Best Mystery Linux Games on Steam

Steam currently has 5,902 Mystery games, but not all of them are able to be played on Linux builds. 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 5/23/2024.

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1. Life is Strange - Episode 1

Episode 1 now FREE! Life is Strange is an award-winning and critically acclaimed episodic adventure game that allows the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.

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Life is Strange - Episode 1 holds the #1 spot for "best Linux Mystery game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 164,291 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 158,017 positive reviews and 6,274 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Life is Strange - Episode 1 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

2. Sally Face - Episode One

Delve into a dark adventure following the boy with a prosthetic face and a tragic past. Unravel the sinister mysteries of Sally's world to find the truth that lies hidden beneath the shadows.

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Sally Face - Episode One has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,393 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,880 positive reviews and 513 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 12/14/2016
Developer Portable Moose
Publisher Portable Moose
Steam App Id 541570

3. Scarlet Hollow

From the developers of Slay the Princess, return to the crumbling coal town your family built generations ago for the funeral of your aunt. You won't be able to save everyone. You might not even be able to save yourself. Welcome home.

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Scarlet Hollow has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,014 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,996 positive reviews and 18 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 6/11/2021
Franchise Black Tabby Games
Developer Black Tabby Games
Publisher Black Tabby Games
Steam App Id 1609230

4. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Jabberwock Island—You and your classmates were ready for fun in the sun until Monokuma returned to restart his murderous game! Trapped in a kill-or-be-killed situation, your only hope rests in solving the island’s mysteries.

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,448 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,547 positive reviews and 901 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/18/2016
Franchise Danganronpa-Official
Developers
Publisher Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 413420

5. SOMA

From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent comes SOMA, a sci-fi horror game set below the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Struggle to survive a hostile world that will make you question your very existence.

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SOMA has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 39,810 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,202 positive reviews and 1,608 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

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

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 9/21/2015
Franchise Frictional Games
Developer Frictional Games
Publisher Frictional Games
Steam App Id 282140

6. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Investigate murders, search for clues and talk to your classmates to prepare for trial. There, you'll engage in deadly wordplay, going back and forth with suspects. Dissect their statements and fire their words back at them to expose their lies! There's only one way to survive—pull the trigger.

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 27,748 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 26,665 positive reviews and 1,083 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/18/2016
Franchise Danganronpa-Official
Developers
Publisher Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 413410

7. Everlasting Summer

Visual novel loved by many – Everlasting Summer – now on Steam!

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Everlasting Summer has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 72,218 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,647 positive reviews and 3,571 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Everlasting Summer on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 11/19/2014
Developer Soviet Games
Publisher Soviet Games
Steam App Id 331470

8. The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).

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The Talos Principle has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,917 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,572 positive reviews and 1,345 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.49 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Talos Principle on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.49
Release Date 12/11/2014
Developer Croteam
Publishers
Steam App Id 257510

9. Hypnospace Outlaw

Greetings Enforcer, and thank you for enlisting in the Hypnospace Patrol Department! As the world falls into its slumber, Hypnospace becomes a bustling global village. These virtual streets aren't going to police themselves!

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Hypnospace Outlaw has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,207 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,086 positive reviews and 121 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Hypnospace Outlaw on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/12/2019
Developers
Publisher No More Robots
Steam App Id 844590

10. Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten! Have fun trying to learn and share...and not die. That's important too. In a school that's just not quite right, it's important to be friendly...and take out those that aren't.

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Kindergarten has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linux Mystery games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,623 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,349 positive reviews and 274 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Kindergarten on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 6/15/2017
Developers
Publisher SmashGames
Steam App Id 589590

More Mystery Linux Games on Steam

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Life is Strange - Episode 1 steam charts
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1/29/2015
95
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Sally Face - Episode One steam charts
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12/14/2016
95
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6/11/2021
94
$24.99
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4/18/2016
94
$19.99
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SOMA steam charts
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9/21/2015
94
$29.99
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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc steam charts
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2/18/2016
94
$19.99
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Everlasting Summer steam charts
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11/19/2014
94
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The Talos Principle steam charts
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12/11/2014
93
$4.49
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Hypnospace Outlaw steam charts
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3/12/2019
93
$19.99
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Kindergarten steam charts
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6/15/2017
93
$4.99
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Life is Strange - Episode 1 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 25). Sally Face - Episode One on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Scarlet Hollow on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 27). SOMA on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Everlasting Summer on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). The Talos Principle on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Hypnospace Outlaw on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Kindergarten on Steam. Steam Store.

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