Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.

Super Hexagon was a best of 2012 runner up for game of the year on the app store.

"A masterpiece of design purity" - EDGE 9/10

"This is the kind of game you’re going to pass off to your friends and say, “You’ve gotta check this out.” It’s dangerously addictive." - IGN 9/10

"One of the best mobile gaming experiences I've had this year." - Destructoid, 10/10

"Knows exactly what type of game it wants to be and executes on it spectacularly. Merciless difficulty meets brilliant design." - Gamezebo, 5/5

What's New

Version 2.3

2.3: Bug fix and stability update for 2.0. This fixes a savefile bug with a previous update!


2.1: This update adds MFI controller support, improves support for iPhone 6+ and 6S+, and fixes some minor bugs with the 2.0 update!

2.0 Welcome to Super Hexagon 2.0! Super Hexagon is now powered by a whole new engine on iOS, which dramatically improves performance on all devices (60FPS), and finally brings long overdue retina support to the game!

Thank you so much for playing Super Hexagon. I hope you enjoy the update!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Terry Cavanagh’s Super Hexagon is quite simply one of the most challenging games we’ve ever played. A pulsating chiptunes soundtrack underscores the danger as swirling walls close in around you and you race to escape the contracting maze. With the geometric action heaping on the punishment (the easiest difficulty is appropriately labeled “Hard”), every small achievement feels like a massive victory, whether you’re topping your high score or overcoming a singularly tricky section.

The Only Game Worth Buying on the App Store


I stand by the subject. I sincerely believe this game is one of the only games worth getting. This game plays with your addiction. The most minuscule detail turns out to be the most redeeming factor: when you lose, you could just tap (quite vigorously, seeing as you just lost) and boom, you're right back to playing. No ads, no fuss, trying to press multiple buttons with long loading times in between. Just tap the screen and you're back to playing. And it's still addictive, your mind thinks "Argh! I just lost!" Then 1 second later, you're back to playing, trying to beat your score by at least half a second. This is one of those games where you need to practice. You start out losing only a couple seconds in, but it doesn't get frustrating since there's little to no delay between games. The game trains your mind, every stage in every level is designed to build up your brain to both fasten your reflexes, or recognize patterns. When your brain's all trained up, you'll find yourself lasting minutes on end, and all your friends will look at you, amazed. You need patience with your skills. Of course you're not going to do well at first, but you need patience and keep practicing. If you don't have that type of patience, then this game isn't for you. See Candy Crush, or Angry Birds? You don't need pesky microtransactions to feed off your consumers' addictions!



Super Hexagon is simply a must have; but you need to know what you're getting into. The mechanics are pretty simple; you are a small triangle, and walls are coming straight into the shape in the middle. You must rotate around the polygon to avoid a one hit death from a wall. As simple as it seems, it isn't that easy. The stage spins, changes colors, and gets fast. The levels are hard, harder, and hardest. By beating a stage you get another; hardester, hardestest, and hardestester. You die a lot; but you can retry instantly. To beat a level, you must survive a difficulty for 60 seconds. Then you unlock a new level, as stated before, and it is a much harder version. I've played this game for probably two years, stopped and started again, and have started recognizing patterns. This is a skill based, memorization based game. I would not recommend this to the weak of stomach, weak of mind, lack of skill, or lack of temper. If you're not sure, play it, or its online demo. It's only 3 bucks and its lasted me a while. I still haven't beaten it. Oh yeah, it takes patience!


Terry Cavanagh
33.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Terry Cavanagh 2012


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