Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    The story is of an archaeologist stranding on an alien planet who must… solve puzzles to escape? Plot and writing are not Q.U.B.E. 2’s strong points, lying deep in Portal’s shadow, but on gameplay terms this stands alone as a very gratifying experience that comes recommended.
  2. 80
    Despite the technical problems, Q.U.B.E. 2 is still an incredible game that I had trouble putting down. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 28, 2019
    It’s pretty to look at and mechanically sound, with its only real downfall being the clunky joystick response which – while not game breaking – can simply be a little frustrating in an otherwise relaxing experience.
  5. Apr 17, 2019
    Q.U.B.E. 2 is a puzzle game that will easily appeal to many players thanks to its captivating visuals and good execution of its puzzles. Even if its visual performance has some issues when it comes to the framerate, it's safe to say most players will feel enticed by Q.U.B.E. 2's puzzles and dedicate themselves to the game all the way to its ending.
  6. Mar 11, 2019
    Exploring test chambers and completing mind-bending puzzles never gets old. With a clever, creative and innovative premise, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a first-person puzzle game good enough for you to overlook its shallow narrative and technical flaws.
  7. Mar 8, 2019
    The campaign itself is quite lengthy with some of the later puzzles taking a little bit more to work out, but the game does such a fantastic job of gradually introducing new ideas that nothing feels insurmountable. It doesn’t feel quite as polished as it did when I played it on Xbox One, however it feels great to sit and muddle my way through the clever puzzles again, especially in handheld mode.
  8. 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.
  9. Feb 26, 2019
    QUBE 2 is an enjoyable physics-based puzzler, but unfortunately, the game does falter once you take the focus away from the puzzles. While it struggles with visual and technical issues, they’re not enough to keep you from getting to the end of the story. It’s not that the game is bad, the Switch version is just not the most ideal option with the game available on other consoles. If you want a puzzle game that gives you a limited amount of tools to work out how they all fit together, there is still enough to like here to give it a try.
  10. Feb 20, 2019
    Despite improvements the debt to Portal cannot be fully repaid in this cleverly-constructed by staid first person puzzler.
  11. Feb 27, 2019
    It’s just such a shame that the game is such a shame to play, then. I even wound up looking up a video of a puzzle solution because I thought the game was broken, and it was a guy playing the PC version and I was so envious about how it looked. Frame rates! Smooth camera control! Foliage that isn’t popping in and out at random! It was lovely, I mean, seriously, I’ve already harped on it but if you can play another version of Q.U.B.E. 2, then go play that instead. It’s a great puzzle game, it just needs to play better.
  12. 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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 30, 2019
    Sinceramente me he llevado una grata sorpresa con este juego. Para mí se ha convertido en uno de los imprescindibles del catálogo.
  2. Mar 15, 2019
    As someone who loved the original 'Portal' and its sequel, 'Portal 2', 'Q.U.B.E. 2' scratches a physics-based puzzle game itch that I've beenAs someone who loved the original 'Portal' and its sequel, 'Portal 2', 'Q.U.B.E. 2' scratches a physics-based puzzle game itch that I've been trying to scratch for a long, long time.

    There's a lot to love about 'Q.U.B.E. 2'; the story (scant and confusing as it is), the art style, the music, the game play and puzzles themselves, and the package as a whole. I never felt like the puzzles were 'too difficult' or were asking me to use a mechanic that it didn't teach me, and it implies tricks through the way the puzzles themselves are constructed.

    That's not to say that there are no glitches or errors, but the only ones that I've encountered so far are graphical and are more nuisances than major issues. Even then the visuals and style of the game are interesting and alien despite the monotony of some of the areas, and the music gives it an atmosphere that feels empty and desolate.

    The only place that doesn't really shine as bright as the rest of the game is the story. It's vague and incomprehensible at times and probably could've been written better, but it has no real impact on the game play, and I personally forgot about the story half the time.

    In total, I would recommend this to anybody that loves puzzle games, or the Portal series. Lord knows we won't see a Portal 3 anytime soon...
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  3. Mar 14, 2019
    Amazing graphics and really good puzzles. The difficulty curve was pretty perfect.