The Best Movement Games

Update : OG Puzzlers: Synthwave Monsters added at rank #30.
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MergeCrafter (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

MergeCrafter is a fun and relaxing puzzle game set in the magical world of Runaria where you can merge everything into better and more powerful items. Adventure through the mysterious lands, meet charming characters, complete quests, and discover hidden treasures. Use your crafting skills to harvest resources and explore unique biomes. It's a nice casual game to spend extended periods of time playing and entertaining. Play for free now!


What we like:
  • Fun and enjoyable gameplay
  • Nice casual game to spend extended periods of time playing
  • Entertaining mini-game to get chests
  • Good game on most respects
  • Lack of stakes works in game's favor
What could be improved:
  • Presence of energy cap ruins the game, with no easy way to obtain premium currency without payin
  • Difficult to obtain certain items needed for quests
  • Slow rate at which new areas are unlocked
  • Mini-game chests provide no challenge and do not apply to quests

  • mining
  • idler
  • movement
  • collectathon
  • crafting
  • match-three
  • base-building
  • loot
  • relaxing
  • grid
  • puzzle
  • simulation
  • management
  • isometric

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Chessformer (2022)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows

Chessformer is a grid-based puzzle platformer with Chess pieces. The goal in each level is to capture the opposing king, who is lazy and never moves, so don't worry about losing any pieces.

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  • chess
  • movement
  • grid
  • logic
  • board-game
  • puzzle
  • mouse
  • relaxing
  • 2d

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Dusk '82 (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

DUSK '82 is a simple but addictive action-puzzler demake of the cult shooter DUSK, inspired by classics like Chip's Challenge and Sokoban.

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  • sokoban
  • movement
  • editor
  • level
  • logic
  • turn-based
  • 1980s
  • top-down
  • grid
  • minimalist
  • abstract
  • 2d
  • retro
  • strategy
  • pixel

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Ruka (2021)

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PC Windows snes

Ruka is a cartoon puzzle game where you play as a clumsy girl who is quite oblivious to the outside world. Maneuver through your Grandfather's manor and survive the mysteries there and find him. But be warned, not everything is as it seems!

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  • movement
  • casual
  • dark
  • comedy
  • strategy
  • 2d
  • grid
  • platform
  • puzzle

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FIGHT KNIGHT (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4

The mysterious Tower has risen again, shrouding the land in darkness. Do you have what it takes to climb through its twisted halls and reach the top, where great treasure awaits? FIGHT KNIGHT is a unique mix of first-person dungeon crawler and high-speed action game, with thrilling real-time combat and challenging puzzles to solve. Equip your character with powerful moves and gauntlets, and fight your way past clever enemies that work together to defeat you. Conquer the Tower and be the hero who saves the land!

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What we like:
  • Unique and engaging combat system
  • Charm and style in visuals, music, and dialogue
  • Linear gameplay with light puzzles and boss battles
  • Plenty of replayability with potential new game+ run
  • Non-roguelite dungeon crawler
What could be improved:
  • Some puzzles can be a pain to get through
  • Frantic combat can get too difficult
  • Restocking on potions is monotonous
  • Linear gameplay

  • movement
  • beat-em-up
  • dungeon-crawler
  • fantasy
  • grid
  • dark
  • souls
  • comedy
  • rpg
  • pixel
  • first-person
  • hack-and-slash
  • rhythm
  • retro
  • cartoony

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Vestaria Saga II: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister (2022)

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PC Windows

Vestaria Saga II continues the adventures of Zade, bringing the tales of him and his companions to a thrilling, satisfying end. They will encounter allies both new and old while uncovering more mysteries behind the vile Margulites and their plan to plunge Vestaria into a new age of darkness.


  • turn-based
  • grid
  • rpg
  • wargame
  • strategy
  • tactical
  • hex
  • movement
  • class
  • character
  • anime
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • customization
  • rng

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Save Room - Organization Puzzle (2022)

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Linux PC Windows

When you enter a save room you know you are safe, no danger can come to you, you can relax. Take advantage of this short period of time to organize your inventory, heal your wounds and reload your weapons. Can you make all the items fit in your inventory?


  • management
  • movement
  • gun
  • resource-management
  • inventory
  • logic
  • sniper
  • minimalist
  • relaxing
  • grid
  • survival-horror
  • hunting
  • re4
  • military
  • customization

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Gardener's Path (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Gardener’s Path is a top-down turn-based puzzle game, about fighting giant insects and protecting underground gardens, through the use of magical artifacts.


  • sokoban
  • turn-based
  • agriculture
  • movement
  • top-down
  • linear
  • puzzle
  • relaxing
  • grid
  • pixel
  • tutorial
  • manipulation
  • time
  • strategy
  • 2d

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The Quest (2015)

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Android Mac OS PC Windows

The Quest is a beautifully hand-drawn open world role playing game with old school grid-based movement, turn based combat and intricate quests. Explore a huge world, full of challenging mysteries and dangerous monsters!


  • movement
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • open-world
  • grid
  • dungeon-crawler
  • fantasy
  • turn-based
  • hand-drawn
  • first-person
  • retro
  • fantasy-world
  • adventure
  • action-driven
  • dungeon

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Bonfire Peaks (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

A difficult open world puzzle game about climbing mysterious ruins and setting fire to your belongings.


  • sokoban
  • voxel
  • puzzle
  • nonlinear
  • movement
  • grid
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • 3d
  • stylized
  • atmospheric
  • relaxing
  • third-person
  • pixel
  • difficult

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