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.
Atari 8-bit (1991)
The Citadel is a puzzle game where, on each level, the player has to get the protagonist to the exit....
Citizen Abel: Gravity Bone is a total conversion of Quake II playable as a standalone game. It is a follow-up...
SEGA CD (2002)
In Citizen X the player takes the role of a secret agent recruited off the street and placed in direct...
Camilla wants to be hired as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the fashion magazine Style, and after an interview with the...
Atari ST (1991)
Clacker is a 10 level puzzle game written in STOS. Clacker is the name of the main assembly droid in...
Four Clans were living in harmony, until an evil demon appeared, attempting to sow discord between them. The elders, sorcerers,...
Game Boy Color (1999)
Blue Dino has become ill, and its up to Green Dino to find a cure. Essentially a remake of the...
From the creators of Clay Fighter comes a game about a shape-shifting ball of clay. You play as a boy...
You have decided to move to the city of Clayside, a city with possibilities. Here, you want to settle down...
The Cleaner is a freeware sidescrolling action game scripted with the Game Maker engine. It takes place in a fantasy...
Clear Out is an improved stand-alone version of the puzzle game of the same name included in the Absolute Puzzle...
Cleopatra no Mahō (Cleopatra's Magic Treasure) casts you as Daisuke Kusano, the son of an archaeologist. You had come to...
Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within (originally Clock Tower: Ghost Head) is a point and click horror adventure which tries...
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