Top Puzzle Games of 2011

Welcome to's top puzzle games of 2011, 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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  • 10.

    Land-a Panda

    Land-a Panda is another cutesy puzzle-platform game with an animal theme, but Big Pixel Studios' offering is a good one; one of those games you can happily dip in and out of over a period of weeks. Pandas. Aren't they just... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 9.

    Tiny Invaders

    (Personal) Space Invaders Tiny Invaders, the first iOS effort from independent UK studio Hogrocket, cleverly subverts the staple iOS cutesy aesthetic - most of its cast are nothing short of adorable - to propel you into a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 8.

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter

    This will please the Professor's long-term supporters, but it's clear that the next instalment needs to bring in a fresh idea or two. Simply being Laytonesque won't cut it anymore. Early on in Professor Layton and the Spectre's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 7.


    At 800 Microsoft Points ilomilo is ludicrously good value for money and a charming take on the puzzle genre. Here's the story of two plush aliens lost in a three-dimensional puzzle, just trying to push blocks around. If you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 6.

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem!

    Anybody who gives it their time will likely fall for its endearing aesthetic, intuitive UI and robust puzzles. The grand opening of the Mini-Land amusement park is set to be a monumental day. The sun is high in a cloudless... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: DS

  • 5.

    Angry Birds RIO

    With 60 levels and with the promise of four new level packs to be released between now and November, Rio isn't about to help you kick your old Angry Birds habit. After enslaving most of the phone-owning public with its throw-a-bird-at-a-pig... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 4.

    Cover Orange

    Cover Orange might not have the star power of Angry Birds or the score-based draw of Tiny Wings, but it's a brilliant physics-based puzzler that can be enjoyed alone or with friends. In Cover Orange you do what it says on... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 3.

    Cart Cow

    Cart Cow is a surprisingly clever game that deserves to be played. The day when all ideas are finally wrung out of iOS physics games will be a harrowing one, but for now we're safe in the arms of Cart Cow - the physics-based... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 2.

    Cut the Rope: Experiments

    It's impossible to discount the entertainment derived from Cut the Rope: Experiments' content. Cut the Rope was one of the App Store's more prominent success stories, and its skill-based puzzle challenges made it much more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 1.

    Portal 2

    I think you knew all along this was going to be great. Fantastic, even. All the same, I don't think you'll be prepared for it being this good. The following review is spoiler-free. Fear not: this review has been the subject... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC