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 collection includes the first two Deus Ex games: Deus Ex Deus Ex: Invisible War
Devil's Tuning Fork is a student project from the DePaul University in Chicago (USA) and it is a first-person exploration...
Dewy's Adventure is a game by the same team behind Elebits. Players control the young water droplet Dewy in his...
In the year 3000, an evil mastermind has released a plague of alien insects upon our galaxy. If Dex Hamilton,...
Game Boy (1990)
Dexterity is a puzzle game with a 7x8 grid, each one filled with a tile or another item. The goal...
In Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair, Dee Dee has gotten into her brother's lab (again!), but this time she has...
Dharma Dōjō is a puzzle game starring a monk (player 1) and a shrine maiden (player 2) who must knock...
Dharma Dōjō is a puzzle game, and conversion of an arcade game of the same name. Unlike the arcade original...
Diablo is a puzzle game with similarities to sliding block puzzles. Each level is composed of a number of tiles...
A diabolikal legion of infernal imps are invading a 12x12 grid gameboard in staggered waves. The player is in charge...
Ten years down the line, this strategy game of demonic dominoes is remade with new, cuter graphics for a touch-screen...
Demonic hordes are invading the kingdom from planes beyond, and it is the job of the arcane and eldritch occultists...
Diamaze is a shareware graphical maze game, in which you play an ASCII-styled X-character. You travel in a mine collecting...
Diamond Caves is a clone of the Amiga game Emerald Mine which is a conversion of the classic Boulder Dash....
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:
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Life / Social Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Tricks / Stunts
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel