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:
6.9
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:
8.0
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:
6.7
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:
8.2
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:
7.2
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
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