29 Games Like Monument Valley

Games Like Monument ValleyThis list of games like Monument Valley features other titles that focus on creating a unique experience with puzzles, illusions and wonderful game art.

Monument Valley launched on iOS and Android devices in 2014 and sees players guiding the Princess Ida through a series of illusion filled levels by completing a range of puzzle actions. Primarily featuring geometry based mazes players will manipulate the visually pleasing world around them to advance to the next level.

Players primarily interact with the environment of Monument Valley by moving, altering and creating new platform pathways. The game often also provides cues to players to drive them in the right direction through things such as colour or using objects and NPCs to block your paths. Each of the Monument Valley levels explores a different theme and illusion mechanic so that each feel unique during the puzzle adventure.

The games like Monument Valley collected on this page offer a similar relaxing and mystifying puzzle filled experience across multiple game levels. With beautiful game worlds, surreal settings, optical illusions or other game mechanics these puzzle games will challenge you in unique and interesting ways.


Trimming down the puzzle experience to its most basic form hocus (also known as hocus.) lets you play as a red cube while you attempt to traverse and manipulate all sorts of puzzling environments. It’s a computer and mobile game that ultimately blends optical illusions with platform game elements and with its simple design is ideal for the mobile or casual gamer. hocus is a paid game on iOS and Steam with a free to play Android version supported by ads and in app purchases. Your objective ...[Read Review]

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Braid is an indie title that mixes the puzzle and platform genre with the unique element of time manipulation to create an interesting adventure of a daring princess rescue. Originally launched for Xbox 360 Braid was later ported to other platforms with the same core gameplay. In Braid players take control of Tim as he attempts to rescue the princess from a monster that awaits at the end of your puzzle adventure. The relationship between you and the princess is vague at the start of the game but...[Read Review]

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Shadowmatic will change the way you look at the world requiring players to call on their abstract imagination to advance through this puzzling game that leverages shadows. Available for iOS and Android Shadowmatic focuses on players creating shadows of objects by using silhouettes of oddly shaped everyday and not so everyday items. While relaxing on one thanks to the beautifully high production values Shadowmatic can also offer an extreme level of puzzle difficultly that will have many scratchin...[Read Review]

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Crossy Road

Crossy Road is a pixel based mobile game that has players crossing a busy street of traffic with their unique character and the equally unique pixel block world. Mixing in the classic gameplay of Frogger and adding an endless component to it has proved an addicting formula on both the iOS and Android platforms with eventual release on the Microsoft Store (Windows 10) and a web based version. With this simple formula and gameplay Crossy Road is accessible to all ages and spectrum on the gamer sca...[Read Review]

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Released in April 2012 Fez is a puzzle experience like no other with its focus on game world manipulation (rotation) to solve puzzles rather than direct interaction from your avatar. With this unique premise combining with a fantastic art style and story Fez is a puzzle game that is more about the experience and overall design than delivering extreme brain teasing puzzles. For those that do consider themselves hardcore puzzle gamers that desire insanely difficult puzzles the anti-cube system mor...[Read Review]

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Machinarium offers a unique and addicting puzzle adventure game across a number of platforms that utilises a point and click control scheme and a world without dialogue. Originally released for Windows in 2009 the game quickly expanded to mobile and console platforms allowing all gamers to explore the story adventure of Machinarium. You’ll start off solving puzzles in Machinarium but quickly get engaged in the story and almost forget that you are playing a puzzle game with the unique setting tha...[Read Review]

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Never Alone

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) takes an interesting setting and transforms it into a compelling video game focused on story and puzzle gameplay across a total of 8 game chapters. With a strong atmosphere blending with puzzle and platform mechanics Never Alone tells an insightful story of Alaska Natives that itself had development input by Indigenous people. Following initial release the game has grown the number of available platforms while also releasing a single expansion pack, Never Alone: F...[Read Review]

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The Swapper

The Swapper is a puzzle game that is all about cloning yourself in an endless cycle in order to explore the eerie abandoned space station that you find yourself trapped within. With this dark atmosphere of The Swapper the visuals and atmospheric elements are just as strong as the unique core puzzle mechanics and adventure experience. In The Swapper players get the chance to explore a futuristic research facility and space station known as Theseus without much initial context and who, what, where...[Read Review]

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Trine 2

Trine 2 is a side scrolling adventure that uses platform and puzzle elements to create an addictive mixture of genres. The game is available on numerous platforms including Windows, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox with a release in December of 2011. The game is very similar to the original game expanding on the story and game mechanics of the original popular game. Trine 2 takes place a few years after the original but the stories aren’t overly linked together so don’t feel compelled to start with t...[Read Review]

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And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves offers a unique platform experience and was put together by the indie developer Broken Rules. The game was released in 2009 for Windows and Mac. The origins of the game start back as a science project which after receiving a large number of game award nominations grew into a full game experience. The game is as unique as it is fun with players controlling their character through a variety of puzzles and dangerous environments. The core element that players use to solve these puz...[Read Review]

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The Tiny Bang Story

The Tiny Bang Story blends puzzle and hidden object games together with a beautiful hand drawn art style and delivers it to your computer, mobile device and Nintendo Switch. With over 30 puzzles awaiting you in this puzzle point and click adventure blend The Tiny Bang Story will take you around half a dozen hours from start to end depending on your speed of progress. The game is set on Tiny Planet which was once a vibrant and calm environment filled with colour, people and strange objects. That ...[Read Review]

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Hitman GO

Launching on mobile devices in 2014, Windows Store in 2015 and PlayStation consoles in 2016 Hitman GO captures the stealthy essence and broader setting of the franchise and sticks it into a simple turn based experience. Designed for the short play session and as a way to bring mobile devices the experience of the Hitman franchise the popularity of the formula led to the release of Lara Croft GO a year later. In this portable Hitman experience players will control Agent 47, the main protagonist o...[Read Review]

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Mixing retro design with basic platform elements Edge is a title with dozens upon dozens of cube based levels to explore and conquer with careful decision making. Your objective in the levels of Edge is simple, to move your coloured cube throughout the varied and dangerous levels by ensuring you don’t fall off the edges of the game world which is a lot more complicated than it sounds. Originally designed for iOS the game has been reproduced on a number of platforms with the same core gamep...[Read Review]

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Interlocked offers up a challenging mobile game based around interconnected wooden blocks. What looks simple on the surface is anything but as you attempt to unlock the 3D wooden block puzzles that lie before you. Originally released as a flash browser title (now retired) the game was eventually brought over to both Android and iOS with 5 chapters of game content available for free. The Interlocked mobile version is similar in design and mechanics to the original Flash game of the same name alth...[Read Review]

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NightSky brings you a puzzle adventure game mixed with some action elements to deliver a well paced game. The game focuses on creating on a visually intriguing experience through a unique world. NightSky was first released on the Windows platform in early 2011 and since its success has expanded to the Nintendo 3DS and eventually iOS. The game has received nominations for several awards and uses an experimental soundtrack with jazz foundations from musician Chris Schlarb. The game offers very sim...[Read Review]

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Lost in Shadow

Lost in Shadow is a unique 2D platform game that has you trapped as your own shadow, limiting you to interaction with only the shadows of objects. The game was released in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii. In Lost Shadow you’ll be spending your time in the background of some impressive game environments as you only have control of the main character’s shadow. In your adventure you’ll attempt to climb the mysterious shadow tower while completing unique puzzles and fighting off other shadow beings. Playe...[Read Review]

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Lume is an interesting take on the puzzle adventure genre and is set in a strange cardboard filled world that stands out from other adventures. If you are up for a unique experience that you can enjoy on either your computer or handheld device (iOS) then this paper world delivers plenty of adventure based discovery across several hours of game time. While short and a simple affair the appeal of Lume is its rewarding story premise and the unique art style that it employs. Many of these themes ret...[Read Review]

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Windosill is a strange atmospheric puzzle game for your gaming device. Launched online in 2011 and eventually transferred to iOS devices Windosill is a short puzzle game where players will have to guide your small wooden toy train through a number of surreal environments. While this might sound like a simple idea on the surface players will find that they’ll have to use a very out of the box thinking style to get through the 10 available levels. For the most part nearly everything within e...[Read Review]

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The cute robot style of Martin Magni (creator of Odd Bot Out) returns with his latest mobile game, Mekorama. This time around you’ll find yourself in an impressive 3D game world though with equally brain teasing puzzles. At a basic level this robot title is about guiding your little robot (B) from his start point to an end point on each level. This is achieved by guiding your robot with the press of a finger and some interaction with the environment such as moving blocks or obstructions ou...[Read Review]

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A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and His Blob for the Nintendo Wii revisits the 1989 NES adventure game with a refreshed look and refined gameplay which once again allows players to own a blob pet who loves to eat jellybeans. While fundamentally similar to the original the leap in hardware allows the Nintendo Wii edition to be a vastly superior re-imagining. Not content with limiting this experience to the Nintendo Wii the game was eventually ported to additional modern day consoles and computer platforms. Focusing on a s...[Read Review]

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Closure is a puzzle and platform game which revolves around the concepts of light and darkness for its puzzle designs throughout the story. This light and dark focus also extends to the atmosphere with a mysterious world underpinning your adventure across an abandoned carnival, run down factory and the swampy forest. The mystery of these locations is significantly enhanced with a world that is entirely black and white and even more so when you come to terms with the primary puzzle mechanic of re...[Read Review]

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Odd Bot Out

From the brain that brought you Blocksworld comes a new adventure focused on blocks, Odd Bot Out. This puzzling mobile journey will take you across a minimalist game world as you help Odd after he fails the standardised robot test. Right from the start you’ll feel attached to your little robot friend after guiding him through the basic tutorial and watching him fail the robot test. While Odd might not have a face to show his emotions you’ll definitely feel his robotic heart break as ...[Read Review]

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Echochrome is a PlayStation exclusive title with unique puzzle elements that uses a rotatable world and physics to alter your perception of each level. Launched in Japan in early 2008 and the North American shores a few months later the game is only available on the PlayStation Network, for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. In Echochrome players will direct a character that is reminiscent of an artist’s wooden mannequin through simple black and white coloured game levels. Players won’t dir...[Read Review]

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Axel & Pixel

Axel & Pixel is a point and click adventure game that is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game offers a very surreal and bizarre adventure and there simply aren’t many games out there like it. The game follows two main characters, Axel the painter and his dog Pixel as they explore Axel’s dream world which is full of mysteries. They enter this dream world after being hypnotised by a lullaby one day inside their house. Ultimately your goal is to escape by defeating the Evil Rat and ...[Read Review]

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Blek will test your brain with a unique gameplay premise that involves drawing lines, dodging obstacles and collecting coloured circles on either your iOS or Wii U hardware. Designed as a blend of relaxing and puzzling by a development team of two brothers Blek was released in 2013 with small tweaks to the game with additional levels and content several years following release for the iOS version. Blek is as minimalist as it gets with players advancing across 80 levels of Blek goodness (60 on Wi...[Read Review]

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Vessel is a puzzle game with steampunk elements that focuses on physic puzzles based around liquid. The game was released in 2012 and has proven to be popular among puzzle fans and the media for its unique mechanics and simulation of fluids. In Vessel players will be jumping into the shoes of M. Arkwright who is an inventor of Fluro, one of the core mechanics in your puzzle adventure. This Fluro was created in order to create liquid beings to perform labour tasks as it was shown to be more effic...[Read Review]

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From the same studio that brought you Machinarium comes Botanicula, a similar point-and-click game that boasts intricate and captivating graphics along with a calming background soundtrack. Originally a computer based adventure Botanicula was paired with an iOS and Android release a few years after its original development. The story of Botanicula is centred on five adorable “tree creatures” that resemble a big walnut, an onion, a lanky mushroom, a twig and a hovering feather who are...[Read Review]

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The Whispered World

The Whispered World plays like the classic point and click adventure games of previous decades and pairs this familiar mechanic with an impressively unique game world that utilises 2D hand drawn animation and art. Combining fantasy themes with a touch of steampunk players will guide a young clown through an adventure as he seeks to understand the source of his recurring dreams. In The Whispered World players explore the dream like world of Silentia as a young and sad clown known as Sadwick. Play...[Read Review]

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Imagine a world in front of you where 1 plus 1 equals 0. This is exactly the equation that the world of VOI is built upon and one in turn you’ll have to master in order to overcome the puzzling game levels. From the same creators that brought you hocus players are in for a similar relaxing and minimalist brain teasing title on multiple platforms. With nearly 100 creatively design levels, relaxing music, no time limit and a small access size VOI is highly accessible. While relaxing VOI is s...[Read Review]

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