Adventure + Puzzles
I Expect You to Die 2 – $25
You need to play the first in the series, but not because you’ll miss any truly important plot points. I Expect You to Die 2 does a great job of filling you in before lining up another deadly slate of object-based puzzles that you need to frantically defuse. Really, you can’t go wrong with either if you’re looking for just one death-defying puzzle game at a time. Maybe the voice of Wesley Crusher (also known as ‘Wil Wheaton’ outside of Star Trek lore) will assuage you to play the sequel first?
Moss – $30
This plucky little platformer will have you awwwing over little Quill for a few solid hours, as you control your mouse-pal through a world fraught with puzzles, danger, and an environment that literally leaps out of the pages of a story book. It isn’t just a standard platformer though, where you control Quill with thumbstick and a smattering of buttons, rather you use your own to hands to interact with puzzle pieces throughout the environment to keep little Quill on here merry way.
Red Matter – $25
Adventuring through an off-world, soviet retro-future facility isn’t all fun and games. There’s a mystery to unfold as you figure out the games many puzzles along the way, all of it pointing to game of cat and mouse espionage. Take your time, decipher the signs with your handy dandy Volgarian translator, and make your way ever deeper into the bowels of the mysterious facility to uncover the truth.
Trover Saves the Universe – $30
Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, has his own game studio. As you’d imagine, Roiland’s unhinged brain has unleashed the weirdest ‘anti-puzzle’ puzzle platformer available on VR headsets. Trover Saves the Universe basically subverts all of your expectations, and will leave you laughing well after you’ve beaten it.