PC Puzzle Games

Puzzle Pirates 1.

Puzzle Pirates

Platform: PC
December 8, 2003
Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates is an online game in which you play a Pirate character in an ocean world. Hundreds of your fellow player Pirates swarm these Isles and Sea-lanes. For Pirates who love acronyms, Puzzle Pirates is an massively multi-player online roleplaying game, or mmoarrrrpg. Pirates can wander around on land and sail the thirty-seven seas with their crew. When your Pirate sails, or swordfights, or navigates, the appropriate Puzzle game is launched. Good Puzzling thereby brings victories and accrues great fortunes to you and your fellow Pirates. Thus Yohoho! brings you Puzzling fun in a social Piratical setting, where every Puzzle game contributes to the greater story of your Pirate, her Crew, and the Ocean world. [Three Rings]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
World of Goo 2.

World of Goo

Platform: PC
October 12, 2008
World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. [2D Boy]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Bookworm Adventures Deluxe 3.

Bookworm Adventures Deluxe

Platform: PC
December 20, 2006
Help Lex battle the biggest threat the Great Library has ever known! Perform wordy wonders to vanquish tons of villains. Boost your word power with gems, potions and treasures. Conquer exciting mini-games and brilliant bonus modes. It's the ultimate test of vocab valor. [PopCap Games]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove 4.

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
Peggle Deluxe 5.

Peggle Deluxe

Platform: PC
March 6, 2007
Ready, aim... bounce! Clear the orange pegs from 55 fanciful levels as 10 whimsical teachers guide you toward Peggle greatness. Wield mystifying Magic Powers, rack up huge bonus points and make shots you'll smile about for weeks. Amidst all this fevered action, only one question remains: Can you become a Peggle Master? [PopCap Games]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Bejeweled 3 6.

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
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 7.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Platform: PC
October 10, 2007
Designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers with its deep immersion, five to fifteen minute play sessions and turn-based play style, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline in a puzzle board setting. Set in the Warlords universe, the game challenges players to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero in order to save the land of Etheria from evil Lord Bane. To advance their character, players battle in turn-based, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player allows gamers to battle against the AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action allows gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer allows gamers to battle live opponents. Victory will advance the player’s hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more - ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and providing endless hours of replayability. [D3Publisher of America]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom 8.

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
Peggle Nights 9.

Peggle Nights

Platform: PC
September 16, 2008
The sun has set at the Peggle Institute, but the bouncy delight has just begun! Join the Peggle Masters on a dreamtime adventure of alter egos and peg-tastic action. Stay up late to aim, shoot and clear orange pegs from over 60 levels, and bask in Extreme Fever glory. Then, take on 60 Challenges for even more rebounding joy. [PopCap Games]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Armadillo Run 10.

Armadillo Run

Platform: PC
April 22, 2006
Armadillo Run is a physics-based puzzle game. You have to build structures with the purpose of getting an armadillo to a certain point in space. There is a selection of building materials, each with different properties, which can be combined to form almost anything. The realistic physics simulation gives you the freedom to solve each level in many different ways.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
Osmos 11.

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
Toki Tori 12.

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
Crayon Physics Deluxe 13.

Crayon Physics Deluxe

Platform: PC
January 7, 2009
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D physics puzzle game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics. [Kloonigames]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Zuma's Revenge! 14.

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
Bejeweled Twist 15.

Bejeweled Twist

Platform: PC
October 27, 2008
Get set for a vivid sensory rush as you spin and match explosive gems for shockwaves of fun. Rotate jewels freely to set up electrifying combos, outwit obstacles, and blast high-voltage gems. Rev up with a strategic challenge or just relax in the gem-spinning zone. Any way you play, you'll find endless ways to win! [PopCap Games]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Cogs 16.

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
Edge (2011) 17.

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 Dimension 18.

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
Turba 19.

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
Crazy Machines 2 20.

Crazy Machines 2

Platform: PC
June 20, 2008
Create your own daring experiments with Crazy Machines II! How will a toaster handle two whoopie cushions? How to watch TV with a steam engine? Build up insane chain reactions and pray that everything works or explodes with a big bang. Extreme detailed and living 3D graphics with new effects like heat haze, motion blur and much more. Completely new game elements, e.g. laser and lightning generators. Revised common game elements with a lot more possibilities. A new game physics model with destroyable and deformable objects. Ageia PhysX hardware support. Online option for exchanging labs and downloading new game content.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.4
Puzzlegeddon 21.

Puzzlegeddon

Platform: PC
November 27, 2008
Puzzlegeddon features an inventive mix of puzzle, action and strategy. Select your island of choice and puzzle for resources to defend yourself and to defeat opponents throughout the many galaxies, game modes and challenges which awaits you in Puzzlegeddon. Join the battles online in multiplayer games for up to 6 players. Fight evil robots or puzzle for survival on a poisonous planet in the game's challenging and addictive single player modes. Puzzlegeddon is a game for all tastes and play styles which challenges players both to think hard, play smart and act fast. [Pieces Interactive]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Tidalis 22.

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
Line Rider 2: Unbound 23.

Line Rider 2: Unbound

Platform: PC
September 23, 2008
(Also known as "Line Rider Freestyle" in the UK/EU) In Line Rider, the sled-stealing scumbag Chaz is up to no good and only you, as the clever and cunning Bosh, can defeat him. For Bosh to save his true love Bailey, players must solve over 40 mind-bending puzzles created by the #1 Line Rider player in the world, TechDawg. [Genius Products]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.2
Drawn: Dark Flight 24.

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
NightSky 25.

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
Droplitz 26.

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
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure 27.

Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure

Platform: PC
August 2, 2006
You are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative, Duncan Walter Adams, who was “eccentric” to say the least. He has hidden the deed to his riches in one of the safes scattered in his magnificent mansion. The deceased billionaire also happened to be an avid safe collector and you have been hired to crack all 35 of them! The stakes are high and the clues are scarce. You will need your experience, wits, deductive reasoning and puzzle solving skills to earn your pay check. [Adventure Company]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.1
Puzzle Agent 28.

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
Roogoo 29.

Roogoo

Platform: PC
June 24, 2008
Roogoo is an innovative and unusual 3D puzzle game that has players guide and stack different shaped blocks through various platforms to not only save planet Roo, but the entire Roogoo race. Roogoo tasks players with guiding meteors in the form of shaped blocks through a series of rotating disks as a means of saving planet Roo and the entire Roogoo race. If aligned correctly, the disks allow the blocks to reach the ground and scores are awarded. Various obstacles and enemies will impede the blocks’ movement and with the flow of meteor blocks steadily increasing as the game progresses, players will have to think on their feet to save the Roogoo and rack up seriously high scores. [SouthPeak Interactive]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Bookworm Adventures: Volume 2 30.

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
Most Talked About Trailers