From Portal to Witcher 3: The games people cheat at the most!

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  • Most people want to cheat at the ‘Corridors of time’ puzzle in Destiny 2 with 307,680 yearly Google searches for how to solve it.
  • The game puzzle that takes the longest to complete (176.88 minutes on average – approximately 3 hours) is the ‘Water Temple’ in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • In second and third place are The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim specials, specifically the Volskygge puzzle that takes approximately 132.62 minutes to complete and the Fahlbtharz Boiler Room puzzle with 104.56 minutes to complete.

Video games are a great way to immerse yourself in a new reality. However, fun and adrenaline aside, certain quests can bring frustration and a high blood pressure too.

With that in mind, OnBuy Gaming sought to find out which popular game puzzles are the hardest to beat and which ones do people cheat the most at. To do so, they tested 2,700 participants on their puzzle-solving skills.

What game puzzle do people cheat at the most?

After many failed attempts at beating a quest, some players decide to take the easy road and ask Google for advice.

Search volume data shows a whopping 307,680 yearly searches for how to beat the ‘Corridors of time’ puzzle in Destiny 2. It is safe to say most people get triggered when they see a hexagon after finishing this quest.

If you’re not good with riddles, then the Magic Lamp part of the Witcher 3 will prove very difficult. In fact, there are 273,240 Googles searches for how to solve this riddle. At least we had Kiera with us to translate it from the elven language.

In third and fourth place we have The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim puzzles in Volskygge and the Fahlbtharz Boiler Room, with 260,880 and 198,960 Googles searches, respectively.

At the other end of the spectrum, we have the Piano Puzzle in Silent Hill, with 31,320 Google searches from people who want to cheat the game.

Whilst considered as one of the hardest gaming puzzles by players, there are only 50,556 Google searches for how to beat Chamber 18 in Portal.

What game puzzles take the longest to beat?

The puzzle that gives gamers the greatest headache is the ‘Water Temple’ in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Over 20 years old, this puzzle still confuses people, and takes an average of 176.88 minutes to complete – that’s approximately 3 hours!

In second and third place are some of The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim specials, more exactly the Volskygge puzzle, that takes the average Joe (or Joanne) approximately 132.62 minutes to complete and the Fahlbtharz Boiler Room with 104.56 minutes to complete.

At the other end, we have another classic puzzle found in the King’s Quest. Finding out the gnome’s name took our players an average of 14.72 minutes. (SPOILER: correct answer is ifnkovhgroghprm – or Nikstlitselpmur for friends).

The Pumpkin Puzzle in Borderlands 3 was another one fairly easy to beat, taking players approximately 18.24 minutes to pull the skulls in the right order.

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