50 Best Puzzle games

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The best 50 Puzzle games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Puzzle games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is CRUSH! released the 9 June 2017

1# Inside - 2016

Review
91
Score

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
Inside is a horror platform puzzle game that offers Puzzle mechanism.

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2# Rise of the Tomb Raider - 2015

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86
Score

Platforming is back in this new iconic iteration of the famous action adventure franchise. The new combat system offers more stealth and sneak attack options and you can now explore underwater. Young lara is still battleling for survival and will be able to make her way using improvised weapons and crafting upgrades for them.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is a stealth puzzle adventure game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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3# Portal 2 - 2011

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95
Score

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!
Portal 2 is a single-player first-person puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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4# The Last Guardian - 2016

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83
Score

In a strange and mystical land, a young boy discovers a mysterious creature with which he forms a deep, unbreakable bond. The unlikely pair must rely on each other to journey through towering, treacherous ruins filled with unknown dangers. Experience the journey of a lifetime in this touching, emotional story of friendship and trust.
The Last Guardian is a platform puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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5# The Talos Principle - 2014

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87
Score

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).
The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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6# Puyo Puyo Tetris - 2017

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82
Score

Game Overview Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris®, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo™ from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other! The game offers tons of gameplay styles – from single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to ferocious competition with up-to-four player Arcade modes, for tons of Tetris/Puyo variety. Plus, an in-game Shop enables players to unlock new characters and skins for Puyos and Tetriminos.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a local multiplayer multiplayer party game based puzzle game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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7# Lara Croft GO - 2015

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84
Score

Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.
Lara Croft GO is a turn-based puzzle adventure game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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8# RiME - 2017

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83
Score

A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful, rugged world of RiME. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower's peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.
RiME is a platform puzzle adventure game that offers Puzzle mechanism.

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9# Unravel - 2016

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80
Score

Inspired by the unique and breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia,Unravelis a visually stunning, physics-based puzzle platformer. Embark with Yarnyon a seemingly larger than life adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of afamily. Told completely without words,experiencean exciting and heartfeltstory about love, hope and the journey of life.Conditions and restrictions apply.
Unravel is a platform puzzle game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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10# ZACK & WIKI: QUEST FOR BARBAROS' TREASURE - 2016

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87
Score

Get ready to explore seven vibrant and fantastic lands with Zack and Wiki as they go on a quest to become the greatest pirates who ever lived! Use the Wii Remote™ to navigate, open objects, transform items, or unlock new pathways as you solve puzzles and outwit a variety of enemies and bosses!
ZACK & WIKI: QUEST FOR BARBAROS' TREASURE is a puzzle adventure game that offers Puzzle mechanism.

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11# The Witness - 2016

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85
Score

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.
The Witness is a open-world puzzle game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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12# Pony Island - 2016

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87
Score

Pony Island is a suspense puzzle game in disguise. You are in limbo, trapped in a malevolent and malfunctioning arcade machine devised by the devil himself. It is not a game about ponies.
Pony Island is a horror puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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13# LIMBO - 2013

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89
Score

Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO. 5/5 The Escapist Dark, disturbing, yet eerily beautiful, Limbo is a world that deserves to be explored.
LIMBO is a platform puzzle game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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14# CRUSH! - 2017

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80
Score

Crush is an old-school-styled shoot´em up. The game leads you through 7 challenging levels filled with action and great soundtracks. A must for all old-school shoot´em up fans!
CRUSH! is a 2D top-down view platform puzzle shoot-em-up game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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15# GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective - 2012

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85
Score

In Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, players are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. • Brought to you by the creator of the Ace Attorney series, Shu Takumi
• Intriguing plot mixing intrigue, which starts with the protagonist’s death and humour will draw players into Sissel’s search for the truth
• Utilise the stylus to create a path for Sissel to travel and possess and manipulate items along the way
• Hours of engaging gameplay filled with logic puzzles
• Rich animation, unique art style graphics and character designs make this a truly distinct offering for the DS.
GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective is a puzzle adventure game that offers Puzzle mechanism.

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16# The Room Three - 2015

Review
92
Score

tvMuch bigger and longer than the previous titles, more of a full-blown adventure game - Touch Arcade A brilliant, uniquely tactile experience packed with incredible puzzles. Lured to a remote island, you must draw upon all your puzzle-solving ability to navigate a series of trials devised by a mysterious figure known only as The Craftsman.
The Room Three is a puzzle adventure game that offers Puzzle mechanism.

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17# Hue - 2016

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80
Score

Hue is a vibrant, award-winning puzzle-adventure, where you alter the world by changing its background colour.
Hue is a platform puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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18# Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - 2014

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82
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The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars. Equipped with nothing more than a neck scarf, backpack and oversized head lamp, Captain Toad finds hidden gems, coins and power-ups on his way to the gold star at the end of each tricky, trap-filled stage.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a platform puzzle adventure game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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19# Quell Memento - 2015

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85
Score

Set within an old abandoned house, the player restores order to the jumbled memories of the last occupant, and in doing so embarks on a haunting journey of self-discovery and reflection. * New soundtrack by composer Steven Cravis * Localized for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese.
Quell Memento is a puzzle game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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20# The Sexy Brutale - 2017

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82
Score

The Sexy Brutale — a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the (quite possibly) occult! Relive the same mysterious day where the guests at the casino mansion are being murdered by the staff over and over again.
The Sexy Brutale is a puzzle adventure game that offers Puzzle mechanism.

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21# DEVICE 6 - 2013

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89
Score

DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience. "In using its text both as narrative and as geography and through its impressively restrained use of illustration and sound it generates an almost unrivalled sense of place. With a compelling story that keeps you guessing, and a pin-point utilisation of the platform, Device 6 is an accomplishment in games design, mobile or otherwise" God is a Geek - 9/10
DEVICE 6 is a interactive puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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22# The Turing Test - 2016

Review
79
Score

The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there.
The Turing Test is a first-person puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle in a science fiction world.

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23# The Swapper - 2013

Review
89
Score

What if someone knew your mind better than you did? The Swapper is an award-winning, narrative driven puzzle game set in the furthest reaches of space.
The Swapper is a platform puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle in a science fiction world.

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24# Stephen's Sausage Roll - 2016

Review
92
Score

A simple 3d puzzle game.
Stephen's Sausage Roll is a puzzle game where Puzzle is an important part of the gameplay.

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25# FRAMED - 2014

Review
85
Score

An evocative music score featuring live jazz performances fused with modern themes and beats sets the mood. - Mac Life With a jazzy soundtrack and a gritty vibe befitting its genre, Framed succeeds at telling a story in more ways than one.
FRAMED is a puzzle game with a lot of emphasis on Puzzle.

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