Video games are typically stereotyped as mindless action simulators that rot your brain, but of course there are also plenty of games built around testing your wits and training your brain. These are the puzzle games that got our brain goo flowing the most this year.
Here are the Nominees:
And the Winner is...
The Professor Layton series is at its heart a pure puzzle game. You solve riddles, logic problems, math equations, sliding puzzles, and many other types of brain-bending fare. However, there is a glorious charm to it; a pleasant art style, mood setting music, interesting characters, and intriguing plots.
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will give your brain a run for its money. This truly is the gamers' version of Sherlock Holmes. And so we tip our normal sized hats to the professor: you, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar; you've earned this win.