Best Mystery Games on Steam

Steam currently has 5,856 Mystery 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. Mystery game rankings were last updated on 5/3/2024.

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1. Firework

An accidental fire at a funeral forces the police to re-investigate a closed case of massacre. Lin Lixun participates the re-investigation by chances. As the investigation goes deeper, the past of the victims gradually emerges. However, the case becomes more bewildering.

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Firework holds the #1 spot for "best Mystery game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 38,455 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 37,671 positive reviews and 784 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Firework on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 2/4/2021
Developer Shiying Studio
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 1288310

2. Stray

Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find their way home.

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Stray has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 138,548 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 134,803 positive reviews and 3,745 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 7/19/2022
Franchise Annapurna Interactive
Developer BlueTwelve Studio
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 1332010

3. The Room 4: Old Sins

The disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes a hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads you to the attic of their home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse. What secrets lie within these walls?

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The Room 4: Old Sins has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,305 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,111 positive reviews and 194 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Room 4: Old Sins on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $8.99
Release Date 2/11/2021
Developer Fireproof Games
Publisher Fireproof Games
Steam App Id 1361320

4. The Wolf Among Us

From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, comes a thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books. As Bigby Wolf you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

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The Wolf Among Us has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 33,018 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 32,291 positive reviews and 727 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Wolf Among Us on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 10/11/2013
Franchise Telltale Games
Developer Telltale
Publisher Telltale
Steam App Id 250320

5. The Room

A mysterious invitation leads to the attic of an abandoned house. In the room is a cast-iron safe laced with strange carvings and on top, a note from your distant companion. It promises something ancient and astonishing concealed in the iron chamber - you need only find a way in.

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The Room has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 26,639 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,063 positive reviews and 576 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 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 $4.99
Release Date 7/28/2014
Developer Fireproof Games
Publisher Fireproof Games
Steam App Id 288160

6. Neon White

Neon White is a single-player speedrunning FPS where you can sacrifice your guns for godlike parkour moves.

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Neon White has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,709 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,456 positive reviews and 253 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 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 $24.99
Release Date 6/16/2022
Franchise Annapurna Interactive
Developer Angel Matrix
Publisher Annapurna Interactive
Steam App Id 1533420

7. Sheepy: A Short Adventure

A Short Handcrafted Pixel Art Platformer that follows Sheepy, an abandoned plushy brought to life. Sheepy: A Short Adventure is the first short game from MrSuicideSheep.

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Sheepy: A Short Adventure has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,002 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,910 positive reviews and 92 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Sheepy: A Short Adventure on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 2/6/2024
Franchise MrSuicideSheep
Developer MrSuicideSheep
Publisher MrSuicideSheep
Steam App Id 1568400

8. 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 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,293 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,586 positive reviews and 707 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

9. Persona 4 Golden

A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders.

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Persona 4 Golden has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,227 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 67,189 positive reviews and 2,038 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 6/13/2020
Franchise ATLUS
Developer ATLUS
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1113000

10. Project Kat - Paper Lily Prologue

Project Kat is a short, unconventional RPG horror game in which there is always another way. Solve puzzles, make friends (or not), and guide Kat as she attempts to uncover the mystery behind a strange golden letter.

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Project Kat - Paper Lily Prologue has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,568 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,533 positive reviews and 35 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 10/15/2021
Developer Leef 6010
Publisher Leef 6010
Steam App Id 1698960

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4/9/2019
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6/13/2020
95
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10/15/2021
95
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33
7/5/2016
95
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9/18/2020
95
$13.99
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49
10/13/2022
95
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15
4/8/2021
95
$9.99
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15
12/14/2017
95
$14.99
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The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog steam charts
37
3/31/2023
95
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98
9/8/2016
95
$29.99
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Life is Strange - Episode 1 steam charts
127
1/30/2015
95
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Riddle Joker steam charts
40
12/18/2020
95
$34.99
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69
10/14/2020
95
$4.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). Firework on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Stray on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 11). The Room 4: Old Sins on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). The Wolf Among Us on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 18). The Room on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 6). Neon White on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Sheepy: A Short Adventure on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Persona 4 Golden on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 5). Project Kat - Paper Lily Prologue on Steam. Steam Store.

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