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10+ Best Horror Mystery Video Games

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This post is all about 12 horror mystery video games to keep you on edge all winter long!

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Hello, misfits and outcasts! Welcome to my little cozy corner of the web, Booked and Bewitched, where we chat about all things horror, gothic, goblin mode, and mystery-related!

This week we are talking about all things Horror Mystery videogame related.

Whether you just love watching horror mystery games or you enjoy losing yourself in a horror mystery game. Our list of 25 horror mystery videogames is sure to keep you entertained for days to come. If the pictures happened to be what grabbed you, and you’ve never really experienced a horror mystery game, a little info.

You’ll most likely see any of the following in a horror mystery video game. For the mystery side of things, murder, detectives, private detectives, police, amateur sleuths, urban explorers, and puzzles. For the horror side of the game, you’ll like encounter, creatures, ghosts, cults, supernatural entities, demons, asylums, haunted houses and places, and monsters.

So without further ado, let’s get into these Horror Mystery video games!  And if you need more horror-themed entertainment choices. Go check out-

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1. Horror mystery games on Steam

Horror mystery games on steam

Even though Deca is two years old now, it is still a must-play for all of us who love a mental asylum murder mystery. Full of some great twists and turns, as well as your silly jump scares.



RELEASE DATE: Jul 16, 2021

It is a horror game, developed inside the psychiatric hospital Deca. Our protagonist wakes up disoriented, bloody, and unable to remember what she does there. Everything is dark, but she can see corpses lying on the floor and she hears noises, which leads her to think that she is alone.

2. Detective horror game

Detective horror game

While we don’t have a release date as of yet for Ill, it needs to be on every 1st person’s horror mystery lover’s wishlist.



RELEASE DATE: To be announced
DEVELOPER: Team Clout Inc.
PUBLISHER: Team Clout Inc.

Unleash your survival instincts. Step into the sinister settlement, face a growing horror, and uncover the unsettling truth behind its descent into madness. Are you ready to confront your deepest fears?

3. Horror detective game

Horror detective game

Hellseed is a horror puzzle game that keeps twisting and turning to the point you think the game has glitched. It hasn’t, it’s designed to make you want to scream, cry, and keep pushing until the very end.



RELEASE DATE: Nov 30, 2022

Be careful and don’t panic, someone will try to catch you and take you to hell…

4. Mysterious horror adventure games

Mysterious horror adventure games

Madhouse Madness challenges us to ask ourselves, are you brave enough to livestream your way through this psychological horror mystery and uncover the truth? Or will you run screaming? While still in its demo stage, I have to say, it scared me more than plenty.



DEVELOPER: Hurrycat Studios
PUBLISHER: Hurrycat Studios

The streamer’s nightmare becomes your reality. Immerse yourself in this chilling psychological horror adventure, explore an abandoned asylum, and uncover the streamer’s fate.

5. Female protagonist horror game

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The female protagonist meets a supernatural horror mystery game. Control has more awards and high reviews than you could ever hope to read all the way through, so just give it a go.



RELEASE DATE: Aug 27, 2020
PUBLISHER: 505 Games

Winner of over 80 awards, Control is a visually stunning third-person action adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

6. Adventure horror mystery game 

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So not only do we get to go to Louisana in this horror crime mystery game sequel. Deadly Premonition 2 is also full of serial murders and supernatural twists.



RELEASE DATE: Jun 11, 2022

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is an open-world survival horror video game serving as both a sequel and prequel to the original Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.

7.  Steam games horror

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Charon’s Staircase is hands down one of my favorite horror mystery games on Switch. I know that it seems to have a love-it-or-hate-it review standing, but I had a blast playing this and it’s not too creepy or too puzzle-focused that everyone can’t enjoy it.


RELEASE DATE: Oct 28, 2022

In this first-person horror mystery game, you set out to bury the horrible past of a tyrannical government. Retrieve and destroy the documents that unravel the secrets that lie beneath Oak Grove. Will you discover the terrifying truth and find your way out?

8. Mystery horror games

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So Saturnalia challenges us to solve the horror mystery in an elaborate maze, aka an Italian village filled with ancient rituals and creepy mysteries. It’s won a ton of awards and fans love it, so I think we can all give it a go. Oh, and the map reconfigures every time you die, sounds fun, right?


RELEASE DATE: Nov 8, 2023
DEVELOPER: Santa Ragione
PUBLISHER: Santa Ragione

A Single-Player Survival Horror Adventure: play as a cast of characters exploring an isolated village haunted by an ancient ritual—but beware, its labyrinthine roads will change each time you lose all your characters.

9. Top horror games on Steam

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While Murdered: Soul Suspect may have come out in 2014 it is still one of the best horror crime mystery games ever. Loved by fans and critics alike, this one lets us solve our murder, as a ghost, so what’s not to love?


RELEASE DATE: Jun 3, 2014
DEVELOPER: Airtight Games
PUBLISHER: Square Enix

MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT™ takes players into a whole new realm of mystery where the case is personal and the clues just out of reach, challenging gamers to solve the hardest case of all… their murder.

10. Mystery horror game

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Kona is another oldie but goodie in the horror mystery genre that you have to play if you love being the detective in a supernatural thriller.



RELEASE DATE: Mar 17, 2017
PUBLISHER: ParaboleRavenscourt

Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won’t soon forget.

11. Steam games horror

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Another amazing horror mystery crime game that has not only an amazing story. But also has stunning visuals as well as epic jumpscares and anxiety-inducing gameplay. The Evil Within is a cult classic for sure!



RELEASE DATE: Oct 13, 2014
DEVELOPER: Tango Gameworks

Developed by Shinji Mikami — creator of the seminal Resident Evil series — and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world.

12. Horror computer games

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Fears to Fathom takes “true” stories submitted by fellow fans of the game series and turns them into horror mystery puzzle games. As if we didn’t have enough things to be paranoid about, these puzzle games are sure to add to your nightmare fuel.



RELEASE DATE: Oct 20, 2023
DEVELOPER: Rayll Studios
PUBLISHER: Rayll Studios

Jack Nelson, a 24-year-old fire lookout, transferred to a new outpost. As he settled into his new home, he couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off, little did he know what was transpiring down in Ironbark State Park.

This post was all about 12 horror mystery video games sure to give you plenty of new nightmare fuel!

 Now, go on, go play something!

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