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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
Faraway 2
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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Solve puzzles
After the End: Forsaken Destiny

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

After the End: Forsaken Destiny

After the End: Forsaken Destiny

NEXON M Inc.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Returner 77
Returner 77

A 3D puzzle adventure with deluxe Sci-Fi storyline and mechanical puzzles.

Returner 77

Returner 77

Fantastic, yes

You are the last survivor of Earth, and you need to figure out alien technology in an attempt to get back home. There's a cinematic style Sci-Fi storyline to play through by solving mechanical puzzles aboard the alien ship.

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...

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...

MacGuffin's Curse
MacGuffin's Curse
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...

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

Puzzle Agent 2 HD

Telltale 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...