The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever! Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game. Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun, journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles, charge into the electrifying Lightning for non-stop action, and...
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,470 reviews) - 96% of the 1,470 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 7 Dec, 2010

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The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever!

Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game. Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun, journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles, charge into the electrifying Lightning for non-stop action, and tailor your experience in Zen for a revolutionary new way to relax.

Enjoy the amazing sights and sounds and engage in endless gem-matching fun, and earn flashy achievement badges as you soar to dazzling new heights!

Key Features:

  • 8 ways to play: With so many new ways to play, you’ll find a perfect match for every mood!
  • Classic mode: Play the most popular puzzle game of the century, with powerful new gems and new ultra-smooth gameplay
  • Quest mode: Journey through 40 magical puzzles in this multifaceted Bejeweled challenge!
  • Zen mode: Tailor your experience with sights, sounds and binaural beats to create your own relaxing retreat
  • Lightning mode: Charge up with a challenging timed game of heart-pounding, gem-blasting fun!
  • Secret modes: Unlock 4 all-new games as you play
  • Badges: Earn up to 65 badges to prove your multifaceted skills
  • High-definition graphics: Amazing sights and sounds — Bejeweled is more sparkling than ever before!
  • Ultra-smooth action: Make multiple matches while new gems fall into place

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.2+GHz processor
    • Memory: 1+GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 128+MB of video memory (256+MB recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 320+MB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c or higher sound
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 1+GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 128+MB of video memory (256+MB recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 320+MB of free hard drive space
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48 of 57 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: 20 May, 2015
Bejeweled 3 is probably one of the best Match 3 games available on Steam, or if not, then it's definitely the most complex one. It features various game styles, thus satisfying different gamer personalities.

If you like to be under pressure, then there's the Lightning Mode, in which you have a timer that you can be increased by quickly match some special time gems. Diamond mine provides a similar tension: there's a timer too, but in this mode you dig in the stone and sand by matching 3 - 5 gems in order to uncover treasures. However the most stressful game mode is probably Ice Storm - in which you have to fight the climbing columns of ice that quickly threaten to cover the entire board; to prevent this you need to have quick reflexes and a very good perception of the available matches. In order to beat this game mode, I had to switch to mouse and keyboard controls (mouseovering the tile selects it and WASD moves it in the corresponding direction).

On the contrary, for those that like a more relaxed approach, there's the Zen mode - the classic Match 3 in which you can enable/disable different relaxing background effects and positive affirmations. Another relaxed mode, but more suitable for those that have an analytical mind or love to strategically solve a puzzle, is the Butterfly mode, in which some of the gems are transformed into butterflies that automatically move one tile up whenever another match is made; having one of them reach the top of the board ends the game. This implies that you have to plan ahead your moves and optimize the matches so that they contain as many butterflies as possible.

I found Poker mode to be the least attractive of all these modes - you are required to build certain poker hands by having consecutive matches of the same colors. It's a game of chance, since your poker hands highly depend on the randomness of the current tiles.

Lastly, there's the Quest mode that contains 40 variations of all these described above: finding a certain number of treasures or freeing a certain number of butterflies, or ticking bombs that need to be matched before the timer wears off etc.

The game adapts itself to the game mode you're playing. For example, in Diamond Mine or Ice Storm mode the game will provide you with suitable gems to create matches or 4 or 5 which result in special gems that help clearing up the board faster. In Poker mode you’re more likely to have gems of the same color grouped together, thus facilitating the process of obtaining good poker hands.

All-in-all, this is a good Match 3 game, if you enjoy the style. But it's quite addictive, so it will probably keep you entertained for hours. Even more so, going for 100% achievements requires a lot of time of grinding.

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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: 15 December, 2013
Being based on the simple 'Match-3' principle, this game might be considered dull or boring by people who don't like the concept, but for people who do (including yours truly), such games can get really addicting. Ever since I got 4 Elements and beat it, I've been looking for a similar game to fall down to, when I'm not in the mood for anything involving a steep learning curve. I've had my eye on Bejeweled 3 for a while, but paying $20 for it just didn't feel justified. So I waited and waited.... until it was finally 50% off during Steam's autumn sale, and then I snatched it. My greed told me to keep waiting, as I would've loved to pay even less, but I decided to shake off the greed, telling myself that for $10 it was a fair deal.

As soon as I started playing, I realized this game was worth every cent of the $10 I paid, if not more. It manages to take this simplistic and supposedly "dull" concept of Match-3 and make it as much fun as it can get. It has quite a few game modes, including some with really funny twists (such as the 'Poker' or 'Butterflies' mini-games).

I won't keep on rambling, I'll just summerize it - if you like this type of games, Bejeweled 3 is as good as they come. If you're not up to paying $20, wait for it to go on sale or get a coupon or whatever, but either way - make sure you do get it. :)
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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: 26 April, 2015
The Tragedy of Bejeweled

I got this with the Origin humble bundle. I decided to play it to waste some time waiting for another game to download. This wizard-sorcerer-magedom destroyed 5 hours in a row of my life.

Sit and listen to my tale, for it may save you from eternal damnation.

The premise of the quest seemed innocent enough, "Thou shall combine th' jewels of same purpose and they shalt bequeath onto you the path forward." Each combination of the arcane jewels would expel a wondrous light that would melt any icy cavern, cut through the webs of a spider ridden forest, or sweep away entire dunes of the driest desert. However, unbeknownst to I, there was one fatal drawback. The lights, the explosions, the lightning ... I-I couldn't stop. These cubes--they called for me.

That's when it happened. Two cubes next to each other.

I didn't know what to do. My mind argued with itself thinking, "I can't, I shouldn't, I musn't ... I have to."

My soul couldn't comprehend what happened next.

A silhouette of a man stepped out. My eyes, vexed by the colors, attempted to inspect him further. He was short, but intimidating. I remained paralyzed--awestruck--mind racing for an explanation. He paused and revealed a large grin on his face. With a single swipe of his tiny hand everything and its existence around us turned into a bright energy. The divine light displaced electricity in an ear deafening crackle of explosions. His mighty voice, as if emanating from the ground itself boomed "spectacular."


I sit here now, a vessel of an unknown man, petrified by the curse known as Bejeweled. Time is non-existent outside the confines of it's own dimension. Be wary, those who journey the path of the Jewel. Heed my tale as warning, traveler. This pied piper may claim you akin.

Oh yeah, did I mention the music is FTL-esque and pretty cool?
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37 of 49 people (76%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: 24 December, 2015
Should be "Game of the Year" every year.
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53 of 80 people (66%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
73.6 hrs on record
Posted: 8 February, 2015
Just start this game up and any female in your house will be drawn to your PC. But seriously, probably the best match-3 game on Steam.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: 11 January
The announcer sounds like he's sat in a swivel chair and stroking a white cat whilst plotting his next evil scheme for world domination.
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64 of 102 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
87.3 hrs on record
Posted: 5 April, 2014
One of my favorite puzzle games. Very fun.
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: 27 April, 2014
Long before there was Candy Crush, there was Bejeweled. This is a simple, casual game with a grid that requires you to shift colored jewels and match them into lines of 3 - 5. You can only shift 2 jewels if it will result in a line of 3+ matching colors. Very easy game, but where this game blossoms is all of the mini games / variations of it. Dozens of modes, all centered around making lines. There is classic mode that has you going through levels making lines, lightning rush, which has a very limited time and you need to collect time ups to keep going, diamond mine, where you need to match lines near the bottom rock to destroy the rock and progress further down. Bejeweled poker which every line is like a hand gains you something similar to a card in poker. Butterfly mode has you making lines with jewel butterflies to keep them from reaching the top of the screen where it will be an end of game. There is also a never ending zen mode, which is just like classic only without levels that break the flow of what you have going. Finally, there is an ice breaker mode which forces you to keep up with rising and freezing water. Once a line gets frozen enough its game over.

In a way, I prefer Candy Crush, because they have focus on levels, rather than letting you free to pick modes to play. I just feel overwhelmed with all of the choices and just end up playing 'classic' mode for the most part. On a plus side, unlike Candy Crush, there are no micro transactions. You've bought the whole game and need to unlock the modes.

Bejeweled 3 has a level system that keeps track of all of your points throughout all of your games and a high score amongst your friends. That seems to be my real driving force to play the game, just to beat my friend's high scores and since every time you play, you start with a random grid of jewels, its got something to do with luck as well as skill.

I can recommend the game, but I could recommend it more on the phone. I just feel there are better games I could be playing on my PC than something as simple as this. Tetris sold Gameboys, not Nintendo Entertainment Systems.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
268.1 hrs on record
Posted: 21 May
Please help me
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: 1 January
it's addicting i have dreams about it and when i close my eyes i see jewels and i reach out to swipe them and i cant stop playing and i dont want to stop
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9.5 hrs
Posted: 17 October
If I had to get rid of all but one game, I would keep this one. It's so simple, peaceful and a great time-waster.
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Colonel Cupcake
23.0 hrs
Posted: 17 October
Best match 3 game out there, hands down! So many different game modes to keep your attention. Have trouble with anxiety? Play zen mode for some major relaxing. Wanna stimulate your mind and move quickly? Try lightning mode. There is something for everybody here, I highly reccomend!
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4.2 hrs
Posted: 16 October
Very fun way to pass the time. You could easily spend hours playing this game without even noticing.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: 16 October
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22.6 hrs
Posted: 15 October
I love this game! A classic game, would love a new one.
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Gordon Ramsay
2.1 hrs
Posted: 9 October
A gem of a game. 10/10.
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49.9 hrs
Posted: 7 October
If you are looking for a game where you can have a quick play, spend 30 minutes before doing something else, MOVE ON.
Bejeweled 3 has an addictive quality - that "one more go" can easily turn into 5 hours.
It has great gameplay, good replayability, the sound and effects are appropriate for the game and it has enough game modes to keep it interesting and shake up gameplay. My favourite is the poker as there is no time-limit and it is more about strategic play.
You will keep coming back to this game for a relaxed casual play. Just do not expect it to be a quick, short play. You will play at least 2 hours at a time. ;-)
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10.5 hrs
Posted: 7 October
Great time waster. Very addictive.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: 1 October
Wow, just wow. I started the game expecting some lame copy paste gameplay that I have seen across other games like this.

Boy oh boy was I in for a shock! This game is excellent! Multiple game modes, but even the simplest mode is super addictive, this game goes from a simple 5min time killer to 'just one more round at 5 am, wtf happeneD?'.

Highly recommend this game to anyone, you can't go wrong here. Worth the money.
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All Might
0.7 hrs
Posted: 28 September
Bejeweled is one of the great classics from the Popcap collection, especially the 3rd installment. Great boredom killer and puzzle game. :)
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