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The Best Puzzle Adventure Games

Adventure games that emphasize puzzles. Normally these puzzles are built into stories and world progression instead of just a sequence of levels. These games might also offer a collection of puzzle mini-games within the context of the overall story. Different from point and click, as these games lack the menu bars, inventory slots, tappable environmental elements, etc. These are more interactive stories that are progressed through solving puzzles.

FRAMED
Pan-Pan
Faraway: Puzzle Escape

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

FRAMED
FRAMED

FRAMED

Loveshack

FRAMED is a multi-award winning noir-puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome of the story

Determine the outcome of the story by rearranging panels of an animated comic book in Framed.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Unfold The Path Forward
Tengami

An atmospheric adventure set inside a Japanese pop-up book

Tengami

Tengami

Nyamyam

Tengami is an atmospheric adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book. Fold and slide the beautifully crafted paper world to solve puzzles and discover secrets. Go on a serene journey through Japan of ancient fairy tales brought to life through striking visuals, unique gameplay and haunting music. Experience dark...

Get the aliens home
Splitter Critters
Splitter Critters

Splitter Critters

RAC7 Games

*** Apple Design Award Winner 2017 ***

Split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship. Explore colorful planets full of danger, challenging puzzles, and innovative mechanics that will make you think in new ways. The immersive soundscapes of each...

Blast-A-Way
Blast-A-Way
Blast-A-Way

Blast-A-Way

Illusion Labs

Help three robot heroes save the lost Boxies throughout the many levels made of wood, metal, fabric, stone and plastic. To accomplish this honourable mission they have to use bombs, teleporters, rebuilders, colorizers, portals, color gates and more, found in and around the levels.

If you love to use your brain...

Solve puzzles
Love You To Bits

An endearing point-and-click puzzle adventure

Love You To Bits

Love You To Bits

Alike Studio

Love You To Bits is a cute point-and-click puzzle adventure that tells the story of Kosmo, a clumsy space explorer, who is in love with Nova, his robot girlfriend. As they travel through space together, a fatal accident scatters Nova's bits across the galaxy, and Kosmo must set out on...

Rearrange panels
FRAMED 2

I recommend FRAMED 2 if you were a fan of the original game or just love a unique puzzle game with a storyline that follows the “show, don’t tell” technique.

FRAMED 2

FRAMED 2

Loveshack

FRAMED 2 has arrived, and it's an excellent addition to anyone's game collection.

Manipulate the land
Old Man's Journey

Embark on an emotional puzzle adventure down the old man's memory lane.

Old Man's Journey

Old Man's Journey

Broken Rules

A story driven puzzle adventure that emphasizes narrative without relying on any text or voice acting. It still creates an emotional journey for the player as they guide the old man across the landscape. The puzzle aspect comes into play as you shift the ground to create continuous landings for...

Solve puzzles
After the End: Forsaken Destiny
After the End: Forsaken Destiny

After the End: Forsaken Destiny

NEXON M Inc.

Get ready to flex your mental muscles and be wow’ed in After The End: Forsaken Destiny.

Solve stunning 3d puzzles of ever-increasing difficulty; discover a breathtaking, ancient world ready to be unearthed; and finally, unravel the mystery behind a father-son duo journey - on parallel paths, separated by time.

Begin the...

Explore the island
Isoland

Explore an island in the Atlantic Ocean as you solve the puzzles and surrounding mysteries.

Isoland

Isoland

RedFish Game Studio

Leave no stone unturned as you explore the mysterious island. Arrows will show you the directions you can go and the handy map will display the area for you. Tap, uncover, and discover the secrets of the Isoland.

A beautiful world
Pavilion: Touch Edition
Pavilion: Touch Edition

Pavilion: Touch Edition

Visiontrick Media AB

Designed exclusively for 64-bit devices requiring at least iPhone 5s, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro or iPod Touch 6th Generation.

“An indie gaming masterclass in how to do things differently. You really, really need to play this one.”
9/10 – Pocket Gamer

"Pavilion is definitely a testament to what mobile...

To the Moon
To the Moon

A story driven adventure that runs through memories.

To the Moon

To the Moon

X.D. Network Inc.

A compelling story driven adventure that pits you as a pair of doctors trying to help an old man on his deathbed live his last wish. You explore the man's memories to piece together a new memory on fulfilling his wish to go to the moon.

Kidu: A Relentless Quest
Kidu: A Relentless Quest
Kidu: A Relentless Quest

Kidu: A Relentless Quest

Juan Pedrido

KIDU: A Relentless Quest.
Discover fourteen unique levels where you will live incredible adventures. Make use of the accelerometer and be advised with the perspective to solve the puzzles.

The first low poly game that uses the accelerometer of the device in order to have amazing perspective views.

The game is available...

Solve puzzles
Pan-Pan
Pan-Pan

Pan-Pan

Spelkraft

Pan-Pan is an open plain adventure that expands on the concept of environmental narrative storytelling with puzzle solving and exploration elements at its core.

Set against a backdrop of soothing ambient sounds crafted by renowned sound composer Simon Viklund, your task is to fix your downed spaceship and begin the pilgrimage...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Faraway: Puzzle Escape

Faraway: Puzzle Escape

Snapbreak Games

In Faraway you're an adventurer exploring the ruins of ancient temples full of challenges and mysterious puzzles.

You're walking in footsteps of your father. He was a collector of unusual artifacts who went missing 10 years ago. Your journey will take you from deserts and oasis to old crumbling ruins of a mysterious civilization. They had constructed devices and puzzles to see if you're worthy of knowing their secrets. Observe the environment, collect items, manipulate devices and solve perplexing puzzles to escape temple labyrinths.

COMPELLING PUZZLES
Explore 18 grand temples packed with puzzles.

IMMERSIVE WORLD
Easy to navigate 3D world which holds more secrets than it appears on the surface.

INTRIGUING MYSTERY
Collect pages from your missing dad's diary to find out what happened to your family.

TRY FOR FREE
You get to try the game before you buy. First 9 levels are available free of charge!

MacGuffin's Curse

MacGuffin's Curse

Ayopa Games LLC

Get addicted to this stunning werewolf comedy puzzle-adventure! ★★"A near perfect experience for players of all ages." - Gadget.com★★ Voted TouchArcade Game of the Week! App-Shack (4.5/5) - "Fans of the genre or tongue-in-cheek humor won’t want to pass up." Apple'n'Apps (4.5/5) - "One of the best adventure games in the App Store." AppSmile (4.5/5) - "Interesting storyline, tons of levels, simple controls, and cool artwork." Winner of the 'Best Game Writing Award' at the Freeplay independent Games Festival!

When desperate thief Lucas MacGuffin bungles a museum robbery, he finds himself bound to a mysterious ancient amulet. Using its powers to transform between man and wolf, he must sneak and smash his way through a mind-bending series of puzzles, bring down a terrifying criminal mastermind, and hardest of all, convince his daughter it isn't funny to fill the fridge with dog food. With charming hand-drawn art, an eccentric cast of characters and insanely catchy music, players everywhere will be touched by MacGuffin's heartfelt, relatable struggle to stay away from fire hydrants.

TRANSFORM FROM HUMAN TO WEREWOLF! Use the dexterity of a human and the brute force of a well-intentioned werewolf! Each character has their own unique skills, which can solve an inventive array of logical challenges in the style of much-loved hit adventure games.

QUICK-WITTED COMEDY: Play through a compelling story brimming with humor, personality and heart featuring dialogue straight from the golden age of adventure games.

A RICH, COMPELLING WORLD! Explore the surreal nightlife of an ancient carnival city in hi-tech lockdown inhabited by a huge cast of hilarious, well-developed characters, all masterfully created with unique hand-drawn art.

FUN, IMMERSIVE SOUNDTRACK - Destined to have you humming - or howling - along!

PLENTY OF AWESOME UNLOCKABLE CONTENT: Comics, post-game challenges, Easter Eggs and developers' commentary are all hidden throughout the game, meaning you’ll keep coming back long after the credits roll!

INTEGRATED HELP SYSTEM - Task tracking ensures you can focus on enjoying the game free of stress.

Puzzle Agent 2 HD

Puzzle Agent 2 HD

Telltale Inc

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Agent Nelson Tethers just solved the biggest case of his career. So why isn't he satisfied? There’s still the case of a missing eraser factory foreman, a whispering madness is still creeping from mind to mind, and a troubling recurrence of... creatures... is lurking into the town.

The FBI's Department of Puzzle Research has marked the case closed -- are they sweeping it under the rug? Or worse, do they not even care? Worried that the case will languish forever unsolved, Tethers must go rogue and venture back to the eerie town of Scoggins, Minnesota to solve the mystery of "the Hidden People" once and for all.

Sequel to award-winning Puzzle Agent:
* TouchArcade – Best of iPad 2010
* IGN – Best iPhone Game of E3 2010
* PC Gamer – Puzzle Game of the Year 2010
* Adventure Gamers – Game of the Year

CREEPY PUZZLE ADVENTURE WITH MYSTERY & DARK HUMOR!
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