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The Best Puzzle Adventure Games

Puzzle adventure games combine thought provoking challenges with a world progression for a compelling set up. There have been some great recent puzzle adventures like Returner 77, The Talos Principle, and The Witness. They share outstanding design and immersive set-ups, yet deliver different puzzle mechanics. This sub genre is filled with potential great ideas that can vary significantly, but still have that puzzle adventure connection.

Great New Experiences

There have been some amazing puzzle adventures released over the past few months for you to enjoy.

Control creatures to solve puzzles
Peregrin

Peregrin

Domino Digital Limited

A beautifully rendered adventure game with a mythical storyline.

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.

Returner 77

Returner 77

Fantastic, yes

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

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.

Watch out for guardians
The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle

Devolver Digital

A beautiful 3D puzzle adventure reminiscent of The Witness.

The Talos Principle has arrived on iOS, and it's well worth your time.

Hundreds of puzzles
The Witness

The Witness

Thekla, inc.

A beautiful 3D puzzle adventure awaits you.

The Witness, the critically acclaimed title from 2016, is now available on iOS.

Rearrange panels
FRAMED 2

FRAMED 2

Loveshack

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

Lasting Impact

These games came out awhile ago, but are still great experiences that have withstood the test of time.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...