Tag created in June 2017
Puzzle's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Puzzle tag and the percentage they represent. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Puzzle tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Puzzle game tag peaked in 2021 with 2089 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 2.3% in 2010 and 1.2% in 2023.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Puzzle's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Puzzle tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Puzzle tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 37 (2010) and 359 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Puzzle tag received between 52% (2022) and 101% (2010) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Puzzle
This graph displays the evolution of the Puzzle tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price was at its lowest in 2006 at 4.99$, and peaked in 2008 at 9.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2009 at 1%, and it's highest in 2019 at 9%.
Positive reviews ratio for Puzzle, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Puzzle tag, separated by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Puzzle games is 95% for the Vietnamese audience, and the worst is 85% for the Japanese audience.
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.
|9.99||98.5%||Oct 10, 2007|
|Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure|
As an expert safecracker, you are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased to search his mansion for his last will and testament. Duncan W. Adams was an avid safe collector and an 'eccentric,' to say the least. Adams has hidden the deed to his vast fortunes in one of 35 safes.
|4.99||57.2%||Aug 29, 2007|
|PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords|
PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers, for the first time ever, classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good vs. evil. Challenge your match 3 skills as you battle against computer opponents to save the Kingdom of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane.
|9.99||86.8%||Jan 29, 2008|
Turn the crank, rotate the gears, push the levers, Use the catapult, explode it, or fly it...From grilling sausages with a pulley, gears, rubberbands and a candle to firing a cannon with a basketball, these wacky brain-teasers will light up your imagination with creative and addictive fun.
|9.99||80.8%||Dec 12, 2008|
|World of Goo|
World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / construction game made entirely by two guys.
|14.99||94.5%||Oct 13, 2008|
Cogs is a puzzle game where players build machines from sliding tiles. Players can choose from 50 levels and 3 gameplay modes. New puzzles are unlocked by building contraptions quickly and efficiently. Inventor Mode: Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines — gears, pipes,...
|5.99||91.6%||Apr 14, 2009|
|Crayon Physics Deluxe|
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.
|19.99||90.5%||May 6, 2009|
Created with indie comic artist Graham Annable's unique narrative and visual sensibilities, delivered with the distinctive Telltale storytelling style, Puzzle Agent is sure to challenge, thrill and engage in more ways than you can shake a cryptogram at!
|Nancy Drew®: Secret of the Scarlet Hand|
Expose Buried Secrets and Catch a Thief Red-handed!
|6.99||87.9%||Oct 10, 2009|
|Everyday Genius: SquareLogic|
The next generation of puzzle games is here! Combining simple arithmetic with colorful cages and logical problem solving, this new puzzle game makes sure you never have to guess—and you don’t have to be a math wiz!
|4.99||98.4%||Oct 21, 2009|
|Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™|
Dr. Robotnik is changing the jolly folk of Beanville into devious little robots that will help rid Planet Mobius of music and fun forever. Group the beans together to help them escape, and compete against Robotnik’s wily henchbots!
|4.99||91.7%||Sep 13, 2010|
As a swashbuckling archaeologist, unlock the mystery of the ancient ruins that have been hidden for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball.
|9.99||74.9%||Oct 26, 2010|
The gameplay in Toki Tori is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it's a puzzle game at heart. To progress through the game, the player must pick up each egg in a level using a set number of tools.
|4.99||88.1%||Jan 28, 2010|
From the twisted puzzle minds behind the award winning Toki Tori comes a new game, simply called RUSH. Fortunately for fans of high quality puzzle games, RUSH is anything but simple. In the game's fully three dimensional levels, players need to guide cubes to color coded exit points using Conveyor belts, Warps, Stops Signs, Splits and...
|0.99||89.8%||Dec 3, 2010|
|Nancy Drew® Dossier: Resorting to Danger!|
Defuse an Explosive Situation at an Exclusive Resort!
|6.99||82.1%||Nov 19, 2009|
Find solutions to 100 unique puzzles and experience the satisfaction of "Aha" moments!
|2.99||91%||Jun 21, 2010|
|Zen Bound 2|
Wrap your way to bliss in Zen Bound 2, the unique down-tempo indie game! This is a different gaming experience: an opportunity to slow down, zone out and focus on a task that’s challenging but not stressful, a set of gentle puzzles for the mind and fingers to solve.
|4.99||91.3%||Nov 16, 2010|
In the dark and mysterious world of Closure, only what you see exists. Manipulate lights to phase objects in and out of reality in this multiple-award-winning puzzle game. Play as a strange spider-like demon who explores the stories of three human characters through beautiful, eerie environments such as a decrepit factory, a murky...
|9.99||85%||Sep 7, 2012|
The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever! Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game. Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods.
|4.99||96.1%||Dec 7, 2010|
Zachtronics is back with an ambitious new design-based puzzle game. Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products!
|9.99||95.3%||Mar 2, 2011|
Living liquid machines have overrun a world of unstoppable progress and their inventor must stop the chaos in this game about a man with the power to bring ordinary matter to life!
|4.99||89.2%||Mar 1, 2012|
|Toki Tori 2+|
Toki Tori 2+ may look cute, but it’s a challenging puzzle adventure game. Whistle and stomp are the only moves you need to solve increasingly complex puzzles, as you go anywhere, anytime on a lush forest island.
|14.99||87.7%||Jul 11, 2013|
|English Country Tune|
English Country Tune is a luxuriant abstract 3D puzzle game containing more than a hundred levels situated throughout 17 worlds.
|4.99||92.3%||Aug 9, 2012|