Total Nerd The Best Maze Games of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the maze genre.

This is a list of the best maze games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated maze games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest maze games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these maze games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging maze games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new maze games.

These games, like Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best maze games?" and "What is the greatest maze game of all time?"

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Gauntlet II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Gauntlet II 1986 Gauntlet II is a 1986 arcade game released by Atari Games and the first sequel to the game Gauntlet. Gauntlet II, like its predecessor, is a fantasy-themed hack and slash.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pac-Man Championship Edition Jun 06 2007 Pac-Man Championship Edition is a 2007 video game in the Pac-Man series, developed by Namco Bandai Games for the arcades. The game was designed by Tōru Iwatani, the creator of the original 1980 ...more

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Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Gauntlet 1985 Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. Released in October 1985, Atari ultimately sold a total of 7,848 Gauntlet video game arcade cabinets. It is noted as ...more

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Boulder Dash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Boulder Dash 1984 Boulder Dash, originally released in 1984 for Atari 8-bit computers, is a series of computer games released for the Apple II, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and ColecoVision home computers, and ...more

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Ant Attack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Ant Attack 1983 Ant Attack is a ZX Spectrum computer game by Sandy White. It was published in 1983 by Quicksilva, and converted to the Commodore 64 in 1984. It was written almost entirely, by hand, in Z80 ...more

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Nonterraqueous is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Nonterraqueous Jan 01 1985 Nonterraqueous is a computer game for the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, released by Mastertronic in 1985.

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Knight Lore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Knight Lore Jan 01 1984 Knight Lore is a computer game developed and released by Ultimate Play The Game in 1984. The game is the third in the Sabreman series, following on from his adventures in Sabre Wulf and ...more

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The Warlock of Firetop Mountai... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Jan 01 1984 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is an arcade adventure video game released in 1984 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer. It is loosely based on the adventure gamebook of the same name ...more

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Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pac-Man 1980 Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. Immensely ...more

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H.E.R.O. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
H.E.R.O. Jan 01 1984 H.E.R.O. is a single-player video game published by Activision. First developed for the Atari 2600 and released in March 1984, the game was ported to many of the home computers and gaming ...more

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Alien 8 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Alien 8 Jan 01 1985 Alien 8 is a ZX Spectrum video game. It was written by Tim Stamper and Chris Stamper of Ultimate Play The Game, and was released by the company in 1985. The game was also ported to the BBC ...more

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Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Gol... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Golden Maze 2001 Ms. Pac-Man: Quest for the Golden Maze is a PC game published by Atari/Infogrames and released in 2001.

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Pac-Man Vs. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pac-Man Vs. Dec 02 2003 Pac-Man Vs. is a Pac-Man video game originally designed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube that was included as an extra bonus disc with the Player's Choice edition of Pac-Man World 2. It was ...more

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Ms. Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 Ms. Pac-Man is an arcade video game from the Golden Age. It was produced by Illinois-based Midway Manufacturing corporation, the North American publisher of Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man was released in ...more

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Bank Heist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Bank Heist Jan 01 1983 Bank Heist is a maze video game published by 20th Century Fox for the Atari 2600.

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Zombie Zombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Zombie Zombie Jan 01 1984 Zombie Zombie is a ZX Spectrum computer game by Sandy White. It was published in the 1984 by Quicksilva. It is the sequel to the popular Ant Attack, by the same author, and uses the same ...more

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Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Rock 'n' Roll 1989 Rock 'n' Roll is a computer game for the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, published by Rainbow Arts in 1989. The Soundtrack for the Amiga Version was composed ...more

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Nodes of Yesod is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Nodes of Yesod Jan 01 1985 Nodes of Yesod is a video game developed and published by Odin Computer Graphics in 1985. The game is very similar to Underwurlde, which was released a year earlier. The game was released for ...more

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Alien Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Alien Syndrome 1987 Alien Syndrome is a run and gun arcade game developed by Sega in 1987.

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Sex Bomb Bunny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Sex Bomb Bunny Jan 01 1999

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Gotcha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Gotcha 1973 Gotcha is a 1973 arcade game manufactured by Atari Inc.. It was Atari's fourth game after Pong, Space Race, and Pong Doubles. It is a two-player maze game where the objective is to catch the ...more

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Mission Omega is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Mission Omega 1986 Mission Omega is a computer game published in 1986 by Incentive Software for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC home computers. It was programmed by Stephen Ward.

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Gyroscope is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Gyroscope Jan 01 1985 Gyroscope is an action video game published by Melbourne House in 1985 for a number of home computers. It is based on the Atari arcade game Marble Madness.

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Styx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Styx Jan 01 1983 Styx was an action maze game published by Bug-Byte Software in 1983. It was the first ZX Spectrum game written by Matthew Smith, and the first of his three-game contract with the company. He ...more

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Halls of the Things is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Halls of the Things Jan 01 1983 Halls of the Things is a ZX Spectrum video game developed by Design Design and released by Crystal Computing in 1983. In this game the player travels through seven floors of a tower, searching ...more

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Spectrum Safari is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Spectrum Safari 1983 Spectrum Safari is a ZX Spectrum video game developed and self-released by A.J. Rushton in 1983. The game was soon signed by CDS Micro Systems who reissued it in early 1984 with a new cover and ...more

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One Man and His Droid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
One Man and His Droid Jan 01 1985 One Man and His Droid is a game published by Mastertronic in 1985 for use on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 16, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home computer systems. The name of the game ...more

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Into the Eagle's Nest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Into the Eagle's Nest 1987 Into the Eagle's Nest is a computer game developed by Pandora Software and released by Mindscape in 1986 for the Apple II and in 1987 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC ...more

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Corridors of Genon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Corridors of Genon Jan 01 1983 Corridors of Genon is a ZX Spectrum video game developed and released by New Generation Software in 1983.

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Saimazoom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Saimazoom Jan 01 1984

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Deactivators is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Deactivators 1986 Deactivators is a computer game for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC 464, developed by Tigress Marketing and published by Ariolasoft's label, Reaktor, in late 1986. The music was ...more

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Pac-Land is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pac-Land 1984 Pac-Land is an entry in the Pac-Man series of arcade video games, released into arcades by Namco, and its American distributor Bally Midway, in August 1984. It was the first Namco arcade game to ...more

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Pac-Mania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pac-Mania 1987 Pac-Mania is an arcade video game in the Pac-Man series, released by Namco in 1987. It runs on Namco System 1 hardware and was the last arcade title in the Pac-Man series until 1996. It is a ...more

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Farmer Jack and the Hedge Monk... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time

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Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time

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The Plot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
The Plot Jan 01 1988 The Plot is a video game by Odin Computer Graphics released in 1988 for the Amstrad CPC and Sinclair Spectrum. It is the last game by Odin to be released.

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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Bomberman 1983 Bomberman is an arcade-style maze-based video game developed by Hudson Soft. The original home computer game Bomber Man was released in 1983 for the MSX, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001, Sharp MZ-700 ...more

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Jason's Gem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Jason's Gem Jan 01 1985 Jason's Gem is a computer game for the ZX Spectrum.

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Gauntlet III: The Final Quest is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Gauntlet III: The Final Quest Jan 01 1991 Gauntlet III: The Final Quest is a home computer game by U.S. Gold and Tengen it was released in 1991 for the following systems; Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC. It was ...more

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Rockfall II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Rockfall II Jan 01 1991

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Pac-Man: Adventures in Time is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pac-Man: Adventures in Time Jan 01 2000 Using their Namco licence, Hasbro Interactive made Pac-Man: Adventures in Time, a Pac-Man game for the PC. The game features five worlds, over forty 3D mazes, and Internet play.

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Soul of a Robot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Soul of a Robot Jan 01 1985 Soul of a Robot is a computer game sequel to Nonterraqueous for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MSX, released by Mastertronic in 1985. It was sometimes called Nonterraqueous 2.

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Sink-King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Sink-King Dec 01 2004

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Escape is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Escape Escape is an early ZX Spectrum video game developed and released by New Generation Software in 1982. "Can you ESCAPE from the monsters? You must search through the maze to find the axe ...more

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Hungry Horace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Hungry Horace Jan 01 1982

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Pixy the Microdot is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Pixy the Microdot Jan 01 1987

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Rockfall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Rockfall Jan 01 1988

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Fast Food is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Fast Food Dec 01 1987 Fast Food is an arcade style video game much in the design of Pac-Man featuring the video game character, Dizzy the anthropomorphic egg designed by the British born Oliver twins. The game was ...more

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Terminus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Terminus Jan 01 1986 Terminus is a video game by Mastertronic. It was released in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, MSX and Amstrad CPC. The game is set inside a futuristic prison consisting of 512 screens. The purpose is ...more

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Martianoids is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Maze Games of All Time
Martianoids 1987 Martianoids is a ZX Spectrum video game developed and published by Ultimate Play The Game in 1987. Although it uses isometric projection, as with Ultimate's second-generation isometric releases ...more