Puzzle-solving Classic Games and Abandonware

The Incredible Machine

The Incredible Machine

The Incredible Machine is a puzzle game where the player has to assemble a Rube Goldberg-type contraption to solve a simple puzzle. It was developed by Jeff Tunnell Productions and published in 1993 for...

Year: 1993 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2016-11-16Tags: puzzle-solving

Loom

Loom

Loom is a fantasy point-and-click adventure created by LucasArts and released initially in 1990. It's one of the most popular titles using the SCUMM engine, like the Indiana Jones and Monkey Island series....

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-01-28Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving scumm music point-and-click

Another World

Another World

Another World, also known as Out of This World, is a cinematic platformer action-adventure designed by Éric Chahi for Delphine Software and released in 1991 initially for Amiga and Atari ST, later for...

Year: 1991 Genre: Action Updated: 2018-12-07Tags: puzzle-solving sci-fi/futuristic shooter

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest for Identity

Flashback: The Quest For Identity is a sci-fi platformer/action-adventure published by U.S. Gold, and developed by Delphine Software. The game is the brainchild of Paul Cuisset, creator of Future Wars,...

Year: 1993 Genre: Action Updated: 2017-04-12Tags: cyberpunk puzzle-solving shooter platformer cinematic

Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Lemmings II: The Tribes is a puzzle game released in 1993. It is the sequel to Lemmings. It was developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis. It was released for Acorn 32 bit, Amiga, Atari ST, MS...

Year: 1993 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2018-12-30Tags: puzzle-solving real-time amiga original game

Pushover

Pushover

Pushover is a puzzler developed by Red Rat Software and published by Ocean in 1992 for the Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, and SNES. The game, whose concept was created by Charles Partington, can be defined as...

Year: 1992 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2018-12-26Tags: puzzle-solving

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave

Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout is a 1988 computer game by John Romero (co-founder of idSoftware and designer of Doom, Quake and many other games). Dangerous Dave was initally developed...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2016-11-30Tags: puzzle-solving

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is a 1991 remake of the first game in the Leisure Suit Larry series. The graphic adventure was originally developed for PC MS-DOS and the Apple...

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-06-27Tags: adult puzzle-solving

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is a survival horror game developed by Infogrames Europe and published by I-Motion in 1992. It was initially released for DOS, but was later ported to several other platforms. As the...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: puzzle-solving survival horror

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a point-and-click puzzle-solving adventure game written, designed by Jane Jensen and published by Sierra On-Line in 1993. It is the first game of the Gabriel Knight...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-22Tags: detective/mystery horror puzzle-solving

System Shock

System Shock

System Shock is a first person action shooter developed by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin Systems in 1994 for DOS. There was only one sequel to the game, System Shock 2, but a remake...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: cyberpunk horror puzzle-solving shooter

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon

Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon is the third game, and one of the most appreciated, in the Space Quest series. It was developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1989 for Amiga, Atari ST and...

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17Tags: puzzle-solving sci-fi/futuristic

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is the second graphic adventure by Lucasfilm Games, after Maniac Mansion, created using the SCUMM engine. The game was developed on a Commodore 64 and released...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-04-28Tags: puzzle-solving sci-fi/futuristic scumm

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!, the fifth chapter of the famous fantasy adventure series created by Roberta Williams, was released in 1990 for MS-DOS, Amiga, Macintosh and other platforms....

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-11Tags: fantasy puzzle-solving