Top Puzzle Games of 2009

Welcome to's top puzzle games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 21.


    Simplicity works heavily in favour of Blocked and it’s crucial to the success of pick-up-and-play games of this nature. Blocked is about as simple as you can get. You have a blue block, you have a hole in the wall, and you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 20.

    Crayon Physics Deluxe

    Puzzle games with such a fresh approach as is seen in Crayon Physics are rare, especially on a platform as young as the iPhone. There is certainly no shortage of decent, fun, puzzle games on the iPhone. What sets Crayon Physics... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 19.


    The more you play Gemmed the more you get sucked in - what starts as a random chaining of gems ends up in considerate movements and strategic thinking. If you've ever had a tinker with a smart phone or palm pilot then you've... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 18.


    Anyone in the least bit interested in the yarn Soma's spinning would be foolish to miss out on this fine prelude to the series. According to the developer Soma games, G is the first installment in a storyline that will eventually... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 17.

    Line Rider: Freestyle

    Line Rider: Freestyle feels a little light as a retail release, even though it’s £20, but there's a decent challenge here and plenty to do once you've worked through the main game mode. Usually there's a reason certain games... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 16.


    For all its problems, Scribblenauts is still an incredibly fresh experience - a genuinely unique slice of creativity that shows, once again, what a brilliant little machine the DS really is. Imagine, if you will, that you're... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 15.

    You, Me, and the Cubes

    You, Me and the Cubes is well worth a download if you're after a well-executed, cleverly designed puzzle game. Weird and complicated. That's what you'll probably think when you first play You, Me and the Cubes, the new WiiWare... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 14.


    If it weren't for the troublesome controls we'd be recommending this without hesitation, especially at its low price point; as it stands it's still worth a look. Breakquest isn't anything new. It's essentially a revamped... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 13.

    Spooky Spirits: Puzzle Drop!!

    Spooky Spirits is an enjoyable game that is worth a look in, just do not expect unbridled genius. Since the dawn of mankind, one question has been uttered throughout the ages. It is the question of myth and legend, magic... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 12.

    Meteos Wars

    If you don't have the game on DS, the core gameplay sounds like your cup of tea, and you like good music, you won't be disappointed. Meteos Wars is the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Meteos, the stupendous 2005 DS puzzle game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 11.

    Bobby Carrot: Forever

    If you can live with dated visuals and want something that will test your mental prowess then Bobby Carrot Forever is definitely worth a look. Bobby Carrot's colourful interface and hum-along soundtrack deceive you into thinking... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 10.


    Labyrinth is the finest example of how the iPhone's accelerometer works and you should definitely check out this patience-testing puzzler. Patience is a virtue and it's a virtue that you had better be familiar with if you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 9.


    There's really very little to complain about, with WordFu doing exactly what it says on the tin. Why is the simple activity of making words from an assortment of random letters so addictive? Whether it's during the word rounds... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 8.


    Edge is perhaps one of those rare games that you come back to not for the enjoyment of play but to remember the intricacy of design. As a central character the cube is somewhat underrepresented on Apple's touch gaming wonder.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 7.


    Worth the asking price for the music alone, Glyder is a real treat for the senses. Quite often puzzle games can become frustrating, asking you to learn a certain skill or technique before cranking up the difficulty levels... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 6.


    Peggle's eccentricity is so infectious that even the most stoic of non puzzle fans are likely to warm to its charm. When Peggle first breathed life into the flagging PC puzzle market back in 2007, it quickly won over legions... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 5.

    Professor Layton and Pandora's Box

    If you liked Mysterious Village and need more, or if you just want something genuinely fresh and original for your DS, Pandora's Box is the answer you're looking for. Professor Layton and the Curious Village was undoubtedly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 4.


    Kahoots is a must-buy for PSP owners who fancy a cute puzzler that will wile away a few moments here and there. Easily one of the best PSP Minis available on the PlayStation Store. Kahoots is more or less the ideal PSP Minis... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 3.

    Zen Bound

    Zen Bound breathes ingenuity and individuality on a scale that hasn’t been seen on the iPhone. Check it out and you won’t be disappointed. The launch of a new action/adventure game is often heralded with phrases such as "truly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 2.


    Peggle is pure, distilled fun in digital form. This is accessible, feel-good gaming at its very best. Simple to learn, hard to master. It's a well-worn cliché, but couldn't be more applicable in the case of Peggle. New to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

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    he original, maddeningly-addictive gameplay remains intact, but there's also a generous selection of alternative modes and variations. By now even the most casual of gamers must be familiar with Tetris. This was the puzzler... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP