Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.
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Very Positive (26 reviews) - 96% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (828 reviews) - 97% of the 828 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 (26 reviews)
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LeLennart
59.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
As you can see, i'm really into this game. In my opinion, it's a perfected Minesweeper and one of the best puzzle games out there.
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Piratebear
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
The definitive best of the three Hexcells games. They got rid of the flickering issues, amped up the puzzle depth in my opinion and added automatic progress saving so you can drop a game and pick it up later. Hexcells is such a serene break filler that requires little commitment, yet keeps you involved.

I demand a volume slider for the ambient music, tho. Give me my volume slider!
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TheTitaniumDragon
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
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.

The sequels get steadily harder, and unfortunately, I'm not 100% sure all the puzzles are solvable without guessing - there were a few points where I got stuck and the only way forward seemed to be taking a guess. That happened on only a small fraction of the puzzles, but I'm not sure if I was simply not good enough, or if they are legitimately ambiguous.

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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Desolater IV
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
A Minimalistic Puzzle Game
https://youtu.be/td3a_kVk6zU
+ The gameplay is very simple and mainly consists of flipping over tiles to find the correct pattern. Very comparable to Minesweeper as unactivated tiles will have a number which designates how many adjacent tiles connected to it should be flipped. By using this information along with info from other hex squares you are able to begin eliminating / breaking unneeded tiles and finding the correct ones to activate.
+ Nice relaxing ambient background sounds that is very peaceful
+ The game gets quite challenging later on and has plenty of stages to keep you content for hours

- For me personally, this game feels a bit repetitive after a short while once you understand the mechanics. Every level is different and it does try to add a few new mechanics as you progress, but overall it was just a bit too simplistic visually.
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gaiaspiker
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Crossbreed of Minesweeper and Sudoku, simple yet elegant! While Hexcells serves as an appetizer, Hexcells Plus takes the challenge up a notch and Hexcells Infinite offers neverending enjoyment in the form of randomly generated puzzles in addition to the campaign.
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Sanitysbane
124.8 hrs
Posted: August 21
An extremely addictive puzzle game that became the biggest thing stopping me revising for my A levels.
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82.3 hrs
Posted: August 11
omg dis game is like minesweeper but 10000000x better cus u can actually solve every level logically!!! there are not too many lvl but u can play infinite mode once u finish. infinite mode is randomly generated level from seed, it is not as hard as the crafted level but stil very fun :). the crafted level r very hard on first try but wen u get gooder at game u will be able to do fast :).
if u like puzle games u should definetly by this game it is very cheap.
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Orillion
26.5 hrs
Posted: August 10
Everything can be solved without guessing and all of it is pretty much exactly the right difficulty. Hexcells is probably the best casual puzzle game I've ever played. The lack of a timer means I can tab in and out and chip away at one puzzle over a course of hours while I do other work or browse the internet.

10/10
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SpaceMan
13.4 hrs
Posted: August 9
Origional and mind challenging with an almost neverending array of puzzles
10/10
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Nate Bauer
17.7 hrs
Posted: August 6
Great puzzle game. If you like minesweeper you'll love this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
A Minimalistic Puzzle Game
https://youtu.be/td3a_kVk6zU
+ The gameplay is very simple and mainly consists of flipping over tiles to find the correct pattern. Very comparable to Minesweeper as unactivated tiles will have a number which designates how many adjacent tiles connected to it should be flipped. By using this information along with info from other hex squares you are able to begin eliminating / breaking unneeded tiles and finding the correct ones to activate.
+ Nice relaxing ambient background sounds that is very peaceful
+ The game gets quite challenging later on and has plenty of stages to keep you content for hours

- For me personally, this game feels a bit repetitive after a short while once you understand the mechanics. Every level is different and it does try to add a few new mechanics as you progress, but overall it was just a bit too simplistic visually.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Did you enjoyed Hexcells? And Hexcells Plus? Then you'll enjoy Hexcells Infinite! More of the same, but this time with a really nice generator and 36 new levels with new mechanics.

It's the perfect way to end the Hexcells series, and it's also perfect to end your addiction with Hexcells if you got one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I recommend that you get all 3 Hexcells games: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/50074/ (That's why this review text is identical for all 3 of them.)

It's a *great* puzzle game series that strongly reminds of Microsoft Minesweeper, but not only is the grid hexagonal (meaning 3 axes instead of 2), the games 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 numbers at the grid's periphery saying something about the grid's content, I made a (very crappy) puzzler in a few hours after finishing the Hexcells games that pushes those buttons: http://dreamspace-president.com/index_crappyGames.html#StupidLittleMinesweeper

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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
As you can see, i'm really into this game. In my opinion, it's a perfected Minesweeper and one of the best puzzle games out there.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
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.

The sequels get steadily harder, and unfortunately, I'm not 100% sure all the puzzles are solvable without guessing - there were a few points where I got stuck and the only way forward seemed to be taking a guess. That happened on only a small fraction of the puzzles, but I'm not sure if I was simply not good enough, or if they are legitimately ambiguous.

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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
188 of 191 people (98%) found this review helpful
133 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,111.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Help. I'm 8161 puzzles in and i can't stop. This is like minesweeper, but better. No randomness, way better mechanics, unlimited replayability. It's all about logic and stuff. Just the right level of challenge for me. I'm way too hooked. Also each puzzles takes me 1-4 mins. Just woke up? Time to sneak in one puzzle. Queueing up for LoL and nothing to do? Sneak in another few puzzles.

Some one save me.
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166 of 184 people (90%) found this review helpful
234 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2015
Day 1: Just finished the game. Man, that was challenging. Hey, what's this? An infinite mode? Let me try it out...

Day 2: These randomly generated puzzles are great, I'm having a blast.

Day 5: Still playing this infinite mode. Maybe I should stop.

Day 24: Had a nightmare where I couldn't figure out the solution to a Hexcells puzzle and had to guess. I woke up in a cold sweat.

Day 57: Didn't...didn't I have a job and a life at some point? I think I did. Oh well, onto puzzle 1172.

Day 133: I can solve forever...

Day 376: My debate skills have dramatically improved. Every conversation now appears to me as a hex puzzle, with all the branching paths, dead ends and subtle nuances of social interaction reduced to pure rules and numbers. It's beautiful.

Day 804: I have finished my prototype for four-dimensional Hexcells. Within this game will lie the answer to everything.

Day 2755: My God, it's full of cells...

Seriously though, buy this game
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113 of 116 people (97%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
The Hexcells series are my favorite puzzle games. It's true that minesweeper is an easy comparison, but also unfair, as it would be to compare a modern car to a Model T. A bit of math, much more logic, an infinite puzzle generator, and you've got yourself a puzzle game that will last forever! Buy it now!

DISCLAIMER: Forever is a really, really long time, and you won't be around to see it. Rest assured though, that whoever is around will be able to enjoy Hexcells forever! Just not you. Sorry.
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62 of 63 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
Hexcells Infinite offers more of the same logic puzzle awesomeness that you find in the rest of the Hexcells series. If you were just going to get one of the trilogy, this would be the one I'd recoomend. The random and daily seed puzzles, plus the level editor and ability to download and share custom puzzles gives this third title in the series a replayability that the first two Hexcells games can't touch.

I was a little hesitant in picking this up at first, since I found the difficulty jump between Hexcells and Hexcells Plus a bit daunting and couldn't imagine a similar jump in complexity between Plus and Infinite, but fortunately that wasn't the case. I found the difficulty level overall in Hexcells Infinite to be somewhere in between that of the first two titles. The game is a challenge, but not a frustration.

I do still recommend the entire series, as it's one of the best puzzle games I've found on Steam (or elsewhere), but if your budget is limited, Hexcells Infinite offers the most for your money.
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37 of 37 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
This thing is intense and a marked improvement over its predecesor. The packaged puzzles are mind-bendingly difficult. I've played for six hours and I'm only 50% of the way through the game.

However, there's also an "infinate" mode -- where you can use a random number generator (or today's date) to create a puzzle that is less imposing but still a lot of fun. This adds the replayability that was missing from the first title.

All told: I found it very enjoyable and recommended for anyone who likes Minesweeper, crosswords, and other such puzzles.
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