Best Puzzle Games on Steam

Steam currently has 17,577 Puzzle games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Puzzle game rankings were last updated on 5/25/2024.

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1. Portal 2

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends!

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Portal 2 holds the #1 spot for "best Puzzle game on Steam" with a Player Score of 98. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 392,609 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 387,595 positive reviews and 5,014 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/18/2011
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 620

2. Portal

Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

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Portal has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 156,760 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,393 positive reviews and 2,367 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $0.99
Release Date 10/10/2007
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 400

3. Half-Life 2

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

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Half-Life 2 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 192,069 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 187,489 positive reviews and 4,580 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2004
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 220

4. Helltaker

Helltaker is a short game about sharply dressed demon girls.

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Helltaker has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 118,279 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 115,673 positive reviews and 2,606 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Helltaker on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/11/2020
Developer vanripper
Publisher vanripper
Steam App Id 1289310

5. Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam

Find and discover 100 cute cats hidden around a festive holiday village in this FREE hand-drawn hidden object game. Can you find them all?

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Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,835 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,799 positive reviews and 36 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 12/1/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2608050

6. OneShot

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

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OneShot has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 44,419 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 43,659 positive reviews and 760 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run OneShot on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/9/2016
Developer Future Cat LLC
Publisher KOMODO
Steam App Id 420530

7. Cats Hidden in Paris

Find 100 cats hiding in Paris, France in this cute hand-drawn hidden object game

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Cats Hidden in Paris has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,439 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,291 positive reviews and 148 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 7/16/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2313250

8. Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition

Zombies are invading your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of plants! Armed with an alien nursery-worth of zombie-zapping plants like peashooters and cherry bombs, you'll need to think fast and plant faster to stop dozens of types of zombies dead in their tracks.

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Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 125,653 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 122,567 positive reviews and 3,086 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 5/5/2009
Franchise PopCap EA
Developer PopCap Games, Inc.
Publishers
Steam App Id 3590

9. Firework

An accidental fire at a funeral forces the police to re-investigate a closed case of massacre. Lin Lixun participates the re-investigation by chances. As the investigation goes deeper, the past of the victims gradually emerges. However, the case becomes more bewildering.

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Firework has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 38,485 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 37,700 positive reviews and 785 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Firework on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 2/4/2021
Developer Shiying Studio
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 1288310

10. Stray

Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find their way home.

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Stray has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Puzzle games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 138,647 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 134,899 positive reviews and 3,748 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.79 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.79
Release Date 7/19/2022
Franchise Annapurna Interactive
Developer BlueTwelve Studio
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 1332010

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). OneShot on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Firework on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Stray on Steam. Steam Store.

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