What are the best Mystery games on Steam?

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    #1Alan Wake

    Alan Wake

    Alan Wake is a horror, action-adventure RPG game developed and published by Remedy Entertainment. It is game that was meant to explore the mystery behind the loss of a loved one and the struggle of a man against his very own sanity.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Sean Hansen
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Been playing this for years now since its first release in 2012 and I must say this thriller and action-mystery game is one hell of an adventure. This is so engaging that you will be immersed into Alan Wake's life as his wife goes missing. A little fun fact, this is an episodic game that has a nice story plot (6 episodes crafted like the tv series)."
  2. 18

    #2The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. 
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Kathy Barnett
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I recommended this game to people who are into paranormal kind of action game conflated with an extreme sense of mystery in a storytelling form. I never thought I would be hooked by this game but it just did--it always does. In this game, you will have the ability to communicate with the dead and gather clues (Yes you play some sort of a detective and combine clues)."
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    #3Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a murder-mystery visual novel video game developed and published by Spike. This centers on student Makoto Naegi who must survive after being trapped in a game of mutual killing among his peers. 

    Games

    PlayStation Vita, Windows

    Check price

    Elizabeth Walsh
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "While this game does fit the genre that I am looking for, the problem is that this is just the sale page on Amazon. It's not on steam which was a big deal to what I'm looking for so it sort of solves my problem but not completely."
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    #4Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Murdered: Soul Suspect
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is an adventure mystery and stealth video game developed by Airtight Games and published by Square Enix. It challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all their own murder.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Martha Garza
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "Again, best not a fan of that word, top implies it is in the running for the best. The topic seems to be missing a hook, Steam in itself implies it is a great game. The main point seems to be lacking in the meat of the game. Fantastic intro page, mysterious and inviting the space is used in an excellent way."
  2. 10

    #5The Wolf Among Us

    The Wolf Among Us

    The Wolf Among Us is a gritty, violent and mature thriller game based on the Fables comic books. The game players will discover that every decision can have enormous consequences. 

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    Free

    Joyce Zou
    Written on June 24, 2017
    "Steam can be hard to navigate but, I no longer need to look around. Now that I found The Wolf Among Us, I have no reason to search. I will be playing this game from now on."
  3. 9

    #6Gone Home

    Gone Home
    Discover the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a first-person story exploration video game in development by The Fullbright Company.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Tiger
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Gone Home is really one of thoose games that is just captivating. You go bsck home after travel for school during Christmas time and find your family are gone. You use clues around the house to unlock dioloauge and clues to undercover what happens to your Dad, Mom and little sister Sam. *SPOILER* THIS IS A LQBTQA+ GAME"
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    #7What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch is an Indie adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow. In the role of Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One , Windows

    $19.99

    Roger Elliott
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I think the engine is interesting.. I don't know that it would something to write home about anymore.. but looks immersive. I like the title of the game, too. It sounds like something official. I would say this game looks like something you should get into just to be around something unique."
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    #8Fibrillation HD

    Fibrillation HD
    Fibrillation is an indie horror, psychological, and adventure first-person game for Windows OS. It takes the player into a psychedelic world where reality doesn't make much sense. It was developed and published by Egor Rezenov.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $3.99

    Joe Burke
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I think this game is not very appealing to me as I was looking for a mystery game not some sort of depressing and helpless kind of situations I will be in the game. I think it would be more appropriate for people who are more into the philosophical side of games."
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    #9L.A. Noire

    L.A. Noire
    L.A. Noire is a mystery-solving sandbox game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. You play as an LAPD detective in the late 1940s, in Los Angeles, being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries. 
    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch

    $39.99

    Tiffany Hicks
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "If you want some mystery-solving action, this game'll probably do it for you. I love a good mystery as much as the next person and think this game would be great for quenching that "thirst," but I don't think this would be my first pick! The game is set in the 40s, which is already kind of a "nope" moment for me. There's also a lot of adult content in the game which is something else that doesn't appeal to me."
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    #10Detective Grimoire

    Detective Grimoire
    Detective Grimoire is a point and click murder mystery detective, the game consists in solving the mystery of a murdered janitor at a circus.


    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

    $6.99

    Raymond Fowler
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "This was a really entertaining mystery game. The cast of characters was really varied and well written. You become an investigator of a case a murder of a tourist attraction. The story and art were really charming as well.  I just don't like that the game was a little easy and the puzzles were repetitive"
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    #11Return of the Obra Dinn

    Return of the Obra Dinn

    Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery game available on PC via Steam and the latest game by indie developer Lucas Pope. Players investigate the ghost ship known as the Obra Dinn and try to determine what happened to its crew.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

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    #12Kairo

    Kairo
    Kairo is a 3D exploration and puzzle-solving game developed by Locked Door Puzzle and published by Lupus Studios Limited. This game explores vast abandoned monuments and brings strange and ancient machinery back to life.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $4.99

    Arjun Yadav
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Kairo is a fun game on Steam that allows players to explore and solve puzzles. I wouldn't really call this a mystery game. Furthermore, the game has potential, but meets it downfall with repetitive levels and lack of engagement. Also the background of some scenes and places are not very in-sync with the theme."

Summary

Best What are the best Mystery games on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Alan WakeGames 18 Paid
2The Vanishing of Ethan CarterGames 18 Paid
3Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocGames 11 Paid
4Murdered: Soul SuspectGames 11 Paid
5The Wolf Among UsGames 10 Free
6Gone HomeGames 9 Paid
7What Remains of Edith FinchGames 9 Paid
8Fibrillation HDGames 6 Paid
9L.A. NoireGames 3 Paid
10Detective GrimoireGames 3 Paid
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