If something can really catch the audience’s attention on a TV or computer screen, it’s a delicious mystery. Because when we wish to unravel a strange puzzle, we can devote one hundred percent of our attention and time to it.
This applies to literature, movies, and the world of video games. Adrenaline, risk, complex decisions – these are just a few of the features we can find in outstanding mystery video games. Are you looking for a title that will leave you with a shattered mind long after it’s finished? We have something just for you! Take a look at this list of the best mystery PC games ever!
|Resident Evil 7||2017-01-23||Horror||CAPCOM CO., LTD.||79%|
|Resident Evil 8: Village||2021-05-07||Horror||CAPCOM CO., LTD.||77%|
|Detroit: Become Human||2020-06-18||Adventure||Quantic Dream||71%|
|Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition||2020-08-07||Adventure||Guerrilla Games||75%|
|Death Stranding||2020-07-14||Sci-fi||Kojima Productions||76%|
|La Noire Complete Edition||2011-11-08||Adventure||Rockstar Leeds|
|Life Is Strange Complete Season Episodes 1-5||2015-01-29||Adventure||DONTNOD Entertainment||19%|
|Life Is Strange 2 Complete Season||2018-09-27||Adventure||DONTNOD Entertainment||90%|
|Life is Strange: True Colors||2021-09-09||Adventure||Deck Nine||68%|
|Batman Arkham Asylum Goty||2010-03-26||Adventure||Feral Interactive (Mac)||88%|
|Batman Arkham Collection||2018-11-28||Action||Rocksteady Studios||92%|
|Batman Arkham Origins||2013-10-24||Adventure||Splash Damage||81%|
|Batman Arkham Knight||2015-06-23||Adventure||Rocksteady Studios||88%|
|The Dark Pictures Anthology Little Hope||2020-10-30||Interactive drama||Supermassive Games||74%|
|The Dark Pictures Anthology Man Of Medan||2019-08-30||Interactive drama||Supermassive Games||74%|
|The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes||2021-10-22||Interactive drama||Supermassive Games||58%|
|Heavy Rain||2020-06-18||Action||Quantic Dream||65%|
|The Wolf Among Us||2013-10-11||Adventure||Telltale Games||68%|
|The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter||2014-09-25||Adventure||The Astronauts||82%|
|Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc||2016-02-18||Adventure||Abstraction Games|
|Danganronpa V3 Killing Harmony||2017-09-25||Adventure||Spike Chunsoft|
|Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair||2016-04-18||Adventure||Abstraction Games||35%|
|Return Of The Obra Dinn||2018-10-18||Adventure||Lucas Pope||12%|
Resident Evil 8: Village
|Developer:||CAPCOM CO., LTD.|
Survival horror from Capcom, famous for the unique figure of a tall vampire lady. Would you like to meet her in person and experience a mysterious adventure? Welcome to Resident Evil Village.
Play as Ethan, who, to solve the puzzle of the disappearance of his beloved daughter, must reveal the dark mystery of a Romanian village. Explore the Dimitrescu estate, meet the wicked creatures inhabiting it and try to survive at all costs. Solve puzzles and put together the scattered parts of a dark story. You will have to fight, collect equipment, and if necessary – save yourself by escaping. Can you see through the maze of secrets of this sinister place?
Detroit: Become Human
Who has the higher humanity index – human or machine? Enter the world of the future where androids live among humans and explore this riddle for yourself.
Guide the actions of three robots programmed to live in the ideal society of Detroit. But is the world in which you find yourself so perfect? Make thousands of decisions, get to know the reality around you, and witness the consequences of even the smallest choices. Not only the fate of your heroes but also the fate of the entire Detroit lays in your hands.
Horizon Zero Dawn
It is the world in which humanity has been forgotten. From now on, those who survived must accept a new reality ruled by mighty machines.
Play as Aloy – a young and brave warrior determined to discover the mystery of the fall of humanity. Explore the open world, fight to survive, and engage in battles with high-tech machines. Craft new items and discover the wild reality around you in which you have to live.
Experience a post-apocalyptic world where dangerous anomalies turn the life cycle of all living beings upside down. Your hero will be Sam Porter – played by Norman Reedus, known primarily from The Walking Dead series.
Though the world is on the verge of collapse, the faint spark of hope is still glowing. Use your skills and face difficulties. Explore, fight and solve the mystery of events that should never have happened. Death Stranding is a story in which humanity will challenge death itself.
It is a game for fans of crime-based productions that includes conducting a challenging investigation. Immerse yourself in the world of sounds from the past to capture the culprit.
The adventure in Unheard takes place in a top-down perspective featuring listening to recordings of conversations taking place in the past. Examine carefully and get to know the heroes involved in a suspicious case. Listen to their most intimate secrets and pick up clues to solve the investigation. The fate of the entire search depends on your sixth sense of the born detective.
Travel back to 1940s Los Angeles and learn the ins and outs of the unrewarding police work. It is an action-adventure game in which you’ll conduct an investigation in a classic noir style.
Explore the past and present of Cole Phelps – an experienced police detective facing the challenging task of solving some of the suspicious events in the City of Angels. Engage in dialogues, collect clues and analyze the collected data. Take part in chases and shootings. Uncover the mystery and learn about every aspect of a detective job in the United States of the 1940s.
Life is Strange
Play as teenage Max Caufield to uncover a dreadful secret looming over the peaceful American town of Arcadia Bay. Use your supernatural ability to go back in time to save your loved ones from the approaching tragedy in the world where every choice matters.
At Arcadia Bay, nothing is as it may seem. Returning to her hometown, Max has to deal with the domains of the past and unravel the mystery of unusual events involving the town. In this story, you will find everything: friendship, secrets, time travel, and an investigation that will determine the fate of all citizens. Make decisions and face the unavoidable consequences.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
|Developer:||Feral Interactive (Mac)|
Play as the most famous DC Comics character to face the darkest events unfolding on the streets of Gotham. Who will be quicker – you or the Joker?
The imprisonment of the Joker had consequences that no one expected. As escaped criminals wreak havoc again, you’re the only one who can prevent it. Start the investigation and track all the enemies to eliminate them from the game. Explore the dramatic stories of heroes in one of DC’s darkest universes. Read more about Arkham Series
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
It is a horror-adventure game inspired by true events in which you will experience the darkest visions of the past and what paralyzes a person the most – fear in its purest form.
Peaceful towns hide many secrets. Little Hope is not only about secrets but evil from the worst nightmares coming to life. Decide the destiny of four students who, deprived of the possibility of escape, must do their best to save their souls from the worst fate. Unravel the mystery of forgotten events, and there may be a faint shadow of hope for you.
The Room hides many secrets. Get caught up in a unique thrill story and solve them all to discover a world where illusion meets reality.
Discover the mysterious box in the middle of the dark chamber and access all its secrets. Put the pieces of history together, feel the shivers down your spine and solve the riddle behind after riddle. The Room is a short game in an advanced audiovisual setting that will amaze every puzzle-lover.
A serial killer is on the loose, leaving mysterious origami figures by his dead victims. Will you gather enough courage to stop the murderer?
Discover the story of the four heroes and direct their actions to stop the ruthless Origami Killer. Immerse yourself in the world of adrenaline and mystery and act fast to save his future victims at all costs. Not only is the life of others at stake, but also yours and those of your loved ones.
The Wolf Among Us
Enter a drama world where creatures from fairy tales have found a home in the material world of mortals. The reality, however, is not as sweet as it may seem, and soon the world of fairy tales is shaken by truly shocking events.
The real world forced the characters from fairy tales to adapt to the unwelcoming conditions. Having abandoned a carefree lifestyle, they undertook activities that could guarantee them, at least in part, a safe and dignified life. Play as Bad Wolf and solve the mystery of brutal murder. See a reality where beliefs and lifestyles clash. Discover the story of accepting, growing, and tolerating the unknown.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Ethan Carter has mysteriously gone missing, and you are the only one who can solve this strange puzzle. Discover a world where the material world collides with a twisted alternate reality and learn the details of a true mystery.
Play as Paul Prospero – a talented detective who tracks down the missing Ethan Carter. Use your extraordinary skills and see what remains hidden for everyone else. Explore, collect clues and immerse in the murky atmosphere of mystery enveloping the magical Red Creek Valley.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Welcome to Hope’s Peak Academy – one of the most prestigious universities in Japan for exceptionally talented students. Find out why you got locked up in a school full of murder intentions and figure out who the evil bear Monokuma really is.
The familiar corridors of the school are filled with fear. Anyone can be a suspect when it comes to a brutal murder. Play as Makoto Naegi – an ordinary student of a popular school and solve the mystery of multiplying doubts. Select the culprit correctly and free yourself from the horror prepared by the mysterious bear Monokuma.
Return of the Obra Dinn
When the Obra Dinn ship failed to reach the Cape of New Hope and instead docked at the London port, it was immediately sure that something was wrong here. When it turned out that there was no living soul on board – it was time to solve the dark mystery.
Play as an insurance agent trying to unravel the mystery of a lost merchant ship. Climb aboard the Obra Dinn and learn about its mysterious history. Explore the deck, put the collected clues together, and delve into the captain’s journal notes. The answer is very close – but do you dare to discover it?
Mystery games are not a genre for everyone. If you are tired after work or not able to devote one hundred percent of your attention to the clues you find – definitely delay this game to another day.
But when that day arrives, you can be sure to experience the mystery set in absolutely unique atmospheric circumstances. The investigation, hidden objects, unexpected situations, and a shudder of fear on your back. The most complicated puzzles and surprising plot twists! Nothing is as it seems in murder mystery video games. Wake up your inner detective and face challenging crime solving to discover the nature of the world around you – and yourself.