Best Crime Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,111 Crime games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Crime game rankings were last updated on 5/27/2024.

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1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy holds the #1 spot for "best Crime game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,439 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,728 positive reviews and 711 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 4/9/2019
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 787480

2. The Case of the Golden Idol

A new kind of detective game that allows you to think and investigate freely. Discover clues surrounding 12 strange and gruesome deaths and build your own theory. Pick your suspect, deduce the motive, unmask the awful truth.

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The Case of the Golden Idol has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,267 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,181 positive reviews and 86 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $17.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Case of the Golden Idol on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $17.99
Release Date 10/13/2022
Franchise Playstack
Developer Color Gray Games
Publisher Playstack
Steam App Id 1677770

3. Far Away

Far Away is a visual novel full of dark humor depicting immersive storylines rather than romantic drama. You will play as Krosa, a typical girl who experiences gang conflicts, crimes, conspiracies, and family grudges in the port city of Bedjan.

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Far Away has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,035 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,915 positive reviews and 120 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Far Away on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 8/17/2021
Franchise Thermite Games
Developer Gratesca
Publisher Thermite Games
Steam App Id 1250760

4. Unheard - Voices of Crime

What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? “Acoustic Detectives” wanted for testing our new device! Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelated cases?

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Unheard - Voices of Crime has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,503 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,426 positive reviews and 1,077 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Unheard - Voices of Crime on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 3/29/2019
Developer NExT Studios
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Steam App Id 942970

5. Saints Row: The Third

Get ready for the most out-landish gameplay scenarios ever seen as the Third Street Saints take on the Syndicate!

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Saints Row: The Third has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 67,730 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 64,859 positive reviews and 2,871 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Saints Row: The Third on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/17/2011
Developer Volition
Publisher Deep Silver
Steam App Id 55230

6. Yakuza 0

SEGA’s legendary Japanese series finally comes to PC. Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka as junior yakuza Kiryu and Majima. Take a front row seat to 1980s life in Japan in an experience unlike anything else in video gaming, with uncapped framerates and 4K resolutions. A legend is born.

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Yakuza 0 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 66,903 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,916 positive reviews and 2,987 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/1/2018
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 638970

7. BLACK BOX LSS - The Shining Immortal

Immerse yourself in a pixel-art visual novel that blends thrilling crime, romantic comedy, and the pursuit of love. This game depicts the story of a new employee pursuing his female boss. If you're a fan of love, yandere, and don't mind a touch of thrill and crime, you will greatly enjoy this game.

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BLACK BOX LSS - The Shining Immortal has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,108 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,101 positive reviews and 7 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play BLACK BOX LSS - The Shining Immortal on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/19/2023
Developer Fif
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Steam App Id 2434340

8. Mafia II (Classic)

Vito Scaletta has started to make a name for himself on the streets of Empire Bay as someone who can be trusted to get a job done. Together with his buddy Joe, he is working to prove himself to the Mafia, quickly escalating up the family ladder with crimes of larger reward, status and consequence… the life as a wise guy isn’t quite as...

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Mafia II (Classic) has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 52,200 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 49,489 positive reviews and 2,711 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Mafia II (Classic) on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 3/22/2011
Franchise Mafia Franchise
Developer 2K Czech
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 50130

9. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,172 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,773 positive reviews and 1,399 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 11/10/2020
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1235140

10. Yakuza Kiwami 2

Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must face the ambitious Ryuji Goda, the Dragon of Kansai, in an all-out war between two rival yakuza clans. An extreme recreation of one of Yakuza’s most beloved entries, now in stunning 4K and unlocked framerates. There can be only one dragon.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Crime games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,568 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,886 positive reviews and 682 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 5/9/2019
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 927380

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