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.
Acorn 32-bit (1989)
Maddingly Hall is a text adventure game with graphics. The player takes control of Bertie Hall, a 26 year old...
Commodore 64 (1985)
In this obscure little game you play as a mad doctor and your goal is to build your very own...
Aya Drevis lives alone withe her father Arthur in their mansion in northern Germany. Ayas father is a scientist and...
The only thing you have to do in this puzzle game is re-assemble a computer-garbled shape in a limited number...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Madrism is an action puzzle game which tasks the player with quickly building architectural floor plans. Rooms, doors, kitchens, and...
Atari 8-bit (1993)
Magia Fortuny is a Polish video game based on the TV show Wheel of Fortune. The players take turns guessing...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Marie is a young apprentice witch. She decides to join a magic school, but to get in she must pass...
Somewhere in the world, there is a precious item called magical drop. Anyone who finds it will be granted happiness,...
In Magical Drop V you play as one of eleven tarot card based characters (the eleventh character being only available...
Game Gear (1991)
Magical Puzzle: Popils is a single screen platform puzzle game. The object in each round is to go through the...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Magical Starsign is Role Playing Game about a group of students at the Will O’ Wisp magical academy. When their...
Magicama: Beyond Words is a first person, point-and-click puzzle game. There are literally no words at all in the game,...
Magic Coins is a puzzle board game for up to two human or computer players. The aim requires taking over...
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)
- 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)
- 4.67 3-D Animated Adventure Games Starter Pack (1987)
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