Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PS4)
Logic 04 December 2018
A stand-alone version of collective card game (CCG) that debuted in the bestselling RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Project RED, and quickly became acknowledged as one of the best minigames in history. In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game players compete against each other with progressively collected decks of cards from five different factions. As in most CCG, the gameplay is turn-based, but quite unusually, the player’s objective is to gather more attack points than opponent. Cards are placed in three different rows, respectively for melee soldier, ranged units and siege machines like catapults. Our army’s strength can be both increased and decreased with special cards, unique skills of commanders or weather effects. Aside from complex multiplayer mode, the game also offers an episodic story campaign.
The Witness (PS4)
Logic 26 January 2016
A first-person adventure game with logic puzzles, developed by the creator of Braid – Jonathan Blow and his independent studio Number None. The game takes you to a large, mysterious island, whose all inhabitants vanished without a trace. Gameplay has you explore this vast world, solve logic puzzles, and search for clues that will help you solve the mysteries of this place. Game mechanics resemble the cult Myst series. As you play, you have to display remarkable patience, observance, and the ability to connect different pieces of the story. Many things here have secret meanings, and the key symbols, hints, and markings were cleverly hidden within the game’s environment. The Witness features simple, but charming, 3D graphics and supports the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.
The Talos Principle (PS4)
Logic 13 October 2015
A unique first-person puzzle game developed by the Croatian Croteam studio, the creators of the Serious Sam series. Our character wakes up in a world filled with ancient ruins and advanced technology, where he finds 120 puzzles prepared by a creator, employing various laws of physics and different mechanics. We travel across the game’s world nonlinearly, choosing our own path and completing the tasks presented to us, which consist of e.g. manipulating tetris blocks, using gusts of wind, controlling drones, or disabling guarding turrets. Every decision has impact on our future, and the difficulty of puzzles rises with time, as we face deadlier traps and dangers. The characteristic feature of this title are its high-quality visuals that benefit from the Serious Engine 4 technology. It allows for scanning real life locations and items, then bringing them to virtual world.
Tetris Effect (PS4)
Logic 09 November 2018
A production based on the license of the most famous video game in history. Tetris Effect draws not only from Alexey Pajitnov's work, but also from projects by Tetsuya Mizuguchi.
Human: Fall Flat (PS4)
Logic 09 May 2017
An unusual logic action game in which the realistic physics engine is the main element. It was developed by No Brakes Games, a Lithuanian studio. The protagonist of Human: Fall Flat is an ordinary man named Bob. He is trying to solve the mystery of dreams of falling that haunt him. In the game, we are taken to a slightly surreal world from Bob’s dreams, where he has to face his own fears, traversing several lands full of various obstacles. The gameplay mechanics are based mainly on exploration and solving puzzles by manipulating objects in the environment. Everything is governed by the realistic physics engine that manages the behavior of all items and the unusual controls that are characterized by significant inertia of the protagonist. Human: Fall Flat is designed not to impose any specific way of doing things but to reward creativity and the ability to think outside the box.
Q.U.B.E. 2 (PS4)
Logic 13 March 2018
Q.U.B.E. 2 is a logic game, in which players observe the action from the first-person perspective. The game resembling the Portal series was developed by the Welsh Toxic Games and is based on Unreal Engine 4 created by Epic.
The Turing Test (PS4)
Logic 24 January 2017
A sci-fi FPP logic puzzle game by Bulkhead Interactive, a studio founded by the creators of Pneuma: Breath of Life. The story takes place an unspecified number of years in the future, when scientists discover a seemingly harmless alien life form on Jupiter's moons. You play as an astronaut named Ava Turing, whose task is to examine the new species, and who ends up finding more than she expected. The Turing Test is a part of the FPP logic puzzle genre, popularized by the Portal series. There's no combat in the game, and the gameplay is entirely focused on solving puzzles. To do this, you mostly use a special device that allows you to manipulate energy and transfer if from object to object. You also have to operate various mechanisms and intelligent machines, as well as complete occasional platform challenges.
Logic 15 November 2013
A relaxing arcade/logic game developed by an independent studio thatgamecompany. FlOw is somewhat similar in essence to the classic Snake game, popular on old mobile phones. The player’s task is to control a shapeshifting creature in such a way that it eats organisms smaller than itself, increasing its size in the process. The game doesn’t contain any plot, while the main incentive to continue playing is gradual access to new creatures with different abilities. Despite simple rules, the success in the game requires some thought. Some of the encountered enemies have weak points that can be accessed only using certain power-ups, such as temporary invincibility or speed boost. The game is complemented by relaxing music, as well as original visuals – individual organisms are similar to creatures only seen through a microscope.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist (PS4)
Logic 30 July 2015
Another entry in the popular virtual card game series, based on a collective card game on the license of Kazuki Takahashi‘s manga from 1996. It has been developed by Other Ocean studio, which worked on titles like Mortal Combat Arcade Kollektion, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. We are taken to a special program known as Duelist Simulator, in which the best players face each other, recreating events of five Yu-Gi-Oh! series. New campaign lets us meet the main protagonists of the past, with us using well-known decks. However there are also completely new heroes, including those from Arc-V TV series, resulting in 90 characters in game and over 6600 cards. Game offers both single and multiplayer options.
Pic-a-Pix Pieces (PS4)
Logic 08 January 2019
Graphic puzzle game, which is based on the popular Picross puzzle, also known as "number painting". The title offers a total of 20 large illustrations, which consist of more than three hundred numerical diagrams. In addition, the production also supports the possibility of multi-person play.
Donut County (PS4)
Logic 28 August 2018
A colorful logic and adventure game in which we control a hole that absorbs objects placed on small three-dimensional boards. The title was created for over five years and has been awarded many times at festivals of independent productions.
Magic Duels: Origins (PS4)
A video game adaptation of the Magic: Origins card game from Wizards of the Coast, developed by Stainless Game. Unlike the earlier digital renditions of Magic: The Gathering, the game is available as a free-to-play title and developed mostly through free updates. The creators changed some features in the game modes, with the biggest novelty being the return of the Two-Headed Giant variant, in which the players fight in pairs with shared life points. There is a system of dynamic missions and challenges that change not only for each user, but also for the whole community, and the new tutorial named Skill Quest lets players learn the rules easily. Deck Builder has also been improved, with in-game tips helping us in constructing our decks. Magic Duels: Origins offers Solo Battle mode to face off against artificial intelligence if we don’t want to duel with other people.
I Expect You To Die (PS4)
Logic 13 December 2016
A logic game developed with VR headsets in mind by Schell Games, an American indie studio. In the game, we assume the role of a spy whose task is to escape unharmed from rooms riddled with traps. The action is presented from the first-person perspective, while the gameplay boils down to solving numerous escape-room kind of puzzles. While playing, we have to, for example, disable explosives or neutralize various kinds of traps. The protagonist’s telekinetic abilities will surely come in handy. Just like the title suggests, death is an integral part of the gameplay of I Expect You To Die, and the hero can die in a variety of ways: either because of his own carelessness or solving puzzles by trial and error. The game is enriched with a large dose of unique humor as well as numerous references to classical action movies, especially those about the exploits of James Bond.
Logic 31 August 2018
A logic game with arcade elements, which lets you play with some virtual clay. You play from a perspective of a child, spending time in his or her room on viewing an amazing book. Each of its pages is a new world built entirely of clay. In-game levels offer a variety of action/logic challenges, most of which are based on the physics of objects – the engine mimics the movement of clay objects quite realistically. In order to solve puzzles, you must properly terraform lands and reshape some structures, move smaller objects or mould them into something else (e.g. turn a small ball into a piece of Swiss cheese or a gingerbread man), as well as control a variety of vehicles. Claybook is very forgiving, letting you rewind time in order to fix your mistakes. Apart from solo play, the game offers co-op mode for up to four people. You can also build your own levels thanks to the in-built editor. The game’s light-hearted atmosphere is reflected by its colorful 3D graphics and pleasant audio.
One Word by POWGI (PS4)
Logic 18 December 2018
A puzzle game where players are required to complete quotations known from history with words searched for in a field of randomly selected letters. The title has a total of six hundred puzzles.
Logic 27 April 2017
Developed by Tarsier Studios, Statik is a logic puzzle game, which utilizes functionalities offered by PlayStation VR. The game takes players to a mysterious laboratory in which scientists conduct secret experiments to discover the full potential of the human brain. The story begins when the main protagonist wakes up in a hospital bed with his hands trapped in a small device; without seeing his fingers, one cannot say what is inside the electronic box, which perfectly represents how the player feels – with the PlayStation VR headgear on, he cannot see his hands either. All the puzzles in the game build on an interesting mechanic – since a puzzle solution is a mystery, no one knows which button on the controller to press at a given moment. These puzzles are based on player’s intuition and perceptivity, as well as the ability to manipulate the elements of the environment. The pattern of subsequent solutions reflects the process of the player familiarizing themselves with the construction of subsequent devices, which changes with each new puzzle. In the game, the player is accompanied by a doctor, who follows our actions and comments on them, often in a humorous way.
Hitman GO: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Logic 24 February 2016
A spin-off entry in the popular Hitman franchise, launched in 2000 by Eidos. Hitman GO has been developed for mobile devices and unlike the full-scale games in the series, it combines elements of stealth, turn-based strategy and puzzles. There doesn't feature a storyline, and the gameplay focuses on missions that come down to eliminating certain people according to Agent 47's contract. We play in turns and have to reach a given point in the level unnoticed, and then discreetly eliminate our target while completing various side objectives on the way. The maps are small, and our actions have to be carefully planned to avoid drawing attention. Game is characterized by its unusual visuals; the in-game locations are presented in the form of paper models, with all characters being represented by pawns that resemble board games figurines.
Scribblenauts Showdown (PS4)
Logic 06 March 2018
The sixth installment in a series of logic-adventure games, which has gained approval both among the players and the industry media. The game stands out with the amount of freedom the player is given when it comes to approaching different puzzles. Scribblenauts Showdown was developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros.