Tag created in June 2017
Detective's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the Detective tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Detective tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The Detective tag has peaked in 2022, with 301 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.44% in 2011 and 0.1% in 2018.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Detective's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Detective tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. If the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Detective tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 24 (2010) and 699 (2020) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Detective tag received between 51% (2011) and 162% (2020) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Detective
This graph displays the evolution of the Detective tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median price for Detective games was at its lowest in 2009 at 6.99$, and peaked in 2012 at 9.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2020 at 16%, and bottomed in 2022 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Detective, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Detective tag games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Detective is 97% for the Portuguese - Portugal language, and the lowest is 86% for the Japanese language.
|Nancy Drew®: Warnings at Waverly Academy|
Enroll in a School Plagued by Suspicions and Lies!
|6.99||89.7%||Jan 13, 2010|
L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. This complete edition of L.A. Noire includes the complete original game and all previously released downloadable content.
|19.99||85.4%||Nov 8, 2011|
|Murdered: Soul Suspect|
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 own murder.
|19.99||86.7%||Jun 3, 2014|
|Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments|
Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.
|29.99||90.3%||Sep 29, 2014|
|Jenny LeClue - Detectivu|
JENNY LECLUE is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet, mysteries and puzzles to solve across a vibrant, atmospheric world.
|19.99||87.8%||Sep 19, 2019|
Unravel a thrilling mystery by exploring a strange and twisted mansion, discovering curious clues, interrogating peculiar suspects and solving unique puzzles. Will you be able to uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower?
|19.99||95.5%||Oct 22, 2019|
|Contradiction: Spot The Liar|
Spot the lie and beat the liars in 'Contradiction' - the all-video murder mystery adventure!
|12.99||95.2%||Jul 10, 2015|
Command your minions to solve mysteries and cover up scandals in a high-class boarding school, where the competition is cut-throat and image is everything. But be careful - one of your minions is a traitor.
|19.99||91.9%||Sep 16, 2015|
|The Painscreek Killings|
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?
|19.99||91%||Sep 27, 2017|
|Return of the Obra Dinn|
Lost at sea 1803 ~ The good ship Obra Dinn.
|19.99||96.8%||Oct 18, 2018|
|Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy|
Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection.
|29.99||97.6%||Apr 9, 2019|
Backbone is a post-noir narrative adventure. Become raccoon private eye Howard Lotor and explore dystopian Vancouver inhabited by animals as you uncover a deeply personal story of change and transformation.
|24.99||66.1%||Jun 8, 2021|
|Unheard - Voices of Crime|
What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? “Acoustic Detectives” wanted for testing 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?
|6.99||96.4%||Mar 28, 2019|
|Interrogation: You will be deceived|
As a police detective tasked with bringing down a dangerous terrorist group, you fight on two fronts: interrogating suspects & managing your team and its reputation. With time running out, how far will you go to stop these criminals? Manipulation, threats or even torture? Does the end justify the means?
|12.99||81.4%||Dec 5, 2019|
|Detective Kobayashi - A Visual Novel|
Take on the role of Detective Kobayashi, the one and only genius detective who has a reputation for solving any case, however dark or difficult...if he isn't playing games at the office or awkwardly hitting on girls, that is.
|12.99||82.4%||Oct 24, 2019|
|Sherlock Holmes Chapter One|
In this story-driven detective thriller, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.
|44.99||78.9%||Nov 15, 2021|
|Chinatown Detective Agency|
Chinatown Detective Agency is a cybernoir point and click adventure blending stunning retro design with innovative mechanics. Play as Amira Darma, an ex-cop who has just opened her own detective agency. Choose your clients, travel around the world and solve dangerous cases using real world research.
|24.99||69.3%||Apr 7, 2022|
|Lacuna – A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure|
A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.
|15.99||92.9%||May 20, 2021|
|Who is the Liar?|
In Who is the Liar you are Wadson, the only and best detective in town!Use your detective nose to solve the troubles that happen at Madmily Mansion parties.Organize the testimonies of the residents, find the liar of each case and beat this crazy family in their fun minigames!
|2.99||65.9%||Jul 22, 2021|
|To Hell With The Ugly|
To Hell with the Ugly is an adventure game where you play as Rock Bailey, a gorgeous yet shallow young man, who must investigate and fight his way to freedom after being kidnapped. Alternate between turn-based combats and investigation in this film noir adaptation of the novel by Boris Vian.
|19.99||91.5%||May 30, 2023|
Acolyte is a narrative ARG/Detective game that gives you your own Acolyte; a digital assistant you can talk to freely with unlimited dialogue options. Just like a real conversation.
|10.99||82.1%||Jun 28, 2022|
|Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View|
Sometimes it takes a nightmare to wake a place like Dahlia View. Lead the investigation into a missing child and discover the dark secret of Dahlia View in this story-driven observational thriller from the creators of The Occupation and Ether One.
|29.99||85.4%||Nov 2, 2021|
|Twin Mind: Murderous Jealousy Collector's Edition|
Go on a new exciting adventure following a story of two twin investigators! Complete puzzles, solve riddles and demonstrate your intelligence to discover all the secrets that are hidden in this mysterious case.
|6.99||N/A||Mar 22, 2021|
Memories are malleable and changing them will modify the present. Tackle mind-bending puzzles that rely on altering your own recollections to shape the future.
|19.99||96.3%||Jan 17, 2023|
|Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The First Cases|
Discover an untold crime story from the mysterious youth of the famous detective Hercule Poirot.
|19.99||78.2%||Sep 27, 2021|