PC 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Platform: PC
April 20, 2010
(Downloadable Game) Create your own paradox... for the love of pie. Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie in The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom. Record yourself and harness your time-bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past, present, and future selves. Winterbottom's debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space, and play. Join Winterbottom as he travels through over 75 "movie" levels, causing mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time. [2K Play]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Toki Tori

Toki Tori

Platform: PC
January 28, 2010
The gameplay in Toki Tori is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it's a puzzle game at heart. To progress through the game, the player must pick up each egg in a level using a set number of tools. Players will have to look and plan ahead carefully while using items such as the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock. Additional tools are gradually introduced as the player progresses through the game's 80+ levels covering four unique worlds. [Steam]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Bob Came in Pieces

Bob Came in Pieces

Platform: PC
January 22, 2010
Bob has crashed on a strange planet, lost a bunch of parts for his ship and above all, is late for work! Find the lost parts and rebuild your ship along the way to solve challenging, physics-based puzzles. You can build your ship any way you like in the ship builder – try to find the coolest ship-design for the puzzle at hand. [Ludosity]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
4.8
Mole Control

Mole Control

Platform: PC
January 20, 2010
The people of Molar Creek have lived alongside the region's infamous exploding moles for hundreds of years but the night before the village's annual Mole Control competition and a mystery villain has set the exploding moles loose within the town itself. It's now down to you and local inventor Dr Kraft to find the moles and reclaim Molar Creek. Mole Control is a puzzle game that brings the classic logic based game play of minesweeper into the 21st century. Pilot a crazy invention across a mind-bending adventure, or enjoy a frantic time attack challenge, all with the comical aim to rid one town of exploding moles. [Blizt]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

Platform: PC
November 25, 2009
Use your wits and Hidden Object and Adventure game talent to follow the trail of a group of missing graduate students in Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Gyromancer

Gyromancer

Platform: PC
November 18, 2009
Gyromanceris a puzzle-roleplaying game (RPG) featuring a unique battle system based on Bejeweled Twist combined with elements of Square Enix role-playing games. Battle system: Gyromancer has a new battle system based on Bejeweled Twist. Command unique beasts to battle your foes. Hidden treasures: Search the map for items, coins, and new beasts to fight at your side. Gain levels in battle and acquire powerful new beasts. Deadly mage: Assume the role of Rivel, a deadly mage, as he rids Aldemona Wood of a brooding darkness. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.6
Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life

Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life

Platform: PC
November 3, 2009
The secret of the Tree of Life. For centuries people were ready to commit worst crimes and risk their lives to discover it. Times have changed, but not human nature. As Sylvie Leroux - a young archaeologist and adventurer - is working to solve the mystery that surrounds the legend, she finds herself tempted by the same promises that so many before her fell for. What is linking the unresolved riddle of missing crew from Mary Celeste with a trunk dating back to the conquistadors? Who is the enigmatic Count of St. Germain? In order to get answers to these and many more questions, Sylvie will set on an epic journey which will lead her across the channels of Venice to the dark alleys of Cairo, rocky coasts of Gibraltar and further, into the unknown.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Zuma's Revenge!

Zuma's Revenge!

Platform: PC
September 15, 2009
Enter an all-new world of Zuma where evil tiki bosses rule the land! Conquer over 60 levels by firing stone spheres to make matches and destroy the deadly stream of balls, then take on six tiki boss battles and guide your agile amphibian to victory! Leap into action in four game modes with explosive new features and amazing new gameplay: Slide and hop for smarter shots, hit targets for exotic bonuses, and detonate new power-up balls! Will you succumb to the perilous pitfalls, or can you tame the jungle in this PopCap ball-blasting challenge? [PopCap Games]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

Platform: PC
August 25, 2009
You, as Nancy Drew, must stop a bomber from ruining the Redondo Spa clients’ rejuvenation and relaxation. The high maintenance clients won’t be happy if they find that their retreat is about to explode, even if the bombs are more prankster gross-outs than dangerous. Now, Nancy Drew is undercover as the spa gopher catering to the customers’ eccentric requests while defusing bombs. From celebrities who escape here to the receptionist at the front desk—everyone is a suspect! Who is sabotaging the spa and can Nancy catch the culprit before the spa loses all of its clients?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.1
Osmos

Osmos

Platform: PC
August 18, 2009
Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax - good things come to those who wait. [Steam]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Bookworm Adventures: Volume 2

Bookworm Adventures: Volume 2

Platform: PC
July 30, 2009
The vocabularious sequel to the hit PopCap word game. Stop the presses! The walls of fiction are collapsing as characters run wild through the Great Library, and only Lex the Bookworm can save the world from certain doom! Build words and battle monsters to survive three storybooks with 10 chapters each. Trade barbs, banter and body blows with over 130 foes, and earn help from fighting friends along the way! The better the word, the badder the damage - so power up with over 20 treasures, including all-new Rainbow Tiles. Work wordy wonders in all four game modes and flex your lexicon in six mini-games. It's a role-playing word game you can't set down! Survive three all-new books with 10 chapters each: Fractured Fairytales, The Monkey King and Astounding Planet! Wield 20+ powerful new treasures against over 130 ferocious new foes! Combine forces with six colorful companions including Mother Goose, the Cheshire Cat and the mischievous Monkey King! Play four game modes: Adventure, Mini-Games, Arena and the infinite Replay mode. [PopCap Games]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Droplitz

Droplitz

Platform: PC
June 26, 2009
Immerse yourself in an addictive puzzler that's all about strategically twisting and connecting mismatched dials to save precious Droplitz. Just making a single junction is child's play. Can you master the art of the combo, or will you let your pipes runneth over? Be warned! Losing too many droplitz can be hazardous to your ability to win. With four unique play modes, a variety of board sizes, and infinite replayability, Droplitz promises to drain all your time away. Infinitely accessible, instantly addictive: Turn dials, open paths, and don't let the droplitz go to waste! Brilliantly intuitive, casual and hardcore gamers alike will be mesmerized as they rotate and connect puzzle pieces to let the droplitz flow and earn high scores. Four unique game modes: Distinct layers of complexity keep the challenge fresh with Classic, Zendurance, Power Up, and Infection modes. Learn how to deal with sluggish, infected dials, strategically use bombs to clear sections of the game board, speed up the action, or just aim for the highest score in a limited amount of time. Endless replayability: The timeless satisfaction of making combos, clearing boards, and earning top scores will keep you coming back for more. Ever-increasing speeds and larger boards ensure there's always a challenge ahead! High scores: Online leaderboards and twelve achievements mean that when you're the best, everyone will know it. Score-based gameplay makes every game a competition to get to the top of the charts. [Blitz Games Studio]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
Cogs

Cogs

Platform: PC
April 14, 2009
Cogs is a puzzle game where players build machines from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently. Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines - gears, pipes, balloons, chimes, hammers, wheels, props, and more. Time Challenge Mode: If you finish a puzzle in Inventor Mode, it will be unlocked here. This time, it will take fewer moves to reach a solution, but you only have 30 seconds to find it. Move Challenge Mode: Take your time and plan ahead. Every click counts when you only get ten moves to find a solution. [Steam]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
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