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.
In The Quest of Kwirk's Castle you are playing a green guy, Kwirk, who want either going up in the...
Quinpl is a japanese puzzle game of the King's Valley II and Eggerland Mystery variety. The main objective is to...
Quinto is a single player, puzzle game. It is one of a package of games produced by The Code Zone....
QWERTY is a word building game with letter tiles played on a rectangular board, similarly to Scrabble. When their turn...
Nintendo DS (2009)
In Rabbids Go Home, the Rabbids have got it into their heads to conquer the Moon of which they are...
Rabbitator is a fast-paced puzzle game played on a 7x7 grid of tiles using an isometric perspective. It seems the...
R-Activ is a remake of the 8-bit game Pongo. The rules of this game are simple. Each plan contains a...
RahJongg: The Curse of Ra is a tile matching game where the player tries to remove all the tiles from...
Atari 2600 (1982)
Raiders of the Lost Ark is an adventure game which is loosely based on the movie of the same name....
In Railroad Puzzles the player has to guide up to four cargo trains safe to their destination. To achieve this...
Atari ST (1987)
Railway Motion is a sliding puzzle in high resolution for one or two player. The aim of the game is...
PlayStation 3 (2013)
Rain is a 3D game with an emphasis on puzzle elements set in a city loosely inspired by mid-twentieth century...
TRS-80 CoCo (1983)
The Rainbow magazine, compiled a collection of text and graphical adventures programmed in BASIC. The default interface of early 1980's...
Commodore 64 (1988)
Players control the Rainbow Dragon who is desperately trying to get out of the cave system. To do this, they...
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