Hexcells is an ambient logic puzzle game for PC, Mac and Linux.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (520 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014
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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.”
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About This Game

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

System Requirements

PC
Mac
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
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Minesweeperest/10

Like Minesweeper, only it works. And it's clever as fukk.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Great OCD timewaster!

The game is a mix of Minesweeper and Piccross within Hexagonal cells. It has beatufiul minimalistic graphics and it is very well organized within itself, keeping the player aware of new mechanics and making everything simple but escalating from it.

If you like Minesweeper, puzzles, have OCD tendencies, or just want to waste some time having fun while keeping your head occupied, then this game is for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Very cool logic puzzle game. It taps into ways of thinking you wouldn't expect considering how simple the game appears. If only it was longer. And a bit more challenging. But its very cheap, so if you want more challenge, buy Hexcells Plus.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is a great little puzzeler sort of a cross between minesweeper and sudoku. (but a minesweeper that works) you never have to guess which is great. Nothing riles me up in a puzzel game more than havin to guess. If you are stuck sit back and look at every bit of infomation you are being given. you will see it eventually. I sat down and 100% it in one sitting so captivating that it kept me going and now I'm looking forward to playing the next two games in the series
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
One of the best puzzle games I've played. It's a bit like minesweeper but without the frustration of logically impossible puzzles, and it's honestly much more fun and interesting. It's simple to understand the basic rules/tricks but levels can definitely be tricky. Luckily there is always a logical next step based on the clues you get such as "there is 2 blues touching this hexagon" or "there are 3 blues in this column and they are all touching each other". The clues get more subtle as you go on, and by the end you need to combine multiple clues and always be considering what clues have now become relevant with your latest move.There's not a huge amount of puzzles, but the quality of them is good and the solutions/levels are nicely varied. It's already a low price and in the sale it usually drops by a good margin, so it's definitely value for money whenever you decide to pick it up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
As many people said: It's pretty much like Minesweeper, but(!) in a new way you wouldn't expect.
It tooked the basic concept and evolved it with fresh features and a mdern interface. You never feel like playing a simple clone or an old rusty game. The Levels are preconstructed which makes u avoid the logical dead ends known from Minesweeper. But actually that's a downside too! It took me 1:30h to solve all puzzles in the game and earn every arcivement. For 5€ this would ve been way to less. I can only recommend this game because buying the double package for 2.50€ seems fair to me for this nice little puzzle game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This game is something. I thought I wasn't going to enjoy it, but I kept on playing and playing, and I'll be honest, I really enjoyed this gem. It's simple, yet very addictive. Think of it as Minesweeper but with no chances of fail, just less chances of getting to the next world if you keep on failing a lot. For three bucks, it's definitely worth it!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
+1
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
nice game
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Do you enjoy sudoku? How about minesweeper? Do you want something that is both highly challenging and enormous fun, while at the same time being very relaxing?

Play Hexcells. It leaves thse other games in the dust, and you'll find yourself bending over backwards to get the perfect score on every level.

The first Hexcells is very short, probably only two to three hours if you're quick or determined, but it's a fun little game and it works as a great primer for Hexcells Plus, although you don't really need to play the first to understand the second (or Infinite!), but you may wish to buy it al the same, because it intrduces new concepts gradually, and you'll be able to learn the little tricks you need to succeed.

And besides, how will you get the perfectionist achievement if you don't own the game?
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4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Amazing game. 9/10

The only thing I didn't like about it was the length, and how it only took me 4 hours to beat with all Achievements. However, I heard that is fixed in Hexcells Infinite, which I am playing after I beat Hexcells Plus.

Honestly, 5 of these marks come from the music alone. I could listen to it for hours and hours, especially since the music is added to when you click a tile. Then the gameplay itself is amazing, with 30 puzzles, it's a great way to spend an afternoon.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
One brilliant twist on Minesweeper concept. A little too short though.
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
It's fun, but get it on sale, I 100% completed the game in a little over 2 hours.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's a good game, but really short. And 2/3 of the puzzles are really easy. But i will play the next one with pleasure.
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Great logic problems in a unique format. Only real problem is the rather short supply - 30 puzzles.

If its cheap, grab it as part of a bundle. Otherwise you are better off with Hexcells infinite as it has unlimited puzzles.

Good intro to the puzzle format, and will teach you the basics in prep for the plus/infinite versions which have more difficult puzzles.

Recommended for those that like logic problems as you might find on Conceptis (not afiliated with Hexcells).
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is a really wonderful, elegant and satisfying puzzle game- completely logical and hard enough to get the brain cells working, but not punishingly difficult, and the general 'feel' of the game and flow of completing puzzles (particularly the excellent way the sound effects mesh with the excellent music) is extremely satisfying.

It owes a fair amount to Minesweeper and to Picross but combines both influences in a way which makes it a unique experience.

The only slightly baffling thing is the lack of a mobile version really- I would absolutely love to play this on the go.
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4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Hexcells is a fantastic puzzle game. It's clear that the developer put a lot of time and care into puzzle construction, and the music and sounds add an unexpected, but awesome element to the game. I can't recommend this game enough.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Hexcells really feels like a combination of minesweeper and, to some extent, suduku. With no timed element, it allows it to be a bit more complex than minesweeper could be. I thought it was going to be entertaining for a few minutes, and so I was surprised when over 2 hours had passed.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Great game! Couldn't stop playing untill I had beaten all of them perfectly.
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A bit like minesweeper but with a lot more "mechanics?"
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