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.
Peg Solitaire is an adaptation of the titular game. The player must clear the board of pegs, eliminating them by...
Peg Solitaire is an adaptation of the board game. It comes with 11 "classic" board layouts, and allows the player...
Peg Solitaire 95 is a single player, shareware implementation of the classic board game. This implementation has a single and...
Peg Solitaire Saga is an adaptation of Peg Solitaire, with mischievously smiling green balls taking on the role of pegs....
Sinclair QL (1985)
Pengi is a clone of Pengo. It is a single-screen game where Pengi, the penguin, is trapped in a maze...
Bob wants to open his own restaurant, but has insufficient funding. In order to cover his expenses he has decided...
SEGA Master System (1987)
In Penguin Land, you must control a penguin trying to get his (her?) egg down to the bottom of the...
Penguin Puzzle is a puzzle game where you slide colored ice cubes around to either create a 2x2 or 3x2...
In Penis Cloner, the player starts off controlling a disembodied penis that can clone itself by stepping on a specific...
Atari ST (2005)
Penta is a puzzle game with moving mechanics. The 5x5 board is filled with numbers from 1 up to 25....
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
In People the player has to think of a person and the computer will guess who the player is thinking...
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