TudoGames: 10 investigative games full of mystery and twists

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a good mystery story. Full of mysteries and interesting facts, they will attract the attention of the audience, bringing unexpected conclusions.

With video games being one of the main entertainment mediums, it was inevitable that good stories from this genre would emerge with narratives that are gripping and memorable for players.



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These days, finding good investigative themed games is a difficult task, especially since some ventures are in different genres. Some contain doses of horror and require more skill, while others are adventurous and require only judgment.


TudoCelular brings you 10 investigative themed games to spend hours solving crimes and solving mysteries, after all, it’s human nature to be curious about mysteries and search for answers.

If you’ve played any of the games on the list or have any suggestions, leave your comment at the end of the article!

10 The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (2014)

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

If you enjoy a good investigative story with elements of horror, you’ll be interested in The Disappearance of Ethan Carter. Although it was released 8 years ago, it still has great graphics and provides an interesting experience.

The story tells about the mysterious disappearance of a 12-year-old boy, Ethan Carter. The paranormal drama requires the player’s intelligence and courage to explore an open world, looking for clues and solving various mysteries, in addition to shocking twists.

9 The Return of Abra Dean (2018)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

Return of the Obra Dinn is one of the hardest games on the list for one simple reason: it will spread clues and you’ll have to decipher everything without help, just knowing the basics. This is not a defect and ends up being its strong point, providing greater immersion.

The story involves a ship returning to port five years after it disappeared, and it’s up to the player to find out what caused it to change course, other than the disappearance of the entire crew.

8 Outer Wilds (2019)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC PC, PS4 and Xbox One

If you’re looking for a sci-fi adventure with doses of suspense, Outer Wilds is a great candidate. You have to investigate the crime and find the culprit, but for that you have to explore the world.

Exploring it is one of its highlights, with the player traveling to different planets to find evidence and solve mysteries while learning more about the extinct Nomai species.

7 What Remains of Edith Finch (2017)

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

What Remains of Edith Finch is an interesting game that deals with themes such as the loss of loved ones and morality, but it also has a heavy dose of mystery.

It brings an intriguing story about a supposed curse that leaves only one family member in each generation. With this, the player will have to find out the cause of death of their relatives, while finding a way to break the cycle.

6 Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishment (2014)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC

I think everyone agrees that Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest mystery story characters of all time. So it’s no surprise that one of their best titles would be on the list.

You have to take on the role of a detective who explores the environment to get clues and interrogate people, combining the two to draw your conclusions. In addition, the player will have to make decisions of questionable morality, which will question his ethics.

5 Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (2017)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games is a combination of 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward that takes a unique, challenging and non-linear approach.

The game involves the player on a sunken ship with a time bomb in its belly. It’s up to you to gather clues to figure out what’s going on, disarm the device, and escape.

4 Heavy Rain (2010)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC

Heavy Rain is a game full of mystery and suspense, with a heavy theme that will make some uncomfortable. It tells the story of Ethan Mars, a father who lost his son and had another kidnapped by the mysterious serial killer Origami.

From there begins a desperate journey to save the young man in time, facing challenges to prove that you will do anything to save your son.

3 Sinking City (2019)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

Sunken City is open world and puts the player in the role of investigator Charles Reed. After receiving a mysterious request from a man to help solve his macabre visions, Reed decides to embark on a dangerous journey.

Arriving in Oakmont City, he discovers that something disturbing is lurking that could bring chaos to the world. I won’t give away too many details, but I should mention that the title is based on the work of one of the greatest horror writers of all time.

2 The Wolf Among Us (2013)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch and PC

The Wolf Among Us is a game based on the Fables comics that will introduce you to a world where fairy tales are real, but forget Disney: everything is dark, violent and cruel.

The player assumes the role of Sheriff Bigby Wolf as he investigates a macabre crime: the beheading of a prostitute. Full of twists and turns, it has an interesting choice system that will lead to unexpected results.

1 LA Noire (2011)

platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch and PC

Despite being released in 2011, LA Noire remains one of the best investigative games out there today.

The game transports the player to the 40s, which makes him feel like he is in a crime film noir. As you try to build your detective career, you must solve murders and deal with all the scumbags of Los Angeles.

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