DescriptionPuzzle-Solving games are not so much a genre but denote any type of non-puzzle game that features puzzle solving elements.
ZX Spectrum (1986)
Phantomas is a Jet Set Willy-influenced platform game consisting of 80 rooms. The task is to reach a millionaire's mansion...
Ahoy, matey! Hector is still trolling the Seven Seas! Hector awakens to find the shore is sand as far as...
Argh, matey! Hector has returned. This time, he has found a treasure map and sets off for riches. Using the...
Avast! Hector is still trolling the Seven Seas! Now, he be in the frozen North Sea. Hector searches for treasure...
Hector the Specter Detector is back. Thanks to a mix up in the space-time continuum, Hector has entered an alternate...
Hector has come upon a spooky mansion. Reading the scroll outside, he learns that the Red Death has killed people...
Welcome back to the Phantom Mansion. You've explored the Red Chamber, now it is off to the Orange Library.Like the...
Hector has left the Orange Library and entered the Yellow Tower. Free the trapped souls so you can escape this...
Hector has managed to escape the Yellow Tower, now he is expanding his puzzle horizons in the Green Gallery.Phantom Mansion:...
Having bid adieu to the Green Gallery, Hector needs to waltz through some puzzles in the Blue Ballroom.The Phantom Mansion...
We do hope Hector enjoyed tripping the light fantastic in the Blue Ballroom, for now he is trapped in the...
Hector has escaped the Indigo Dungeon only to wind up in the Violet Vault.Once more, you are on a quest...
You've survived the Red Chamber, the Orange Library, the Yellow Tower, the Green Gallery, the Blue Ballroom, the Indigo Dungeon...
Game Boy Color (2000)
In Phantom Zona, the player is invited to a school where solving puzzles is the most popular pastime. Upon arriving...
Pharaoh's Ascent is an action / puzzle game in an Egyptian tomb setting. It is a platform game where you...
Phlinx is a Bust-A-Move variant with an Egyptian theme. The player controls the sun disk at the bottom of the...
Phobos '99 is an arcade-puzzle game, which is set in 2099 in the auto lab-fortress circulating the orbit of Phobos,...
Photons is a puzzle game where the ultimate goal is to guide all the photons into the purple grid. The...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 99 Ōkami
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 95 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- 95 Resident Evil 4
- 95 Resident Evil 4
- 95 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- 95 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
- 94 Three Weeks in Paradise
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.69 Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge (1995)
- 4.69 Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)
- 4.67 The Tomb Raider Trilogy (2011)
- 4.62 The Longest Journey: Special Edition (2006)
- 4.62 Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis (2015)
- 4.61 Museum Madness (1994)
- 4.60 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (2005)
- 4.58 Quarky & Quaysoo's Turbo Science (1992)
- 4.52 The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles (2011)
- 4.50 Cave Story (2010)
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:
- Action RPG
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Falling Block Puzzle
- Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
- Graphic Adventure
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Quick Time Events (QTEs)
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Timed Input
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction