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.

  • 12.

    Super Monkey Ball 3D Review

    Super Monkey Ball 3D

    Regardless of the new platform, this is a listless take on a game that should be – and has previously been – anything but. When Nintendo's senior director of corporate communications, Charlie... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 11.

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Review

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

    While this latest Kingdom Hearts has its fair share of problems, long-term fans shouldn't find it too hard to forgive and forget. The Kingdom Hearts series is such a tangled mess of semi-sequels, deviations... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 10.

    Land-a Panda Review

    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 brilliant? With their funny eye make-up, tufty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 9.

    Tiny Invaders Review

    Tiny Invaders

    (Personal) Space Invaders Tiny Invaders, the first iOS effort from independent UK studio Hogrocket,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

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  • 8.

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

    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 Call there's a moment where... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 7.

    ilomilo Review


    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 6.

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem! Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo DS

  • 5.

    Angry Birds RIO Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 4.

    Cover Orange Review

    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 the tin: cover oranges. Each level... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

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  • 3.

    Cart Cow Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 2.

    Cut the Rope: Experiments Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 1.

    Portal 2 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360