Tag created in June 2017
Investigation's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Investigation tag and the percentage 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 Investigation 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 Investigation game tag peaked in 2021 with 361 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.02% in 2012 and 0.24% in 2021.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Investigation's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Investigation 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.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Investigation tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 4 (2010) and 673 (2020) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Investigation tag received between 10% (2010) and 156% (2020) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Investigation
This graph displays the evolution of the Investigation 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 Investigation games peaked in 2014 at 12.49$, and bottomed in 2020 at 4.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 18%, and bottomed in 2022 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Investigation, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Investigation tag, separated 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 best rating for Investigation games is 97% for the Portuguese - Portugal audience, and the worst is 84% for the Japanese audience.
|Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!™|
"Well behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich This is the game where good girls get better by being bad! In the 1920s, young women had a chance to change society--by misbehaving. Gather a gang of girls. Explore. Battle petty townsfolk with quick, naughty games: Fib, Flirt, Taunt...
|19.99||71.7%||Feb 23, 2009|
|Lucifer Within Us|
Solve 3 increasingly intricate murders by examining the evidence -- find the motive, the means, and the opportunity. Use testimonies of the suspects as evidence by examining every detail for contradictions... and signs of sin. Purify the possessed. Purge the daemons.
|19.99||78.8%||Oct 15, 2020|
|Hidden Object - Sweet Home|
Help a pretty woman search for lost objects in this hidden object game.
|2.99||37.8%||Oct 16, 2017|
|Tell Me Everything|
A mysterious murder has shocked the inner city, and as the lead detective, it is your job to catch the real killer. Armed with words and wits, you uncover the secrets and capture the murderer, and make sure justice will be served.
|0.99||46.4%||May 29, 2018|
|Murder On The Island|
Murder on the Island is a Visual Novel story, which takes place on a beautiful tropical island, where one of the 14 vacationers found murdered. Paul Parker, the owner of the island has only one week to find out what happened on the first night.
|2.99||N/A||Dec 10, 2019|
|Murder by Numbers|
Solve Pixel Puzzles to find clues. Use those clues to interrogate witnesses. Work your way to the truth... ...and uncover the mystery of Murder by Numbers!
|14.99||86.5%||Mar 6, 2020|
|VideoHole: Episode I|
VideoHole is an episodic first person adventure game set in an alien dimension. Meet new allies, find gadgets and uncover the mysteries of an ancient power far below your local video store.
|3.99||96%||Feb 19, 2021|
|Rough Justice: '84|
Do what it takes to make your fledgling security agency thrive in this 80s noir crime bustin', dirty crossing, vengeance-seeking board game inspired strategy game with dice and cards.
|19.99||77.1%||Mar 13, 2023|
|Pure Soul: The Journey of the Witch Emily|
Join Emily in an epic adventure. As a young witch, you must explore a world of fantasy filled with mysteries and challenges. Transform into a witch or magic cat to defeat monsters and uncover the truth about your mother and magical heritage.
|1.99||N/A||May 6, 2020|
|Love Mystery Club|
This game is based on the theme of love & light reasoning. Even if you choose the wrong option, it will not lead to game over. It is very suitable for casual players who like love reasoning but don't want to waste their brain cells.
|0.99||80.6%||Jul 30, 2020|
|The USB Stick Found in the Grass|
A forensic challenge – find out who the owner of the USB stick was and reconstruct their story.
|9.99||60%||Jan 29, 2021|
A short story-driven game about two inquisitors, Arun and Quila, investigating a murder. During the game you'll control both, each having their own set of skills you'll need to solve the mystery.
|Free||N/A||Oct 30, 2020|
A deep and immersive narrative puzzle game.
|5.99||N/A||Sep 21, 2020|
|10mg: Sealed Estate|
you are locked inside by a creature. figure out how to escape from the estate you have been locked inside. who lived here? who are the voices haunting your every step?
|1.99||75%||Oct 15, 2020|
|OBSCURY : THE LAST|
Monsters from the darkness want to catch up with you, try to survive this night with some of the most horrible monsters, you will need to survive in the nursery and fight off monster attacks when the lights go out.
|2.99||36.4%||Apr 30, 2021|
|The Good Life|
Enjoy everyday life while solving a murder mystery in Rainy Woods - known as the "happiest town in the world" - in this all-new "Debt Repayment RPG"!
|29.99||79.6%||Oct 15, 2021|
Follow the story of a Private investigator hired to find a missing person on a mysterious island.
|7.99||60%||Apr 29, 2021|
|Lilith Was Dead|
After being away at college, you meet up with two of your friends at a local movie theatre. What starts out as a simple reunion, quickly unravels to be a gruesome murder mystery with your friend as the victim. It is now your mission to find out who did it, and how in this visual novel style game.
|2.99||90%||Feb 2, 2021|
|Polgar: Magic detective|
Discover the mysteries of Polgar and solve magic crimes! Investigate the evidences in each case and hunt down the right creature - don't let the culprit go unpunished!
|11.99||N/A||Nov 4, 2021|
Crime O'Clock is a hidden objects investigation and time exploration game with a deep storyline. Investigate cases through time and evolving maps by unveiling a multi-eras linked story. Will you be observant enough to solve the mysteries? Crime waits for no man!
|19.99||76.6%||Jul 21, 2023|
|French Crime: Detective game|
The French government entrusts citizens to solve criminal cases over the internet. French Crime is a realistic and immersive criminal investigation game.
|19.99||95.8%||Nov 25, 2021|
Denny, a government spy, is assigned to investigate a remote area where there is supposed to be a terrorist group. Upon arriving at the scene, Denny comes across several armed individuals, and finds possibly the largest base of the terrorist group.
|2.99||N/A||Jun 10, 2022|
|11 Years Ago|
11 Years Ago is a puzzle-solving single player adventure game made with Unreal Engine 5 and it is the final project of the Red 32 team of BigRock School.
|4.99||N/A||Feb 24, 2023|
Paradise Island, a world outside reality. There’s been a murder that only "investigation freak" Lady Love Dies can solve. Gather evidence and interrogate suspects in this open world adventure. You can accuse anyone, but you’ll have to prove your case in trial. It’s up to you to decide who’s guilty.
|19.99||94.4%||Sep 4, 2020|
|The Corridor: On Behalf Of The Dead|
The Corridor: On Behalf Of The Dead is a sci-fi horror game set in the mind of a suspected killer. Survive fragmented dystopian memories and uncover the truth.
|5.99||72.7%||Aug 30, 2018|