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Best Player vs. Computer Challenge Games

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Battle, Brain Game, Collecting, Communication, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Point-and-Click, Push-Your-Luck, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Stealth, Strategy, Traversal and World Building
Era: 1974 - 2023
Total Games: 229
Total Likes: 591
 

 

Apico

Release Date: 20/05/2022, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Apico is a simulation game where you play a beekeeper and conservationist. You explore environments, breed rare bees and release them into the wild, while growing your business. There are no enemies, time constraints or set objectives so you can focus...

Submerged Hidden Depths

Release Date: 04/12/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Submerged: Hidden Depths is an adventure game where you boat, climb and explore the ruins of a sunken world. With light puzzle solving and no combat you discover a drowned city, crumbling skyscrapers and deserted villages. It's the sequel to the first...

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Release Date: 28/01/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest game in the longstanding Pokémon series of role-playing games where you collect and battle Pokémon. Like those previous games, you compete in turn-based battles and try and collect as many...

Wayward Strand

Release Date: 15/09/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Wayward Strand is a narrative game about Casey Beaumaris, intrepid teenage journalist. You visit an airborne hospital, uncover the airship's mysteries, and explore the lives of its inhabitants. It's a Tin-Tin-style point-and-click adventure with a...

Sable

Release Date: 23/09/2021

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Sable is an adventure game where you play a young girl, Sable, alone in the world, but bravely exploring ancient monuments, ruined architecture, and fallen ships to uncover her place in it. It's an adventure without combat that calls you to find your...

Horizon Zero Dawn

Release Date: 01/03/2017

Platforms: PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Horizon Zero Dawn, and the follow-up game Horizon Forbidden West, has a post-apocalyptic feel familiar from movies like Planet of the Apes. It plunges you into an overgrown landscape with now-crumbling remnants of modern life where animalistic machines...

Nier: Automata

Release Date: 23/02/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Nier: Automata is a role-playing game, that span off from the Drakengard series. It's set in an alternate future where there is a war between alien machines and human androids. But this isn't a game about winning the war. It's more focused on the plight...

Returnal

Release Date: 30/04/2021

Platforms: PS5

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Returnal is a sci-fi shooting game played in repeating rounds that slowly change the world and your character. You are a pilot stranded on a mysterious planet and must investigate and fight through the world to both survive and solve the repeating...

Heave Ho

Release Date: 29/08/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Heave Ho is a game where up to four players try and swing themselves across a level. But you can only hang on to certain points and must dangle and swing with both arms to progress. The twist is that you can also hold hands with other players and make...

Stacklands (Sokpop)

Release Date: 08/04/2022

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Stacklands is a strategy game where you stack cards so that your village can survive. You combine cards to grow food, build structures and fight monsters. Each of these three actions is a choice, make the right choices and your village grows, make the...

Voyage

Release Date: 19/02/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Voyage is a cinematic adventure puzzle game, where you play alone or cooperatively to guide two survivors on their journey to unravel a mystery from the past and find their way home. You move through the world without guidance and must experiment to...

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

Release Date: 07/08/2013, updated in 2015

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an action-adventure game where you control two brothers at the same time with a single controller. After their mother passes away, they must find some water from the Tree of Life to save their father. The controls weave...

Parkasaurus

Release Date: 13/08/2020, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Parkasaurus is a strategy simulation game where you create a dinosaur park for people to visit. You need to construct well-designed exhibits, research specialised technology and maximize profits so you can expand with more dinosaurs. It combines pet...

Railbound

Release Date: 06/09/2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Railbound is a track-bending puzzle game where you lay track, switch points and use tunnels to get the carriages to the engine in the right order. Although it's the puzzles that keep you playing, there's also a real joy in connecting tracks and seeing...

Strange Horticulture

Release Date: 21/01/2021

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle detective game where you run a plant shop. While you identify and sell new plants to your customers you discover and influence their interweaving lives. It's unusual because your power is in your knowledge of...

Dome Keeper

Release Date: 27/09/2022

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Dome Keeper (formerly called Dome Romantik) is a strategy game where you mine to collect resources in between defending the dome that protects your world from terrible monsters. It's a hard game and when your dome is destroyed you die permanently and...

Foundation

Release Date: 01/02/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Foundation is a city-building simulation game where you create networks of supply and consumption in a medieval village. You not only develop structures, gather resources and create your own unique settlement, but also manage the individual needs of...

Gerda: A Flame in Winter

Release Date: 01/09/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a narrative adventure game set in the small Danish village. Gerda's quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her home. You choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust. It stands out for the...

Rusty Lake: Roots

Release Date: 20/10/2016

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Rusty Lake: Roots is an unusual point-and-click puzzle-horror game that has you piecing together your family tree. With a wide range unusual puzzles and game mechanics, like growing a literal family tree, it tells a story of a broken family and dark...

Lego Bricktales

Release Date: 12/10/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Lego Bricktales is a physics-based puzzle where you work to help your grandfather relaunch his rundown amusement park. You explore a series of jungle, desert, city, castle and island dioramas to help people by building things. Unlike other Lego games...

Ritual of Raven

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Ritual of Raven is a farming game like Stardew Valley but here you add programming code to the inhabitants of the farm to help them grow and harvest the plants. Similarly to Rabbids Coding,...

Samsara Room

Release Date: 06/09/2013, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Samsara Room is an abstract point-and-click puzzle-horror game. By solving the puzzles hidden throughout the room, you uncover an uneasy story about judgement and atonement told through the things you find.

The Past Within

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

The Past Within is a co-operative puzzle game where you solve a mystery by communicating with the past. You play the game with another person, either in the same room or elsewhere, by communicating what your different times and perspectives reveal.

Yarrr Har Hunt

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Pieces: Bag, Board, Cards and Tokens

Yarrr Har Hunt is a traversal game where you are a band of pirates working together to follow the clues and find buried treasure. You move from clue to clue, but must work together and share movement to be efficient and find the treasure before the...

You Suck at Parking

Release Date: 14/09/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

You Suck At Parking is a tactical racing game where the ultimate goal is to stop in a parking spot. The game features cartoon style parkour racing tracks with loops, sharp bents, bombs and other hazards, on the route to a parking spot.

Depression Quest

Release Date: 14/02/2013

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Depression Quest is a narrative game about dealing with depression. You play the story of a someone suffering from depression and their attempts to deal with their condition. With emotive still images and atmospheric music that responds to your mood,...

Desta: The Memories Between

Release Date: 27/09/2022

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Desta: The Memories Between is a narrative puzzle game about returning home after leaving under difficult circumstances. You guide Desta through metaphorical puzzles that let you revisit painful moments of life and find the words you didn't have at the...

Dice Legacy

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Pieces: Dice

Dice Legacy is a city-building simulation game where dice represent your civilians. You roll the dice and then place the skill that lands face-up on the map to gather resources, expand your outpost, or fight hostile invaders in real time. It combines...

Disney Dreamlight Valley

Release Date: 06/09/2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a world building game about restoring a broken Disney world. You interact with famous Disney Characters and decorate the valley with a wide variety of items and famous locations. Like a cross between [link to...

Escape Simulator

Release Date: 19/10/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Escape Simulator is a puzzle game where you try and escape a series of rooms. Like a real escape room, you look in drawers, read books, and solve riddles to provide the tools you need to escape. It stands out for the quality of the environments and head...

Firegirl

Release Date: 14/12/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Fire Girl is a running, jumping and hosing game set in a fantasy world of living fire-monsters. You help Firegirl in her first night working in the fire brigade. Rescue survivors, extinguish fire monsters and uncover the mystery behind the fire monster...

Project Timi: Sasha's Curse

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Project Timi: Sasha's curse is a rhythmic platform game where you lay traps and defeat enemies in time to the beat. Set inside a small child's dream, you need to save Lucity Town from the nightmares and restore peace in a unique combination of puzzles,...

QV

Release Date: 26/11/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

QV (QV: The Dimension Painter on iOS) is a puzzle game about using portals to push buttons with blocks. You are tasked with collecting the shattered crystals to save the realms from impending destruction by solving the series of puzzles. It stands out...

Six Cats Under

Release Date: 10/07/2020

Platforms: PC and Web

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Six Cats Under is a cute point-and-click puzzle where you are a deceased cat-lady trying to rescue your herd of cats by directing them with your poltergeist powers. The challenge is that you can only move very small things, so have to get the cats...

Stories of Blossom

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Stories of Blossom is a narrative point-and-click game where you play Clara as her grandfather tells her stories. In each story you take on a different character and go on adventures as you solve puzzles.

The Mind

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

The Mind is a cooperative sequence card game with a telepathic twist. Each card has a single number on it. Your task is to play them in order, lowest first. However, you are not allowed to communicate physically or verbally to co-ordinate who plays...

The Wreck

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

The Wreck is a narrative game where you play Junon, a mother at a crossroads. She's 36 but her career has stalled, she's emotionally numb, and her personal life is falling apart. It's not unfamiliar territory for a video game these days, but The Wreck...

Type:Rider

Release Date: 10/10/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and iOS

Type: Rider is an adventure game where you play as the two dots of a colon as they roll and jump through levels made up of the letters and styles of different ages of typography. The level design showcases the fonts, techniques, artwork, people, and...

Unworded

Release Date: 17/11/2000, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Unworded is a narrative visual puzzle where you use letter shapes to create objects and solve puzzles. As you progress through the five chapters, you uncover the story of a writer who is in the hospital recovering from a serious accident.

A Highland Song

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Switch

A Highland Song is a narrative adventure where you explore a maze of crisscrossing routes through the hills of the Highlands. You are 15-year-old Moira who lives with her mum on the edge of the hills and receives a letter inviting her to come to the...

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