Unmechanical is a delightful little puzzle game that aims to tantalize the eyes, as well as the mind. Unmechanical’s quaint story of a helicopter in need of help to explore and escape the world he’s trapped in mixed together with tricky puzzles and a uniquely imaginative 3D environment are sure to please.
Lyne may seem like an easy set of puzzles that offers little challenge, but it’s the simplicity and minimalist design that will have you scratching your head trying to discover what your next move should be. You’ll have hundreds of pre-built puzzles to work your way through and once you finish those the randomly generated puzzles that refresh on a daily basis will continue to keep you occupied.
If puzzle games could be awarded for being one of the cutest games available while also offering players a challenge, Threes! would be up for the grand prize. It’s a simple little game about matching numbers, but the gameplay is seemingly endless and it won’t feel tiring. This is a puzzle game you can play for quite a long time.
Dark Echo is a refreshing piece of puzzle excellence which tasks the player with navigating their way around to reach the ends of levels using nothing but visualized sound. If the thought of Dark Echo wasn’t already intriguing, intensity is amplified by the idea that you’re playing the game to escape a horrific evil that is attracted by the very sound you make when you walk. Learn to navigate the darkness quick enough or have your soul consumed by the evil chasing you.
Auralux is a puzzle game that’s all about strategy. Essentially it’s about warfare where your goal is to command units and take out the enemy. It’s set up in such a way that you can’t win by making quick moves, your only option, if you want to be successful, is through calm, collected, strategic thinking.
Simple, serene, yet difficult. That’s the essence of KAMI. You unfold pieces of papers until you can fill the screen all with one color. You need to do it in a predetermined number of moves, and levels start out easy enough, but as you progress you begin to notice the chaos and challenge that can be found within this simplistic and gorgeous puzzler.
For lovers of the Hitman franchise of video games, this is one puzzle game not to miss. Each level is comprised of a well-crafted diorama style scene, and the goal is to guide Agent 47 to the designated end of the level while also trying to complete each level sub-challenges. You won’t always be able to complete all challenges on a single level in one attempt, but this gives it some great replay value.
Skyward is an endless puzzle game. The backgrounds and levels continue generating as you go with an M.C. Escher-like art style. The higher you get the higher your score, and reaching certain points will allow you to unlock new level generating patterns to mix things up and keep things challenging. Leaderboards make things competitive and drive you to beat your own best heights.
Blockwick 2 tasks you with unscrambling a series of colorful blocks shapes, attempting to match up everything of the same color. Connecting them will be harder than it looks, but with 160 levels of puzzling, colorful, madness you’ll begin to pick things up and learn the ropes.
Monument Valley is more than just a puzzle game. It’s a complete audio/visual treat for the senses that challenges your brain to solve a series of puzzles, which helps you navigate the silent princess through a dream-like world of wonder and stunning architecture. The music and sounds react to your interactions with the screen, making things more immersive and really plunging you head first into the game.