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Podcast: What are our favourite puzzle games?

Listen now or be mystified

A ten-sided device appears in your hands. Each side features a carving of a wild animal, but three of the sides depict the face of an RPS writer instead. Look, there’s Matt. And yes, this one is John. The side with Brendan is a bit grubby, but it’s unmistakeably him. Smells a bit weird. What could this mean? Of course! It’s the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Perhaps if you press down on these three journo mugs at the same time… aha! A telling click, and the sound of a delicate MP3. You’ve discovered the latest episode. They seem to be talking about puzzle games.

John enjoys number-filled puzzles like Hexcells and the recent Globesweeper. Matt nods approvingly at the Jindosh box of Dishonored 2. And Brendan likes to pretend he's a hacker in the various Zachlikes.

But we’ve also played non-puzzle games. Shooty games. Explodey games. Apex Legends has been keeping Matt happy with its bullets and crows. While both John and Matt have been liking the unserious direction of Far Cry: New Dawn. Brendan still just wants to punch people in Yakuza Kiwami.

You can listen on YouTube now. That's good. Or you can listen on Spotify or just hark above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. All music emanates from a mysterious hole in the box engraved 'Jack de Quidt wuz here'.


Here is John’s Globesweeper review

And his Tametsi review

And his Hexcells review

And Pip’s review of She Remembered Caterpillars

And here’s Tom Francis on Opus Magnum

And Alex Wiltshire on on Exapunks

And John talking about 7th Guest

And a video featuring Dishonored 2’s ‘Jindosh box’ puzzle

And here’s our review of The Witness

And here’s a nine hour playthrough of Gabriel Knight 3 for masochists

And this is Freeways

And Matt’s Apex Legends review

And his Far Cry New Dawn review

And Brendan’s Yakuza Kiwami review

Okay, that’s your lot.

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In this article

Apex Legends

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Dishonored 2

PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Far Cry: New Dawn

PS4, Xbox One, PC


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Yakuza Kiwami


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