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 ST (1991)
Crush! is a game where you have to watch out for falling bricks.A crane at the top of the screen...
Crusher is an action puzzle game where you must complete multiple tasks in order to win. You are in a...
Crusher Castle II is an action game where a character needs to escape a haunted castle by eliminating ghosts and...
Cryptex of Time is a 3D tile-matching game. The player has to rotate a cylinder made of wheels or cogs....
Cryptograms is a single player, code-breaking, puzzle game. It is one of a package of games produced by The Code...
In Crypt Raider controls Dr. Carter. He needs to move the mystical blue balls into the portal before the time...
Atari ST (1990)
Crystal Caverns is a platform game coded in STOS. The aim of the game is to find three crystals hidden...
Crystal Dragon follows the same genre and setting as Dungeon Master. It revolves around two adventurers, both controlled by you,...
Crystal Key 2 is a science-fiction fantasy adventure game. It begins in the world of Evany, the earth like planet...
You control a CM-205 mining robot, your goal is to retrieve "Starla" crystals from various mines on a remote planet....
Crystal Mines II is an update of the gameplay in its predecessor; in a nutshell, overhead puzzle-solving best described as...
This game contains the original one-hundred eighty-one levels of the game Crystal Mines II plus an additional one-hundred twenty-five new...
This is a Windows CD-ROM program to design and edit levels for the game Crystal Mines II and transfer them...
ZX Spectrum (1985)
In a Star Trek-style future, a serum to be created from three Crystals located in far-off lands is required to...
This game (which has nothing to do either with the ZX Spectrum adventure or the Mac action game) is set...
Crystal Wizard is a single-player gem matching game that takes elements of standard tile matching games and combines it with...
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- 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