A.V. Club writes: "Critics tend to look kindly on films or books that challenge their audiences. Challenge in a game is a thornier issue. The debate over the "right" level of difficulty in the medium stirs up pride, indignation, and even generational warfare-raise the topic with a child of the '80s, and watch a self-respecting twentysomething proclaim that kids today have it too easy. The frenzied action of Death By Cube is a bold statement on the merits of extreme difficulty. There have been other recent games that are extraordinarily tough, but none are so matter-of-fact about it as this one."