This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "List of puzzle video games" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (January 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

This is a partial list of notable puzzle video games, sorted by general category.

Tile matching

Main article: Tile-matching video game

Tile-matching video games are a type of puzzle video game where the player manipulates tiles in order to make them disappear according to a matching criterion. There are a great number of variations on this theme.

Falling block puzzles

Puzzle pieces advance into the play area from one or more edges, typically falling into the play area from above. Player must match or arrange individual pieces to achieve the particular objectives defined by each game.

Advancing blocks puzzles

Block-shaped puzzle pieces advance onto the board from one or more edges (i.e. top, bottom, or sides). The player tries to prevent the blocks from reaching the opposite edge of the playing area.

Other matching puzzles

Logic puzzles

Hidden object

Obstacle course navigation

Single character control

Multiple character control

Lemmings series



Multiple puzzle types




  1. ^ Reseigh-Lincoln, Dom (2019-03-15). "Golf Peaks Review (Switch eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2023-04-10.
  2. ^ Howitt, Grant (December 20, 2013). "Pretentious Game". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Hafer, Leana (2022-11-03). "The Entropy Centre Review". IGN. Retrieved 2023-04-09.