Gaming News 15 Mar 2021 10:00 AM +00:00

The Top 10 Hardest Puzzles In Gaming Revealed

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Playing any game with a puzzle element can be a harrowing experience. Progression is divorced from your actual skill in the game, meaning you have to use the grey matter between your ears – and it's often hard to accept when we're stumped.

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Still, you're certainly not alone, as a new report from OnBuy Gaming shows. With a study size of 2,700, the study reported on the searching habits of players stumped on puzzles.

Here's what it learned.

The Top 10 Hardest Puzzles In Gaming Revealed

Check out the top 10 below (the number shown is the number of annual searches).

  • Destiny 2 - Corridors of Time - 307,680
  • The Witcher 3 - Magic Lamp - 273,240
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Volskygge - 260,880
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Boiler Room- 198,960
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - The Water Temple - 173,480
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Kayra Man Shrine - 119,208
  • Borderlands 3 - Pumpkin Puzzle - 97,560
  • King's Quest - Name That Gnome - 59,040
  • Portal - Chamber 18 - 50,556
  • Silent Hill - Piano Puzzle - 31,320
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The report also reveals how long players take to complete these same puzzles, and it's the decades-old Water Temple puzzle that comes out on top.

The number shown is the average time to complete the puzzle in minutes.

  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - The Water Temple - 176.88
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Volskygge - 132.64
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Boiler Room- 104.56
  • Destiny 2 - Corridors of Time - 89.08
  • Portal - Chamber 18 - 70.32
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Kayra Man Shrine - 58.56
  • The Witcher 3 - Magic Lamp - 36.68
  • Silent Hill - Piano Puzzle - 32.28
  • Borderlands 3 - Pumpkin Puzzle - 18.24
  • King's Quest - Name That Gnome - 14.72
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A testament to the longevity of a great puzzle, Skyrim's toughest efforts come in at second and third.

Have these puzzles stumped you? And if so, how long did you take?

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