32 Best Murder and Mystery Games Apps on iPhone And Android: 2021 Edition
Our list of best murder and mystery game apps on iPhone and Android includes some of our all time favorites including Life Is Strange, Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders, and The Last Express.
From Hidden Objects, to point and click to immersive action games, there is something for every taste. We do regularly cover crime, mystery and thriller apps so you can our coverage of latest games here.
Also, we recently developed our list of “Best Mafia Games for iPhone” which you can check here.
Detective Max: Murder Mystery
Max Mystery was a regular teenager, except for his love of puzzles, mystery and adventures. His senior year at Conor High School was coming to an end, and Max was looking forward to the prom, when… His friend, Alex, was found murdered in the school’s art studio. Play the adventure game to catch the murderer of a good friend!
Life Is Strange
This is one of our all-time favorite games. It’s more of a mystery than murder mystery. Life Is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present, and future.
Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
I Am Innocent
I Am Innocent is an original detective game with puzzle elements. Use realistic in-game phone calls, a messenger, computer hacking, photographs, and documents to investigate a series of murders with teenage victims.
The game’s many characters, with their complex personalities and skeletons in the closet, plus its ethical dilemmas and emotional scenes create a realistic atmosphere and weave an involved, mysterious story that’ll keep you engrossed to the very end.
Criminal Minds The Mobile Game
Join the elite team of FBI criminal profilers – the Behavioral Analysis Unit – and enter the world of the long-running CBS TV series, Criminal Minds in the official mobile game. Criminal Minds: The Mobile Game puts you at the center of an intense and dramatic story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Navigate intense cases involving the world’s most brutal serial killers, that only the BAU team, featuring Rossi, Prentiss, Reid, J.J., Garcia, Lewis, Alvez, and Simmons, can piece together and solve before it’s too late.
Time is of the essence as players must work to profile suspects, analyze crime scenes, and manage the BAU team to keep the public safe and prevent the UnSub from striking again, in this. Criminal Minds: The Mobile Game is a compelling overarching storyline that will satisfy even the most hard-core crime drama fans.
As with TV show episodes, individual cases will consist of unique objectives and tasks. When completed, clues will help players profile, track down, and capture the UnSub.
Duskwood -Detective & Criminal
It’s been 72 hours since Hannah disappeared without a trace. Out of nowhere, her friends suddenly receive a message from the missing person’s phone. The mysterious message only contains a number… your number!
Desperate Housewives: The Game
Desperate Housewives: The Game is a life simulation adventure game developed by Liquid Entertainment and released by Buena Vista Games in 2006, in the style of The Sims games. It is based on the television series Desperate Housewives.
Will you be a brutal murderer, or a fugitive who runs away and hides from a murderer? Using various geographic features, a murderer can feel the excitement of finding and killing a beauty who tries to hide or run away.
A fugitive can experience the extreme tension and thrill of escaping and hiding from the murderer, as well as the horror and fear of not knowing when you will be killed.
Cabin Escape: Alice’s Story
From the creators of Forever Lost which has had over 3 million downloads worldwide! Help Alice escape the isolated log cabin by discovering clues and solving puzzles.
Cabin Escape is a short and sweet game designed for our fans while they waited for Forever Lost: Episode 3, if you enjoy it and would like to help support us please consider purchasing the the full series or simply tell your friends about the game.
The game is a prologue to the Forever Lost series but don’t worry, you don’t need to play either game to appreciate the other. They will both compliment each other nicely though so it is encouraged.
Who is the Killer? (Episode 1)
This original game is based on classical english detective rules. Everyday someone dies and you need to figure out who is the killer. Everybody has a common mystery story of the past. Everybody could have a motive to do this. And you have only seven days to stop the murderer.
Homicide Squad: Hidden Objects
Are you ready to prove your detective skills and step into a riveting world of danger, betrayal … and murder? Homicide Squad is a heart-pounding hidden object and match-3 game filled with rousing gameplay and perplexing murder mysteries!
Play alongside the wisecracking Detectives Turino and Lamonte as they purge New York City of criminals and restore law and order. As cases stack up on your desk, you’ll visit unique locations and examine troubling murder scenes.
Enjoy immersive gameplay and engaging storylines as you investigate haunting cases, interact with intriguing characters and catch twisted killers. Do you have what it takes to find important objects and solve a baffling crime? There’s only one way to find out! Grab your magnifying glass and put on your detective’s hat because this is one criminal thrill ride you won’t want to miss!
Pocket Mystery – Detective Game
Pocket Mystery is an authentic mystery genre game that everyone can enjoy in just a few minutes. Challenge easy-to-understand, and yet curious mystery games of various complexity! All you need to solve each case is in its crime scene.
Murder in the Alps
Murder in the Alps is a fully interactive crime novel inside of a game’s shell. A very cozy hotel tucked away in one of the farthest corners of the Alps. No one expects how bizarre things are going to get. The plot begins, as one of the guests is missing to the dining table and shorty after others starting disappearing.
Anna Myers, the journalist from Zurich who conveniently happened to be staying at the hotel, took it upon herself to solve this mystery. Each day the plot thickens as Anna has to decide, which one of the ten completely different, mysterious characters is the killer.
Adventure Escape: Murder Manor
Detective Kate Grey is invited to the famous Wickham Manor when her car breaks down outside. She is shocked to witness a murder occur before even dessert is served. Join hundreds of thousands of happy Adventure Escape players and see if you can crack the case and escape! Play this premium escape game!
Join the Police of Grimsborough once again to solve a series of murder cases in this captivating hidden object, adventure game. Investigate crime scenes for clues, bring the suspects in for questioning and analyze evidence to catch the killers. Are you ready to prove your detective skills?
Murder Mystery Machine
Murder Mystery Machine: Season One comes to a gripping conclusion in Episode 8. Can you connect the dots to uncover the city’s dark truth?
This is a new kind of detective game that challenges you to piece together evidence and deduce the story of the crime. Do you have what it takes to be a true detective?
Fresh-faced rookie, Cassandra Clarke, is teamed with a reluctant burnt-out detective, Nate Huston, to investigate the murder of a prominent politician. While all evidence points to a botched robbery, something more sinister is evolving in the corridors of power that send both detectives on a collision course that could end both their careers.
Murder Mystery Machine is an immersive interactive detective game which will challenge your deductive abilities through unique mind-map puzzles.
Maggie’s Murder Mystery
Settle in and embark on exciting adventures of Phillies best detective, Maggie McAvery! Along with her bookish grandson Leo, and a fiery assistant Heloise, help Maggie uncover a shocking conspiracy aboard the cruise ship, Charmed Life. Travel to exotic destinations, outwit wicked villains, solve complex crimes, and rediscover old romances in this enthralling crime mystery!
Nobodies: Murder Cleaner
Nobodies is a puzzle-filled point-and-click adventure in which you must cover up government-sanctioned assassinations. Hide the bodies, destroy the evidence, and leave no trace you were ever there. They do the dirty work. You clean it up.
Crime Mysteries・Hidden Mystery
Investigate Los Angeles crimes! Search for clues, find hidden objects or solve puzzles, examine evidence, interrogate suspects, and crack cases to arrest the criminals!
Solve It – A visual novel
Matthew Park was fabulously wealthy, had a beautiful wife, and was renowned for his genius. In short, he had it all – that is, until he was murdered. There’s no shortage of suspects you must investigate to find the killer. Was it his son who he constantly yelled at, his wife who would inherit everything, or his investor who was disappointed in his performance?
Cadenza: Fame, Theft & Murder
Take a trip back in time to the height of Rock n’ Roll in this magnificent Hidden Object adventure! While performing at a concert in your hometown, a strange man challenges you to a musical duel. This challenge turns out to be a trap though, as the stranger casts a spell that switches your body for his.
Now you’re in a body that’s not your own, being hunted by the police for a crime you didn’t commit! Can you get your life back before time runs out? Find out as you solve magical puzzles and musical mini-games in a nail-biting race against the clock!
Parker & Lane: Criminal Justice
Help rookie detective Parker solve cases and bring criminals to justice! In Parker & Lane: Criminal Justice, a streak of murders plagues the city. Become a homicide detective and restore law and order in this unique crime investigation game!
Adventure Escape: Cult Mystery
Use your wits to solve puzzles and break into the cult. Meet other cult members and decide who is friend or foe. Go undercover to investigate the shadowy past of the cult and escape with Melissa. Join millions of happy Adventure Escape players and see if you can solve the Cult Mystery!
Wild West Murder
Hey wayfarer, you’re just in time! Our sheriff was shot a few hours earlier. Till now the sheriff’s vacancy is open. Do you want to become the sheriff of our town? Gather all the clues and guess who killed our beloved sheriff. Are you ready? Start from the scene of the murder, the sheriff’s body is still warm.
FBI: Murder Case Investigation
Test your observation skills and let’s see you can find all hidden objects from the scenes!
Criminal Case: Travel In Time
Join the team of time traveling detectives to solve a series of murder cases in this captivating hidden object, adventure game. Investigate crime scenes for clues, bring the suspects in for questioning and analyze evidence to catch the killers. Are you ready to prove your detective skills?
Grab your magnifying glass and help solve grisly murder mysteries in this exciting crossword puzzle game!
Midsomer County: a charming place where cottages, farms, forests and streams create the illusion of a quiet, serene and peaceful life. Don’t be fooled though… Midsomer is a famously dangerous place to live in, with a murder around every corner. It’s no surprise that a strong detective force is needed! Elizabeth Barnaby is the latest addition to the Midsomer Constabulary and she’s made it her life goal to solve cases and catch murderers. Are you ready to put your detective skills to the test?
Fatal Evidence: Art of Murder
Play these great new easy seek and find hidden object games free! You need to seek and find all objects and win this fun seek and find object finding games adventure full of puzzles, brain teasers and other fun mini-games as the best seeker!
You weren’t looking for trouble, but it finds you anyway when two special agents show up on your doorstep with grim news. The art-obsessed serial killer known only as “the Master” is killing again, and he wants you on the case! To make matters worse, one of the agents has his own doubts about you and your involvement. Who is the Master, and why did he choose you? Bring all of your crime-solving skills – you’re going to need them to answer these questions and more in this compelling brain teasers adventure!
Butcher X — Horror Adventure
Save your life from bloodthirsty and terrifying Horror Butcher suddenly finding yourself in his lair! Who is he? How did you appear in his terrible home? You will have to get answers to these questions yourself. Your task is not to lose self-control, to overcome fear and to find out how to escape from maniac Horror Butcher X!
Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders
One of our favorite games on this list: Your weapon is your knowledge. Your wits will be put to the ultimate test!
The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of “”ABC””. Your intelligence will never have been so challenged!
You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to cross examinations and deadly puzzles! Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderer’s plans!
The Last Express
Step aboard the 1914 Orient Express in this award-winning mystery adventure from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner.
JULY, 1914. With Europe on the brink of war, the luxurious Orient Express departs Paris for Constantinople, plunging American doctor Robert Cath into a maelstrom of treachery, romance, and international intrigue. The Last Express is a complete, faithful iOS version of the internationally-acclaimed 1997 PC classic.
Set in the ’90s, Kathy Rain tells the story of a strong-willed journalism major who has to come to terms with her troubled past as she investigates the mysterious death of her recently deceased grandfather.
Sherlock Holmes: Art of Detection (Ink Spotters)
A disappearing playboy. Laudanum. An undertaker’s mute. It’s all in a day’s work for Sherlock Holmes – until Watson is kidnapped. “Ink Spotters is, by far, the best interactive story app I have ever encountered.” -BakerStreetBabes.com
Sherlock Holmes: The Art of Detection is a brand new kind of interactive graphic novel – and an Apple Store “Games We Love” Selection!
Written by NY Times best-selling author Sean Stewart, The Art of Detection has been created by some of the most brilliant minds in casual games. More than just a story, you will use your wits to follow Sherlock from Victorian high society to the seedy underworld of gaslight London.