Environmental puzzle

Game genre concept

A type of puzzle that involves altering the environment, such as pushing large objects around or toggling levers that move a series of platforms to reach places otherwise inaccessible.

Portal 2 (Mac OS X)
OSX 2011-04-19
Quantum Conundrum (Windows)
WIN 2012-06-21
Robot Junior (MS-DOS)
DOS 1991
Half-Life: Opposing Force (Windows)
WIN 1999-11-18
Ico (PlayStation 2)
PS2 2001-10-24
Portal - Still Alive (Xbox 360)
X360 2008-10-22
Robot I: Die Verließe des Schulzasar (MS-DOS)
DOS 1988-12
Deadlight (Windows)
WIN 2012-10-25
Portal (Windows)
WIN 2007-10
Thomas Was Alone (Windows)
WIN 2012-11-12
Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
XBOX1 2014-01-28
Portal 2 (PlayStation 3)
PS3 2011-04-19

The first video game about Environmental puzzle was released on December 1988.

Square Enix, Valve and MagicalTimeBean has published most of these games

Common part of action-adventure games.

Simple examples: moving large objects that (can't be put into inventory) about to reach places, activating a series of triggers that alter some part of the environment together (often toggling overlapping segments), or otherwise using the environment and your abilities that alter the environment to solve a "puzzle".

See also: spatial logic.

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Windows 43
Linux 21
Mac OS X 12
PS3 9
X360 6
PS4 6
Xbox One 3
PS Vita 3
PS2 2
Wii U 1
PS 1
Apple II E 1
Dreamcast 1
Switch 1
GameCube 1
Xbox 1

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