Machinarium

Developer: Amanita Designs

Released: 2009

Platforms: PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, iOS

Upset with the almost nonexistent puzzles in The Walking Dead? Machinarium has you covered. With brain twisters that will leave you stumped for hours, you'll have a blast trying to figure them out as you rummage through the scraps. It's an adventure of a different kind. One that takes full force of the mind, and not so much the heart. That said, with no dialogue to speak of, it's the antithesis of TWD's play mechanics. Even so, it's still a worthwhile play experience that we highly recommend. Plus, it's protagonist, Josef, is super adorable. You root for the robot. How could you not?