Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.
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Very Positive (73 reviews) - 95% of the 73 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (803 reviews) - 97% of the 803 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 1, 2014

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“...the sense of artistry behind the crafting of the puzzles, puts this a level above.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.

It includes a new set of 36 puzzles as well as a random puzzle generator and now supports mid-level saving and cross platform cloud saves.

The level generator uses an 8 digit seed number to generate each puzzle so they can easily be shared.

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: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Very Positive (73 reviews)
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Jack
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Nice puzzle.
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Δtlas
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
TL;DR
A solid final entry into the Hexcells series. The fact the game has millions of puzzels is a huge bang-for-your-buck.

Ocean's 13
A good summary of the Hexcell series would be like the Ocean's 11, 12, & 13 movies. 11 and 13 were both great, and 12 a bit lackluster.

Breakdown
Pros
  1. Only game in series with any replay value
  2. Only 1 puzzle where guessing was really necessary
Cons
  1. None (yay!)
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dragon504
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
It's a pretty good little puzzle game. My only problem is that there doesn't seem to be a penalty for making mistakes.
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AFF123456
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
What to say about this game? It's an evolved minesweeper experience, to put in a few words, if you take out the guessing bits and add more logic. It's very easy to learn. Huge plus: Nearly unlimited new levels through seeds = nearly unlimited gameplay possibilities. Higly recommended.
Topic Score /10
Gameplay 10
Music 8
Cost 10
Overall 9.3
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Six
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I have played many puzzle games. The hexcells series is simply, in my humble opinion, the very best. It avoids the pitfall of so many similar games: trial and errror. While interesting games like Lyme, Quell, Kami, Unium, etc. are asking you to think ahead, sure, but mostly to try, end up in a dead end, try something else, get stuck, try again, etc. this is not the case here. The only real way to play for me is to accept no error. In any case, there is never a reason to guess or play the probabilities. There is always a solution and it's always certain.

Clever, just challenging enough without being frustrating, but also soothing. This last opus is even infinite...
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tom.rhyne
( 246.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
If you think "sudoku is fun, but I'd rather try something new", this is a great diversion. Building up the core concepts and leaps of logic necessary to tackle the end game, level by level, you slowly grow quicker and more efficient at making the deductions and planning your assault on this "mindsweeper on crack".

First you'll pore over seemingly impossible puzzles, wondering how you could possibly make headway. Then... You'll see something. You'll realize a single hexagon has to be blue or clear. You'll realize this forces its neighbor to be one or the other. You'll ponder the region, column, or row. Slowly the puzzle will take shape and bow to your superior intellect. Eureka... Satisfaction. The hexlord reigns.

This game will test your patience, and it's delayed gratification. Self-select whether this is your cup of tea.

Nitpicks: I wish there had been more end-game content, as the "infinite" mode is a fair step down from the level 5/6 puzzles.
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bee
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Do you like your minesweeper-inspired puzzle games to literally have you randomly guess the solution because it doesn't give you enough clues? Do you want it to just give you useless clues in the form of nothing but a question mark? Do you want an entirely unwholesome and not entirely enjoyable experience if it weren't for the gentle music? Then this is the game for you.
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LurkusMcGurkus
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Review: "Hexcells: Infinite"
9/10

Hexcells: Infinite is the third and final installment in the Hexcells trilogy. I would highly reccomend this game regardless of whether or not you've played the prior two. Like the previous two, it begins quite simply and progresses in difficulty and complexity through the introduction of more and more complex elements. What sets this game apart from the past two is twofold. The first is the difficulty ramps up much more quickly and to a much greater degree. The second is the ability to randomly generate puzzles, which are solveable and add a near infinite replayability factor.

If you like puzzle games, this is the best one you're going to get on steam.
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#MakeTheInternetGreatAgain
( 39.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Best puzzler I've ever played. I personally enjoyed it more than portal 2 in a puzzle sense.
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MCLJN
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This is my all time favorite 2D puzzle game, but I'm actually writing this review to point out a mistake in Hexcells Infinite! In puzzle 3-4 on the right side there is a diagonal "4" denoting that there are 4 blue hexcells in that line, but there are actually only 3. Just thought I'd point this out just in case the creator happens upon this and fixes it.

Anyway these are amazing games that I would recommend to anyone.

Edit: nevermind I'm a complete idiot. There is no mistake and the game is absolutely perfect after all.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Brilliant minimalist puzzle game, that offers a real challenge.
100% logical, 0 guessing needed.
Relaxing music.
Very Cheap.
Buy it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I read the (few) negative reviews because I was curious what could cause someone to vote negatively. Most of the negative reviewers were down voting because they felt cheated that the ? cells forced them to guess. Truth is that if I had to guess I would likely feel cheated as well. Here's the thing:

If you are guessing, you're doing it wrong.

Hexcells is not about guessing. You can complete every puzzle without guessing. That has been my experience. I have completed all three games (less two puzzles at the end of the third that I'm still struggling with), plus nearly a hundred on inifite. Mind you, there are some puzzles that you have to spend a whole bunch of time trying to bend the logic to your will, but...

That's the point, right?

The question mark cells simply don't tell you anything not to force you to guess, but to keep the level of challenge up. Which, IMO, I think is just about perfect. Great job devs.

tl;dr

No guessing or cheating necessary. Whole-heartedly recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
475.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Great puzzle game for those who love minesweeper. Infinite mode has enough puzzle to last quite a while, though I wish you could manually choose a puzzle number as opposed to copy-paste.

I'd recommend checking out the other games on this series first though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Similar to Minesweeper but no. Good time killer
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Simply the best puzzle game series you're going to find. Hexcells Infinite is the best of the three, but working your way from the first game to the third (with its prize of an unending number of puzzles) brings as much satisfaction as the puzzles themselves.
Instead of being repetitive and mind-numbing, the Hexcells games are ones you can relax into and play for hours without tiring of them. Unlike most logic puzzles they maintain difficulty levels and continually present challenges without ever relying on guesswork.

This entire series is a must-have for anyone who enjoys logic puzzles.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
this game is h(exc)ella good!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Review

Pros

  • Unlike most logic puzzles Hexcells puzzles maintain actual difficulty levels and continually present challenges without ever involving guessing to arrive at a solved puzzle. Albeit in saying this I've found some Custom Puzzles so difficult I almost disregard logic and brute force a solution...

  • Whilst the number of levels is limited to an extent (Each Chapter contains 6 Stages, ergo 36 levels/stages total). Hexcells has a Random Puzzle Generator function aswell as the ability to access Custom Puzzles of which are obtainable from Hexcells Subreddit .

Cons

  • Generated Level(s) complexity, from all the puzzles I've attempted to solve using this function/feature have all been relatively simple to solve. I believe the developer mentioned the complexity bottleneck is a consequence of the AI solver he uses to check whether a problem is solveable. However this is almost a non-issue as a result of the Custom Level Subreddit, there are some very difficult puzzles on there and there is such a large quantity of puzzles already in existence and that will be; you'll be more than occupied for hundreds of hours before you even contemplate using the Random Generate Function.

Conclusion

This along with the other two Hexcells games are well worth the pick-up @ their respective price points. Theoretically infinite playability as you'd be able to play Randomly Generated Levels and or Custom Levels obtained from the Subreddit as aforementioned.

Rating: 8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
A combination of Minesweeper and Picross should have been an unholy mess, but instead it's great. You probably want to just buy the collection and play the other ones first, or you might stumble on Infinite's steep-ish difficulty curve.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Please. God, let me stop playing this game already?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Hexcells Infinite is a nice ending to the Hexcells trilogy. It builds on the mechanics of the last games by adding in a new tile type and a level generator that gives the game its name.(technically there are a finite number of puzzles in the generator, but it's more than any player could need) My one issue with this game is that some of the main-game puzzles seem to require guessing. The original Hexcells allowed you to beat all of the puzzles simply by reasoning out the information they give you, but some of the puzzles in this game simply don't give you enough information to do that. In a game that punishes incorrect guesses, this can be frustrating.
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