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Puzzle bosses

Video game concept

Boss fights that require using trickery, the environment, or some other non direct assault to defeat them.

47
games
21
platforms

Alternate names: Puzzle combat, Puzzle fights

The first video game about Puzzle bosses was released in 1996.

Eidos Interactive, Capcom and Devolver Digital has published most of these games

This is not for literal puzzles, but rather fights that are won by unconventional means other than direct confrontation (shooting or hitting the enemy). Often involve environmental combat, environmental puzzles, or otherwise tricking the enemy into defeating itself.

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Boss battles

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Platforms

Windows 10
PS2 4
X360 4
Linux 4
PS4 3
PS3 3
PS 3
Wii 2
Mac OS X 2
Saturn 1
PS Vita 1
N64 1
Xbox One 1
MS-DOS 1
Switch 1
WinCE 1
Dreamcast 1
PSP 1
Mac OS Classic 1
Xbox 1
Wii U 1

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