You’ll feel like a kid again when you play these puzzle games from the 2000s.
Puzzle games have always been a huge hit, and the genre has changed over time. A puzzle game from the 1980s is nothing like a puzzle game from the year 2022. If you want to look back on puzzle games from the past, you’ve come to the right place.
Here, we’ll look at some of the best puzzle games that came out in the 2000s. Most of these games were made between 2000 and 2009, and you can still play most of them today. We will write down how each game can be played and when it was first made available.
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
- Release Date: December 10, 2009
- Available On: Nintendo DS, Xbox, PlayStation
The first one is called Nine Hours, Nine People, Nine Doors. This is the best escape room game ever. It is also called “999.” In order to win the game, you’ll have to figure out what’s going on as you move through different “escape rooms.” 999’s story is more complicated than many of the other games on our list because it takes place in different times. The story is the main part of the game, and the puzzles are like the cherry on top.
If you like these “escape room” puzzles, you’ll be happy to hear that there are two more games in this series. In 2009 and 2016, these follow-ups came out, following the story that began in 999.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords
- Release Date: March 16, 2007
- Available On: Nintendo DS, Xbox, PlayStation, PSP, PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, Wii
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlord is a famous puzzle game similar to Bejeweled. The goal is to put together groups of three or more of the same colored tiles.
You can also play through a fantasy story with RPG features in Puzzle Quest. When you aren’t playing Bejeweled, you can read a story about good vs. evil with unique and detailed artwork. Overall, this game is a great mix of role-playing games and puzzles.
- Release Date: 2004
- Available On: This is a browser game!
Notpron is a puzzle game that is based on riddles. It is often said to be one of the first puzzle games to be played online. Notpron doesn’t have you escape from a locked room or match colors. Instead, it has more than 100 levels with puzzles to solve.
Notpron doesn’t let you just pick an answer from the screen. Instead, you have to do things like find a password or URL. As of October 2020, only 100 people had finished every level in Notpron, which is an interesting fact. Can you complete all 138 levels?
Mystery Of Time And Space
- Release Date: November 2001
- Available On: This is a browser game!
Mystery of Time and Space, which is also called MOTAS, is a 20-level escape room game. MOTAS is a typical escape room game with sci-fi features added to it. Like Notpron, MOTAS is one of the first online puzzle games that had a big impact on the genre.
Adobe Flash was used to make MOTAS, an online game, but as of 2020, Adobe stopped supporting the Flash Player. MOTAS can be found on other sites that try to keep popular flash games around.
World of Goo
- Release Date: October 13, 2008
- Available On: PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Wii, Nintendo Switch, BlackBerry
The next movie is World of Goo. In this game, the goal is to use goo to get through each level. To make things like bridges and cannonballs, you will need to use goo.
You should use as few goo balls as possible when making things out of goo. Overall, Geometry Dash Subzero game is pretty easy and clear, but there is something so satisfying about building with goo.
- Release Date: June 2007
- Available On: PC, Mac, Nintendo 3DS
In Azada, your goal is to figure out how to get Titus out of a tale, where he has been trapped by his great-uncle. You can play through a total of ten parts, which is similar to an escape room.
In these parts, you will also have a set amount of time, and if you make the wrong choice, you will lose time. Keeping this in mind, everything you do in Azada matters. The story and tasks continue in two more Azada games, which is a good thing.
Super Collapse! 3
- Release Date: 2006
- Available On: PC, Mac, PSP, Nintendo DS
Super Collapse is the last one. This is one of the Collapse! games. The first one came out as a flash game in 1998. This is a famous game that has parts of both Bejeweled and Tetris.
In this third game in the series, you can play through a quest mode that lets you explore the game world. If you like Collapse!, you can play a lot of other games in the same series. A SpongeBob SquarePants Collapse! computer game came out in 2007.