What are the The best puzzle games on PS4? It’s a big question; There are so many damn things out there that it can be difficult to narrow them down. Anyone who enjoys a game that puts their brain cells to the test is certainly well served on the PS4.
Puzzle games can take different forms. The classic examples of puzzle games are things like Tetris Effect or Lumines Remastered – more arcade-like experiences that are all about earning points. There are still a few of these around, and they’re just as addictive and satisfying to play today.
However, puzzles are not always about falling blocks and matching tiles. They are often interwoven with other genres, especially adventure games or platform games. The result is a wide variety of games like Inside, Return of the Obra Dinn, and The Witness that incorporate puzzles into their worlds. There are some really great examples of puzzle games on PS4 and we need your help to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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The best puzzle games on PS4
Below is a list of The best puzzle games on PS4as classified and rated by the press square community.
20. The Sexy Brutale (PS4)
Editor: Tequila works / Developer: Cavalier Game Studios
The Sexy Brutale is a brilliant crime game that gets a bit overlooked these days. Within the walls of the eponymous mansion, it’s your job to discover who is behind a series of murders occurring throughout the grounds. Additionally, the entire place is caught in a time warp, meaning everything takes place in the same time frame. As you unravel the mysteries, the mansion will gradually open up like an intricate puzzle box. A charming, clever puzzle game.
19. Untitled Goose Game (PS4)
Editor: panic / Developer: house house
This game hardly needs an introduction; it spread like wildfire online and remains a popular little experience. Untitled Goose Game is about impersonating the chaotic life of an antagonistic goose who lives near a quaint English village. Each location has a selection of objectives to complete, and it’s a constant pleasure to work them out with a wide range of interactive objects. It may only last a few hours, but few games can keep you grinning from start to finish, and this is one of them.
18. Lara Croft Go (PS4)
Editor: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix Montreal
To celebrate Tomb Raider’s 20th anniversary, we have Lara Croft Go, a completely different take on the franchise. This clever game trades full 3D action for turn-based strategic movement and puzzle-solving. Enemies cannot be attacked from the front, and obstacles shift as you go, meaning you’ll need to keep an eye on your surroundings if you want to beat each level. This is a short but sweet game that does a lot with little.
17. Donut County (PS4)
Editor: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Ben Esposito
Donut County is the name of this game’s sleepy setting, but it’s less about location and more about raccoons than you might initially think. You tell a silly story about a lazy raccoon and his friends and play as a hole in the ground that slowly expands every time you drop something into it. It’s a bit like Katamari Damacy, but instead of creating giant balls of stuff, you wipe the surface clean by sending things into space. It sounds crazy, but it’s a surprisingly addicting little adventure.
16. Unravel Two (PS4)
Editor: Electronic Arts / Developer: Coldwood Interactive
One of EA’s first “indie” games was Unravel, a cute puzzle-platformer that quickly became a cult hit. Unravel Two offers more of the same charm and whimsy, only this time with optional two-player co-op. The result is a nice, straightforward game with some nifty co-op puzzles to solve. It doesn’t offer much of a challenge, but the cute Yarny characters and well-rendered natural environments make it a good game for younger families.
15. Peggle 2 (PS4)
Editor: Electronic Arts / Developer: PopCap games
The hype surrounding the Peggle 2 reveal was kind of tongue in cheek, but the thing is, it’s a legitimately great game. As in the first game, the aim is to send little balls into each level and hit pins to earn points when they fall. The unpredictable physics combine with all sorts of ways to increase your score, and the result is an extremely addicting mix that will keep you playing for hours. The one more go effect is in full force here, and it’s incredibly satisfying when you hit a great hit.
14. Trine 2: Complete Story (PS4)
Editor: Frozen Byte / Developer: Frozen Byte
Released at the launch of PS4, Trine 2: Complete Story remains a favorite among puzzle platformer fans. With optional co-op for up to three players, this is a fantastic adventure with beautiful presentation and, yes, some well-crafted puzzles. This special edition also comes with some extra content, making this the best way to play this awesome side-scrolling adventure.
13. Moss (PS4)
Editor: poly arc / Developer: poly arc
One of the first great games for PSVR is Moss. You use virtual reality to great effect and control the title mouse in the traditional way, but everything is framed from your perspective, looking out at the tiny kingdom it traverses. It’s a beautifully animated game that combines light combat with solid puzzles, resulting in a really charming, albeit short, platformer.
12. SUPER HOT (PS4)
Editor: SUPERHOT team / Developer: SUPERHOT team
It’s hard to be original these days, but Superhot comes up with an ingenious twist on the first-person shooter. In this clever indie game, time only moves when you do, meaning you can dodge bullets and land some crazy kills in slow motion. It plays almost like a puzzle as you plan your moves and anticipate your enemies. Don’t let the simplistic visual style fool you, this is one of the most creative shooters on PS4.
11. Fes (PS4)
Editor: Polytron Corporation / Developer: Polytron Corporation
Fez has been around longer than PS4, but Phil Fish’s puzzle platformer has stood the test of time. It remains a brilliant, unique gameplay with its core dimension reversal mechanics leading to some amazing twists and turns. As you run and jump through the (seemingly) 2D world, the game unveils a greater mystery that’s a joy to uncover. It’s a flagship indie game for good reason.