Are you looking for some nerve-wracking mystery games to test out your puzzle-solving skills?
And are you also on the hunt for some good mystery games that are playable on Steam Deck?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to both questions, then you are in the right place!
In this article, we curated 10 of the best mystery games compatible with Steam Deck.
Come check it out and test if you got what it takes to become a detective!
10 Must Try Mystery Games Playable on Steam Deck
Outer Wilds is a 2019 open-world exploration and mystery game about a solar system stuck in an endless time loop.
The game’s main objective is for the players to uncover the ruins of the Nomai civilization and find out the cause of the time loop.
While all areas are already accessible to the player at the onset of the game, there are many parts that are encrypted with logic puzzles.
These puzzles can only be solved through learning more about the history and language of Nomai and communicating with fellow space explorers.
What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch is a 2017 story-rich mystery game developed by Giant Sparrow and published by Annapurna Interactive.
The game features a collection of strange stories about a family in Washington state.
You will play the titular character Edith and explore the enormous mansion of Finch.
There, you will search for stories and explore the family history of the Finches and find out the reason behind the mysterious deaths of your family members.
Twelve Minutes is a 2021 interactive mystery and thriller game developed by Luís António and published by Annapurna Interactive.
The game features a real-time top-down gameplay with an accessible click and drag interface compatible with Steam Deck.
In Twelve Minutes, you will find yourself in an unending time loop after a police detective accuses your wife of murder and kills you.
You will relive the same nightmare over and over, unless you change the narrative and eventually break the loop.
Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders
Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders is a 2010 hidden-object mystery game developed and published by Square Enix.
In this game, you will visit Old Japan and solve mysteries by uncovering hidden objects after finding your husband Richard under a cherry blossom tree dead.
Step into the colorful history of Japan, explore exotic tales and locales, and find the truth behind your husband’s death with Seasons of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders.
The Room is a 2014 puzzle and mystery game developed and published by UK-based indie company Fireproof Games.
This game presents players with a series of mysterious puzzle boxes that have several physical mechanisms.
Your aim is to figure out how to open each box that will lead you to opening more puzzle boxes.
The Room uses a variety of motions in the game that simulate real-life actions, including activating switches, turning keys, and looking around the device.
The Room Three
The Room Three is the third installment of the puzzle and mystery game series “The Room.”
Developed and published by the UK-based indie company Fireproof Games, this game will test your puzzle-solving ability to the brim.
In The Room Three, you will find yourself locked in a room within rooms of a colossal mansion in the middle of a remote island.
You can only get out of there after completing all the devious trials crafted by a mysterious figure called as “The Craftsman.”
Play The Room Three on Steam Deck and see if you got what it takes to beat the game!
The Room 4: Old Sins
The Room 4: Old Sins is the fourth installment of the puzzle and mystery game series “The Room,” developed and published by Fireproof Games.
The game revolves around the sudden disappearance of Edward, an ambitious engineer, and his wife, Abigail, a high-society woman.
It will lead you to the attic of their mansion and there you will discover a strange, yet seemingly familiar dollhouse.
Uncover mysteries and explore bizarre locations within the Waldegrave Manor with The Room 4: Old Sins on Steam Deck now!
Clue/Cluedo: The Classic Mystery Game
Clue/Cluedo: The Classic Mystery Game is the official digital version of Hasbro’s classic mystery board game, “Cluedo,” developed and published by the Marmalade Game Studio.
In this game, you will play the role of a detective and gather up to six players to play the characters of Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Doctor Orchid, Reverend Green, Mrs. Peacock or Professor Plum.
Any of them could be guilty of the murder of Mansion’s host and it is your job to find who the killer is.
Along with six suspects will be six respective weapons and nine rooms, but there is only one answer.
Don’t let a criminal go free under your nose and solve the mystery of Cluedo with Steam Deck.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is a 2012 mystery visual novel, the second game in the Danganronpa series, following Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
In this game, the students of the elite Hope’s Peak Academy have their field trip at a once-popular tourist destination, now an uninhabited island called the Jabberwock Island.
You and your classmates are having fun not until Monokuma returns and restarts his murderous game.
Get out of the island alive by solving the mysteries that surround it!
Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle and mystery game developed by Bad Viking and published by Iceberg Interactive.
In this game, you will play the role of a local plant store proprietor.
Among the activities you’ll engage in include finding and identifying new plants, speaking to a coven, joining a cult, and petting your cat!
And you will use your collection of plants to manipulate the story of the town and uncover the mysteries that surround Undermere.
There you have it, the best mystery games compatible with Steam Deck!
What mystery game from this list will you play on your Steam Deck soon?
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