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.
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Ghost Town is a text adventure with some simple graphics acting as a map. The game is set in an...
A reporter goes to the deserted town of Bodie, California, to investigate ghost sightings of Evelyn Byers, a seven years...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Ghost Trap is a survival horror, similar in style, camera's views and controls to early Resident Evil games. The player...
While watching television, Giddy learns that an alien spaceship has descended over Cutesville. It starts to send strange waves that...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Unlike its big 3D brother on the PC and Playstation 2, Gift for the Game Boy Color is a top...
The citizens on Nanashi Island have the custom of organizing a ceremony to celebrate children's transition into adulthood. The young...
In Gigolo Assassin, the player fills the thong of a gigolo who is tasked by the leaders of the free...
Gizmos Mega-Pak includes a picture puzzle (in which players need to solve a basic artwork jigsaw to reveal a surprise...
Glasshouse is a student project made for the BIT:IMD program at Carleton University draws inspiration from Portal and the gravity...
Windows 3.x (1994)
A port of a Macintosh title, Glider puts you in the role of a paper airplane in its quest to...
Glizdor is an action puzzle game for up to three players. The game allows to use a joystick and definable...
Atari ST (1990)
Glob is a collect-em-up game written in STOS.You are trapped in Dr Car-acar-ton's clinic and to escape you need to...
In Globulus, the player takes the role of Globby, a alien who is on a dangerous journey. This is an...
Glocal Hexcite is one of several conversions of the popular computer and board game. Players take turns placing shapes on...
Glowing Bugs is a single-player, colour matching game. Bugs are appear on the leaves of a plant. The player must...
Glow Worm is a puzzle game where the player has to morph glow worms into fireflies and save imprisoned creatures....
Yet another "minesweeper" game, named after the pet name of the Swedish army's minesweeping machine "Glufs-glufs". The game plays in...
In Glum Buster, a free "charityware" game, you travel to several surreal worlds to bust up some "glum". On your...
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