The Best Games Like Tetris On PS4 – GameSpew
Love Tetris and need something similar to get rid of your itch? We have what you need.
Who doesn’t love Tetris? Dating back to the early 1980s, this simple puzzle game about arranging shapes is just as relevant today as it ever was. With people like Tetris effect and Puyo Puyo versus Tetris, you could say that it is more popular than ever. We sure can’t get enough of it, anyway.
Luckily, Tetris isn’t the only game to offer a simple yet totally engaging puzzle experience. We’ve rounded up some of the best games like Tetris on PS4, all offering easy-to-learn but hard-to-master gameplay that we’re confident you won’t be able to put down.
Every game on this list has been played (and loved) by us, and so each one comes highly recommended. So: if you’re looking for something new to play like Tetris, look no further.
1. Tricky towers
As an elevator pitch, tricky towers would be described as “Tetris in party mode without walls”. It sums it up pretty succinctly, actually. It’s basically Tetris, except you don’t have a grid to work with. And it’s designed to be played competitively. You see, the joy of tricky towers comes by laying your tetronimos in a way that not all of them do. This means getting creative with your shapes rather than trying to create beautiful clean lines. You want to build the strongest or tallest tower possible to win. You can also play alone if you don’t have any friends – there’s online play, but sadly that’s pretty dead. It’s a shame too, because it’s one of our favorites.
Read our review on tricky towers
2. Treasure pile
In stack of treasures, you don’t directly take control of the blocks. Instead, you control a character who must catch and manage blocks as they fall. And they’re not just any blocks either: they’re treasure chests. It’s up to you to successfully group the chests of the same color before placing a key on it or next to it to open them and make them disappear. However, what makes things more difficult are the falling black bricks that prevent access to the chests already on the screen. It’s hard as nails, and like tricky towers, it is best when played against another player. If you are looking for the best games like Tetris on PS4, be sure to put it on your list.
Read our review on stack of treasures
3. Blockchain (in Arcade paradise)
We cheat a bit here. Blockchain is not really a game in its own right. It’s a game within a game: you’ll find it in Arcade paradise. But it’s so good that it deserves a place of its own in this list of the best games like Tetris on PS4. We have already accumulated so many hours in Arcade paradise just playing this and can’t get enough. It’s like Tetris, but instead of placing blocks, you place Numbers. From one to seven, it’s up to you to arrange them strategically in order to erase rows or columns. Place a seven on top of a row of six numbers – causing it in turn to become seven numbers – and you will erase that seven. you can no longer do without it.
Read our review on Arcade paradise
4. Lumines Remastered
Want Tetris gameplay with the energy of an all-night dance party? Lumines Remastered is your guy. This block falling puzzle game tasks you to connect blocks together in order to form bigger blocks. Match four or more, and they’ll merge, eventually disappearing from your screen. Blocks only clear when a line, moving in time to the music, hits them – so you’ll always have to work faster than the beat. It’s tricky, but great fun – and the killer soundtrack will keep you coming back for more.
Read our review on Lumines Remastered
Here is another game that is best played with others. tumblestone sometimes feels a bit like upside-down Tetris, with blocks being pulled from the bottom rather than the top. But the goal remains the same: to keep clearing the blocks as fast as possible. You’ll need to match colors rather than making rows, with groups of three disappearing once you match them. You’ll need to work fast, eliminating them before your opponents to win. It’s fast and lots of fun, and well worth your time if you’re looking for the best games like Tetris on PS4.
Read our review on tumblestone