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Combined User Score 8 3.8

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WindowsImpulse Gamer (Jun, 2009)
Cogs can best be described as kind of cyber punk style meets Leonardo da Vinci.
WindowsGameplayer (May 14, 2009)
If puzzles aren’t your thing this game may become quickly frustrating (and not in a compelling way), but for those looking for a cheap ($9.99USD on Steam) and addictive way to kick your brain into gear, Cogs is an independent game that’s well worth a look.
WindowsNZGamer (May 18, 2009)
Cogs gains kudos for its beautiful presentation and tricky puzzles - not to mention its ten dollar (US) price tag - purchased through Steam. It’s a gorgeous curio, well worth the asking price.
WindowsMiddle East Gamers (MEgamers) (May 18, 2009)
Cogs is certainly a great game to play if you’re up for a challenging puzzle game, but only if you have the patience to bear some of the excruciatingly difficult levels later on. Still, it’s a stellar effort of a game, and one that not only tests your mettle, but will have the cogs in your head whirring around as you crack each puzzle.
80 (UK) (Mar 11, 2011)
Unsurprisingly, it all works brilliantly on the MacBook's touch pad - better, in fact, than the iOS versions, which always seem prone to confuse slide motions with rotation. A word of warning, though - you'll need a machine that supports Open GL 2.0. If that's the case, you should absolutely give your money to the mighty Chillingo.
LinuxSoftpedia (May 21, 2012)
Cogs has been a total surprise for me. I went in thinking this is just another puzzle that I will inevitably put down, but I find myself opening it from time to time. It offers great entertainment and the huge number of levels will provide players with hours and hours of simple and pure fun.
WindowsCheat Code Central (Apr, 2009)
Cogs is a highly commendable effort, due to the creative spirit and drive of its two-person development team. Slide-puzzle addicts with a steampunk fetish will undoubtedly find themselves in heaven. Casual puzzle players may find Cogs easy to get into, but they'll just as quickly wind up bludgeoned into submission by its grueling difficulty. The lack of a hint system is a major oversight. Still, players who enjoy brain boggling challenges will derive some measure of enjoyment from this quirky puzzler. A high threshold for frustration also helps.
75 (Jul 20, 2011)
Original et intelligent, Cogs s'en tire avec brio grâce à ses puzzles tous plus ingénieux les uns que les autres. Bien que le principe exigeant du taquin puisse rebuter certains, le titre est suffisamment accessible pour s'adresser à un public large. A vous de voir s'il en vaut la peine pour une poignée d'euros.
WindowsGamers' Temple, The (2009)
I have to caution you that you may find the game too frustrating, especially if you have trouble solving a puzzle that's preventing you from unlocking new ones. And there's no built-in help or hint feature in the game to give you a nudge in the right direction when you're stuck. If on the other hand you're the patient and meticulous type who appreciates challenging puzzles, you'll probably find yourself enjoying the time that you spend with Cogs.
WindowsIGN (Apr 27, 2009)
Sliding puzzles appeal to a certain kind of puzzle fan, one who will dedicate a large amount of time to arranging the pieces to ensure that the picture or numbers work exactly the way they're supposed to. Cogs will definitely appeal to these players, with a large number of puzzles and three modes that can keep players rather busy. However, the extreme difficulty, coupled with the lack of a hint system, makes Cogs more of a diversion that you'll probably move on from quickly than something that you'll sink a lot of time into.
WindowsDarkZero (Jul 30, 2009)
The budget price and quaint visual style makes Cogs as addictive and satisfying as the old-school toys it references. It’ll certainly last longer than a ball-in-a-cup.
WindowsZTGameDomain (2009)
Overall I had a fun time with Cogs, it's a fresh spin on puzzle games, and while some puzzles are scream-inducing hard, in the end you feel a huge sense of victory when you solve a super hard puzzle, and who out there doesn't like to see a rocket ship take flight, after you've connect a system of pipes to its 6 engines!
iPhoneApp Spy (Jan 27, 2010)
A fantastic looking, engaging puzzle game that is only let down by the pay for more levels feature. Hardcore puzzle fans will love it.
WindowsAceGamez (2009)
Cogs still deserves our respect for creating an unusual and very well thought out puzzle game, but sadly the restrictions of its chosen medium gets the better of the gameplay at times.
WindowsBoomtown (May 20, 2009)
Cogs is very competent at what it does - it gives you puzzles that test your brain. One thing it didn’t do though was hold my interest. I have a feeling that this stems from the fact that myself, and most of the people I know, hate those damned sliding tile puzzles. They are infuriating and can have you going around in circles for what feels like an age, frustration building to a sickening crescendo until your head explodes and ruins your lovely new flocked wallpaper, although with enough stars you can jump a level if you feel yourself reaching boiling point. Bearing in mind that Cogs is a budget game from the Steam network I would still have to say that I could only recommend it to the minority who actually like sliding tile puzzles if they ever come down from their hilltop monasteries, and maybe at a push, trainspotters.