- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (personal estimate, Trophy Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 19 (17, 2)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 2-6h (depending on your skill and use of walkthrough, Estimated time to 100%)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + against the Qlock levels
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
- Do trophies stack?: N/A
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
Q.U.B.E. (for Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzler that was originally developed in 2009 by three students for an undergraduate project. Following encouragements, they founded Toxic Games and released the game on PC in late 2011. The Director's Cut contains the main game as well as the DLC and was released on PS3 and PS4 in July 2015.
The setting is very similar to Portal but the game mechanics are completely different. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of surprisingly varied conundrums – from physics-based challenges to 3D jigsaws to platform-based trials.
After clearing the main campaign and finding the hidden areas along the way, you'll need to beat a number of challenge rooms called Against the Qlock which are basically speed-run levels. While a few puzzles might make you scratch your head, the difficulty progresses nicely and remains fairly simple, and it shouldn’t take you more than a few hours to earn 100%.
NOTE: This guide was written by playing the PS3 version. If you find any differences when playing the PS4 version, then don't hesitate to notify me and I'll amend the guide accordingly.
Step 1: Beat the main campaign
Most trophies are unlocked by simply playing the main game. If you pay attention to finding the secret areas (and beating the puzzles you find there), you will even get all of them except for one. If you're having trouble with some rooms or want to make sure you don’t miss any secret, I suggest referring to this video walkthrough by Zoidberg from the UK Gaming Network (please check the trophy descriptions for the relevant times).
During this step, you can earn the following trophies (in that order):
- Sector 1, Completed
- Sector 2, Completed
- Sector 3, Completed
- Complete My Secret 1
- Sector 4, Completed
- Behind The Scenes
- Push Me To Completion
- Complete My Secret 2
- Sector 5, Completed
- Find The Developers
- Complete My Secret 3
- Tough Going
- Sector 6, Completed
- The Ball
- Sector 7, Completed
Step 2: Against the Qlock levels
The only thing left now will be to beat most of the Against the Qlock challenge rooms in order to unlock the Hover Headway one where can get the remaining trophy (please refer to its description for more details).
- Whatever Floats Your Boat
Step 3: Clean up
This won't be necessary if you followed this walkthrough but if you missed some secret areas or couldn't solve their puzzles before, then this will be the time to replay the appropriate sector(s) and get them!
[PST Would Like to Thank kinjall for this Roadmap]