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Looking for pure puzzle adventure games
I’m addicted to the puzzles in adventure games and find that most times the story gets in the way. I really enjoyed Machinarium because it was almost entirely puzzles. What other games are like that?
Yeah, I agree. Have been looking for ages for a pure4 puzzle game like that and haven’t seen much since Safecracker. I shall look into Machinarium but it would be appreciated if you could let me know if you spot any others.
Do you mean adventure games without dialogue? Then I guess “The Neverhood” would be the obvious choice.
You will probably enjoy the Gobliiins series by Coktel Vision. I would’ve also recommended Full Pipe, but I have no idea if it’s available anymore. Machinarium is similar to both of them. Adventuregamers also suggests Puzzle Bots as a game you might like. And The Neverhood, of course. That goes without saying
Other than that, the most classical examples of puzzle/adventure games are 7th Guest and 11th Hour. And, of course, Myst series and many Myst-inspired games. My personal favourite of all of them is Zork Nemesis.
In addition to what Arial Type suggests, off the top of my head I can think of the two Puzzle Agent games, as well as the Drawn series.
You should look into the Rhem games. There’s 4 of them with rumors of a fifth pending.
I second Gobliiins, I used to love that stuff back in the day. These days I’m a lot more into story driven games in general but can still appreciate some good puzzles now and then.
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Professor Layton games if you have a DS.
Have you considered “casual” games? Some of these are puzzle heavy with minimal story. Specifically, the game Azada comes to my mind. You could always download a free trial of it from Big Fish or Amazon and see if it is the type of thing you’re looking for.
SAFECRACKER: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure
It’s pretty much all puzzle and I really enjoyed it.
How about games such as Botanicula and samorost 1 and 2?
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. You have all been a great help, I’m sure. I look forward to playing them.
Pure Puzzle adventure games that are more puzzle orientated thsn story and characters?
Why you should look at “The Crystal Key” and “Crystal Key 2: The Far Realm” - these should make you very happy.
I enjoy playing adventure games on handheld systems- PS VITA, Nintendo DS and ipad mini.