50 Best Mystery games

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The best 50 Mystery games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Mystery games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Thimbleweed Park released the 21 September 2017

1# The Sexy Brutale - 2017

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The Sexy Brutale is a 3D Puzzle & Adventure game, developed by Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works, a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult. Players must unveil the secrets of The Sexy Brutale casino mansion and its inhabitants, as they relive the same mysterious and murderous masked ball. As the story unfolds in real-time, the player must find answers to every enigma and end the loop, to save all guests’ lives as well as his own.

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2# Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon - 2015

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You are a spider. Craft webs of your own design to trap insects and leave the mysterious Blackbird Estate covered in cobwebs. This unique blend of action-puzzle gameplay takes you on a dark adventure through an abandoned mansion built by a secret society.

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4# Firewatch - 2016

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You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, youll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have. Featuring Living, breathing characters brought to life by Cissy Jones (The Walking Dead: Season 1) and Rich Sommer (Mad Men) A spectacular wilderness environment by Olly Moss (Illustrator) and Jane Ng (The Cave, Brutal Legend) A thrilling story and script by Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin (The Walking Dead: Season 1, Poker Night at the Inventory) A stirring original soundtrack by Chris Remo (Gone Home, Spacebase DF-9) Fluid first-person animation by James Benson (Ori & the Blind Forest) Gameplay scripting and design work by Patrick Ewing (Twitter) and Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja) Programming by Will Armstrong (Bioshock II) and Ben Burbank (Costume Quest 2, Spacebase DF-9)

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8# A Normal Lost Phone - 2017

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The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phones text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sams life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.

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9# Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull - 2016

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Shortly after moving into a creepy mansion in Louisiana, Sara Lawson is struck with tragedy when her husband mysteriously disappears. Sara's daughter, Magnolia, believes her father was kidnapped by the ghost of a vengeful pirate seeking to protect his lost fortune. With the locals terrified of the pirate's curse, you are the family's last hope. Only a Master Detective with incredible Hidden Object skills can locate Marcus Lawson in Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull!

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10# The Wolf Among Us - 2013

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Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it's like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.

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11# Why Am I Dead At Sea - 2015

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Why Am I Dead At Sea is an adventure game where you solve the mystery of your own murder. As a ghost, you will have to possess people and use them to investigate your surroundings. But in this place no one is who they seem...and everyone has a secret.

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12# Witch Hunter - 2015

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Screenshot of the video game Witch Hunter
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Screenshot of the video game Witch Hunter
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Contains chapters which are not included in the FREE version and an AD FREE experience. Witch Hunter is a text-based role playing mystery adventure game where your own decisions will determine your fate.

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13# GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective - 2012

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In Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, players are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. • Brought to you by the creator of the Ace Attorney series, Shu Takumi
• Intriguing plot mixing intrigue, which starts with the protagonist’s death and humour will draw players into Sissel’s search for the truth
• Utilise the stylus to create a path for Sissel to travel and possess and manipulate items along the way
• Hours of engaging gameplay filled with logic puzzles
• Rich animation, unique art style graphics and character designs make this a truly distinct offering for the DS.

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15# DEVICE 6 - 2013

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DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience. "In using its text both as narrative and as geography and through its impressively restrained use of illustration and sound it generates an almost unrivalled sense of place. With a compelling story that keeps you guessing, and a pin-point utilisation of the platform, Device 6 is an accomplishment in games design, mobile or otherwise" God is a Geek - 9/10

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16# Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall - 2013

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Jessalyn Thornton’s fateful sleepover at the abandoned Thornton estate was supposed to be a pre-wedding celebration, but the fun ended when she disappeared. While her family searches for clues, others refuse to speak about the estate’s dark past. Did something supernatural happen to Jessalyn, or is someone in Thornton Hall holding something besides family secrets?

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17# Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood - 2017

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A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago. Yet he has managed to always stay one step ahead. She hoped to bring an end to the chase in the Redwood forests of Northern California. But like so many times before, the trail went cold. And all clues led into nearby Ravenwood Park...

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18# Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 2016

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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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21# The Guest - 2016

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'The Guest' is a gloomy adventure full of enigmas where the exploration of your surroundings comes to prominence; puzzles, secrets and riddles will help you discover who has locked you in this somber hotel room and most importantly, why.

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23# Gone Home - 2013

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June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AMYou arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator.

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24# Final Cut: Fade to Black - 2016

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Eipix Entertainment proudly invites you to go behind the scenes for another installment in the Final Cut brand. Your friend, Bernard, contacted you with an urgent cry for help... He's been investigating dirty dealings between two rival movie studios and suspects the film feud may soon turn deadly. But when you arrive to help him, you find that tragedy has already struck – your friend is dead. Follow the clues he left behind to continue his investigation and avenge his death. But stay on your guard – not everyone is who they seem in this Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game... including you!

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