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This is a list of the best mystery games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated mystery games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest mystery games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these mystery games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging mystery games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new mystery games.

L.A. Noire and Who Framed Roger Rabbit are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "What are the best mystery games?" and "What is the greatest mystery game of all time?"
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L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
2011
L.A. Noire is a neo-noir detective video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. It was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on 17 May 2011; a ...more

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Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
2010
Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in February 2010. The ...more

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Ripper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1996
Ripper is an interactive movie point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Take-Two Interactive for Microsoft Windows. The game has a cast that includes celebrities such as ...more

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery of the Fun... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1999
Scooby Doo! Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom is a 1999 mystery computer game developed by Engineering Animation, Inc. and published by SouthPeak Interactive. The game was released for Microsoft ...more

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1989
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an action-adventure video game created for the NES by Rare and published by LJN Toys Inc. in 1989. The single-player game is loosely based on the film of the same name ...more

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The ClueFinders Math Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1999
The ClueFinders Math Adventures Ages 9–12: Mystery in the Himalayas is a computer game in The Learning Company's ClueFinders Series, where the ClueFinders try to recover stolen treasures in a ...more

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
downtairscinema added 2010
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is an adventure game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo DS and iOS. Ghost Trick's story centers on the protagonist Sissel, and his ghost's struggle to discover ...more

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
Abhishek Rajashekar added 2001
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, released in Japan as Gyakuten Saiban Yomigaeru Gyakuten, is a visual novel/adventure legal drama video game published and developed by Capcom in Japan, North ...more

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The ClueFinders 6th Grade Adve... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1999
The ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures: The Empire of the Plant People is a personal computer game in The ClueFinders series of educational software.

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Scratches is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
2006
Scratches is a mystery adventure computer game by game developer Nucleosys. Scratches is the first commercial adventure game ever to be made in Argentina.

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Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1999
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned is the third game in the Gabriel Knight series of point-and-click adventure games by Sierra Online. The game was designed by Jane ...more

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
2004
CSI: Miami is a 2004 mystery film directed by Larry Detwiler.

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The ClueFinders: The Incredibl... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
The ClueFinders: The Incredible Toy Store Adventure! 2001
The ClueFinders: The Incredible Toy Store Adventure is a personal computer game in The Learning Company's ClueFinders series of educational software. In the game, the ClueFinders are trapped in ...more

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I/O is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
I/O is a Japanese science fiction visual novel produced by Regista. It was released for the PlayStation 2 on January 26, 2006 in Japan and was released on PC on August 29, 2008 in Japan. I/O was ...more

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Ōkami Kakushi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
2009
Ōkami Kakushi is a Japanese visual novel developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation Portable, with Ryukishi07 of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni fame as game director and the manga author ...more

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The ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adve... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1997
The ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures: The Mystery of Mathra is a computer game in The Learning Company's ClueFinders series where the ClueFinders save the Numerian rainforest and Dr. Horace ...more

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The ClueFinders Search and Sol... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
2000
The ClueFinders Search and Solve Adventures is an educational computer game in The Learning Company's ClueFinders series that focuses on critical thinking skills. In the game, the ClueFinders ...more

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The ClueFinders 5th Grade Adve... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
1999
The ClueFinders 5th grade Adventures: Secret of the Living Volcano is a personal computer game in The Learning Company's ClueFinders series of educational software. In the game, the ClueFinders ...more

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They is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Games of All Time
They is a first-person shooter that was formerly under development by Metropolis Software. When the studio was purchased by CD Projekt, development was halted in order to focus on The Witcher 2: ...more