Tiles is an intense and fast paced puzzle game where players attempt to reach an exit. It comes stacked with 90 crazy core levels that greatly amp up in difficulty as you play them. While that might sound rather decent in terms of content, the real magic here for longevity and creativity is the user created area. Here players can easily design and publish maps adding unlimited potential for puzzle solving. This area was full of unique designs and so many challenging options for those that want something more. That's great, though the core campaign is also a pure and great challenge. It's easy to pick up what you're doing and while everything is logic based, you may need to sit there trying a couple times until you get an idea of the perfect route on some.
Routes are important as blocks will fall behind you, some will fall while you're moving so timing is everything here. Tiles carries a simplistic style that works well with flashy and colorful tiles. They're still plain as not to blind your eyes, but distinct so you don't have to focus too much on any individual tile. It's also a nice trial type game as you discover what each area does and how you move through it. Tiles is Xbox Play Anywhere meaning you can buy it once on either Xbox One or Windows 10 PC and own it at both locations. This works well and honestly its fine with a controller. There's also a cooperative option for levels as well locally.
There isn't a lot to discuss about Tiles, but it works and provides a great challenge. This is an excellent puzzle based game for players to enjoy with simple rules and complex setups. The real magic here are the custom level options since you can play essentially an unlimited selection of puzzles. It's a simple in style and how you play, yet complex it what sort of solving is required in order to progress. There's a solid amount of content within the campaign and just a pile more awaiting in the user created areas. Everything is fast paced in Tiles so you won't usually get too hung up while working on solving the problems.
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Tiles Review on Xbox One X & Windows 10
Review Code Provided by The Hidden Levels
Rating Overall: 8.0