hexcells Plus

 

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"Fantastic puzzle game, give the sequels a shot if you want a harder challenge."
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“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.”
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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+
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This is what Minesweeper should have been. Basically, this game is six-sided Minesweeper, but with the guessing element completely removed. You never have to guess a single time in any of the puzzles, and you will always have enough information available to you to make the next move. It's a game of pure logic and deduction, and one that will truly test your skills in the later levels. My only complaint is that the game is pretty short, but there is also Hexcells Plus and Hexcells Infinite to play.

Highly recommended if you even remotely enjoyed Minesweeper.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
One of a trio of Hexcells games all with the same idea - minesweeper-like puzzler.

Great in a bundle 9/10
Not too bad even at the reasonable retail price of $3 - 6/10.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Hexcells is one of the best logical puzzle games on Steam. It has a nice clean look and has a no-nonsense approach... it gets you right into the puzzling and teaches you how to play with a very unintrusive "tutorial". Every puzzle can be beaten without hints, and the harder levels will really test your lateral thinking skills. For that matter, I can't think of any game on Steam that test your lateral thinking more than Hexcells, with the exception of the sequels which include more approaches to solving puzzles.

You cannot go wrong with the Hexcells games if you want some quality logical puzzlers.

P.S. If you really like Minesweeper and have played it for more than a few hours you're going to want to switch the keybinds in Hexcells since they are the opposite of Minesweeper (left click by default marks "mines" and right click clears safe spots). Never understood that, I guess the developer never actually played Minesweeper
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
If you had one of the older Microsoft Windows versions, than you might remember the game Minesweeper. You had to find the mines and avoid them by marking them. It worked with some clues, since numbers gave away how many mines are close by.

The Hexcells games are very similar to it, but they are not working in square blocks, they come in hexagon shape and often remind of chemical combinations when you open the next level. These shapes make it sometimes hard to figure out what is going on and in later levels you get extra clues for the lines of hexagons and stuff like that.

playing Hexcells is fun in a kind of weird way. Even if you don't want to make your math homework, you sit down to "calculate" the grids, but it is not that much math anyway, more like drawing lines from dot to dot.

Later versions of Hexcells (Hexcells Plus & Hexcells Ininite) are basically the same thing on harder levels and Infinite includes an Endless-Mode that let's you play levels created by chance. Start with the normal game and get infected, this game is addictive and you should consider buying the complete pack right from start.


10/10 I think I've seen more hexagons than a beekeeper did
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Hexcells is a minesweeper like games with much improvent.
Just started the game and been hooked up for 2 hours and suddenly I have finished the game with 100% achievement.
Really simple and entertaining.

I would recommend to buy the whole series.
There is trilogy of this game (Hexcells, Hexcells Plus, & Hexcells Infinite).
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