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Developer: Toxic Games
Publisher: Trapped Nerve Games
Genres: Puzzle, Adventure
Waking up wearing a strange suit with attached gloves, you have no prior knowledge on how you came to be in this environment. Awaiting you is a maze-like monolith, a structure that you must navigate, solving mind-bending puzzles. Use your manipulation gloves to change and adapt the architectural structure in your search to rendezvous with another survivor, finding a way off the planet.
As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world.
Master eleven puzzle areas and solve over 80 individual puzzles
Explore diverse environments that expand the Q.U.B.E. world
Experience an all new adventure and brand new characters
Interact with new and improved game mechanics
Original musical score composed by BAFTA nominated composer, David Housden
Full colourblind support, using symbols as a colour aid
Q.U.B.E. 2 | Official Gameplay Trailer (First-Person Puzzle Adventure)
Q.U.B.E. 2 Official Teaser Trailer | First-Person Puzzle Adventure
Q.U.B.E. 2 Demo Gameplay | First Look (PC, PS4 and Xbox One)
A package which includes a gorgeous aesthetic and lonely atmosphere with a haunting soundtrack and overall sound design to match. Throw all this in with enough alien weirdness, science fiction elements, some unique puzzle concepts, and it still kept my attention to the very end.
Thanks to its derivative nature, Q.U.B.E. 2 never quite escapes the shadow cast by Portal. There's too many similarities within its core mechanics, structure, and themes for it to stand alone entirely. And yet, once the player accepts that, they will find a compelling puzzler. There's roughly five to six hours of gameplay here and, once Q.U.B.E. 2 is completed, little reason to return to its embrace. Yet whilst it burns it does so brightly, compelling the player to the end with several puzzles that equal Valve's best.