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The 10 most fiendishly difficult puzzle games we've ever played

By Jack Yarwood

They don't have fancy graphics, they don't have heaps of multiplayer modes, yet point-and-click puzzle adventures can offer some of the most rewarding experiences in the world of video games video game experiences.

However, not all puzzles are created equal. Some defy all basic logic with their tricky puzzles, putting the player at an immediate disadvantage when attempting to solve them.

Whether it’s throwing in a new gameplay mechanic unseen elsewhere in the game or using some phrase you've never heard of, these puzzles are weighted firmly against those playing, leading to some rage-inducing moments.

For posterity, we’ve decided to recount 10 of the most infuriating puzzles from adventure games that had us screaming at our computers for longer than we'd like to admit...

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