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 (1991)
Master Brain is turn-based card game and can be played as a one or two player game. It is based...
Atari 2600 (1983)
WANTED: A master builder to create structures per blueprints for Spectraville. To apply, insert cartridge into Atari 2600 and power...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Master Head is a variant of Soko-Ban. On each level, the player, as a warehouse keeper, must push around crates...
As the name suggests, Mastermind is based on the famous board game of the same name. The player's goal is...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
This is a text only version of the classic game Mastermind. The player must guess a code determined by the...
Mastermind is a single player, freeware version of the classic, code breaking game Mastermind.Game-play is virtually identical to all other...
This is a freeware adaptation of the classic code-breaking board game Mastermind, where the player has to guess a 4-peg...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
Master Mind is an adaptation of the eponymous board game. The goal is to guess a random code of four...
This version of the classic game Mastermind comes very close to other Mastermind clones. The gameplay is based on finding...
Nintendo DS (2006)
Master of Illusion is different from other exercise games. This one is a take on magic, teaching the player but...
Masters of Sound is a point-and-click adventure set in a distant period of our future where music controls the universe.In...
Masyu is a single-player logic puzzle originating in Japan.Two kinds of symbols are placed onto a grid and the object...
The famous exotic dancer and femme fatale Mata Hari is brought to life in this adventure game which builds its...
This mini CD-ROM is based on the early 2004 storyline of LEGO BIONICLE. In this adventure, the player takes control...
Atari ST (1990)
Match is a matching game written in GFA Basic where you have to match stone tiles so that you could...
Match32 is a shareware, single player, mouse controlled Concentration gameThis game starts off with a small 4x4 grid, eight pairs,...
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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)
- 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