Top Mystery & Suspense Games Apps for 2017

The best mystery & suspense games are found in this category. These games involve gameplay based on a mysterious or suspenseful premise. Types include murder, supernatural, crime, and horror mystery & suspense games. Mystery & suspense games are great for those who enjoy the thrill of solving cases or finding hidden objects.

Last updated 04-24-2017

Powerpuff Girls Story Maker
1st

Powerpuff Girls Story Maker

Android

Seller: Cartoon Network EMEA

35 3.5

Your daughter is a big fan of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. If playtime is something both of you look forward to, then threat her to this Powerpuff Girls-themed story adventure that she can customize all on her own – let her get creative!

Will the girls be in the lab helping the Professor out? Will they be out in Townsville saving the Mayor from the villains? Or will they simply be in their room having fun? Let your child decide – have her move the characters around while animating. Show them how to add scenes and to change the character’s facial expressions – long press on the face to bring out the options. You can move arms and even leg positions!

▲ Bring your daughter's inner storyteller out! Join her as she experiments with her ideas through her stories.

▲ Tap on the mic icon when she wants to add voices to the characters, or tap and hold on the characters to show her how to animate.

▲ Have her pick through the show's most well-known backdrops - the school, the girls' adorable room, or the Professor's lab!

Android
Powerpuff Girls Story Maker

Powerpuff Girls Story Maker

Free

The Silent Age
2nd

The Silent Age

Android
iOS

Seller: House on Fire

40 4

Roll back the clocks to 1972 - Michael Jackson is top of the pops, arcade classic Pong has just been released, and the uncertainty surrounding the Cold War is creating an uneasy America. You find yourself in the shoes of an under-appreciated building janitor who goes by the name of Joe. Leading a hard-life, our somewhat apathetic protagonist's life is about to take an unexpected U-turn upon finding a body in the dreary high-rise building he cleans.

You must take Joe through a series perplexing events by tapping him around the lifeless facility. You can pick up items for later use by storing them in your inventory. Even the most seemingly obscure of objects may play a huge role in saving Joe's skin and solving the mystery, so keep a keen eye on your surroundings. Solve challenges by interacting with objects dotted around the room by poking on them, often to amusing responses displayed in an on-screen dialogue box!

▲ Speak and act upon messages from other characters, remembering past events in order to advance.

▲ Delve into chapters across 2 episodes which take you through a series of spine-chilling events.

▲ Pick up objects to store in your inventory, and be in charge of deciding when to use them.

The dark story line takes our easy-to-relate to character into a bewildering world of murder, mystery, and time-travel. It is easy to create a connection with him and his bemused reactions, making the story-based progression all the more captivating. The drab graphics create an uneasy atmosphere for our unlikely hero to involuntarily embark on an important quest. Does the mystery end at finding a body, or is this only the beginning of an even more significant picture? Only Joe can find out! Do you dare to be a janitor for the day?

Android
The Silent Age

The Silent Age

Free

iOS
The Silent Age

The Silent Age

Free

Nobodies
3rd

Nobodies

Android
iOS

Seller: Blyts

40 4

Five years ago, you were thrown into jail after uncovering classified government information. Suddenly a mysterious stranger gets you released, but with the catch of having you clean up after him. As you soon discover, this is no regular floor mopping – you need to dispose of bodies and smother the project that got you arrested!

Each scene has set objectives that involve tapping different areas to search for objects and clues to help you solve them. Some items can be collected and placed into your suitcase – tap the icon on the top-right to open it, and tap on an item to equip it. Tapping on an area of the scene with an equipped item allows you to apply it, and see its effect.

▲ Hints will appear at certain points that nudge you in the direction of what to do.

▲ Make one wrong move and be met with a swift re-incarceration!

▲ Check your current balance and mission objectives by tapping into the notebook from the suitcase.

Each scene requires careful thinking in order to be completed, from combining chemical compounds to evading exposure by uncovering and using disguises. You can get hints on what to do by tapping on different objects, and tapping and holding on a held item gives a description of what it can do.

Be wary of making one too many mistakes – if caught too many times, you will be sent back to jail and face a one hour waiting time for release or having to use in-game cash to bail yourself out. Throw on that thinking cap, and aim to solve each puzzle undetected to clear your name and finally uncover who is behind the cleanup once and for all!

Android
Nobodies

Nobodies

Free

iOS
Nobodies

Nobodies

Free

Rusty Lake: Roots
4

Rusty Lake: Roots

Android
iOS

Seller: Rusty Lake

40 4

Venture into the unsettling Rusty Lake universe in this point-and-click escape game. The eerie, old-timey atmosphere will take you back to the 1800s, where you will get to know James Vanderboom and his mysterious family, one level at a time. By tapping the characters and objects in various scenes, you can find items and clues that will unlock a new branch in James's family tree and continue the story.

Discover a haunted generation filled with tragic events in a chilling tale about ambitions of immortality and dabbling with the occult. Enjoy a variety of well-crafted puzzles that will have you interpreting tarot cards, finding constellations, performing voodoo, sacrificing human body parts, playing with an Ouija board, and more. Will you be able to make all the connections and unravel the mystery in Rusty Lake?

▲ Each scene is a challenging enigma in itself; find hidden clues and objects to solve the puzzles successfully.

▲ The game is rich in weird stuff; you will even collect body parts from the characters to continue.

▲ Witness the lives of the Vanderbooms from beginning to end as you advance through the bloodline.

Android
Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots

$2.99

iOS
Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots

$2.99

Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues
5

Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues

Android

Seller: Her Interactive, Inc.

40 4

Help Nancy Drew find clues. Let your kids have fun as they search for clues in various locations around the school, and learn about basic coding by instructing a robot dogs movement.

Unlock the full game and have your little detectives enjoy finding tons of clues and puzzles to solve. Kids can enjoy this educational game that teaches them critical thinking and basic coding skills.

▲ Improve your kids comprehensive skill by letting them follow a stimulating story of mystery.

▲ Kids can advance detective skills by finding scattered clues!

▲ Control a robotic dog's movements with simple instructions.

Follow an intriguing story of mystery. Let kids interact and solve various puzzles and mini games. They can improve their perceptive skills by finding clues. Follow the story by reading the dialogue and subtitles, and let them help Nancy Drew!

Android
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues

Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues

Free