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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Mystery, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
97% 137,189 votes
98% 38,139 votes
95% 19,403 votes
99% 1,072 votes
94% 13,361 votes
100% 544 votes
95% 3,906 votes
94% 5,007 votes
97% 1,299 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Mystery is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Mystery, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Adventure 76%
  2. Singleplayer 52%
  3. Atmospheric 50%
  4. Story Rich 46%
  5. Puzzle 46%
  6. Indie 43%
  7. Exploration 39%
  8. Horror 38%
  9. Casual 37%
  10. First-Person 33%
  11. 2D 32%
  12. 3D 28%
  13. Dark 27%
  14. Psychological Horror 26%
  15. Action 24%
  16. Point & Click 24%
  17. Detective 21%
  18. Investigation 21%
  19. Visual Novel 21%
  20. Multiple Endings 18%
  21. Action-Adventure 17%
  22. Female Protagonist 17%
  23. Hidden Object 16%
  24. Fantasy 16%
  25. Colorful 16%
  26. Choices Matter 15%
  27. Drama 15%

The Mystery tag is used to describe games that revolve around solving puzzles, uncovering secrets, and exploring enigmatic stories. These games often involve detective work, investigation, and problem-solving skills. The primary focus of mystery games is to engage players in unraveling a mysterious plot or uncovering hidden truths.

In mystery games, players are typically presented with a perplexing situation or a central mystery that needs to be solved. They must gather clues from the game world, analyze evidence, and use deductive reasoning to piece together the puzzle. The narrative often unfolds through dialogue with non-player characters and exploration of different environments.

Some key features of mystery games include:

  • Puzzles Mystery games frequently include various types of puzzles such as logic puzzles, riddles, cryptography challenges or hidden object scenes. These puzzles serve as obstacles or gateways that players must overcome in order to progress in the story.
  • Intricate Plot Mystery games are known for their engaging narratives filled with twists, suspenseful moments, and unexpected revelations. The storyline may involve crimes to solve, missing persons investigations, conspiracy theories or supernatural occurrences.
  • Character Development Alongside the main plotline, mystery games often feature well-developed characters with their own motivations and backstories. Building relationships with these characters can provide additional clues or offer unique perspectives on the mysteries at hand.
  • Exploration Many mystery games encourage exploration of detailed environments including crime scenes, haunted mansions or other atmospheric locations where players can discover hidden objects or interact with interactive elements.
  • Multiple Endings Some mystery games offer multiple branching paths or multiple endings based on player choices or the effectiveness of their detective work. This can enhance replayability and provide a sense of agency in shaping the outcome of the story.

Examples of popular mystery games include:

  • Her Story In this interactive live-action FMV game, players search through a database of police interview videos to unravel a complex mystery.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney As an attorney, players must investigate crime scenes, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence in this courtroom drama series.
  • L.A. Noire Set in 1940s Los Angeles, players assume the role of a detective solving crimes by interrogating suspects and exploring crime scenes in an open-world setting.
  • The Witness This puzzle-driven game combines exploration and logic puzzles across an uninhabited island as players attempt to find out its secrets.
  • Myst Released in 1993, Myst is considered one of the pioneering titles in the genre, featuring atmospheric exploration and challenging puzzles that unfold within a beautifully surreal world.

Mystery games provide an immersive experience for those who enjoy captivating narratives and testing their investigative skills. They challenge players' intellects while keeping them engrossed in unraveling hidden truths or solving complex cases.

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