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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Puzzle Quest 3 is the latest in a series of games that combine role-playing with tile-matching puzzles. Set in a fantasy world, you move around the map, encountering monsters and other enemies. When you go the battle are played out as tile puzzles where you attack by matching gems of the same colour.

You play a character with stats that reflect combat ability, morale, and magical affinity. You need to use these skills to maximise the points you earn with the gem matching. As you progress you can earn enhancements to your abilities and face tougher enemies.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (2007) on Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, PC, Xbox 360, Mac, PlayStation 2, Wii, PlayStation 3, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (2009) on Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3 PC, Xbox 360
Puzzle Quest 2 (2010) on Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, iOS, PC, Android
Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013) on iOS, Android, Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Kindle.
Adventure Time Puzzle Quest (2015) on iOS, Android
Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest (2015) on iOS, Android
Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns (2019) remastered game on Switch
Puzzle Quest 3 (2021) expect on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC.

Puzzle Quest 3 returns to the series role-play puzzle challenge. It introduces a new player versus player mode and takes place 500 years after the original Puzzle Quest. You embark on a heroic journey across Etheria to discover the meaning behind the ancient Red Dragon's dying words.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/03/2007, updated in 2019

Price: Free

Platforms: DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Role-Play and Collecting

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: i 2 Games (@i2Games)




Play Time: This game will take between 25 hours and 40 hours to complete. The duration of the game varies depending on your ability and how quickly you progress through the story.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for fear.

In the US, ESRB state: Puzzle Quest 2 had the following notes on the rating: While the actual combat does not have a visual depiction, attacks include names such as "Crushing Kill," "Blood Drain," and "Finger of Death." Also, text in the storyline includes phrases such as "Our hero travels deep into a pit of corpses" and ". . . watch in horror as the 'odd looking one' turns on the other recruit, devouring her instantly." The words "damn," "hell," and "*!@?* sword" appear in the text-based dialogue. Some female characters wear revealing outfits.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to match patterns and colours under pressure. There are also decisions to make about upgrades and the story path that very young children may struggle with.


Puzzle Quest usually costs £0 to £13.99. 

Puzzle Quest

Steam Store PC £6.99

Puzzle Quest 3

Steam Store PC Free

Puzzle Quest Galactrix

XBox Store Xbox One £9.99

Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords

PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Steam Store PC £6.99

Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns

Switch Store Switch £13.99
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Puzzle Quest Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@i2Games) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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