For Puzzle Solvers: These Games Are Sure To Hurt Your Brain

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Different people want different things from the games that they play. Some of us want massive action and for that you really need to look at either Tomb Raider or Uncharted. There’s just no beating those two juggernauts. Others want to delve into the world of assassins and espionage. Both Hitman and Metal Gear Solid are still the franchises offering the best stealth action game play. But some of us want to test our minds. There are numerous games from the past, on the market or yet to be released designed to hurt your head. Are you ready to delve into a world of mystery with some of the most challenging games available? Let’s find out.

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Starship Titanic

You’re going to have fun with this one. That’s if you can find it. This is a game that was developed and released back in the 90’s. It’s a fun task solving game that will infuriate players for hours. Maybe even days. It all starts with a ship crash landing in your backyard. The Starship Titanic, unsurprisingly and you’re tasked with getting on board to discover the mystery. Of course, the easiest way to win the game is not to enter the ship at all. But once you do, you’ll have fun trying to get back out again. The biggest selling point of starship Titanic is that it was written by Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you’re familiar with the series, you’ll know the type of humor that awaits you on board that ship. You can play it now by downloading a modern port on Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Recently released is a puzzle solver we can’t wait to play. That’s CrossCode and you can read all about it over at a a website such as The early impressions of the game made it seem like a love child of Zelda and Lufia. But the style makes it look like a retro anime, and we love the first trailer. We haven’t played it yet but the game promises a whole slew of puzzles, matched to using your senses. We’re not sure quite what the means but we can’t wait to find out. The game is out of development and available to download right now.

The Witness

Or, if you’ve got more money, you can always try your luck as the witness. We can’t say too much without spoiling the mystery of the game. But essentially, you find yourself stranded on an island filled with mysteries. Something has happened on the island but you don’t know what and we’re not going to spoil it. You’ll have to crack the mysteries to find out. The game went through a long development cycle and what game out has been heralded as a master piece.

Whether you’re delving into the past or looking to the future, they’ll always be great puzzle pieces to test the mind and infuriate gamers.