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Puzzle games, for when you just like solving problems/pretending to be smart

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Silentstorm, May 1, 2021.

  1. Silentstorm Learned

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    Pretty much what the title says, a thread all about puzzle games, not necessarily adventure games though ones like Myst can be mentioned, just games that from start to finish are all about solving puzzles...or games like Tetris if you want.

    Talk about classics like Chip's Challenge and Lemmings, or more modern games like The Pedestrian and The Witness, just come in if you are someone that sometimes just wants to have some brain teasing fun solving problems in games that don't revolve around stats or shooting/stabbing people...unless those are done through puzzles like the Slayaway Camp games.
     
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  2. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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    Dr. Brain games are excellent and this is my favourite of them all (compatibily even with older SCUMMVM build, one of the most played games in DOS day, now I'm playing this on OG Xbox, gorgeous art & music btw):



    And here is IMHO best modern (post-2000) puzzle game, warning - it's addictive as hell!

     
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    The Layton games are uneven in the puzzle quality, but they’re pretty enjoyable from what I’ve played (the first 3). They’ve been porting them to iOS and Android recently and they’re good commute games. Unfortunately each successive entry puts more emphasis on story and cinematics, but they’re still relatively unobtrusive.

    Baba is You is quite good and offers a surprising diversity of puzzles for its seemingly one-note puzzle mechanic.

    Return of the Obra Dinn is probably the best “detective” game ever made, with some of the best puzzles ever seen in a computer game.
     
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    Zachtronics games.

    Something like Opus Magnum
    https://www.gog.com/game/opus_magnum?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8


    or Spacechem
    https://www.gog.com/game/spacechem?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8


    Should make for a decent gateway drug here.
     
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    Stephen's Sausage Roll
    Push sausages around to grill them exactly once from each side. Simple and ugly puzzle game with several little twists and one big twist.
     
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  7. J1M Arcane

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    Curated list for the the first-person-puzzler/exploration genre.





     
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    Pity that this game had also horrid & mandatory mouse controlled platforming parts.
     
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