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Puzzle Quest (Series) Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


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

Rating: PEGI 7+

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

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Role-Playing

Developer: @i2Games


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Duration: 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.
Players: This is a single player game.


Puzzle Quest usually costs £7.99 to £13.99.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix

Xbox One £9.99

Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords

PS4 £7.99

Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns

Switch £13.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for fear.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence. 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.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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