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Xbox Series X/S Game Review



10th Anniversary Edition


Format: Xbox Series X/S
Publisher: Toxic Games
Developer: Toxic Games
RRP: £14.99
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Age Restrictions: 3+
Release Date: 14 September 2022

Serving as the ultimate celebration of a decade’s worth of brain-twisting first-person action, Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary adds refined visuals, completely redesigned and revised gameplay sections, and a whole new chapter to a fresh take on the classic puzzler entirely rebuilt from the ground up. The new chapter - dubbed Sector 8 - offers an additional 4-6 hours of gameplay, adding fresh content to an anniversary edition that will also allow players to take on either the original 2012 version of the game, or 2014’s Director’s Cut complete with its voice-over narrative and revised soundtrack - both with Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary’s new visuals...


The difficulty of the puzzles is constantly ramped up

I want to start off with a bit of a moan. For a 10-year-old game I was surprised that this overhaul wasn't available for the Xbox One as well as the Series X/S. There's certainly nothing on display here that would stop it running on the old system. With Series X/S consoles being problematic to buy for many, releasing the game so that Xbox One owners could enjoy it too, before taking it over to their Series X/S console when they finally manage to bag one, would seem a no brainer. Even more of a mystery, considering it's claimed this is overhauled from the ground up, is why a VR edition for PSVR, PCVR and other VR systems hasn't materialised.


Q.U.B.E. 10th Anniversary adds refined visuals

This is a game you're going to totally enjoy or not get on with at all. The difficulty of the puzzles is constantly ramped up with new mechanics introduced on a regular basis to stop you getting bored. However the monotony of the constant grind, coupled with the same look of the bland four walls of each "room" may be too off putting for some.

It really all comes down to whether you're a fan of this sort of puzzle game. It's good that the developers have updated it for a more modern audience, but then as the game was never about mind blowingly impressive graphics I'm trying to fathom why this is only available for the new consoles.


Nick Smithson

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