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.
Saru Ga Daisuki is a platform game where the player controls a ninja monkey, out to save his girlfriend from...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
An all out party game, this Saturn exclusive title has you controlling the little blue bomber along with up to...
Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), ZX Spectrum (1987), TRS-80 (1981), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1984), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
Savage Island is the only multi-part game in Scott Adams' adventure series, all of which have a very similar parser...
The second half of Savage Island, this continues exactly where the other game leaves off. It includes a mysterious code...
On the TI, the two parts of the Savage Island series from Scott Adams were combined into one package. This...
Lord Longstep is a 19th century British officer and explorer. He shares a passion for discovering ancient world mysteries with...
Scaffolder is a block puzzle game. Each puzzle consists of a set of blocks, which must be disassembled so that...
Have you have ever lost something you left in plain sight, wondered what happened to that odd sock, or turned...
Xbox 360 (2008)
Scene It? Box Office Smash is the sequel to Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action on the same platform. It is...
Dream of Murder is the third installment in the Scene of the Crime series. It takes place in the U.S.A....
SchattenJagd is a short freeware adventure game played from the first-person perspective. Two characters are shown talking in a dark...
The year is 2083. A scientific team has been sent to the deserted planet Argilus and never came back. You...
Based on the PBS kids program, The Magic School Bus along with Ms. Frizzle and her companion Liz takes the...
A compilation of 30 educational "games" for students ranging from 6 to adult. Subjects include arithmetic, geography, American history, chemistry,...
Commodore PET/CBM (1978)
Schuifspel is a sliding puzzle game. At the start of the game, the player can enter a text of 15...
Scooby and his friends are at the Coolsville Criminology Museum's grand opening when the Pterodactyl Ghost suddenly escapes with other...
There’s mystery and spookiness afoot in the Natural History Museum – exhibits and artifacts have been mixed up and damaged,...
Nintendo 64 (2000)
Join Scooby and the gang in the hunt for clues to solve some of their greatest mysteries, against some of...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers is a point-and-click adventure game in six chapters. Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne are on...
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:
- 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