Puzzle Craft iOS

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. Aug 21, 2012
    70
    An entertaining experiment, Puzzle Craft won't convert anyone to its slow-paced cause, but it'll certainly keep fans entertained.
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    70
    The presentation is cute, and highly functional. I must mention that the game is universal, but because of the freemium nature with waiting periods and being played in portrait mode I prefer it on the iPhone. Being able to quickly tax my empire when standing in line is great.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    I've downloaded this game 4 days ago. It still have some bugs, but hey...! I've never expected so deep experience in game for a $1. EVERYI've downloaded this game 4 days ago. It still have some bugs, but hey...! I've never expected so deep experience in game for a $1. EVERY building in the game changes gameplay, tons of tools you can use on the puzzles while collecting resources, workers which change your strategy and much more. So far I'm on 17 lvl and still game is keeping my interest. Puzzles + sim work very well as a combination. Is so addictive I'm playing all the time at home and at work I'm collecting money from taxes. Beautiful execution is also on plus, sound is nice. For me - it's a GAME OF THE YEAR on iOS. It's not perfect - they have to polish it more but anyway: 10/10 if it comes for me. My Nataville waiting for developer love and future updates. There is really good article on IGN about it. Developers give us more!! Take my money! ;) Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    8
    This was a really great take on what would normally be a mindless genre. It felt like I could progress in interesting ways, choosingThis was a really great take on what would normally be a mindless genre. It felt like I could progress in interesting ways, choosing specializations almost. And while the game was pretty much the same thing, the puzzle board played differently depending on whether or not I'd upgraded a given tech tree. Full Review »
  3. Oct 7, 2012
    9
    Puzzle Craft is a great relaxation game with an enjoyable builder mechanic. It's really a match-three game at its heart, but with somePuzzle Craft is a great relaxation game with an enjoyable builder mechanic. It's really a match-three game at its heart, but with some significant improvements and added features. You build a village up from nothing to a robust town by gathering resources, building structures, and hiring workers. Each building and person makes resource gathering easier and more efficient. So the game will start relatively slowly, but will accelerate from there. Puzzle Craft isn't meant to be a mind-warping experience; it's a pleasant way to spend some time and and enjoyable way to have fun that doesn't require a lot of time investment or too much thought. That may sound bad, but never underestimate the value of some minimal-mindfulness entertainment. Graphics are good, interface is easy, accessible, and well-designed, and the village-builder mechanic is a lot of fun. I've never played Dungeon Raid but don't much care; this is a relaxing game that is worthy of praise on its own merits. As an added bonus, it's a game that doesn't go ballistic if you set it aside for a few minutes, a few hours, or days on end; it'll wait, even if you were in the middle of resource gathering. Flat out, Puzzle Craft is a great way to relax, burn some time, and get a nice little town out of it. The ONLY reason I couldn't give it a 10 is its relative lack of replayability; once you've played through it once, you've seen it all. Sure, doing it again is skill enjoyable, but it's nothing you haven't seen before. Even so, I've played through it three times. Great way to unwind after the day. I'm looking forward to the next version. Full Review »