• Q.U.B.E.
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  • Looks pretty cool.
  • Trippy moving walls.
  • Smooth difficulty curve.


  • Some puzzles are frustrating or annoying.
  • Has no plot, but keeps hinting that it should.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 76

Occasionally, I get a guilty shudder when I use the phrase ‘first person puzzler’, because in my mind, first person puzzling has been a genre since the dawn of video games. For example, wasn’t the Myst series technically in first...

By Strategy Informer on 68

You're all thinking it. No, don't try to deny it, it's obvious. It's written all over your face there, plain for the entire world to see. You think this is just Portal, don't you? Well, you're wrong. Oh, wait, no. What's the...

By Techgage on

It's not very often that we review indie games here at Techgage, but when something so perceptibly similar to Portal comes out, without much foreknowledge to its launch on Steam, we had to take a look. "Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion" is a...

By Destructoid on 70

In 2007 a game featuring inter-spatial portals and physics-based gameplay came out of nowhere. Only two hours long, it was a demo, proof of concept, an experience that created an unlikely pairing between the first-person shooter and puzzle game...

By NowGamer on 80

At first glance it’s no more than a Portal lovechild, but in time Q.U.B.E proves that it’s very much its own tricksy, cerebral beast.More Articles >>>...

By VideoGamer on 80

Q.U.B.E. ReviewQ.U.B.E. understands that the best incentive to complete a puzzle is having the solution in sight, more so than most other games I can think of. While each problem is held within a single room, it's also contained within a very...

By GameSpy on 50

It's simply unfair to compare a small indie game to Valve's super-polished Portal series of physics puzzlers, which makes me wonder why QUBE goes so far out of its way to force me to draw that comparison by emulating Portal wherever it can....

By IGN Gear on 65

Q.U.B.E. offers some short-term fun for puzzle fans and not a lot else. With so little emphasis put on story I can’t help but feel that Q.U.B.E. may have benefitted from having no story elements at all, instead of loosely hinting at some bigger...

By GameSpot on 65

Q.U.B.E. is a game about problem solving and navigation. While not exactly fair, it's impossible to look at it and not draw a comparison to Valve's first-person puzzler Portal. Both have very clean environments; both are focused on logic and...

International Review By Netzwelt on

Sterile Testkammern, komplexe Aufbauten und die große Frage nach dem "Warum?" - Ausgangslage und Ästhetik des über Steam erhältlichen Download-Titels "Qube" erinnern deutlich an die vielfach ausgezeichnete Knobelei "Portal"....

International Review By Magnus.de on

Hommage an "Portal" oder Indie-Trittbrettfahrer? "Qube" ist beides und bietet für rund zehn Euro clever aufgebaute Rätsel vor interessanter Kulisse. Allerdings gibt's für nur wenige Euro mehr bereits den grandiosen Witz des bösen...