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Puzzle

Category Tier-1 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Puzzle, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.69
98% 118,812 votes
8.66
97% 140,165 votes
8.61
98% 38,785 votes
8.49
95% 200,776 votes
8.48
98% 12,615 votes
8.47
98% 9,168 votes
8.46
97% 13,794 votes
8.45
96% 30,438 votes
8.45
96% 47,493 votes
8.42
97% 8,475 votes
8.41
97% 8,166 votes
8.40
97% 8,798 votes
8.40
98% 4,268 votes
8.40
96% 14,819 votes
8.39
97% 5,629 votes
8.38
98% 3,896 votes
8.38
99% 2,265 votes
8.37
97% 7,508 votes
8.37
98% 4,250 votes
8.36
95% 24,496 votes
8.35
97% 6,428 votes
8.35
97% 5,487 votes
8.34
95% 14,577 votes
8.32
95% 16,570 votes
8.32
97% 4,198 votes
8.32
97% 4,601 votes
8.32
97% 4,087 votes
8.32
96% 5,718 votes
8.31
94% 23,624 votes
8.31
96% 8,709 votes
8.30
97% 4,274 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Puzzle is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Puzzle, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Casual 63%
  2. Singleplayer 59%
  3. Indie 56%
  4. Adventure 46%
  5. 2D 44%
  6. Atmospheric 31%
  7. Colorful 26%
  8. Relaxing 25%
  9. Cute 24%
  10. Exploration 23%
  11. Strategy 22%
  12. Action 22%
  13. 3D 20%
  14. Family Friendly 20%
  15. Logic 20%
  16. Story Rich 20%
  17. Puzzle Platformer 17%
  18. Point & Click 17%
  19. First-Person 16%
  20. Minimalist 16%
  21. Mystery 16%
  22. Horror 15%

The Puzzle tag describes a genre of games that primarily revolves around solving various types of puzzles and challenges. Puzzle games focus on stimulating the player's problem-solving skills, logical thinking, pattern recognition, and sometimes creativity. These games often provide mental challenges that require players to strategize, analyze information, and find solutions.

Puzzle games come in various forms with different mechanics and objectives. Some common types of puzzle games include:

  • Match-3 puzzles Games like Candy Crush Saga or Bejeweled, where the player matches three or more identical items to clear them from the board.
  • Physics-based puzzles Games like Portal or The Talos Principle, which require manipulating objects and leveraging physics principles to progress through levels.
  • Maze puzzles Games like the classic game Pac-Man, where players navigate through winding paths or mazes while avoiding obstacles.
  • Riddle-based puzzles Games like the adventure game series Myst ,which involve uncovering clues, deciphering riddles, and unraveling mysteries in a narrative-driven context.

Puzzle games often offer a gradual increase in difficulty as players advance through levels or stages. This provides a sense of achievement when overcoming each new challenge. The best puzzle games strike a balance between being challenging enough to engage players' minds without becoming frustratingly difficult.

Examples of well-known puzzle games include:

  • Tetris The iconic falling blocks game where players arrange shapes to create complete rows.
  • Portal 2 A first-person puzzle game that requires players to solve intricate puzzles using a portal gun.
  • The Witness A game where players explore an island filled with enigmatic puzzles set in various environments.

Puzzle games offer a mentally stimulating and rewarding experience by exercising reasoning skills and providing a sense of accomplishment when successfully solving each puzzle. They are ideal for players who enjoy brainteasers, problem-solving challenges, and the satisfaction of finding clever solutions.

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