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A Monster’s Expedition deserves a place alongside the puzzle game greats

GOTY 2020 (Image credit: Avenir) In addition to our team-selected Game of the Year Awards 2020, individual PC Gamer team members each select one of their own favorite games of the year. We’ll be posting new Personal Picks, alongside Top Prizes, throughout the month. Shipping a monster is no joke. He tilts his hand early, […]

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The best adventure / puzzle game of 2020

Whether you enjoy classic environmental exploration or think more about twisted timelines and realities, 2020 has been an interesting year for adventure and puzzle games. It’s our pick for the best adventure / puzzle game of 2020. Spiritfarer has breathed into our lives like a breath of fresh air. At once meditative, character-driven, melancholy and […]

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Doing It In Unreal: How The Indie Puzzle Game Filament Makes Space Cozy

The filament is deliberately a bit of a mystery. Space age fantasy, comfortable puzzle game, storytelling adventure – each of these descriptions fits a part of what Filament is, and the result equals genius. So let’s start at the beginning. What is the filament? Well, as you might have guessed by now, it’s a puzzle […]

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Teardown is a chaotic destruction sandbox and great puzzle game

I went into Teardown, which currently dominates Steam’s best seller list, expecting one of those novelty games that everyone goes wild about and then forget about a week later. But I was surprised (and happy) to find that after spending an afternoon smashing its world into small pieces with a hammer, this is actually a […]

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Carto is a comfortable puzzle game where you literally control the cards

Carto is a magical and delicious puzzle game, developed by Sunhead Games, which allows the player to rearrange the maps to create new landscapes. You play as Carto, a young girl who has been separated from her cartographer grandmother in a storm. After you get stranded on an island, you’ll need to find map pieces […]

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Blaseball developers to release puzzle game next year

The Game Bands are currently known as the orchestrators of Blaseball, a weird democratic simulation of a baseball league that I guess people love. For a slice of something entirely different, the studio is releasing Where Cards Fall, a puzzle game originally prototyped a decade ago. It’s already available on Apple Arcade and is coming […]