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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.

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Faraway: Puzzle Escape
Faraway 2

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Unfold The Path Forward
Tengami

Tengami

Nyamyam

An atmospheric adventure set inside a Japanese pop-up book

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 forests, abandoned shrines, and tranquil mountain waterfalls as you seek to uncover the secret behind the lone dying cherry tree.

Solve puzzles
After the End Forsaken Destiny

After the End Forsaken Destiny

NEXON M Inc.

A 3D puzzle adventure with two timelines for the same scene.

Embark on a 3D puzzle adventure game that spans two generations. Play as the father trying to figure out the path forward through desert landscapes. Then, flip time to play as the sun to move through sequences changed by the passage of time. Each chapter introduces a new puzzle mechanic to contend with in this gorgeous game.

Crazy Solutions
Bring You Home

Bring You Home

Alike Studio

Slide through solution scenarios

Swipe vertically across panels to introduce new elements that work towards a solution. In each level, you need to figure out the right combination of panels for Polo to traverse the danger filled level.

Solve puzzles
Love You To Bits

Love You To Bits

Alike Studio

An endearing point-and-click puzzle adventure

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 a quest to collect them and rebuild her to be together again.

Also Good

Apps with average score

A beautiful world
Pavilion: Touch Edition

Move blocks and other environmental items to create the path forward for the main character.

Pavilion: Touch Edition

Pavilion: Touch Edition

Visiontrick Media AB

A 4th person puzzle adventure is definitely a change of pace. Pavilion doesn’t let you directly control the main character, and instead you manipulate the world around him to create the path forward. There’s a beautiful 3D designed world that gives you a great overview perspective to give you the...

Control creatures to solve puzzles
Peregrin

A beautifully rendered adventure game with a mythical storyline.

Peregrin

Peregrin

Domino Digital Limited

Take control of Abi, and try to traverse the wastelands of the divide. You will battle enemies as well as solve the path forward using Abi's ability to temporarily take control of other beings.

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...

Get the aliens home
Splitter Critters

Slice the screen and readjust the pieces to create the path forward.

Splitter Critters

Splitter Critters

RAC7 Games

A new type of puzzle game in which you slice the backdrop to create a new path forward for the main characters. You simply decide where to cut the backdrop, and then drag to realign to two new portions you have slice apart. The goal is form a new path...

Unfolding Panels
Gorogoa

Inception level puzzling

Gorogoa

Gorogoa

Annapurna Interactive

Rearrange the panels to create a continuing storyline among beautiful artwork. Each shifting panel reveals new intricacies and mysteries in an ornately detailed puzzle game.

Rearrange panels
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Puzzle over panels anew

FRAMED 2

FRAMED 2

Loveshack

The sequel continues the style of rearranging panels to create the path forward. There's an all new storyline with more complex sequences to solve.

Faraway: Puzzle Escape
Faraway: Puzzle Escape
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...

Explore the island
Isoland

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

Isoland

Isoland

COTTONGAME Network Technology Co., Ltd.

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.

Faraway 2
Faraway 2

The Witness is definitely intriguing from the outset, but stumbles under the weight of its open world.

Faraway 2

Faraway 2

Snapbreak Games

The sequel continues the storyline of the original, and yet still delivers a stand alone puzzle experience. The game is set in the jungle, and you need to figure out a wide variety of puzzles to proceed through the temples.

Puzzle Agent 2 HD
Puzzle Agent 2 HD
Puzzle Agent 2 HD

Puzzle Agent 2 HD

Athlon Games, Inc.

**NOTE: Not compatible with iPhone 7 devices and iPad Pro devices.**

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...

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.

Other Apps

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