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In this point-and-click adventure, you play Nelson Tethers, an agent in the puzzle division of the FBI who has been sent to a small town in Minnesota, called Scoggins, to investigate the reason of why the eraser factory of the town (the one that is the sole supplier of the White House) has been shut down, since all others agents sent to the mission failed complaining about difficulty of puzzles they found when investigating the matter.

In Puzzle Agent, all advancement in the plot is done by solving series of puzzles that appear in the story (and the game also offer some entirely optional ones), which are accompanied by a hint system, accessible by chewing pieces of used bubble gum (with the maximum number of three hints per puzzle), matching the non-sense stylized atmosphere of the story composed by cartoonish artwork. The puzzles are logic based, featuring usually a challenge like moving pieces through a board, solving logic problems or breaking a code.


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Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Screenshot
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Screenshot
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Screenshot
Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Puzzle Agent HD" -- iPad title

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Critic Reviews

The A.V. Club Macintosh Jul 19, 2010 A 100
Just Adventure Windows Jul 09, 2010 B 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Jul 06, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Windows Jul 11, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul 19, 2010 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Windows Jul 02, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GameZone Windows Aug 01, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Windows Jul 01, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Brutal Gamer Macintosh May 02, 2011 6 out of 10 60
InsightBits Windows Jun 30, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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