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The Most Popular Puzzle Video Games Right Now

Updated October 10, 2019 432 votes 49 voters 1.8k views26 items

For those who love feeling perplexed but challenged for hours on end, we're ranking the most popular puzzle games in 2019. These are mostly new puzzle games that people are playing, but that doesn't mean popular classics can't pop up on the list. These current puzzle games are ranked by your votes, so don't be shy about expressing your opinion about each game by voting it up or down.

You might not think it at first glance, but games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which center around action and adventure, are awash with puzzles. In fact, the game is impossible to complete without scratching your head a few times in perplexed wonderment while trying to accomplish the various puzzle challenges along the way. If a more classically themed puzzle game is your style, check out Human: Fall Flat, an addictive puzzle platformer that's sure to suck up hours of your time with its fun and challenging physics puzzles!

Vote up the best puzzle games everyone should be playing in 2019, and check back for updates as new puzzle titles are released throughout the year.

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    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    DeveloperCrystal Dynamics

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    Rise of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game and the sequel to the 2013... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Baba Is You
    17
    10

    DeveloperHempuli

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Baba Is You is a puzzle video game created by Finnish indie developer Arvi Teikari (known... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Human: Fall Flat

    DeveloperNo Brakes Games

    Genres (Video game)platform-puzzle

    Human: Fall Flat is a platform-puzzle video game developed by No Brakes Games and published by... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido

    DeveloperNintendo EPD, indieszero

    Genres (Video game)Action, puzzle

    Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido is an action-puzzle video game developed and published by... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Portal 2
    12
    6

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Puzzle game, Platform game

    Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Donut County
    19
    16

    DeveloperBen Esposito

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Donut County is an indie video game developed by Ben Esposito and published by Annapurna... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Resident Evil 2
    14
    9

    Resident Evil 2

    2019

    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Opus Magnum

    DeveloperZachtronics

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, programming

    Opus Magnum is a puzzle-based programming game developed by Zachtronics. It was released for... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    DeveloperEidos Montréal

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Hitman 2
    10
    9

    DeveloperIO Interactive

    Hitman 2 is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Marvel Puzzle Quest
    9
    8

    Marvel Puzzle Quest

    2013

    DeveloperDemiurge Studios

  • 12
    The 7th Guest

    DeveloperTrilobyte

    Genres (Video game)Horror, Puzzle game, Interactive movie, Adventure

    The 7th Guest, produced by Trilobyte and originally released by Virgin Games in 1993, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Tetris 99
    4
    2

    DeveloperArika

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, battle royale

    Tetris 99 is a free online multiplayer version of the tile-laying puzzle game Tetris,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Dr. Mario World

    DeveloperNintendo EPD, Line Corporation, NHN Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Dr. Mario World is a match-three mobile game developed and published by Nintendo in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Pikuniku
    0
    4

    DeveloperSectordub

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, adventure

    Pikuniku is a puzzle adventure video game developed by French-British indie collective... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Return of the Obra Dinn
    8
    10

    Return of the Obra Dinn

    2018
  • 17
    Observation

    DeveloperNo Code

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, puzzle

    Observation is an adventure-puzzle video game developed by Scottish studio No Code and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Poly Bridge
    5
    6

    Poly Bridge

    2016

    DeveloperDry Cactus

  • 19
    Unheard
    8
    12

    Unheard

    2019

    DeveloperNext Studios

  • 20
    Puyo Puyo Tetris

    DeveloperSonic Team

    Puyo Puyo Tetris (ぷよぷよテトリス Puyopuyo Tetorisu) is a puzzle video game developed by Sonic Team... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Witness

    DeveloperJonathan Blow

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game

    The Witness is an upcoming 3D puzzle video game by Thekla, Inc. The game was announced in... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    BattleBlock Theater

    DeveloperThe Behemoth

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    BattleBlock Theater is a platform game developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Pode
    8
    18

    Pode

    2018
  • 24
    Distraint
    2
    9

    Distraint

    2015

    DeveloperJesse Makkonen

  • 25
    Hacknet
    0
    6

    Hacknet

    2015

    DeveloperTeam Fractal Alligator