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.
Residue is a 2D adventure game played as a side-scrolling platformer. The focus is entirely on the narrative and the...
Restaurant Rush is the sequel to Burger Rush, and as its predecessor is a combination of tile matching and management...
Retardo and the Iron Golem is a short point-and-click adventure game, in which players must guide Retardo, a retarded knight...
Retourtje Mali is a Dutch educational title that tries to educate children about life in Africa. Mali is taken as...
A mad scientist has arrived in the hitherto relatively peaceful town of Reality-on-the-Norm, and he wants nothing less than to...
It is the present time (1993), and many people are about to enjoy the performance of the opera "Don Juan...
Someone is trying to destroy the earth's oceans. As you are an expert on deep-sea diving and underwater combat, it's...
Return to Chaos is a freeware remake of the engine behind the influential Dungeon Master game series, recreating the original...
In this long-awaited continuation of the Dark Castle series, you are Bryant, nephew of Prince Duncan who never returned from...
This is the first game of the Super Kroz trilogy. Despite the name, it's very much more of the same...
After saving the puppeteer race from extermination and uncovering some powerful ancient technology in the first game, Quinn, Seeker of...
Atari 2600 (1983)
You must build three walls above the tomato plants at the bottom. You must also dodge tomato bombs shot by...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Reverse is a puzzle game in which the player must get a list of numbers (one through nine) in numerical...
Reverse Boots is a platform puzzle game. The goal of each single screen level is to collect the key and...
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)
- 4.80 Resident Evil: The Essentials (2007)
- 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)
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:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel