The best classic and old school Puzzle-solving games

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash is a popular strategy/maze game originally created by Peter Liepa and Chris Gray for Atari 8-bit and released by First Star Software in 1984. The game was ported to s...

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-08-31Tags: arcade maze puzzle-solving

Myst

Myst

Myst is a first-person graphic adventure created by Cyan and published by Brøderbund in 1993 for Macintosh and Windows 3x. The game was incredibly successful, and it was ported l...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-03Tags: 3d rendering clicker fantasy first-person point and click 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...

Year: 1990 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: apple 2 original game platform puzzle-solving

Discworld

Discworld

Discworld is a point-and-click adventure game that was developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions; and was published by Psygnosis in 1995. The game is set in Terr...

Year: 1995 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-31Tags: fantasy graphic adventure humour novel point and click puzzle-solving

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow is the sixth chapter in the King's Quest series of graphics adventure by Sierra Entertainment. Written by Roberta Williams and Jane Jense...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-01-31Tags: fantasy graphic adventure point and click 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: 2020-05-11Tags: fantasy graphic adventure music point and click puzzle-solving scumm

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, cr...

Year: 1993 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: amiga original game cinematic cyberpunk platform puzzle-solving science fiction shoot em up

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 Comm...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: comedy commodore 64 graphic adventure point and click puzzle-solving science fiction scumm

Full Throttle

Full Throttle

Full Throttle is a third-person puzzle-solving adventure developed and published by LucasArts, released in 1995 for DOS and Macintosh. The game features a full voiceover soundtrack, performed by popular actors such as Mark Hamill.

Year: 1995 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-31Tags: graphic adventure puzzle-solving scumm

Ultima VII: The Black Gate

Ultima VII: The Black Gate

Ultima VII: The Black Gate is a role-playing game and seventh in the line of Ultima games designed by Richard Garriott, it was developed and published by Origin systems, and released for DOS in 1992.

Year: 1992 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fantasy medieval puzzle-solving real-time sword and sorcery

Maniac Mansion

Maniac Mansion

Maniac Mansion is a memorable point-and-click graphic adventure created by LucasArts initially for the Commodore 64. Written by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, it's the first adventu...

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-13Tags: comedy commodore 64 graphic adventure non-linear point and click puzzle-solving scumm

Leisure Suit Larry Enhanced

Leisure Suit Larry Enhanced

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 II, and released in 1987.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: adult agi engine comedy graphic adventure point and click puzzle-solving

The Incredible Machine 2

The Incredible Machine 2

The Incredible Machine 2 was created by Jeff Tunnell and released in 1994 for DOS and the following year for Windows and Macintosh. It's the sequel to The Incredible Machine and ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: paddle pong 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, Syst...

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: cyberpunk horror puzzle-solving rpg elements shoot em up