Percentile Rank

Q.U.B.E. 2 is ranked in the 66th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

Windows Central
Apr 1, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 delivers a quality puzzle experience, complete with challenging scenarios, beautiful visuals, and a mysterious narrative.

Read full review

Expansive
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E 2 is a massive statement of intent from Toxic Games with its energy, enthusiasm and overall excellence. They’re in nobodies shadow, now. They’re the ones casting it.

Read full review

SquareXO
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

| Review Archaeologist Amelia Cross awakens stranded in a strange alien world. Her whereabouts unknown, the only familiarity is a fellow survivor also lost within the expanse. Fitted with a power suit which enables the manipulation of the environment via creation of ‘cubes’ Amelia must use this technology to unravel the secrets of this vast alien world and find her way back home.

Read full review

TrueAchievements
Apr 2, 2018

Where Q.U.B.E. was enjoyable but a bit simplistic, Q.U.B.E. 2 really excels.

Read full review

PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
9 / 10
Apr 5, 2018

Toxic Games have built on top of their successful first game and made an even better one in Q.U.B.E. 2. The game never feels repetitive and is a blast to play, so if you're a fan of puzzle games you should jump on this one. I hope someday we get to see a Q.U.B.E. 3!

Read full review

PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 5, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 mixes its dramatic atmosphere and involving ambientation with a simple yet challenging experience, capturing what's best in its genre and, because of that, it is an obligatory game for those that enjoy the wonders of a good puzzle game.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

With a serious tone, and a drama laden cast, Q.U.B.E. 2 is simply a cerebral experience. You'll be able to sit down, calm your nerves, and look at things from a different perspective, if only for the time it takes to master a sliding Q.U.B.E. jump.

Read full review

GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2018

With an increase in scope and improvements in every area, Q.U.B.E. 2 shows that Toxic Games have learnt from their experience and are doing a great job. This is an excellent title that is even better than the great game that it follows on from.

Read full review

NEOsite
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 has great design, enigmatic story and nicely developed core mechanic from the predecessor. It is definitely worth playing, especially if you liked Portal or The Talos Principle.

Review in Polish | Read full review

Pure Playstation
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2018

The cake might still be a lie but Q.U.B.E. 2 is no joke featuring well crafted and clever puzzles that will inspire both rage and happiness as any good puzzle game should. At times the control mechanics are a bit off, and puzzle difficulty progression could be tweaked a little but overall the game is definitely worth your time.

Read full review

COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 27, 2018

With mind-bending challenges, an audio treat, and stunning visuals, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a feast for the senses.

Read full review

Generación Xbox
8.2 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
Lobato Corona

Top Critic

8.2 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2018

Excellent First Person Puzzle that improves everything that the first part offered. With an original design and a very well developed gameplay, it is a serious candidate to be considered one of the best of the genre.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Wccftech
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Qube 2 might seem like a mash up of Portal and Minecraft, but it has an elegance that most puzzles games struggle to attain, and even turns it hand to a sci-fi story as well.

Read full review

IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 adds new layers of complexity to the successful basic structure of the first game, thanks a well-written story and a convincing desing.

Review in Italian | Read full review

Old Grizzled Gamers
80%
80%
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 starts off far too slow and holds few surprises, but its late-game content solidifies it as an excellent first-person puzzler with a well-told narrative.

Read full review

Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 13, 2018

The franchise gains interest with a sequel with a little more personality and solid mechanics, which challenge us without being frustrating.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

QUBE 2 is an outstanding and enjoyable puzzle game that builds upon its predecessor in all the right ways, with a lengthier run-time, more complex puzzles, new elements and gorgeous visuals. Although not as innovative as Portal, QUBE 2 is a step above the rest in both quality and quantity and should not be overlooked.

Read full review

FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

So QUBE 2 is a smart, deeply satisfying puzzle game that makes you feel like a genius at times. It has a well thought out and implemented plot too. It’s just a shame that it’s so short lived, leaving you begging for more when the credits roll.

Read full review

GameSpew
80%
80%
Mar 13, 2018

Every level offers a new challenge, and just when you think you've got the hang of everything, QUBE 2 will throw something new at you.

Read full review

DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

All in all, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a great game. The story is gripping and enticing, and for people that don't want it, it's not forced down your throat. While improvements could be made to the controls and framerate, I had a blast with Q.U.B.E. 2 and I hope that Toxic Games decides to add more to the game in the months to come.

Read full review

TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 21, 2018

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.

Read full review

SECTOR.sk
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2018

Nice sequel of first-person puzzle game. It should be longer and more difficult, however it is still well designed product.

Review in Slovak | Read full review

GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 10, 2018

Despite the fairly average story, Q.U.B.E. 2 should please fans of Portal-like adventures thanks to interesting puzzles, nice graphics and atmospheric levels.

Review in Russian | Read full review

Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 is an immensely satisfying first-person puzzle solving experience that is beautiful to behold and fun to play. The narrative holds it back from achieving greatness, but you can't go wrong spending an evening solving these mind-bending puzzles.

Read full review

God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

Improves on its predecessor in every way to deliver a satisfying puzzle game that, while challenging, never feels insurmountable; something that is down to the excellent communication and pacing of its mechanics

Read full review

Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

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.

Read full review

NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2019

I can't remember the last time I played a puzzle game with so many unique elements to keep track of, and it's definitely rare that I've played a game with so many puzzles that are so consistently well-designed. Out of the 80+ puzzles, I wouldn't say a single one was bad, and none of them were so obtuse that I needed to give up and find a solution online—although some definitely stumped me for a while. If a patch or two comes out to fix the performance problems in the late game, then picking this up will be a no-brainer.

Read full review

Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 16, 2019

Q.U.B.E. 2 is an accomplished first-person physics puzzler that learns a number of wise lessons from Portal in terms of mechanics and world building. The puzzles are smartly executed with a well-judged learning curve, while the story adds a welcome dose of context and intrigue to proceedings. Well-travelled gamers will instantly recognise its influences, but there's nothing else quite like Q.U.B.E. 2 on Switch.

Read full review

GotGame
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2018

If you are a puzzle fan, then you definitely want to check out Q.U.B.E. 2.

Read full review

New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Mar 13, 2018

Like the original, Q.U.B.E. 2 keeps the emphasis on smart puzzle design and maintains a core group of mechanics that fit together like a glove.

Read full review

AusGamers
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2018

E. 2 is an impressive entry in the test-chamber puzzle game subgenre first made popular by Valve's Portal.

Read full review

COGconnected
77 / 100
77 / 100
Feb 28, 2019

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a worthy successor to the previous game, building upon the established mechanics and basics of an exemplary puzzle-solving experience.

Read full review

IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2014

Despite QUBE 2 improves in each of its sections over the first game, the puzzle genre can offer much more of itself.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Video Chums
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

I had a good time with Q.U.B.E. 2, especially during the final couple hours of gameplay.

Read full review

We Got This Covered
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 is another successful marriage of smart storytelling and clever puzzle design, but it doesn't do enough to build upon the mechanics that were introduced in the first game.

Read full review

Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

The first game's innovation may have dampened the shine, but as a sequel which improves and expands on the original, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a decent option for the casual puzzle gamer.

Read full review

GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 presents satisfyingly complex puzzles, but a messy narrative underpins its lack of personality.

Read full review

PCWorld
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a better physics puzzler than its predecessor, grander in scope, but without the same novelty the genre once enjoyed.

Read full review

Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 14, 2018

There is no doubt that Q.U.B.E. 2 owes such a debt to a rich past, and with such a strong design direction and philosophy there is plenty to enjoy inside this geometric puzzler. Where Q.U.B.E. 2 really succeeds is reminding the player what is great about being locked in a room alone with a puzzle. It's a shame that the execution doesn't spread across all the areas, but there is certainly enough to enjoy and cherish in this gratifying design.

Read full review

Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 5, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 is an interesting puzzler with tight mechanics that do a great job at challenging gamers, especially later on. It consistently introduces new elements that add a new aspect of strategy, and these elements cohesively build on top of each other, making for some delightfully satisfying and varied levels. It's a shame that the first half of the game is a bit of a slog, but even then this is still a very solid puzzler that any fan of this genre should consider.

Read full review

The Game is a Lie
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 adds much to the genre, be it the gravitational power from the gloves or the puzzle mechanics. Unfortunately, though, a lot of potential is wasted, since it has a mediocre story that leaves many blank spaces and its puzzles are very easy — and therefore monotonous — most of the time.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a welcome addition to the puzzle genre but is not without its technical hiccups on the Switch. While it struggles occasionally under the hood, if you're willing to look past these shortcomings, there's a fun game with its fair share of brain-bending challenges for die-hard puzzle fiends.

Read full review

FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

Q.U.B.E. 2 is an interesting and captivating first-person puzzle game which is more than likely to capture the players' attention thanks to its interesting and appealing puzzles. If the way the puzzles are approached and the game's visuals are something worthy of praise, it is also true that Q.U.B.E. 2 exhibits some technical issues when it comes to its framerate though this is not a problem that will pose significant obstacles to the experience.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Mar 13, 2018

The sequel builds upon the foundation of the 2014 original in both gameplay and small additions in its artistic strides, but in the end, Q.

Read full review

VGChartz
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 succeeds in improving upon the original in an iterative if not revolutionary way.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 20, 2019

Despite improvements the debt to Portal cannot be fully repaid in this cleverly-constructed by staid first person puzzler.

Read full review

Kinglink Reviews
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 7, 2019

A solid Puzzle game with great design, though lacking the length for the price it asks. It’s fun for a playthrough but over too quickly.

Read full review

TechRaptor
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

A puzzler more interested in its own cerebral thoughts than player enjoyment, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a vastly underwhelming title that is only saved by its gorgeous visuals.

Read full review

Cultured Vultures
5 / 10.0
Cultured Vultures
Brian Stasiukaitis

Top Critic

5 / 10.0
Feb 18, 2019

Not helped by technical glitches and cumbersome controls, Q.U.B.E. 2 boxes itself in with tedious gameplay and a sluggish pace.

Read full review

Gaming Nexus
4.9 / 10.0
4.9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2018

Q.U.B.E. 2 is a puzzle solver's dream in a gamer's nightmare. There are dozens upon dozens of simplistic button and jump puzzles to complete over a five-hour time span.

Read full review