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Best Puzzle Game of 2015

Best Puzzle Game of 2015 - Article

by Craig Snow , posted on 01 January 2016 / 4,579 Views

Puzzler retail releases are quite rare on consoles, with perhaps the most well-known in recent years being Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, so it's a genre where the nominations are often dominated by the handheld arena or from surprise indie hits. This year is no different in that respect - three of the nominees below are handheld-only titles, and the other two are downloadable indie titles, and we fully expect that at least one of them will be unfamiliar to the majority of our readers. Hopefully this award will give all of the nominees listed below a little bit more exposure; they certainly deserve it.


The Nominees:



Pokémon Picross


Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power



Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition










And the Winner is...



Pokémon Picross

Community's Choice - Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (30% of the votes)

Pokémon and Picross. It's hard to conceive of two more fiendishly addictive game types, but The Pokémon Company and developer Jupiter combined them for a marriage made in heaven... or hell, depending on your perspective. Pokémon Picross is a great free-to-play puzzler that really manages to scratch that puzzle itch and is therefore our Best Puzzle Game of 2015.

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Sixteenvolt420 (on 01 January 2016)

And i played zero of them this year.

ktay95 (on 01 January 2016)

hmm, I think I'll just play more Catherine if thats all we got this year -__-

JON0 (on 02 January 2016)

Catherine tho <3

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naruball (on 02 January 2016)

Trine 3 is actually a great game.

demonfox13 (on 02 January 2016)

Trine series in general is superior, so sad.

spurgeonryan (on 05 January 2016)

I agree, I had so much fun with the second one on the Wii U back when it had few games.

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RingoGaSuki (on 02 January 2016)

I'm waiting for Puzzle and Dragons to go on sale, it actually looks pretty interesting. Picross on the other hand... As much as I love Pokemon I have absolutely zero interest.

SuperNova (on 02 January 2016)

Is it symptomatic of this years puzzle releases, that I immidiately thought of Captain Toad when I thought puyyle games? There really werent many memorable ones.

AlfredoTurkey (on 01 January 2016)

God I hate puzzle games. The only exception was Tetris.

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Machina (on 01 January 2016)

Reminder that you can still vote for the remaining categories and can see a full breakdown of the community votes here - http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=211686

Gourmet (on 01 January 2016)

Puzzle game used to mean something very different.

zorg1000 (on 01 January 2016)

What do u mean by that?

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