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Puzzling (Mis)Adventures

Our regular round-up of puzzle-platformers and other puzzle-centric games


If early graphic adventures had been made for arcades, they might have looked and played something like this madcap time-limited romp.

Read Apr 12, 2022


Big things can come in little packages, like the abundant charm of this short but sweet VR exclusive action-adventure.

Read Mar 30, 2018


Limbo’s superb puzzle-platforming spiritual successor will pull you in and not let go from start to glorious end.

Read Mar 3, 2017


Burning within this gorgeous watercolour adventure is a surprisingly challenging puzzle-platforming experience.

Read Jan 11, 2017


Once the novelty wears off, this surreal dream journey proves to be a largely forgettable explorational platforming experience.

Read Apr 13, 2016


This stylish exploration of blindness has a unique artistic vision but stumbles through an incoherent story and insubstantial gameplay.

Read Mar 23, 2016

Puzzling (Mis)adventures Volume 14: Never Alone, Last Inua

Puzzles aren't dead; they're just hibernating in the north, like in these enlightening Inuit platforming adventures.

Read Apr 21, 2015


Some lesser-known Norse mythology is squarely at the center of this stylish world-turning puzzler.

Read Mar 27, 2015

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 13: Where is My Heart?, Back to Bed

Your perspective on puzzling platformers may just be turned in unexpected ways in these two stylish offerings.

Read Dec 5, 2014

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 12: Wayward Manor, Phantom PI

A pair of haunted houses provide some offbeat puzzling fun, but will scare off anyone looking for story depth.

Read Nov 11, 2014

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 11: Magrunner, Project Temporality

These two puzzle-platformers emulate the popular Portal formula with their own clever ideas, if not quite the story depth or polish.

Read Sep 26, 2014

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 10: Monochroma, The Bridge

It's the rich settings and gameplay that add most of the colour in these largely black-and-white puzzle-platformers.

Read Sep 5, 2014

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 9 - Fez, Thomas Was Alone

There's a wealth of creative gaming goodness squeezed into each pixel of these lo-tech puzzle-platformers.

Read Aug 8, 2014

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 8 - Nihilumbra, Grimind

Our latest search for puzzles outside the genre was a dark and perilous journey, but the outlook proved anything but bleak.

Read Apr 11, 2014

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 7 - Stick It to the Man, Tiny Thief

Who knew that having a spaghetti arm growing out of your head or being a diminutive Robin Hood could lead to so many fun puzzling scenarios?

Read Mar 7, 2014


This stylish puzzle-platformer will keep you on your toes with its clever light and shadow-based gameplay and surreal atmosphere.

Read Dec 2, 2013

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 6 - Quantum Conundrum and Antichamber

Our ongoing search for alternate puzzle-solving experiences took us through a portal into two reality-shifting dimensions.

Read Mar 8, 2013

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 5 - Unmechanical, Snapshot

Outside the confines of traditional genre borders, two little bots braved the platforming world in search of challenging puzzles.

Read Nov 23, 2012


Part interactive drama, part action-puzzler, this unique psychological romance doesn't cheat players on either depth of story or engaging gameplay.

Read Nov 4, 2011

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 4 - Crayon Physics Deluxe, Your Doodles Are Bugged!

Picture a world where puzzles can be solved with childlike art and a little imagination.

Read May 23, 2011

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 3 - Limbo, Super Scribblenauts, The UnderGarden

Outside the adventure genre, there are unique puzzling experiences found high and low, even between life and death.

Read Dec 27, 2010

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 2 - Lucidity, Max & the Magic Marker, P.B. Winterbottom

If you’re ready to jump into the world of puzzle-platformers, here are three to seriously think about.

Read Aug 13, 2010

Rooms: The Main Building

This refreshingly unique puzzler may just nudge your appreciation of sliders up a few notches.

Read Jun 3, 2010


This unique DS puzzler shoots for the stars with its emergent gameplay, though it's not always as fun as you'd imagine.

Read Oct 30, 2009

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 1 - Braid, And Yet It Moves, and World of Goo

AG hasn't jumped allegiances, but searching high and low revealed puzzles galore in these least expected places.

Read Jul 10, 2009
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