25 Best Murder Mystery Video Games We Can’t Wait To Play

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 that we can’t wait to play!

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Hello, fellow Sleuths and Investigators! Welcome to my little cozy corner of the web, Booked and Bewitched, where we chat about all things horror and mystery-related!

This week we are talking about all things Murder Mystery Videogames related.

For those of you who don’t normally play this genre, a little information. Murder Mystery games is a broad term used to describe gameplay that entails, murders, crimes, detectives, paranormal, suspense, thriller, psychology, and or amateur sleuths.

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

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Murder Mystery Video Games

1. Terrifying murder mystery video game

murder mystery video game

So this new release murder mystery game is a challenge, to say the least. Don’t Scream puts you in the middle of a creepy ass forest full of dead people and jump scares, challenging you to escape without making too much noise. The kicker is the noise is based on your mic, breathing too hard can cause the sound to jump, and your toast.


RELEASE DATE: Oct 27, 2023

DEVELOPER: Joure & Joe
PUBLISHER: Joure & Joe

If you scream, you restart. An Unreal Engine 5 short horror experience made by two indie devs. The challenge: explore the forest for 18 minutes without screaming. The catch? Time only ticks when you move. It’s the perfect game to scare the pants off your friends and family. MICROPHONE REQUIRED!

2. Voted best murder mystery video game

best murder mystery video game

This oldie (2019) is the greatest hits must-play if you love murder mystery games as we do. Disco Elysium got a refresh a couple of years ago and we can’t wait to play it. If you love a choice-matter-style game like The Quarry, you have to give this one a go.


RELEASE DATE: Oct 15, 2019

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is a groundbreaking role-playing game. You’re a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.

3. Stunning detective noir video games

detective noir video games

 If you love a good serial killer hunter game, Shadows of Doubt should be on your list. Not only do you get to be a private investigator and choose your cases, but you get to hunt down a serial killer!



RELEASE DATE: Apr 24, 2023
PUBLISHER: Fireshine Games

An immersive sandbox detective stealth game set in a fully simulated sci-fi noir city of crime and corruption. Think like a private investigator and take on jobs to earn cash on your path to catching a serial killer. If you don’t catch them – they will kill again…

4. Best detective video games PS4

best detective video games ps4

If you missed this one, don’t worry, I did too. Heavy Rain is the type of mystery murder video game that I love. Choices matter, are we the killers or are we not? This is another going on my wishlist for the coming cold months.


RELEASE DATE: Jun 18, 2020
DEVELOPER: Quantic Dream
PUBLISHER: Quantic Dream

Experience a gripping psychological thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns. The hunt is on for a murderer known only as the Origami Killer. Four characters, each following their leads, must take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from claiming a new victim.

5. Popular murder mystery video games

popular murder mystery video games

If you haven’t noticed I have a thing for serial killers, they fascinate me, more the psychology than the acts. But when Dark Pictures released The Devil In Me, which centers around the Murder Hotel, I had to add it to my playlist.


RELEASE DATE: Nov 17, 2022

A group of documentary filmmakers receives a mysterious call inviting them to a modern-day replica of serial killer H.H. Holmes ‘Murder Castle’. But on arrival, they soon discover they’re being watched, and even manipulated, and suddenly there is much more at stake than just their ratings…

6. Spooky detective video games switch

detective video games switch

 So I won’t lie, the picture made me laugh and I had to investigate further. CapCom was a household name for me growing up, so to see this a remaster for them I had to add it to my wishlist. Factor in your play as a ghost solving your murder, it’s a win all around.


RELEASE DATE: Jun 30, 2023

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the classic puzzle-solving mystery adventure directed by Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi, is back! This long-awaited HD remaster features upgraded visuals sound and new gallery content.

7. Adventure game murder mystery video games

adventure game murder mystery video games

Not only does this look like a cozy mystery come to life, it just screams cuddled on the couch in all your sweatpants glory. If. If you love puzzle games or escape room mysteries you need to add this one to your playlist.


RELEASE DATE: Oct 19, 2021
DEVELOPER: Pine Studio
PUBLISHER: Pine Studio

First-person puzzler you can play solo or in an online co-op (best with 2-3 players, but playable with more). Explore a set of highly interactive escape rooms. Move furniture, pick up and examine everything, smash pots, and break locks! Supports community rooms through the level editor.

8. Crime scene detective games online

crime scene detective games online

If you want to play a murder mystery game that puts you as the lead on a cold case, in a creepy old house, The Painscreek Killings is your next play.



RELEASE DATE: Sep 27, 2017

Investigate an infamous cold case in the eerie, abandoned town of Painscreek. Search for evidence, connect the dots, and uncover who killed Vivian Roberts. Can you expose the truth behind this town’s dark secrets?

9. Tricky murder mystery switch game

murder mystery switch game

 If you love a visual novel with Japanese style you must give Famicom a go. These remastered murder mystery games are all kinds of puzzle and riddle fun.



RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2021



Hunt for clues, talk to suspects and explore the Japanese countryside after tragedy strikes the wealthy Ayashiro family. Filled with suspense, this tale follows an amnesia-stricken detective trying to unravel his past amidst the horrors of a harrowing murder investigation. Play at home, on the go, or in your favorite reading nook—only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

10. Shocking solve crime cases games

solve crime cases games

 Okay, I’ve played Rachel Foster before, and while the subject matter of the game can be very triggering for some, it is a great game. It’s a murder mystery with heavy The Shining vibes.



RELEASE DATE: Feb 19, 2020

Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.

11. One of the best investigation games on Steam

best investigation games on steam

So if you want to legit walk into a crime scene and solve it, you must play Scene Investigators. This new release looks to be a ton of fun in the making,



RELEASE DATE: Oct 24, 2023

Scene Investigators is a deductive reasoning game for fans of the “true crime” genre. Step into re-created crime scenes, observe closely for pieces of evidence, analyze possible motives behind the crimes, and uncover what truly happened.

12. New murder mystery videogame

new murder mystery videogame

I cannot wait for this one to be released. The title alone, Dead On Arrival stopped me in my scrolling tracks. Needless to say, I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.



RELEASE DATE: To be announced

Dead On Arrival is a Crime Scene Investigation game where players must gather clues, use forensic equipment, and analyze the evidence discovered at the scene. Work with your friends to uncover who committed the crime, and convict the correct suspect on a wide range of different maps.

13. Must play murder mystery videogames

must play murder mystery videogames

This is another murder mystery game that I’ve had the pleasure of playing already but will be playing it again. Charons Staircase was the game that brought me back to gaming after years of not playing, so needless to say it holds a special place in my heart.


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 Oack Grove. Will you discover the terrifying truth and find your way out?

14. Best murder mystery video games

best murder mystery video games

 So I have a weak spot for Agatha Christie so whenever a movie or game comes out based on her works I have to give them a go. Murder On The Orient Express is waiting at the top of my wishlist.



RELEASE DATE: Oct 19, 2023

Step on board the legendary Orient Express and immerse yourself in the most famous detective suit in a race against the clock to unmask the murderer.

15. Eerie popular murder mystery video games

popular murder mystery video games

 Ok, if you love Asian horror and mystery, you have to play this classic. It’s been touched up and rereleased and it is a beautiful mystery game that everyone should play at least once.



RELEASE DATE: Oct 27, 2021

FATAL FRAME / PROJECT ZERO: Maiden of Black Water” comes to Steam for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the horror-adventure series FATAL FRAME / PROJECT ZERO. The game is set on sacred Mt. Hikami, a site of many mysterious and terrifying incidents.

16. Twisty murder mystery video games

murder mystery video games

 So I originally played this when it was first released and while I enjoyed it, it had some bugs that needed to be worked out. So I’m looking forward to giving it another go now that they’ve had some time to work out the kinks.



RELEASE DATE: Apr 11, 2023
DEVELOPER: Frogwares
PUBLISHER: Frogwares

Experience a nerve-racking Lovecraftian adventure, rebuilt from the ground up with modern graphics and gameplay. Become Sherlock Holmes, and find yourself at the heart of the terrifying Cthulhu Mythos as you investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in Europe and the US.

17. Cozy private detective video games

private detective video games

 As someone who is a certified horticulturist this plant murder mystery made my heart sing. This is point and click kinda adventure but you get to solve all kinds of mysteries including a murder.



RELEASE DATE: Jan 21, 2022

Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle game in which you play as the proprietor of a local plant store. Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your collection of powerful plants to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries.

18. Haunting detective noir video games

detective noir video games

  If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a maid with a stalker, This Bed We Made needs to be on your gaming list.



RELEASE DATE: Nov 1, 2023
DEVELOPER: Lowbirth Games
PUBLISHER: Lowbirth Games

This Bed We Made is a third-person mystery game in which you play as a maid in a 1950s hotel and snoop around strangers’ rooms to uncover their deadly secrets. Discover what links guests together in this tale of love, heartbreak, and murder!

19. Cosmic murder mystery videogame

cosmic murder mystery videogame

 So you not only get to dive into your 20s as a private investigator, you’ve also gotta deal with cosmic monsters. The Sinking City may be a couple of years old, but it still looks like a great play.



RELEASE DATE: Feb 26, 2021
DEVELOPER: Frogwares

In the 1920s, on the East Coast of the United States, the half-submerged city of Oakmont was gripped by supernatural forces. You’re a private investigator, uncovering the truth of what has possessed the city and corrupted the minds of its inhabitants… and yours.

20. Different private detective video games

private detective video games

 So Unheard takes them to be a fly on the wall and brings it to life. We get to solve crimes in this one by listening to crime scenes.



RELEASE DATE: Mar 29, 2019

What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? “Acoustic Detectives” wanted to test our new device! Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelated cases?

21. New detective video games

new detective video games

  Don’t come for me, yes I know Alone In The Dark was supposed to release on Halloween. But even though they’ve pushed the release date, it does look like it’s going to be an amazing game and I can’t wait to play it.


RELEASE DATE: Jan 16, 2024

Return to Derceto Manor in this reimagination of Alone in the Dark, a love letter to the 90’s cult classic horror game.

22. Classic murder mystery video game

classic murder mystery video game

 With the release of Alan Wake 2, I had to include the first on our must-play murder mystery videogames list. Alan Wake set the bar for the second and both look epic.



RELEASE DATE: Feb 16, 2012

A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Alan Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

23. Spooky fun adventure game detective video games

adventure game detective video games

Close to the Sun is one of those games that keeps you guessing and questioning until the end. It’s been a while since I played it, and I hope to dive back into it this winter.



RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020

Deep in international waters, Tesla’s Helios stands still. An unbound utopia for scientific research, Rose Archer steps aboard in search of her sister, and quickly discovers not all is as it seems. A single word covers the entrance… QUARANTINE!

24. New murder mystery videogames

new murder mystery videogames

So if you have pressure anxiety like myself, this may not be a great game choice for us. The gameplay looks amazing, but I don’t know if my nerves can take the pressure of being a 911 operator.



RELEASE DATE: October 2023
PUBLISHER: Games Operators

911 Operator Interactive Movie is a feature-length interactive film, in which the player takes the role of an emergency line operator. Many lives are at stake, based on your decisions.

25. Interesting murder mystery videogames 2024

murder mystery videogames 2024

 My first thought when I watched the trailer for this, was Oh, Clue 2024. I love a good interactive story throw in a mystery and I’ll spend hours lost in this one.



RELEASE DATE: Sep 12, 2023

Explore a mysterious hotel and infiltrate a cult in this FMV detective game, featuring a cast from GoT, The Witcher, and more. Every decision counts as you gather clues and question guests. Can you unearth the ominous secrets at The Isle Tide Hotel before it’s too late to save your missing daughter?

This post was all about 25 mystery detective games or mystery solving games for adults to keep you investigating till the very end.

 Now, go on, play something!

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