The Best Puzzle Games There Ever WereRecommendations by jingold (UK)
Puzzle games are out of vogue these days and even if they weren't, I just don't feel like I have the time to play them any more. But when I did, I loved them, and these are the ones I loved the most.
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by Graham Nelson
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Desperately unfair, quite often quite random, but full of delicious cleverness that the interaction lets you join in with. A year of my life well spent.
2. So Far, by Andrew Plotkin (1996)
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Puzzles in the Myst-vein: beautifully rendered text and cunning creatures and machines. Very, effective, with a strange clarity. Also impossibly difficult.
3. Leather Goddesses of Phobos
by Steve Meretzky
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Moments of total genius abound. Old, and hence fiddly and unfair, it's also witty, inventively inventive, and satisfyingly long for an Infocom game.
by Dave Lebling
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Lebling's games were always cunning, full of interesting mechanisms and clever methods, but Starcross is my favourite. Contains the best "hidden room" puzzle ever.
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