Hexcells Infinite is the third game in the series of ambient logic puzzle games.
User reviews: Very Positive (335 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 2014
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Includes 3 items: Hexcells, Hexcells Infinite, Hexcells Plus

 

Recommended By Curators

"Hexcells offers that ideal position of apparent simplicity, but a depth of complexity."
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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+
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0+
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Ever played Minesweeper but ended up annoyed at the random element, being able to lose at any point because the 'puzzle' presented can't be solved using logic alone?

Fear not, the Hexcells series is here to save you.
As each game in the series will occupy you roughly three times as much as the one before it, this with its fabulous random-generated jolly puzzling (including forum threads where people list RNG seeds they found particularly difficult, enjoyable, easy, quick, whatever you want...) is by far the most value your money can get. Worth it even at the full $5 price; unbeatable value when on sale.

It's also an extremely good game to 'local co-op' with any family members you have at hand.

Rating: GET DIS!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
One of a trio of Hexcells games all with the same idea - minesweeper-like puzzler. Infinite adds replayability and seed hunting for tricky or easy puzzles.

Great in a bundle 9.25/10
Okay even at the retail price of $5 - 5/10.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Sequel to Hexcells and Hexcells Plus, Hexcells Infinite is more of the same in a similar package and with fairly similar ambient musical theme and abstract graphics. This is in no way a bad thing.

Like in the originals, the game mechanics are simple but interesting: you have to find out whether all the hexes within the puzzle are blue or black with rules similar to Mine Sweeper and Hanjies. Baseline is that you can always deduce everything: no guessing is required. Though guessing is not punished either. Nevertheless, you need a near-perfect streak to acquire most achievements.

The mechanics have not changed at all after the originals: black hexes contain a number that states how many hexes around it are blue, and blue ones might contain a number stating how many hexes in a two-hex radius are blue. In addition there are Hanjie-like column-numbers that state how many blue hexes are there in a given line.

All 36 puzzles are new, so the owners of the original ones will be pleased. The difficulty curve is a bit steeper than in the original Hexcells but little less than in Hexcells Plus. In effect, it is great as a stand-alone title requiring no knowledge of the two games from before. For me it took 8 hours to complete all 36 hand-crafted puzzles.

Thankfully, saving within a puzzle has finally been provided! I have to wonder why it wasn't featured in the originals. The other new, much-sought after feature are the random-generated puzzles that add a ridiculous amount of replayability: you provide a random number seed and the level is generated, there being supposedly 2 billion levels. Unfortunately, I found the random levels frankly uninspiring and underwhelming in difficulty when compared to the original puzzles. Curiously, the way the random seed is provided introduces a social feature: you can post the coolest random levels (i.e. their seeds) to public forums for others to try. With so many random levels, there are bound to be some gems in the flock discovered only by trying.

With Hexcells Infinite, I'd wager this kind of puzzle game has pretty much been perfected as a concept. I would certainly welcome there being more of these cleverly crafted and well-designed puzzles. The graphics are as perfect as they can be for an abstract game and the ambient music fits the abstract theme splendidly.

If you already played and enjoyed Hexcells and Hexcells Plus, this game is a must-buy. Otherwise I'd really recommend either Hexcells or Hexcells Infinite for their balanced difficulty curves.
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