Puzzle Games

The Witness

The Witness

Platform: PC
January 26, 2016
You awaken, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that challenge and surprise you. You can't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you came to be here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home. The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles to solve. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.0
FRACT OSC

FRACT OSC

Platform: PC
April 22, 2014
FRACT is a musical exploration game. You arrive in a forgotten place and explore the vast and unfamiliar landscape to discover the secrets of a world built on sound. You rebuild its machinery by solving puzzles and bring the world back to life by shaping sound and creating music in the game.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Platform: 3DS
October 28, 2012
Professor Layton's first adventure on the Nintendo 3DS system takes him to the colorful city of Monte d'Or, where he must stop a mysterious man from wreaking havoc with the powerful Mask of Chaos.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Tetris for iPad

Tetris for iPad

Platform: iOS
April 12, 2012
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Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
The Splatters

The Splatters

Platform: Xbox 360
April 11, 2012
The Splatters are acrobatic masters with a unique death wish - to blow themselves up with style. In this action-puzzler, you unlock and master a variety of stunts and perform spectacular moves to clear out each stage in the most dramatic way possible. With its fast-paced, splattery liquid physics engine you won't play the same way twice. And using Splatter TV, an in-game feature for sharing game clips, you pick up a myriad of new moves as you watch the world’s top players perform their combos. It’s a messy, colorful show of skill and destruction. Life can be short. DIE WITH STYLE.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.3
Time Machine: Rogue Pilot

Time Machine: Rogue Pilot

Platform: PlayStation 3
March 13, 2012
Time Machine: Rogue Pilot is a mix of classic match 3 experience and innovative hidden objects gameplay.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Quarrel

Quarrel

Platform: Xbox 360
January 25, 2012
A war of words, combining anagram action with simple strategy, all wrapped up in a distinctive, friendly style. Quarrel features characters of varying abilities to play against, each with their own unique vocabularies. Quarrel provides a range of fun, from simple casual play to fiendish challenges against the most verbally-dextrous anagram minds in the world. [Ignition]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Crazy Machines Elements

Crazy Machines Elements

Platform: PlayStation 3
January 10, 2012
In grand Crazy Machines tradition, players must create wacky chain reactions using different parts and accomplish the tasks set out in their mission, from knocking vases over to blowing out candles.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
I Heart Geeks!

I Heart Geeks!

Platform: DS
December 20, 2011
Produced in cooperation with Marc Ecko Entertainment, the game features a tongue-in-cheek story and hip art style where the brainy geek overcomes the brawny (and bullying) jocks, winning the heart of the beautiful cheerleader. A friendly interface and helpful tutorials along with the gradual introduction of puzzles of ever-increasing difficulty and complexity, multiple solutions, and wireless support to allow players to face off against one another in timed puzzle-solving races round out the features. [cdv Software]
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.2
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes

Platform: 3DS
November 1, 2011
A brand new intellectual property developed exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, James Noir's Hollywood Crimes makes the player the main character in a mind-twisting puzzle adventure taking place in an interactive 3D world, with 150 puzzles and mind games to solve.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.6
Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle

Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle

Platform: 3DS
October 25, 2011
Gamers can engage their minds with four challenging puzzle games including Sudoku, Hashiwokakero, Shikaku, and Akari.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Platform: DS
October 18, 2011
Professor Layton and The Devil Flute is the fourth game in the puzzling series.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Crazy Machines Elements

Crazy Machines Elements

Platform: Xbox 360
August 24, 2011
In grand Crazy Machines tradition, players must create wacky chain reactions using different parts and accomplish the tasks set out in their mission, from knocking vases over to blowing out candles.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd
Edge (2011)

Edge (2011)

Platform: PC
August 11, 2011
EDGE is the third Indie game, after Swords & Soldiers and Frenzic, to be redeveloped and taken to other platforms by Two Tribes.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Boulder Dash-XL

Boulder Dash-XL

Platform: Xbox 360
July 13, 2011
This tricky, action-puzzle and dexterity game made its debut in the early 80s and has continued to fascinate its enormous fan base and new players for decades. Today the game is recognized as one of the best loved retro games in the history of computer and video gaming. Now Boulder Dash is back with a hot new look to take the Xbox Live Arcade platform by storm. The multimillion units selling hit game's core remains unchanged: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies; and, avoiding numerous traps, and of course, falling boulders!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Puzzle Agent 2

Puzzle Agent 2

Platform: PC
June 30, 2011
In the second Puzzle Agent game, ace puzzle investigators will return to the snowy mid-west to help Agent Tethers solve the mystery haunting the realm.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.7
Puzzle Agent 2

Puzzle Agent 2

Platform: iOS
June 29, 2011
In the second Puzzle Agent game, ace puzzle investigators will return to the snowy mid-west to help Agent Tethers solve the mystery haunting the realm.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle

The Mystery of Whiterock Castle

Platform: Wii
June 23, 2011
[WiiWare] A good-looking "find the hidden object" game. [Nintendo Life]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
The Adventures of Shuggy

The Adventures of Shuggy

Platform: Xbox 360
June 15, 2011
"The Adventures of Shuggy" is part platformer, part puzzler, and 100 percent pure type-O negative fun. Shuggy boasts a suite of novel play mechanics that are mixed and matched throughout 116 unique single-player levels, each with their own clever twist.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
Cubic Ninja

Cubic Ninja

Platform: 3DS
June 14, 2011
Introducing Cubic Ninja, the Nintendo 3DS title that lets you play without ever touching a button. Simply tilt and turn your Nintendo 3DS to solve challenging puzzles, outwit devious enemies, and escape intricate traps. Cubic Ninja places you in the role of CC, a brave little ninja with a distinctly cubic shape. The princess of your beloved kingdom plus a few of your ninja friends -- has been abducted. And its up to you to save them. To do so, you must tilt and turn your way through over 100 eye-opening levels, defeating adversaries such as Woofbot, Scorchbot, and more. From gravity distortions to raging infernos to elemental forces of wind and water, your enemies will do whatever it takes to stop you. But you wont be stopped. If you have to tumble till youre dizzy, or survive raging waters just to rescue the princess, then you will. Because youre Cubic Ninja. And thats how you roll.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
5.9
Puzzle Agent

Puzzle Agent

Platform: PlayStation 3
April 19, 2011
As the government's sole Puzzle Agent, Tethers has his hands full: the strange case of Scoggins plunges him into a mystery that will challenge every ounce of his expertise, and possibly his very wits too. Tethers must overcome brainteasers at every turn, including mazes, logic puzzles and riddles. He soon realizes that these - along with the clinically pre-occupied townspeople, secret societies, and mysterious sounds from the forest - are intimately connected to the core conundrum. And what's with the gnomes?
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.0
Chime Super Deluxe

Chime Super Deluxe

Platform: PlayStation 3
March 29, 2011
Superseding the previously released Chime on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC, Chime Super Deluxe features new music from a variety of artists in addition to those already included (Moby, Markus Schulz, Philip Glass, Paul Hartnoll from Orbital and Fred Deakin from Lemon Jelly). The line-up includes tracks created exclusively for Chime and provides the largest roster of music so far for players to enjoy.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Bust-A-Move Universe

Bust-A-Move Universe

Platform: 3DS
March 27, 2011
String together colourful bubbles and burst them in the exhilarating puzzles for which the game has come to be known, now upgraded with an all-new feeling of depth.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
4.8
Astroslugs

Astroslugs

Platform: PC
March 17, 2011
Astroslugs is a colorful and soothing puzzle game that is extremely easy to pick up. It features interesting puzzles which require you to fit a number of different shapes upon a board of "Slugballs". Fill all available spaces with all the available shapes to solve each one.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life

Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life

Platform: DS
March 1, 2011
Archaeologist and adventurer Sylvie Leroux joins forces with the shadowy Count Saint-Germain to uncover the truth behind the Tree of Life. Join Sylvie as she embarks on a quest loaded with riddles, hidden clues, and danger as she travels across the globe from Venice and Cairo to the Rock of Gibraltar in her search for the legendary Tree of Life.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Bejeweled Blitz Live

Bejeweled Blitz Live

Platform: Xbox 360
February 23, 2011
Take on friends in the brilliant gem-matching action of Bejeweled Blitz Live! Choose your favorite playing style - Classic or Twist - and rocket up the leaderboards! Battle your way to the top in the all-new 16-player Party mode over Xbox LIVE.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.5
Stacking

Stacking

Platform: Xbox 360
February 9, 2011
Stacking is the second downloadable game produced by THQ and the award-winning Double Fine Productions. The adventure of Stacking requires players to capture and stack dolls together, then use each doll's unique abilities to solve the game's challenges. As more puzzles are solved, new dolls are acquired and the game's visually lush, carefully constructed story unfolds.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Body and Brain Connection

Body and Brain Connection

Platform: Xbox 360
February 8, 2011
Brain Age Kinect is a brain training title from Namco Bandai. Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, cocreator of the DS Brain Age series. Also known as "Dr. Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises."
Metascore:
57
User Score:
4.8
Stacking

Stacking

Platform: PlayStation 3
February 8, 2011
Stacking is the second downloadable game produced by THQ and the award-winning Double Fine Productions. The adventure of Stacking requires players to capture and stack dolls together, then use each doll's unique abilities to solve the game's challenges. As more puzzles are solved, new dolls are acquired and the game's visually lush, carefully constructed story unfolds.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
The UnderGarden

The UnderGarden

Platform: PlayStation 3
February 1, 2011
The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms; physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The world comes alive and music evolves as players get deeper into the world of The UnderGarden. With local co-operative gameplay, players can chill out,work together to solve puzzles and explore the world. The UnderGarden offers 20 different levels of modern exploration filled with brain teasing physics and eco-friendly puzzles that evoke an emotional response to the beauty and calm of this underwater oasis.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.8
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time

Platform: Wii
January 17, 2011
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time is a creative quest for all ages, suitable for anyone who enjoys compelling problem-solving challenges and comical encounters,” said Wil McLellan, CEO of Stickmen Studios.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
NightSky

NightSky

Platform: PC
January 6, 2011
NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
ilomilo

ilomilo

Platform: Xbox 360
January 5, 2011
ilomilo is a puzzle game where you control two friends, ilo and milo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Tetris

Tetris

Platform: PlayStation 3
January 4, 2011
The first Tetris game for the PlayStation 3 will feature a variety of online and offline multiplayer modes in cooperative and competitive flavors.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Raskulls

Raskulls

Platform: Xbox 360
December 29, 2010
Raskulls is a puzzle platform game available for download on Xbox Live Arcade.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
echochrome ii

echochrome ii

Platform: PlayStation 3
December 21, 2010
Utilizing the PlayStation Move motion controller and the PlayStation Eye camera, players can rotate levels and control light and shadows to change the way objects are viewed and the shadows they cast. The ultimate goal is to lead your character through the path from beginning to end, while learning how a variety of different objects can be combined with perspectives, angles and the use of light can be used to help solve the puzzle. Beware … much like echochrome, the possibilities are infinite and there is always more than meets the eye as every person can view each puzzle differently!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Burn the Rope

Burn the Rope

Platform: iOS
December 20, 2010
66% off for first 72 hours !! Get it now. From the team that brought you Thumpies –‘game that reinvented the rhythm genre’; here comes one of the most original games this year. Burn the Rope is a unique game for the pyro in all of us. All you have to do is feed the fire! Burn the Rope is a challenging game where you try to burn as much rope as you can in each level. There’s a catch! The fire only burns upwards, leaving you to tilt and turn your phone to keep your flame alive! As you progress through the levels, you’ll encounter bugs crawling along the rope. Different bugs have different reactions to the flame. For example, the ant changes the color of the flame so you can burn different colored ropes, and the spider shoots out a web bridge so you can access parts of the level that you could not before. Burn the Rope is incredibly fun and addictive. You will actually feel like you’re burning a rope, yet there’s no need for a fire extinguisher! Features: • 80 exciting levels with more coming soon! • Incredibly fun and addictive! • Unique controls ! • Beautiful graphics and cool fire effects! • Easy to learn, hard to master! • Fun for the whole family!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Geared 2!

Geared 2!

Platform: iOS
December 16, 2010
??? THE #1 GAME IS BACK! ??? ??? JOIN 6 MILLION PLAYERS ??? ??? INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICE ??? Geared 2 brings you more AMAZING physics puzzle action! Pit your intellect against new levels, new gear types, and more! Geared 2 is the follow up to Geared, a physics based puzzle game with one goal: power the blue gears. Unlike other gear-based games, Geared 2 has no restrictive snap-grid, delivering total freedom to the player. Overcome obstacles and more in this simple but brilliant spatial puzzle. Features: - Massive new level packs with addictive gameplay. - A Level Editor / Uploader / Downloader. - User Submitted Levels! - New Ghost-gear. - New Sun/Moon gear. - New Wall Objects - New Look! - Play with your own music! - Amazing new menu interface! +Geared 2 features an adorable pet hamster on every level. Watch as he sits, runs, yawns, whistles, shakes his head, and more! See why "Geared" hit #1 in paid applications, and remains featured in "Awesome iOS 4 Apps." Discover why "Geared" has been downloaded over 6 million times; and remains one of the top apps with up to a million players daily. Experience what will surely become a classic puzzle game for years to come.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest 2

Platform: iOS
December 9, 2010
"…if you enjoy match-3 puzzle games, then you absolutely, positively need to get Puzzle Quest 2. It’s just that good." - Daniel Perez, intomobile.com *************************************** Escape to a puzzle game fantasy world filled with amazing creatures, powerful weapons, and challenging minigames! Addicting Match 3 gameplay is blended seamlessly with immersive role playing in this sequel to the award-winning Puzzle Quest! Jump right into the action and customize your character with any one of four classes, each with different skills and abilities. Gain experience and earn treasure as you progress through the adventure, unlocking new spells and harder Match 3 challenges! Are you a brave enough hero to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutches of the demon Gorgon?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.2
7 Wonders II

7 Wonders II

Platform: DS
December 8, 2010
Enjoy newly enhanced and interactive gameplay with incredible animation that surpasses even the original. 7 Wonders instantly transports you back in time to far away lands to complete an unbelievable mission: building the 7 Wonders. This new adventure introduces you to forgotten, yet magnificent structures such as Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal. You'll be dazzled with incredible new power-ups and bonuses and intrigued as you receive pieces of a hidden map, which ultimately uncovers a secret route leading to a wondrous sight that only the best get to see.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.2
Bejeweled 3

Bejeweled 3

Platform: PC
December 7, 2010
The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever! Discover all-new ways to play the world's #1 puzzle game. Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun, journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles, charge into the electrifying Lightning for non-stop action, and tailor your experience in Zen for a revolutionary new way to relax.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
RUSH (2010)

RUSH (2010)

Platform: PC
December 3, 2010
RUSH is a unique 3D puzzle game concept. In the game's fully three dimensional levels, players need to guide cubes to color coded exit points using Conveyor belts, Warps, Stop Signs, Splits and more! The game can be easily controlled with just the mouse, allowing your brain to fully focus on the solutions!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Frenzic

Frenzic

Platform: DS
November 29, 2010
Frenzic is a unique puzzle game that dazzles the eye, teases the brain and keeps you coming back for more.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Auditorium HD

Auditorium HD

Platform: PlayStation 3
November 23, 2010
Auditorium is really all about the experience, both visually and aurally. There are no instructions to teach you how to play. The game is about exploration and discovery. Each level is a unique puzzle with several possible solutions. You play the game by manipulating "the Flow," a constant stream of moving particles of light and sound. The goal is to manipulate various controls in order to guide the Flow into Audio Containers. As you fill the containers, light transforms into sound. Given enough light, the containers will begin to sing together in a symphony, providing the ultimate Harmony of Flow.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
Dream Chronicles

Dream Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation 3
November 23, 2010
Unlock the secrets of the beautiful and mysterious fairy realm in the third installment of the award-winning Dream Chronicles series. Discover hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles as you join Faye on her quest to save her daughter from the clutches of the Fairy Queen Lilith with the assistance of her husband Fidget. Reveal the secret prophecy of The Chosen Child as you unlock the Nexus to solve puzzles that span across multiple areas and immerse yourself in this all-new hunt-and-seek adventure with unexpected twists that will keep you searching for answers throughout the game.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
tbd
Tetris Party Live

Tetris Party Live

Platform: DS
November 22, 2010
Now you can party with Tetris whenever and wherever you like! Tetris Party Live features several exciting game modes from the popular Tetris Party series, including Marathon (a favorite single-player mode), Computer Battle (challenge the computer), VS Battle (challenge a friend) and Duel Space (strategize to claim more space than an opponent). But the party doesn't stop there: Take the Tetris fun online via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service (broadband Internet access required) and enjoy multiplayer Tetris with up to three opponents at a time. You can also use the global ranking system to see how your Tetris Party Live skills stack up against the rest of the world.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Supermarket Mania

Supermarket Mania

Platform: DS
November 22, 2010
Supermarket Mania is a mesmerizing time management game. Help Nikki keep five grocery stores stocked to the rafters with the provisions customers want. If you work fast and hard, you'll earn enough money to upgrade your establishments and show your adversary what a little hometown pluck can do. Supermarket Mania includes 50 levels in Story Mode, Endless Shift Mode with extra bonuses, five shops, seven types of customers, 20-plus upgrades for your shop and more than a dozen products to sell.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Create

Create

Platform: Xbox 360
November 16, 2010
The more players explore the game, solve level-based challenges, and customize their world, the more rewards will be unlocked. Creativity will be unleashed as players design environments with easy-to-use brushes and tools, including textures, props and animating objects that bring the scene to life. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and MAC players can share any of their creations, solutions or challenges with the community through the console and also via the official Create website at www.create.ea.com. Friends can download and remix solutions and set challenges for other players to download and complete. Imaginations will run wild this holiday!
Metascore:
60
User Score:
5.8
Create

Create

Platform: PlayStation 3
November 16, 2010
The more players explore the game, solve level-based challenges, and customize their world, the more rewards will be unlocked. Creativity will be unleashed as players design environments with easy-to-use brushes and tools, including textures, props and animating objects that bring the scene to life. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and MAC players can share any of their creations, solutions or challenges with the community through the console and also via the official Create website at www.create.ea.com. Friends can download and remix solutions and set challenges for other players to download and complete. Imaginations will run wild this holiday!
Metascore:
61
User Score:
5.1
Create

Create

Platform: Wii
November 16, 2010
The more players explore the game, solve level-based challenges, and customize their world, the more rewards will be unlocked. Creativity will be unleashed as players design environments with easy-to-use brushes and tools, including textures, props and animating objects that bring the scene to life. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and MAC players can share any of their creations, solutions or challenges with the community through the console and also via the official Create website at www.create.ea.com. Friends can download and remix solutions and set challenges for other players to download and complete. Imaginations will run wild this holiday!
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.8
Create

Create

Platform: PC
November 16, 2010
The more players explore the game, solve level-based challenges, and customize their world, the more rewards will be unlocked. Creativity will be unleashed as players design environments with easy-to-use brushes and tools, including textures, props and animating objects that bring the scene to life. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and MAC players can share any of their creations, solutions or challenges with the community through the console and also via the official Create website at www.create.ea.com. Friends can download and remix solutions and set challenges for other players to download and complete. Imaginations will run wild this holiday!
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.1
The UnderGarden

The UnderGarden

Platform: PC
November 10, 2010
The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms; physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The world comes alive and music evolves as players get deeper into the world of The UnderGarden. With local co-operative gameplay, players can chill out,work together to solve puzzles and explore the world. The UnderGarden offers 20 different levels of modern exploration filled with brain teasing physics and eco-friendly puzzles that evoke an emotional response to the beauty and calm of this underwater oasis.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
5.8
The UnderGarden

The UnderGarden

Platform: Xbox 360
November 10, 2010
Challenge your mind in the wondrous depths of The UnderGarden. Plunge into a unique new world exploring large underground caverns, encountering mysterious creatures to befriend or avoid. Solve mind-bending brainteasers and puzzles as soothing tunes accompany you on your journey through 14 distinct levels of state of the art 3D graphics. The UnderGarden offers a mental challenge and aesthetic experience like nothing else.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Puzzle Expedition

Puzzle Expedition

Platform: DS
November 9, 2010
On a quest to track down her father, Anna enlists a guide to take her to her father's last known stop on his expedition. Ben and Anna must work together as a team to continue moving forward. The two of them must move stones and create pathways through each level while avoiding becoming stuck. Help Ben and Anna collect clues among the ruins as you solve the clever puzzles to lead them through Puzzle Expedition! Key Game Features: Clever puzzles to test your strategy skills. Use blocks, switches, and teleports to complete each puzzle. No time limit for solving each puzzle. Help Anna & Ben in this problem-solving adventure! More than 100 levels!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Dream Chronicles

Dream Chronicles

Platform: Xbox 360
October 20, 2010
Unlock the secrets of the beautiful and mysterious fairy realm in the third installment of the award-winning Dream Chronicles series. Discover hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles as you join Faye on her quest to save her daughter from the clutches of the Fairy Queen Lilith with the assistance of her husband Fidget. Reveal the secret prophecy of The Chosen Child as you unlock the Nexus to solve puzzles that span across multiple areas and immerse yourself in this all-new hunt-and-seek adventure with unexpected twists that will keep you searching for answers throughout the game.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
tbd
ChuChu Rocket!

ChuChu Rocket!

Platform: iOS
October 19, 2010
The cult-classic Dreamcast puzzle game is back with over 140 puzzles and frantic 1 to 4 player multiplayer action. 10 years ago, a cute group of ChuChu’s invaded the hearts and minds of gamers as they looked for an escape plan away from the evil KapuKapus into their cozy rocket ships. Now, you get to re-live the glory days of frantic puzzle fun on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad! _____________________ WILD PUZZLES Help the ChuChus escape the evil KapuKapus in 145 puzzles spread between Normal, Hard, Special, and Mania difficulty levels 1 TO 4 PLAYER MULTIPLAYER BATTLES Play free-for-all or in team battle as frantic action ensues across 25 intense multiplayer levels as up to 4 players battle it out via bluetooth or wi-fi TONS OF GAME MODES Beginner and expert ChuChu’s alike can enjoy cheese-erific game modes including Puzzle, Challenge, and Multiplayer Battle EXCLUSIVE IPAD FEATURE If you thought ChuChu multiplayer was insane before, wait until you try it on the iPad featuring 4 player on a single iPad. Push, shove, and flick your way to victory! _____________________ PRAISE FROM THE PRESS ChuChu Rocket! was a total blast when I had a chance to play it today, and it makes me sad that I never tried out this title almost a decade ago. It seems like a perfect fit for the iPhone, with all of the original levels reworked to be touch screen friendly – touchArcade.com Gathering up four friends for a manic game of Chu Chu Rocket is a cherished gaming memory. The version of Chu Chu Rocket I was able to play today at SEGA's offices pretty much matched up with those memories – IGN.com Chu Chu Rocket will command attention by virtue of being different from the steady string match-three puzzlers and its multiplayer push. Even though it can't claim innovation as a port of an older title, there's still a sense of freshness and certainly an appeal about this game of cat and mouse. – PocketGamer.com _____________________ CHECK OUT other SEGA games: - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Sonic the Hedgehog 1 - Phantasy Star II - Shining Force - Space Harrier II - Ecco the Dolphin - Football Manager Handheld 2010 - Super Monkey Ball 2 - Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition (iPad) - Super Monkey Ball - Streets of Rage - Golden Axe - Columns Deluxe FOLLOW US at twitter.com/sega facebook.com/sega GIFT THIS APP: Click the “Buy App” arrow on the iTunes® App
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
ThruSpace

ThruSpace

Platform: Wii
October 18, 2010
ThruSpace is an exciting puzzle game in which you move and rotate an object called a keydron through gaps in walls. Putting your keydron through a gap earns you points, but mastering this ability allows you to perform combos (picking up pairs of crystals simultaneously) and tricks (rotating the keydron so that its shadow covers all of the gap before passing through it), which are key to achieving high scores. Refine your skills in multiple game modes (Normal, Endless and Trick Challenge), brush up on the rules in Keydron Tutorial, or watch replay data in Keydron Memories. As the game progresses, the number of available keydrons, backgrounds, stages and levels will increase. If you have a broadband Internet connection, you can register your high scores on the leaderboard via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and compare scores with other ThruSpace players. This game is easy to play but difficult to master. Do you have the skills and reflexes necessary to overcome the increasingly complex challenges of ThruSpace?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.7
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time

Platform: PC
October 15, 2010
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time is a creative quest for all ages, suitable for anyone who enjoys compelling problem-solving challenges and comical encounters,” said Wil McLellan, CEO of Stickmen Studios.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.3
Dead Space Ignition

Dead Space Ignition

Platform: Xbox 360
October 13, 2010
Dead Space Ignition combines an interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Each game offers a fun and satisfying arcade experience that will challenge players with puzzles and twitch gameplay. Dead Space Ignition features a unique. Choose Your Own Adventure type narrative, allowing players to survive the horrific Necromorph outbreak in multiple ways. The game offers four unique endings and upon completion of each one, players will be rewarded with unlocks including an exclusive suit, all of which can be used by Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
4.2
Invizimals

Invizimals

Platform: PSP
October 12, 2010
There are invisible creatures everywhere - and only your PSP Camera can see them. Track down the mysterious Invizimals, lay down your magical trap and try to capture as many of them as possible. Your Invizimals can face off in exciting battles using magic and special moves to defeat their opponents. Watch as they learn new attacks and evolve, becoming even more powerful. Make amazing discoveries on your own or enjoy multiplayer action via Ad Hoc and Infrastructure Mode. Trade Invizimals with your friends and build up your own personal collection of fantastic creatures. [SCEE]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Super Scribblenauts

Super Scribblenauts

Platform: DS
October 12, 2010
In this new game created and developed by 5TH Cell, players use the stylus and touch screen to help Maxwell, the game’s hero, acquire the "Starite," the prize earned from solving the puzzle in even more robust challenges and redesigned levels. Players now have the ability to write any object that comes to mind and modify it in any way they desire using adjectives to reach the goal in each level. Adjectives can change the color, size, elements, behaviors and many other aspects of the object they are describing. Multiple adjectives can be combined together to produce incredibly creative objects, allowing the player's imagination to run wild for a truly unique and individualistic experience.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Dead Space Ignition

Dead Space Ignition

Platform: PlayStation 3
October 12, 2010
Dead Space Ignition combines an interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Each game offers a fun and satisfying arcade experience that will challenge players with puzzles and twitch gameplay. Dead Space Ignition features a unique. Choose Your Own Adventure type narrative, allowing players to survive the horrific Necromorph outbreak in multiple ways. The game offers four unique endings and upon completion of each one, players will be rewarded with unlocks including an exclusive suit, all of which can be used by Isaac Clarke in Dead Space 2.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
3.9
Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun

Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun

Platform: DS
October 12, 2010
Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun has you search for clues to find out what caused a sudden solar eclipse in Transylvania and why people are missing.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
Stoneship

Stoneship

Platform: iOS
September 28, 2010
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the App Store - an entirely new iOS game from the company that brought you Myst. Introducing "Stoneship: The Curse of a Thousand Islands" Arrrgh! Pack Your Flintlock! So you think you want to sail the seven seas? How about helping patrol the Thousand Islands! There are a lot of oceans out there with countless islands - and boatloads of pirates and sea monsters who would like to steal treasure and shiver your timbers. You brilliance, and your ability to amass a loyal crew are the only thing standing in their way. So avast the vastness - man the cannons - and set sail to restore peace and order to the high seas. Stoneship is a lighthearted new direction for Cyan Worlds. Explore, control, and protect vast oceans and islands - starting with the initial eighty three levels of pirate-cursed real estate. Stoneship brings a casual, top-down, turn-based, strategy, puzzle game, with a bent toward the whimsical, to the palm of your hand. Set sail now, because we'll be releasing free updates with new campaign levels, more monsters, helpful first mates, and devious new challenges. Try to keep up!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Platform: DS
September 12, 2010
Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a confounding letter - from Luke 10 years in the future. But the message inside is even more troubling: London of the future is in disarray, and the only person who can help set things right is Professor Layton.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Coconut Dodge

Coconut Dodge

Platform: PSP
August 31, 2010
Coconut Dodge features two modes of play. The default mode is ideal for casual players interested in a quick and fun "game-on-the-go"; the Maze Master mode is primarily targeted at the hardcore audience willing to explore each level to its fullest by applying strategy, wits, and perseverance on a quest to reach a specific number of points before the end of each level. In this mode there is a specific pattern of movement that can be memorized and mastered with enough experience and quick thinking, and this is where Coconut Dodge really excels: beneath its visually simple façade is a hard nut to crack as the game is loaded with addicting and varied gameplay. The in-game tutorial is highly recommended to all audiences as it explains the various Power-Ups and their use within the game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Drawn: Dark Flight

Drawn: Dark Flight

Platform: PC
August 31, 2010
With its striking artwork, original puzzles and original orchestrated soundtrack, Drawn: Dark Flight from Big Fish Games Studios, is setting a new standard for casual games. The second installment in the cinematic Drawn series takes on an interactive-storybook feel, spanning three sprawling chapters over an estimated 6 to 8 hours of gameplay. Drawn: Dark Flight will entertain both adventure-game fans and those new to the genre as they explore the world of Stonebriar, solving puzzles and lighting the town’s magical beacons to banish the shadows and rescue its young queen, Iris.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Slice It!

Slice It!

Platform: iOS
August 31, 2010
ONCE YOU SLICE, YOU CAN'T STOP SLICING! Thanks for your love and great support we've reached top paid games #1 UK, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden And Austria and #2 Paid app in USA! Slice It! is the game, where you slice different figures into the same ratio or surface area. Challenge yourself, if you dare, but watch out because the stages get more complicated. Feel the itchiness, Taste the pleasure of perfection! LET’S DO SOME BRAIN EXERCISE! ? ? ? ? ? CRITIQUES' QUOTES Slice It! encapsulates everything you want from iPhone puzzler: easy to pick up, impossible to put back down. - IGN Wireless With 60 levels to tackle, and room for more to be added in the future, Slice It! provides a surprising amount of slicing fun. -Touch Arcade Slice It is exactly what I want out of an iPhone app. It doesn’t try to do too much with graphics and doesn’t leave me longing for physical buttons… the game just works. - 148apps Com2uS bravely took a risk and offered a unique kind of puzzle game I believe the AppStore hasn’t seen before. -TheAppera ? ? ? ? ? FEATURES 60 Given Stages + More Each stage contains a variety of figures, and more levels will be added in future updates. In the advanced stages, new kinds of obstacles are introduced to make the game more exciting. Use a hint, if it’s difficult ! Refer to a hint, if you are stumped on a stage. Earn more hints by clearing stages perfectly. MULTI LANGUAGE SUPPORT English, Japanese, Chinese(Simplified and Standarad) and Korean UNIVERSAL APP Slice It! will run on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad iPhone 4 RETINA DISPLAY ? ? ? ? ? COM2US GAMES 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 Heavy Gunner + Ocean Blue(iPad) The World of Magic Caligo Chaser HEAVY GUNNER 3D Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone Sniper Vs Sniper: Online World of Tunes 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2009 The Chronicles of Inotia: Legend of Feanor Trapped:Undead Infection Crazy Hotdogs ? ? ? ? ? ABOUT COM2US Follow us! @ twitter.com/Com2uS Join Com2uS Fan Page @ facebook.com/Com2uS Tips and Updates @ Com2us.com/iPhone
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Tales of Elastic Boy - Mission 1

Tales of Elastic Boy - Mission 1

Platform: Wii
August 30, 2010
Tales of Elastic Boy offers a totally innovative and unique style of game play that takes full advantage of the Wii Remote controller. To fulfill your quest and save your planet, you'll have to travel through many lands, defeat various enemies, meet unexpected friends and solve tricky puzzles. Play in single-player mode or with your friends and discover funny games. Use your stretching arms to swing and punch, roll as fast as you can or jump onto your enemies. Based on a powerful physics engine, Tales of Elastic Boy offers a truly original and entertaining gaming experience that's easy to learn but challenging to master.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest 2

Platform: PC
August 12, 2010
Puzzle Quest 2 is a brand new adventure from Infinite Interactive, the award winning developer of the supreme puzzle-rpg experience. Featuring a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Players will get closer to the Puzzle Quest action than ever before with a more intimate viewpoint of the world and choose from any of four character classes, Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian, or Assassin, each providing interesting twists on class-specific mechanics for hours of replayability. Players will level up their character to progress through the adventure in Story Mode or dive into Instant Action, Tournament Mode, or Multiplayer Mode for a rich and diverse gameplay experience.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.7
Arctic Adventures: Polar's Puzzles

Arctic Adventures: Polar's Puzzles

Platform: PSP
August 3, 2010
Are you smarter than the average bear? Help Polar solve all 50 brain - freezing puzzle levels. Use snow, ice, metal and dynamite blocks to crack these conundrums. Achieve the Move and Time targets for each puzzle and collect all 150 Gold Stars. Over 20 hours of gameplay spanning the Icy Wastes, across The Frozen Sea, through The Twilight Forest to the Edge of the World and on to the oil rig. Number of hours based on a normal human being, actual hours of gameplay may vary depending on the puzzle solving, ninja skills of the player.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Gravity Hook HD

Gravity Hook HD

Platform: iOS
July 29, 2010
"[Gravity Hook HD] provides much of what I loved about Canabalt, only in a vertical climb instead of a side scrolling run... it really is a much better experience with your finger."- Touch Arcade"Gravity Hook became a high score-focused game that I could whip out and play any time, making it a title that'll be a mainstay on my Apple devices for a long time to come."- GamePro"...the presentation here is simple yet exquisite. With hand drawn backgrounds and lovingly-detailed nodes, the art direction manages to be a perfect fit. Baranowsky’s soundtracks are among the best in video games today..."- Gamezebo"...not only easier on the eyes, but easier to play as well."- Kotaku"You can feel the evolution of Semi Secret's reflex-intensive design ideas in [Gravity Hook HD]."- IFC.com"Like the [Canabalt], Gravity Hook HD is punishingly difficult and encourages a just-one-more-game mentality."- MTV Multiplayer"I can't say it's as fun or as simple as Canabalt, but it is colorful and addictive for sure."- TUAW
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

Platform: iOS
July 21, 2010
Take control of Alucard, son of Dracula, and experience Castlevania in a whole new way on the iPhone/ iPod Touch with Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night! Konami brings you a truly innovative Puzzle-RPG system Developed exclusively for the iPhone/iPod Touch, an exciting first for the Castlevania series! Featured and Highlights: Play as and against characters from Symphony of the Night Share your achievements with friends on Facebook! Play songs from your own music library during battles Over 20 hours of gameplay in Story Mode Dozens of unique enemies to fight and over one hundred items to collect Over 20 honors to earn
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Tidalis

Tidalis

Platform: PC
July 16, 2010
Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new "streams" mechanic. The game is brimming over with riffs and variants on that core mechanic with 20 game modes, dozens of special blocks and items, and 115 levels in the adventure mode alone. The basic rules of the game are this: blocks fall down into the board and have a color and an arrow direction. If a stack of blocks exceeds the height of the board, you lose. In order to clear blocks, you must right-click and drag paths through the arrows to set up chain reactions of like-colored blocks.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Primrose

Primrose

Platform: DS
July 12, 2010
[DSiWare] Take your time, set your own pace, establish your own goals and adapt your play style however you like. Primrose rules are easy: There are no time limits, no levels, no arbitrary objectives and no constraints. Just place pairs of tiles on a game grid and attempt to corral groups of tiles with pieces of a different color. Surrounded tiles disappear and surrounding tiles change colors, allowing chain effects to trigger combos for massive points. You can play long matches and try to keep up with increasing levels of difficulty, or just go all out on a huge single-move combo for millions of points.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Helsing's Fire

Helsing's Fire

Platform: iOS
July 10, 2010
When the implacable Professor Helsing and his assistant Raffton travel to The Shadow Blight, they’ll need every weapon at their disposal to defeat Dracula’s vampire horde. In this captivating, dark Gothic puzzle-adventure, use Dr. Helsing’s powerful torch and tonics to save the world from the demonic uprising! ADDICTIVE PUZZLES Helsing’s Fire features a brand-new puzzle mechanic never before seen: use the touch-screen to position Helsing’s torch to illuminate different combinations of monsters, then destroy them in the correct order using Raffton’s supply of different tonics. The quick, rewarding puzzles make it a perfect game for brief play-sessions, but you’ll always want to play ‘just one more level’! A HUGE, DARK UNIVERSE With puzzles set across three worlds, with 30 different levels in each world, all featuring thirteen different monster types including three bosses, Helsing’s Fire provides an incredibly rich, deep, and varied game experience. And because on replays puzzles are re-generated randomly, the game will always be fresh! COMPELLING SETTING The Victorian theme, Gothic setting, and engaging characters make Helsing’s Fire one of the most appealing story-oriented puzzle games released. Add to that the distinct minimalist style of the character portraits, the incredible dynamic lighting of the shadows cast by your moving torch, and an original soundtrack, and it’s clear that Helsing’s Fire presents an epic experience. Designed just for the iPhone, this is high-quality mobile gaming at its finest. MULTIPLE MODES AND ACHIEVEMENTS As if the 90 distinct levels weren’t enough, Helsing’s Fire also comes with an additional Survival Mode, for the bravest of the brave! And when you’ve stood against the horde as long as you can, you can post your scores on the fully-integrated Crystal leaderboards, earning achievements for your accomplishments and claiming bragging rights from your friends. Dracula must be stopped. Raffton, take the tonics: it’s time to head into the Blight!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Despicable Me: The Game - Minion Mayhem

Despicable Me: The Game - Minion Mayhem

Platform: DS
July 6, 2010
Be Despicable! Despicable Me: The Game lets players of all ages experience the thrill of being Gru, one of the world’s greatest supervillains who is planning the biggest heist in history – stealing the moon. Complete heists and missions in a unique blend of action and puzzle solving that combines the fun of commanding minions and using an arsenal of Despicable gadgets and weapons. [D3Publisher]
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Turba

Turba

Platform: PC
July 6, 2010
Turba provides a gameplay experience unlike any you have encountered before. Load in music from your PC and combo blocks to your favorite tunes in this unique new twist on the "match-3" style game! The blocks on the game board generate and move to the beat of the song you choose.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest 2

Platform: Xbox 360
June 30, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Featuring a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Get closer to the Puzzle Quest action than ever before with a more intimate viewpoint of the world, and with all new character classes: Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian, or Assassin. [Infinite Interactive]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Puzzle Agent

Puzzle Agent

Platform: PC
June 30, 2010
Take the Professor Layton games, throw in a dash of that Telltale humor, and layer on top the sharp artwork of renowned artist and animator Graham Annable, and you get Puzzle Agent, an episodic puzzle adventure. [GameSpot]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Puzzle Quest 2

Puzzle Quest 2

Platform: DS
June 22, 2010
Featuring a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Get closer to the Puzzle Quest action than ever before with a more intimate viewpoint of the world, and with all new character classes: Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian, or Assassin. [Infinite Interactive]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts

The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts

Platform: Wii
June 21, 2010
[WiiWare] A crumbling mansion is home to a most peculiar picture book. Gather your courage and open the door to this odd, unsettling and slightly scary tale. Turn the tide of frantic battles by using the Wii Remote controller to throw animated paper bears into the picture book's unusual pages. Use all the tools at your disposal to defend the shining blue jewels found within against Kina, the mysterious young boy residing in the mansion. Thirty exciting and challenging stages await you.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages

The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages

Platform: Wii
June 21, 2010
[WiiWare] A crumbling mansion is home to a most peculiar picture book. Gather your courage and open the door to this odd, unsettling and slightly scary tale. Solve innovative puzzles by using the Wii Remote controller to throw animated paper bears into the picture book's unusual pages. Grab all the red candies found inside, carefully place your bears and cleverly manipulate the unique environments. Delve into the unfolding drama of Pina, the mysterious young girl residing in the mansion. Thirty exciting and challenging stages await you.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Puzzle Dimension

Puzzle Dimension

Platform: PC
June 21, 2010
Brain exercise in 3D - Train your spatial visualization ability by navigating increasingly complex 3D puzzles. The objective "pick all the sunflowers" sounds simple - but Puzzle Dimension is not your ordinary game world. Here up and down are relative terms as the gravity depends on where you roll the ball. [Steam]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Art Style: Rotozoa

Art Style: Rotozoa

Platform: Wii
June 21, 2010
[WiiWare; Also known as "Art Style: Penta Tentacles"] Control a circular creature-like organism known as a rotozoan and nimbly make your way through level after level of primordial ooze. Comprised of only three distinct parts (colored sides, tentacles and life force), the focus of your rotozoan life is simple: grow your tentacles. After playing a few levels and learning the basics of your microscopic world, you begin to unlock additional modes of play and the ability to choose the number of tentacles on your rotozoan. Each mode has its own specific purpose: reach a particular length with your tentacles or grow them to the greatest length possible. In either mode, growing your tentacles means absorbing enemies known as goobugs by touching them. There's just one catch: Successfully absorbing a goobug depends on matching its color to your tentacle. Also, longer tentacles can more easily come in contact with incorrectly colored goobugs (causing damage to the tentacle and decreasing your life force), and the goobugs themselves multiply and begin adapting to your movement. Luckily, objects such as the restorative heart item and special attack-enabling cyclone item can be found floating in the ooze to help your rotozoan survive. With atmospheres ranging from peaceful to intensely challenging, Art Style: Rotozoa offers a wide variety of levels. Victory can only be achieved through quick, precise movement and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Are you ready to take on the goobugs? Games in the Art Style series feature elegant design, polished graphics and pick-up-and-play controls, creating an experience focused purely on fun and engaging game play.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Spin Six

Spin Six

Platform: DS
June 21, 2010
[DSiWare] Spin Six is a puzzle game in which you rotate numbered panels to line them up and make them disappear. The real challenge lies in your ability to create chains of uninterrupted changing or elimination of panels and to connect many chains to score big points. Puzzle mode offers nearly 200 puzzles to solve, either in the One-Turn or Chain categories, while Time Attack mode allows you to challenge yourself to see how quickly you can eliminate a set number of panels. If you're more into points, the goal of Score Attack mode is to see how many points you can score within a set time limit (make the Spinnerator appear and get into Fever Time to really maximize your score!). Chain Challenge mode is all about the number of chains you can make without interruption. Give Spin Six a whirl to discover its multiple modes and deep yet easy-to-master game play.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Aqueduct

Aqueduct

Platform: iOS
June 19, 2010
Introducing Aqueduct—a world of jumbled waterways and mixed-up pipelines. It's up to you to rearrange the tracks and restore the flow. Locked gates, shifty conveyor belts, puzzling warp portals, and more stand between you and order. With over 140 unique puzzles, spanning 6 chapters of difficulty, Aqueduct delivers hours of neuron-jolting fun. From the creators of Abca, Enso•Dot, and Orba—Aqueduct fuses the slider-puzzle and pipe-connecting concepts into something totally new and outlandishly clever. If you're bored of the same old puzzle games, Aqueduct will give your brain the challenge it's looking for.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Bejeweled 2

Bejeweled 2

Platform: Wii
June 14, 2010
[WiiWare] Get set to play the world's No. 1 puzzle game, now available for the Wii console. Match sparkling gems three at a time to make them burst in showers of color and points. Match four or more to create flashy power gems that boost your score and your mood with cascades and combos. Soar to gem-matching heights in Classic mode, or speed through matches against the clock in Action mode. For even more dazzling fun, bump up your brain waves with multi-faceted Puzzles, or enter the Zen state of Endless play.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville

Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville

Platform: Wii
June 14, 2010
[WiiWare] Welcome to the town of Sunnyville! Search local yard sales on your mission to find hidden treasures and objects. Use your fantastic finds to decorate your dream home in a competition to win the illustrious "Superstar Homes Magazine Contest!" Beat the clock or play at your own pace, searching for hundreds of items hidden in fun locales. Enjoy challenges in this expansive seek-and-find game.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Cubixx

Cubixx

Platform: PSP
June 8, 2010
Use your laser to cut away the surfaces of a mysterious cube and free the energy within. Cutting longer lines and crossing multiple cube surfaces gives you bigger combos, but at far greater risk. Can you brave this hazardous environment and complete all 20 levels? Old-school, high score-chasing gameplay with a modern twist. Do you have what it takes to top the high score table and become number one?
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Flametail

Flametail

Platform: DS
June 7, 2010
[DSiWare] The year is 2099, and the solar system is littered with space junk. Our best hope for a tidier cosmos is to send the Flametail incinerator pod from planet to planet for a little fiery cleanup. Take control of the Flametail pod and start winding your way through obstacles, then watch as your flaming tail ignites blocks of troublesome debris and eventually eliminates them. Be careful not to work yourself into a dead end, and don't let the hazard line that follows you catch up to your tail or reach any leftover garbage. Luckily, you can find useful items (such as bombs or score multipliers) along your path and earn special power-ups (like radar or a missile) by collecting letter panels to spell particular words. Effectively burn up the floating garbage in the game's two modes - Space Tour and Time Limit - and earn new graphics and other surprises as you progress. The straightforward controls make it possible for anyone to take on the job of restoring space to pristine condition. Do you have what it takes to make your way to the outer reaches of the solar system?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Fire Panic

Fire Panic

Platform: DS
June 7, 2010
[DSiWare] As a futuristic firefighter in Fire Panic, you face the continuous challenge of extinguishing more and more fires that keep flaring up. To do this, use your Nintendo DSi stylus to mark the fastest route for your fire engine to reach each blaze. The engine will follow the line you draw and automatically douse each fire it passes along the way. It's a thrilling experience every time you play.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Platform: Wii
May 31, 2010
[WiiWare] Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex follows Ben Tennyson as he finds himself in the middle of Hex's villainous plan to control the Earth. Using the powers of the Omnitrix, players can transform Ben into 10 different alien forms including Big Chill, Spider Monkey and, for the first time ever, Lodestar. Choose from 10 different aliens to platform your way through 15 levels, completing puzzle challenges along the way. Fight menacing villains and bosses in Ben's newest adventure. Experience the world of Ben 10 Alien Force with 3-D characters set in a vibrant, 2-D-styled environment.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.0
Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex

Platform: Xbox 360
May 26, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex follows Ben Tennyson as he finds himself in the middle of Hex’s villainous plan to control the Earth. Utilizing the powers of the Omnitrix, transform Ben into ten different alien forms including Big Chill, Spider Monkey, and for the first time ever, Lodestar, as he battles Hex and his minions. Choose from 10 different aliens to platform your way through 15 levels completing puzzle challenges along the way. Fight through menacing villains and bosses in Ben’s newest adventure. Experience the world of Ben 10 Alien Force with 3-D characters set in a vibrant, 2-D styled environment. [Konami]
Metascore:
46
User Score:
4.5
Voodoo Dice

Voodoo Dice

Platform: Xbox 360
May 26, 2010
[Xbox Live Arcade] Roll the dice in a mystical world filled with exploration, puzzle solving, and adventure. Voodoo Dice is a puzzler that challenges you to solve puzzles in unique and interesting ways in a quest to conquer the voodoo universe. Experience a variety of game play with 60 single-player levels, 20 multiplayer levels, and four multiplayer modes including Race Mode, Flag Mode, Tactic Mode, and Arcade Mode. Voodoo Dice promises to win you over with its immersive gameplay and Voodoo fun! [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.4
Color Cross

Color Cross

Platform: DS
May 25, 2010
Colour Cross is a challenging puzzle game where the goal is to uncover the hidden picture by applying the right colour to the appropriate square. Utilising the familiar 'paint by numbers' picture logic puzzle mechanic, completing a grid will reveal a portion of a larger hidden image as well as unlocking increasingly difficult challenges. With over 150 individual grids to unlock, Colour Cross provides hours of brain-teasing gameplay that is colourful in more ways than one. [Rising Star Games]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Tetris Party Deluxe

Tetris Party Deluxe

Platform: Wii
May 25, 2010
Six new game modes: Bombliss - Clear lines using bombs for explosive line clearing chain reactions; Sprint - Clear 40 lines in the shortest amount of time; VS Sprint - Compete against 3 other players (locally) in Sprint. The first player to clear 40 lines wins; Master - Set to maximum difficulty/speed for extreme Tetris players; Co-op VS Co-op - You and another person play cooperatively against a second team in an extra-wide Matrix; Clear Sprint - Clear 20 Perfect Clears in the shortest amount of time. [Majesco]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.4
Tetris Party Deluxe

Tetris Party Deluxe

Platform: DS
May 25, 2010
Magic at your fingertips - Utilize the intuitive touch screen to activate Magic Items during multiplayer games. Free speech is good - Simply speak into the Nintendo DS microphone within the Wi-Fi Battle lobby to speak with other users. [Majesco]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Trauma Team

Trauma Team

Platform: Wii
May 18, 2010
Trauma Team is an entirely new medical entertainment experience from the makers of the award-winning Trauma Center series. Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style. Hand-drawn art, innovative animation, and quality voice acting perfectly capture the raw intensity, excitement, and danger of every heart-pounding moment. Bigger, more exciting, and more balanced than ever before, Trauma Team promises to be the ultimate medical entertainment experience. [Atlus USA]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Supermarket Mania

Supermarket Mania

Platform: PSP
May 18, 2010
[PSP Minis] A time-management game.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
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