Top 10 Hardest Puzzle Games on Sony PS5

Alright, alright. So you prefer games that test your critical thinking and strategic mind? Something that would turn your mind upside down to find the right and fitting answers, hmm, we can find you those. Scratch that, we have it here, so ready your console and your brain for this list of the top 10 hardest puzzles games to play on Sony PS5!

Are you up for the challenge? Solve your way through this list, players. Do note that these are in no particular order, so enjoy!

10 Hardest Puzzle Games to play on Sony PS5

1) Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

What will happen if Japan’s Puyo Puyo and Tetris join forces? Have a popping Tetris, we guess so. Starting our top 10 hardest puzzles on Sony PS5 is Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. If you want some kids’ and kids-at-heart favorites, save this one on your game list. You can play this game solo or be competitive with your friends, either way, you’ll enjoy Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. An Adventure Mode awaits you which also requires your role-playing abilities in the Skill Battle modes. Meet Sonic, Marle, and The Ocean Prince again, along with other characters you can encounter!

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  • Game introduction: Work on your puzzle skills in the full-fledged Lessons mode featuring over 150 interactive lessons. Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris® game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.

2) Maquette

For some players who prefer to play solo, this one’s for you. If you have thought about “what if everything around me is huge? Or maybe insanely tiny?”, Maquette will now serve its purpose to put your thoughts into reality. As you progress in the game, challenges and puzzles would get bigger (and smaller too), and manage to get your way in two identical worlds. Two worlds? Yes, the bigger affects the smaller, and vice versa. Up to tower over two worlds?

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  • Game introduction: Maquette is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object is simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Maquette makes it possible by twisting the world into itself recursively in an MC Escher-esque fashion.

3) Stray

While we’re here in the Annapurna Interactive creation (Maquette is also theirs!), you may have heard about Stray. You know, the adorable stray cat who’s up for a mission in a different world? Well, we got to take the cat home, so get your consoles ready. See the world from a cat’s perspective, walk along walls, complete missions, and run away from unfamiliar robots and enemies.

  • Game introduction: Stray is a third-person cat adventure game set amidst the detailed, neon-lit alleys of a decaying cybercity and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly. Roam surroundings high and low, defend against unforeseen threats, and solve the mysteries of this unwelcoming place inhabited by curious droids and dangerous creatures.

4) Bugsnax

Colorful, charming, and BUGS? Those may not seem to quite fit in one sentence, but Bugsnax made it happen. You always have to keep your mind thinking and ready on how you can catch the characters. Collect creatures in this silly adventure game. Meet the half-bugs and half-snacks characters in the world of Snaktooth (Island). Don’t expect any fast travels, take the long way down in this challenging Bugsnax.

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  • Game introduction: Bugsnax takes you on a journey to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone… and hungry!

5) The Stanley Parable

Do you want to have your mind hurting because of too much contradiction? The hardness level goes from “Oh, I get it” to “What again is happening?”, and it keeps repeating. The Stanley Parable is worth the shot for players who want puzzles, exploration, and decision-making games. Make sure you are ready to decide what you want, and get what you don’t expect. Or maybe don’t choose but still choose. You know what, just try it out?

  • Game introduction: The Stanley Parable is a first-person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, and the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand.


Entering our top 10 hardest puzzles on Sony PS5 is TOEM. Any photography enthusiasts here? We got you covered here too! Oh, this definitely would be the best game to enjoy a lazy day (or night) in bed. TOEM is a completely hand-drawn material where your character takes on an adventure while snapping photos on the side. If this isn’t hard for you, well, wait until you get confused with the map you are journeying on, oops. Oh, the photography doesn’t stop there, solve puzzles with your photos, while chatting and enjoying the black-and-white surroundings.

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  • Game introduction: Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people!

7) Chicory: A Colorful Tale

This is more on a chill side of the puzzle craze. To the gamers who are interested as well in art, we’ll introduce you to this cute and cool Chicory: A Colorful Tale. This may be a little easier than TOEM, but when you think it’s over, a new level is always up next. Express your creative and imaginative selves to draw anything you like. Paint your way as you go on an adventure in the town you’re coloring! Hold your magical Brush and solve puzzles using the colors and fight enemies as well. Take the challenge solo or take someone with you in a co-op play.

  • Game introduction: Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It’s up to you, Chicory’s number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It’s a big job… but you’re ready for it! Probably!

8) The Pedestrian

You may wonder what’s going on with that title. Have you thought about it like, “Should I be passing roads? Is that the puzzle and challenge there?”. You are not wrong about the roads, because this makes you live on roads. Hardest? Oh, pretty sure is, no hint system could help you in your puzzle adventure, players. The Pedestrian is a platformer, and puzzle game, how do you platform on roads? Easy. See the signage, that’s where the platformer enters here, so join the little guy and reach the “exit”!

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  • Game introduction: The Pedestrian is a 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle platformer. You are The Pedestrian! Enter into a dynamic 3D world with stunning graphics and challenging puzzles. You play by rearranging and reconnecting public signs in order to explore and advance through each engaging environment.

9) Operation: Tango

Copy?“, have you ever dreamed of talking through earpieces? Honestly, if you said yes, we’d give you a high-five, because same. You can do it now, well, at least in Operation: Tango you could. Oh, it takes two to tango, right? Yep, this is a co-op adventure that requires an online connection. Spies quite have the hardest job, so if you don’t have a keen eye on things, this game could be one of the hardest. Ready your microphones as well, because communication is the key to solving the puzzles in this game. Mic test, Tango, you hear me?

  • Game introduction: Operation: Tango is an espionage-themed cooperative adventure challenging you and a friend to complete dangerous missions across the globe in a high-tech near-future world. As an exclusive team of two, you and your partner will become AGENT and HACKER, working in tandem to bring a high-tech global menace to its knees. With only your voice to link you, teamwork is crucial, and communication is key!

10) It Takes Two

We’re here at the last for this list of our top 10 hardest puzzles on Sony PS5. Okay, we did not mention that this list is strictly for single-playing. We may have the best co-op puzzle game here. The title says it all, It Takes Two in a co-op or not play it all. Play as the couple, May and Cody who became dolls because of a spell. Get stuck in a strange land and find a way to solve every new puzzle and pass new levels. Well, as couples say: we’re better together, so drag your SO, your best friend, parent, or sibling in this wild, imaginative journey!

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  • Game introduction: Master unique and connected character abilities in every new level. Help each other across an abundance of unexpected obstacles and laugh-out-loud moments. Kick gangster squirrels’ furry tails, pilot a pair of underpants, DJ a buzzing nightclub, and bobsleigh through a magical snow globe. Embrace a heartfelt and hilarious story where narrative and gameplay weave into a uniquely metaphorical experience.

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