Best puzzles of 2019 on iOS and Android: Professor Layton, Path of Giants and others

Puzzles are always the most interesting category with the most diverse games. The genre is not as popular as action games or MMORPGs, especially on mobile, because users are afraid of boring puzzles or monotonous gameplay. But in fact, puzzles are always the most daring experiments with mechanics that not only make you break your head, but also challenge your gaming abilities.

Professor Layton and Pandora's Box

This is an updated version of the continuation of the colorful adventure of Professor Layton, a series about which is particularly popular in the United States and Japan. One of the main features of the entire series in general and Pandora's Box in particular is how the riddles are woven into the narrative. It is impossible not to mention the amazing picture in the style of cartoons of the studio Ghibli.

In Pandora's Box, Professor Layton and his assistant Luke investigate the death of Dr. Schrader, Layton's mentor, and the disappearance of a mysterious box that can supposedly kill anyone who opens it.Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Initially, we had a category with cooperative games, but there were not so many projects in it, so they are now presented in puzzles. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is probably one of the best co-op games ever. It was originally created for virtual reality, but is now available in normal mode.

One player on a smartphone or tablet tries to secure the bomb, but does not know how to do it correctly. The second player (or even the group) has the instructions, but he does not know for sure what a particular bomb looks like. It turns out that they must communicate and communicate important information to each other in order to defuse the bomb in the allotted time. "A game that can fight best friends and destroy families. Great fun for everyone."

Path of Giants

The debut entertainment studio Journey Bound Games (in fact, only a couple of developers), which she created for 2 years — is an example of a perfect puzzle. It is beautiful, interesting, atmospheric and offers simple but original puzzles.

Fans of the genre should not miss it at all, and everyone else is highly recommended to try it.

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two

Another co-op adventure that, like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, can't be played alone.

In the story, you and your friend find themselves in a mysterious world and must solve local puzzles to get out. None of you can see the whole picture and need hints from your partner.

The main drawback is that the duration is no more than 2-3 hours.

Very Little Nightmares

Another extremely atmospheric puzzle, in favor of which the famous name in the title speaks. Little Nightmares is a popular platformer from Bandai Namco, and Very Little Nightmares is its prequel in isometry and with a heavy focus on problem solving. However, the recognizable visual style and atmosphere have not gone away.

Worthy of mention:while True: learn () - a humorous puzzle game for those who want to understand how artificial intelligence works on a simple example-An original adventure in which words are literally used in the game processrooms: The Toymaker's Mansion — a beautiful puzzle about traveling through an unusual homeMystic Pillars — a fairly simple puzzle in terms of riddles, but interesting in terms of history Puzzlephotographs-an experiment by the author 10000000 and You Must Build A BoatTotal Party Kill — an original adventure where you need to kill your fellow party members to complete the levelassemble with Care-another masterpiece from the authors of Monument Valley and my personal favorite of this year-Mini Highways-not so elegant, but recognizable game from the developers of Mini MetroSpring Falls-a meditative puzzle about growing plants