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The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam 

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Updated March 4, 2020 1.5k votes 433 voters 31.5k views 31 items

Why is it that finding a good puzzle game on the Steam store is almost as difficult as the puzzle games themselves? Luckily, we've compiled this list of the best PC puzzle games on Steam, ranging from classic indie puzzle games to story-driven platform puzzle games.

If you're looking for a good PC co-op puzzle game on Steam, check out Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, the game where you and a partner work together to difuse a bomb.  If you have poor communication skills, try out a single player puzzle game, like Portal or Hello Neighbor.  We've also included some story-driven artistic puzzle games like Gorogoa and Braid, that throw popular puzzle game mechanics out the window.

Vote on the puzzle video games for PC below so other gamers can get some solid recommendations for what to play. If there are any puzzle games on Steam that we forgot, go ahead and add them to the list.

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Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2011 (Valve Corporation)
Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to Portal and was released on April 19, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, OS ...more
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Portal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2007 (Valve Corporation)
Portal is a 2007 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in a bundle package called The Orange Box for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on ...more
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The Witness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2012 (Jonathan Blow)
The Witness is an upcoming 3D puzzle video game by Thekla, Inc. The game was announced in August 2009 for PC and iOS; though designer Jonathan Blow had initially intended to create versions for ...more
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The Talos Principle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2014 (Croteam)
The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle video game. The game features a philosophical storyline. The Talos Principle is a narrative-based puzzle game,[1] played from a first- or ...more
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The Room Two is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
The Room Two is a 2013 puzzle video game developed by British-based Fireproof Games as a sequel to The Room. The game was originally developed for the iPad and released in December 2013; the ...more
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The Room is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2012 (Fireproof Games)
The Room is a 2012 puzzle video game developed by British-based Fireproof Games. The game was originally developed for the iOS platform and released in September 2012. The Android version ...more
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Keep Talking and Nobody ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2015 (Steel Crate Games)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a video game that tasks a player with disarming procedurally generated bombs with the assistance of other players who are reading a manual containing ...more
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Braid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2008 (Hothead Games)
Braid is a platform and puzzle video game developed by Number None, Inc. The game was released on August 6, 2008 for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service. A Microsoft Windows version was ...more
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Inside is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
SubhamNeogi added Released: 2016 (Playdead)
Inside (stylized as INSIDE) is a puzzle-platformer adventure game developed and published by Playdead in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. The game was released for iOS in ...more
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Fez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2012 (Polytron Corporation)
Fez is a 2012 indie puzzle platform game developed by Polytron Corporation and published by Polytron, Trapdoor, and Microsoft Studios. The player-character Gomez receives a fez that reveals his ...more
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Gorogoa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2017 (Jason Roberts)
Gorogoa is a puzzle video game developed by Jason Roberts and published by Annapurna Interactive. Gorogoa has the player manipulate images placed in a two-by-two grid, exploring within each ...more
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Machinarium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Machinarium is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design. It was released on 16 October 2009 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, on 8 September 2011 for iPad 2 on the ...more
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Opus Magnum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2017 (Zachtronics)
Opus Magnum is a puzzle-based programming game developed by Zachtronics. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS in December 2017, following about two months of early access. In ...more
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The Swapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2013 (Facepalm Games)
The Swapper is a puzzle-platform video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It was developed and published by Facepalm Games, a small independent company based in Helsinki, Finland. ...more
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Baba Is You is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2019 (Hempuli)
Baba Is You is a puzzle video game created by Finnish indie developer Arvi Teikari (known professionally as Hempuli). It was released 13 March 2019 for PC and Nintendo Switch. The game centres ...more
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Observation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2019 (No Code)
Observation is an adventure-puzzle video game developed by Scottish studio No Code and published by Devolver Digital. The game, described as sci-fi thriller, puts the player in control of a ...more
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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2017 (Tarsier Studios)
Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and ...more
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Human: Fall Flat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Human: Fall Flat is a platform-puzzle video game developed by No Brakes Games and published by Curve Digital. It was released for Microsoft Windows in July 2016, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ...more
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Unravel Two is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2018 (Coldwood Interactive)
Unravel Two is a puzzle platform video game developed by Swedish studio Coldwood Interactive and published by Electronic Arts under the EA Originals label. It was released on 9 June 2018 for ...more
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I Expect You to Die is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2016 (Schell Games)
Expect You to Die is a virtual reality game in which the player must solve puzzle scenarios, ranging from breaking out an airplane in a car to surfacing an underwater escape pod. Most events are ...more
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World of Goo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2008 (2D Boy)
World of Goo is a puzzle video game developed and published by independent game developer 2D Boy. The game was first released on Microsoft Windows and Wii platforms on October 13, 2008, with ...more
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Gunpoint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Gunpoint is a stealth-based puzzle-platform video game created by indie developer Tom Francis. The game was released for PC on 3 June 2013, with versions for Mac and Linux planned for future ...more
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Pony Island is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2016 (Daniel Mullins Games)
Pony Island is a video game developed and published by Canadian indie developer Daniel Mullins. As a metafictional game, the game has the player interact with what appears to be an old arcade ...more
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Hexcells Infinite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
Released: 2014 (Matthew Brown Games)
Hexcells Infinite is the third installment of the Hexcells game series. The gameplay of each installment in Hexcells is similar to Minesweeper. Each level contains a grid of hexagonal orange ...more
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The Cave is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Puzzle Games on Steam
The Cave is a puzzle-platform/adventure video game developed by Double Fine Productions and distributed by Sega in January 2013 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U consoles via their ...more