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Puzzle Platformer

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

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.49
95% 198,719 votes
8.41
97% 8,142 votes
8.35
97% 6,393 votes
8.32
97% 4,061 votes
8.30
96% 8,413 votes
8.27
95% 6,604 votes
8.24
96% 4,094 votes
8.20
94% 8,591 votes
8.19
94% 7,209 votes
8.15
95% 3,022 votes
8.15
96% 2,117 votes
8.10
95% 1,618 votes
8.06
93% 4,856 votes
8.06
94% 2,332 votes
8.06
94% 2,720 votes
8.02
94% 2,600 votes
7.97
94% 1,116 votes
7.95
91% 5,189 votes
7.94
99% 163 votes
7.91
97% 321 votes
7.91
93% 1,291 votes
7.91
91% 6,326 votes
7.90
91% 5,278 votes
7.89
95% 570 votes
7.87
90% 5,379 votes
7.86
92% 1,851 votes
7.86
100% 99 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Puzzle Platformer 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 Platformer, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Puzzle 70%
  2. Adventure 57%
  3. Platformer 56%
  4. Indie 54%
  5. Singleplayer 53%
  6. Casual 52%
  7. 2D 50%
  8. Action 43%
  9. 2D Platformer 32%
  10. Colorful 31%
  11. Atmospheric 29%
  12. Cute 29%
  13. 3D 25%
  14. Pixel Graphics 24%
  15. Exploration 24%
  16. 3D Platformer 21%
  17. Action-Adventure 20%
  18. Family Friendly 19%
  19. Arcade 19%
  20. Relaxing 17%
  21. Physics 17%
  22. Side Scroller 17%
  23. Strategy 17%
  24. Minimalist 17%
  25. Precision Platformer 16%
  26. Logic 16%
  27. Funny 16%
  28. Retro 16%
  29. Stylized 15%

The Puzzle Platformer tag describes a genre of video games that combines elements of puzzle-solving and platforming. These games challenge players to navigate through levels or environments by solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles using their problem-solving skills and platforming abilities.

In puzzle platformers, players typically control a character who must traverse through platforms, jump over gaps, climb walls, and perform other acrobatic movements commonly associated with traditional platformer games. However, what sets them apart is the inclusion of puzzles that need to be solved in order to progress.

The puzzles in these games can range from simple environmental challenges such as moving blocks or activating switches to more complex conundrums involving timing, logic, or manipulating objects in the game world. Players often need to analyze their surroundings, think critically, and experiment with different approaches to find solutions.

Some key features of puzzle platformers include:

  • Puzzles The core element of puzzle platformers is the inclusion of various types of puzzles that hinder progress through the game. These puzzles may require observation skills, memory retention, pattern recognition or logical thinking.
  • Platforming As with traditional platformer games: jumping across platforms; avoiding hazards such as spikes; timing jumps accurately are crucial components within this genre which provides an added layer of challenge alongside solving puzzles.
  • Progressive Difficulty: Puzzle platformers typically feature a gradual increase in difficulty level as players advance through levels. This allows players to gradually develop their problem-solving skills while encountering increasingly complex combinations between challenging jumps/platforming sections combined with intricate puzzling elements.

Some well-known examples of puzzle-platformer titles include:

  • Limbo Developed by Playdead, Limbo combines atmospheric black and white visuals with clever physics-based puzzles, emphasizing platforming and environmental hazards.
  • Inside Also developed by Playdead, Inside follows a similar approach as Limbo but adds new mechanics and a deeper narrative to the mix.
  • Braid Developed by Jonathan Blow, Braid features time manipulation mechanics within its puzzle-platforming gameplay while also delivering an emotionally-driven storyline.

Puzzle platformers offer a unique blend of brain-teasing challenges and platform-based acrobatics that capture the imagination of players who enjoy both mental stimulation and precision-based gameplay.

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