Tag created in June 2017
Mystery's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Mystery tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Mystery tag is getting more or less popular. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Mystery game tag peaked in 2022 with 810 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.3% in 2010 and 0.57% in 2023.
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.
Mystery's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Mystery tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that 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 Mystery tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 14 (2010) and 407 (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 Mystery tag received between 22% (2011) and 109% (2017) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Mystery
This graph displays the evolution of the Mystery tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price was at its lowest in 2009 at 6.99$, and peaked in 2012 at 9.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 14%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Mystery, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Mystery tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will 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 Mystery is 95% for the Vietnamese language, and the lowest is 83% for the Japanese language.
|The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery. Purchase this game to get both the original and the Unreal Engine 4 remaster called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux.
|Sep 25, 2014
|The Slaughter: Act One
The Slaughter is a noir point-and-click adventure set in Victorian London, laced with adult themes and dark humour. Follow the trail of a killer through atmospheric London locations and surreal dream worlds, meeting a cast of interesting, insane and eccentrically British characters along the way.
|Jan 28, 2016
Shadows Peak is an atmospheric, open-world horror game focused on exploration that doesn't hold your hand. You play as a writer who has decided to visit a mysterious place called Shadows Peak to gather materials for a new book about legends.
|Mar 13, 2017
|Shadowhand: RPG Card Game
Shadowhand is a strategic RPG card game. Duel powerful enemies in 18th Century England with unique solitaire-style turn-based combat. Equip your character strategically to sneak, slice and blast through foes!
|Dec 7, 2017
|Detective Butler: Maiden Voyage Murder
Follow Detective Butler and his sidekick Gilligan as they solve a locked-room murder during a haunted cruise ship's maiden voyage. Can you solve the mystery before Detective Butler reveals the answer?
|May 26, 2017
|Play With Me: Escape Room
See how a game created by the very Jigsaw would look like! Use the available objects, outwit tricky illusions and optical puzzles and above all, answer the question – will you dare to Play with Me?
Four private lives. One big lie. Search through secretly recorded video conversations to discover the truth. The successor to the acclaimed Her Story.
|Aug 23, 2019
NUTS is a single-player walking simulator surveillance mystery. Record the squirrels, report your findings, and piece together what’s really going on in Melmoth Forest.
|Feb 4, 2021
|New Ice York
Who froze the city of NEW ICE YORK? Who did this? That's up to you to find out, Detective...
|Jul 4, 2018
|There The Light
Explore an unknown and abandoned world. Each step, each puzzle, brings you closer to discovering the history and secrets of a lost civilization. Can you find the light?
|May 31, 2019
"The Door" is a suspense-solving electronic interactive novel that tells the story of a murderer seeking the truth and praying for relief.
|Dec 17, 2021
|Birth ME Code
The second entry of the Abime Series. Play as the mastermind in a death game where you must find the traitor while concealing your identity. Six hours, one school, six deaths. Nine participants fight for survival: it's kill or be killed, trust or deceive, escape or die.
|Apr 22, 2020
A pig farmer decides he no longer wants to dispose of bodies for the mob. What follows is a discussion between him and his would-be killer.
|Mar 16, 2021
|Gordian Rooms 1: A curious heritage
Gordian Rooms: A Curious Heritage is a Victorian escape game, where you solve various puzzles in your late uncle’s mansion in the hope of obtaining his legacy.
|Sep 22, 2020
|Gordian Rooms: A curious heritage Prologue
Gordian Rooms: A Curious Heritage is a Victorian escape game, where you solve various puzzles in your late uncle’s mansion in the hope of obtaining his legacy. In the prologue you can play through the first level of the game.
|Sep 17, 2020
Unravel a mystery: a playable book, a readable game.
|Oct 13, 2020
Your class goes on a field trip to Durhal Cathedral before things take an unexpected turn. Solve the mystery before you and your friends perish!
|Oct 24, 2020
|The Sekimeiya: Spun Glass
An intricate mystery visual novel. Search text, piece together clues, and jump around the story to unravel the tangled events within the sealed tower.
|May 6, 2021
|Marcella Moon: Saboteurs on the River
Play as amateur sleuth Marcella Moon to investigate a series of sabotage incidents on the Louisiana bayou.
|Oct 29, 2020
|Lay a Beauty to Rest: The Darkness Peach Blossom Spring
Love-suspense AVG with the theme of "The Peach Blossom Spring". The equinox flowers, bloom for one thousand years and wither for one thousand years. Eternal paradise. Do you choose to stay here, escape here, or bury everything here?
|Oct 21, 2021
RUSA Odyssey is a third-person exploration game set in the post-apocalypse world. Alone, a deer journeys to the unknown world and finds its way to The End. Discover stories along the way.
|Jul 28, 2023
|Escape The Ordinary: Tales of Romina Manor
Based on the escape room board game of the same name. Discover the mystery of Romina Manor as you investigate the disappearance of the Master by searching for clues and solving puzzles in locations like the Parlor, Kitchen or even the Observatory.
|Feb 25, 2021
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.
|Jan 21, 2022
|Chicken Holmes - The Mystery of Bartolomeu
Use your most valuable chicken detective skills to solve the Bartolomeu's mystery. In this point'n click game you explore a kidnapper house guided by a series of ink marks of poor Rubens, the Butcher of the city. Judite gathered the information and just disappeared. Now, fend for yourself!
|Apr 11, 2021
A young man is interviewed by the police only to turn up dead a week later. 3 years have passed, a special agent from Santa Fe navigates the police database in order to solve the mystery.
|Jun 29, 2021