Top Puzzle Games of 2012

Welcome to's top puzzle games of 2012, 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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  • 9.


    Puddle is a well-made game with a lot of character and a cheeky scientific feel. Few of us will think much about the liquids we use. We fill our vehicles with oil and gas, use water to brew our tea, pour detergent into the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    Traffic Wonder

    Traffic Wonder is a very pleasant surprise. I'm the kind of person who, when faced with public services, occasionally mutters that he could do better and good merciful gracious how can things be this way. At 7:50am on a weekday... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 7.


    A very satisfying puzzle game, one that manages to stay surprising throughout by keeping things incredibly tight. Q.U.B.E. understands that the best incentive to complete a puzzle is having the solution in sight, more so... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 6.


    PuzzleJuice is a triathlon of different games, all competing in unison and prodding various parts of your addled brain at the same time. The micro-team behind PuzzleJuice is under no illusions about just how hard its game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 5.


    Quarrel is wrapped up in a darling Fisher Price aesthetic and presented with wit and style. When it launched on iPhone, it seemed like Quarrel had it all. A clever concept, sharp visuals and a chucklesome sense of British... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 4.

    Lumines Electronic Symphony

    While it's clear Q Entertainment perfected the game's formula on their very first try, this iteration of the neon-lit puzzler is so charming and elegantly formed you'd be a fool to say no. "Haemorrhoids?" I ask Andy, more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 3.

    Angry Birds Space

    I find it a shame, though understandable, that many people see iOS development as a race to the bottom. Angry Birds Space, however, effortlessly shows why Rovio is currently on top. Angry Birds, eh? It's like the Call of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 2.

    The Splatters

    Just because the titular creatures aren't around to enjoy the fruits of their demise (for long, anyway) doesn't mean you shouldn't. In games, a protagonist's ability to win usually comes from staying alive to accomplish goals.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 1.


    Fez's ornate world, sumptuous audiovisual presentation, and cryptic machinations made me feel like an adrift archaeologist filled with wonder. By and large indie games don't get a lot of pre-release hype. Plenty become wildly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360