The 50 Best Puzzle Games of All Time

44. Swarm

Year: 2011
System: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

If Swarmites have a defining characteristic, it’s that they’re expendable. Running hordes of up to 50 through burning, nightmarish landscapes of barbed wire industrial hell, it’s your job to make sure enough live to see the next level by grouping them together, spacing them apart and stacking them on the fly. Here’s the kicker: the more swarmites you allow to die (environmental hazards abound) the higher your multiplier score goes, making for a delightfully twisted balancing act.

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