DescriptionPuzzle-solving may refer to actual puzzles (logical, mathematical, physical, etc.), as well as a type of problem-solving distinguished by clue-gathering and manipulation of objects. This type is particularly characteristic for puzzle-solving adventures. Puzzles may also occur in action games, e.g. platformers or (more rarely) 3D shooters.
Puzzle games (i.e. games that are entirely composed out of puzzles) are categorized within the strategy genre.
This was supposed to be Fruitsoft's groundbreaking strategy game. It's a complex future war strategy game which uses many "time-travel"...
Absolute Puzzle is a compilation of three simple puzzle games. The included games are: Clear Out: select groups of two...
You have enrolled in the Academy of Magic. Make your teachers proud and advance from a Novice to a Grand...
This game was created in collaboration with an Italian association and is part of a project for schools to teach...
A Cat's Night 2: Orazio Goes to Town is the sequel to A Cat's Night and takes place some months...
Accumulus is a small puzzle game for playing on the Workbench desktop, bearing some similarities to Pick 'n Pile. The...
Nintendo DS (2009)
After returning from a business trip overseas, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth enters his office to discover that something has been stolen......
Achievement Unlocked is a game that centers around meta-gaming, as in, the gameplay isn't what matters in this game, instead,...
Achievement Unlocked 2 is an expansion of the concept of its predecessor, in which the player controls an elephant walking...
Commodore 64 (1989)
In Acia you control a vehicle from a top-down perspective and must destroy all blocks in order to reach the...
Acidbomb is a puzzle game where the player is tasked with defusing bombs. Each bomb is composed of a number...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Acigol is a puzzle game in which the player must try to find the hidden ruleset that governs a set...
A Clue's Solution is a shareware puzzle game for one to four people, it is turn based and can be...
A Crimson Spring is interactive fiction in the classic style of Infocom. Using an advanced parser, the player controls the...
Acrostix is a single-player, freeware, word puzzle game that is a bit like the word puzzle bit in 'Wheel of...
What are the odds? After years of your painting career languishing in obscurity, a director for a large and respectable...
This is a point-and-click adventure set in a near future post-apocalyptic world where women now rule. After a radical women's...
Atari 8-bit (1991)
A.D. 2044: Seksmisja is an adventure game, loosely based on the Polish film Seksmisja. The protagonist is a man cryogenically...
Adam Venture is a young explorer who has studied the relics that were brought back from the Holy Land during...
After escaping the crumbling Lost Garden of Eden, Adam Venture and Evelyn Appleby were taken to Jerusalem and apprehended by...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- 95 Super Mario 64
- 95 Resident Evil 4
- 95 Resident Evil 4
- 95 The Orange Box
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.94 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition) (2003)
- 4.09 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2013)
- 4.88 Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009)
- 4.80 Resident Evil: The Essentials (2007)
- 3.89 Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (2009)
- 4.80 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Collector's Limited Edition) (2009)
- 4.06 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1993)
- 4.14 Trine (2011)
- 3.75 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1991)
- 4.69 LostWinds (2008)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Puzzle-Solving is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel