If you’re an Android user looking for some fun apps that will put your logical reasoning and problem-solving skills to a test, you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve surely gone a long way since the 2048 era. Remember that little block puzzle game that had everyone sliding their thumb across their screen literally for hours? Although some games continue to prove that the simpler the better, gone are the days when the puzzle genre on mobile devices is limited to simple graphics and static gameplay.
We’ve got you a compilation of the most enjoyable– albeit mind-numbing– games from the previous up to the present years. From logic tests to story-driven puzzle-solving adventures, this list will champion the best puzzle games Android users can play if they wanna challenge their intelligence and patience.
Monument Valley 1 and 2
This series by indie game developer and publisher Ustwo Games is considered one of the most popular titles in the puzzle genre. It follows Princess Ida as she navigates through a world of mazes, optical illusions, and obstacles. While everything about this game is a solid 5/5, it’s the stunning graphics and sound that mostly won the hearts of players and even critics.
Bridge Constructor Portal
Developed by ClockStone and published by Headup Games, Bridge Constructor Portal is an engineering simulation puzzle game where players take on the mission to help trucks get from one location to another by designing and constructing bridges. While the mechanics is pretty simple, players are in awe of its aesthetics and sound design. Additionally, it’s part of the popular Bridge Constructor Series and takes some elements of the Portal series by Valve, so it’s got quite an impressive family tree.
The Eyes of Ara
Another critically well-received masterpiece is this adventure game by one-man indie game studio 100 Stones Interactive, which was founded by Ben Droste. Players stumble upon a medieval castle and find themselves in an immersive world filled with many secrets to uncover. If you’re looking for a puzzle game that’s driven by an exciting narrative, then this game is for you!
Total Party Kill
Your party enters a deep and dark dungeon… but sacrifices must be made! Chaos. Fun chaos everywhere when you play this unique puzzle game by Jussi Simpanen. Its key mechanics involves the creative use of friendly fire in order to beat levels. You can kill your teammates, freeze them into ice blocks, and even use them as a platform to help yourself cross obstacles. The goal here is to have at least one of your team survive and reach the exit, so sacrificing yourself or one of your friends is a must.
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
Horror, with all its usual journeying inside a rickety building and hiding from a creepy, vile creature, is a pretty popular genre on Android. That is why when Blue Wizard Digital launched this horror-puzzle game based on the iconic Friday the 13th franchise, gamers had a taste of something new. Here, you play as the legendary horror character Jason Voorhees, whom you must slide around an isometric puzzle to kill victims.
Inspired by the movie of the same name, The Room is an award-winning three-dimensional puzzle game by Fireproof Games. Due to the game’s critical and commercial success, it spawned two more installments, making it a saga. In it, players will find themselves in a visually captivating environment where they are tasked to solve puzzles in the boxes they’ll see in each room. The music is nothing short of amazing, so it’s best to play it with earphones.
Cut The Rope
One of the OG’s! This list wouldn’t be complete without this Android classic. Despite being released in 2010, Cut The Rope remains to be a strong force in the puzzle genre a decade later. For the unversed, it’s a series of physics-based puzzle games centered around Om Nom, a little green creature who needs your help swipe-slicing the rope by which his candy is hanging. The original game has sequels namely Cut the Rope: Experiments, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, Cut the Rope 2 and Cut the Rope: Magic.
Another creative take on the horror genre is this minimalist puzzle game that offers just as much creepiness as the usual escape the horror house. In this terrifying game, you only rely on visualized sounds to make out the world around you, find your way out and survive 80 levels of non-stop fright.
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