Best Noir Games on Steam

Steam currently has 851 Noir 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. Noir game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.

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Katana ZERO holds the #1 spot for "best Noir game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 65,057 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,796 positive reviews and 1,261 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 4/18/2019
Developer Askiisoft
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 460950

2. 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 #2 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 33,047 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 32,320 positive reviews and 727 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 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 $14.99
Release Date 10/11/2013
Franchise Telltale Games
Developer Telltale
Publisher Telltale
Steam App Id 250320

3. Word Game: Episode 0

Word game is literally a game of words. Player controls "I" to find clues between lines, delete words to change the meaning of sentences, or shift words to rewrite facts. “I” must be wise and brave enough complete the mission of words. May the best "I” win!

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Word Game: Episode 0 has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,499 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,446 positive reviews and 53 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 Word Game: Episode 0 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/14/2021
Developer Team9
Publisher Team9
Steam App Id 1507970

4. Gunpoint

Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people. You play a freelance spy who takes jobs from his clients to break into high security buildings and steal sensitive data.

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Gunpoint has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,603 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,293 positive reviews and 310 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 6/3/2013
Developer Suspicious Developments
Publisher Suspicious Developments
Steam App Id 206190

5. The Looker

You wake up, alone, on a strangely familiar island full of puzzles that will frustrate and annoy you.

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The Looker has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,375 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,014 positive reviews and 361 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 The Looker on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/17/2022
Developer Subcreation Studio
Publisher Subcreation Studio
Steam App Id 1985690

6. Return of the Obra Dinn

Lost at sea 1803 ~ The good ship Obra Dinn.

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Return of the Obra Dinn has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,931 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,128 positive reviews and 803 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 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 $11.99
Release Date 10/18/2018
Developer Lucas Pope
Publisher 3909
Steam App Id 653530

7. Class of '09: The Re-Up

The REJECTION SIM returns! Explore a slice of chaotic life in late 2000's American high school as you assume the role of Nicole once again. A 100% fully voiced VN presenting as the most culturally accurate period piece in the history of gaming.

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Class of '09: The Re-Up has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,215 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,181 positive reviews and 34 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Class of '09: The Re-Up on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 6/1/2023
Developer SBN3
Publishers
Steam App Id 2318310

8. Homicipher: Prologue

Homicipher is an adventure horror game where you’ll decipher a language, fall in love and escape. Players will face various horrifying men in this strange world. Your aim is to decipher their language and eventually find a way to escape. Meanwhile, a peculiar feeling also starts to bloom.

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Homicipher: Prologue has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,234 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,224 positive reviews and 10 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, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 5/31/2023
Franchise Gamera Games
Developer 八名木(yatsunagi)
Publisher Gamera Games
Steam App Id 2423320

9. Tails Noir: Prologue

Tails Noir: Prologue is the first act of a post-noir narrative adventure. Become raccoon private eye Howard Lotor and explore dystopian Vancouver inhabited by animals as you uncover a deeply personal story of change and transformation.

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Tails Noir: Prologue has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 4,126 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,999 positive reviews and 127 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 possible to play Tails Noir: Prologue on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 4/24/2019
Developer EggNut
Publisher Raw Fury
Steam App Id 992310

10. Primordia

Life has ceased. Man is but a myth. And now, even the machines have begun to fail. Lead Horatio Nullbuilt and his sarcastic sidekick Crispin on a journey through the crumbling world of Primordia, facing malfunctioning robots, ancient secrets, and an implacable, power-hungry foe.

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Primordia has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Noir games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,166 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,064 positive reviews and 102 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 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 $9.99
Release Date 12/5/2012
Franchise Wormwood Studios
Developer Wormwood Studios
Publisher Wadjet Eye Games
Steam App Id 227000

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 14). The Looker on Steam. Steam Store.
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Tails Noir: Prologue on Steam. Steam Store.
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