26 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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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 as you progress though equally brain teasing puzzles that will call on your sense of direction and logical reasoning. Available across iOS and Android the game was released in 2016 with a number of updates to expand on the core game content available to players. The game has also been subsequently released as a onc...[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NightSky brings you a puzzle adventure game mixed with some action elements to deliver a well paced game of challenging physics in a dark theme. Combining these core mechanical challenges with a visually intriguing experience and uniquely dark game world NightSky is an attractive 2011 video game experience around a simple core framework. While there is not a significant story to be found in NightSky it still manages to grip players with the unique atmosphere that will have you wanting to push fo...[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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Windosill is a strange atmospheric puzzle game for your preferred gaming platform that started as a free to play browser based adventure and has now transitioned to a paid video game title. Available for Nintendo Switch, Windows/Mac, iOS and Android you’ll find a consistent experience across these platforms as you try to complete each of the abstract puzzle screens. Windosill is a short puzzle game with ten of these puzzle screens where players will have to guide your small wooden toy trai...[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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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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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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Odd Bot Out

Odd Bot Out offers players a puzzling mobile journey across a minimalist game world of challenges. Available for both iOS and Android devices players will help the small robot known as Odd after he fails the standardised robot test and needs a helping hand from the player. Released by Martin Magni who is also the creative mind behind Mekorama players will find a similar stress free and creatively focused gameplay across the 100 levels that require player mastery of blocks, electricity, motors, w...[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 Windows which was released in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Focusing on offering a surreal and bizarre adventure Axel & Pixel stands out amongst other titles within this genre. While there is plenty of beauty to explore in the dream like world that players explore there is also plenty of threat to be found and overcome. As the name might suggest Axel & Pixel follows two main characters that bot...[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 and challenges players to overcome a diverse roster of challenges. 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 which is also one of the core mechanics in your puzzle adventure. This Fluro was created in order t...[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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