Q.U.B.E. 2 official artwork with logo

If you're up for wracking your brain with a variety of increasingly difficult puzzles, all the while enjoying some rather lovely ambiance, you might be interested to hear that the first-person puzzle-adventure Q.U.B.E. 2 has now arrived for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It offers eleven major areas with around 80 individual puzzles, full color blind support with symbols as color aid, as well as a mysterious storyline to unravel.

Speaking of which, you will be playing as Amelia Cross, a naive archaeologist that suddenly finds herself stranded among the sand-swept ruins of an ancient and quite possibly alien civilization. In order to escape you'll have to explore the maze-like monolith, solve puzzles to unlock new areas, as well as "come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world". A relatively simple premise, but for a puzzle-adventure I feel that's probably the best approach given that you'll mostly be focused on figuring out whatever set of problems lie before you.

Q.U.B.E. 2 screenshot of a beautiful red tree

Survive all of the puzzles and you'll get some beautiful vistas as a reward

Before you decide whether Q.U.B.E. 2 is the type of game you'd enjoy or not, it is important to mention that this is one of those one-and-done type of affairs. The puzzles mostly have pre-set solutions, and outside of the ending the story doesn't appear to have any branching paths, so once you've played through Q.U.B.E. 2 there's not going to be much of a reason to do so again. This isn't to say that Q.U.B.E. 2 is bad, it really isn't, but I feel it's important for you to understand what exactly you're getting yourself into.

You can learn more about Q.U.B.E. 2, or just grab yourself a copy, by heading over to the official website or Steam. And finally, allow me to send you off with the most recent trailer. It'll give you a pretty darn good idea of what Q.U.B.E. 2 is all about. Enjoy!