The Best Dark Games for Linux

Update : Vampire Therapist added at rank #33.
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Little Misfortune (2019)

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Led by her new friend, Mr. Voice, Misfortune ventures into the woods, where mysteries are unraveled and a little bad luck unfolds.


  • dark
  • horror
  • psychological
  • interactive
  • cult
  • cute
  • point-and-click
  • choices
  • humor
  • fantasy
  • exploration
  • story
  • horrors
  • adventure
  • eight-year-old

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Henchman Story (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Playstation 4

Being a bumbling supervillain's henchman is a thankless job. The spandex chafes, there's tons of late nights, and your boss rarely remembers your name. But in this narrative adventure you'll soon discover that - sometimes - even the choices of the lowliest henchman can change everything.

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  • dark
  • comedy
  • choices
  • comic
  • humor
  • conversation
  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • multiple-endings
  • book
  • replay-value
  • interactive
  • funny
  • story
  • 2d

3

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 stadia Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Xbox One

Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.


  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • dark
  • detective
  • funny
  • pixel
  • text
  • investigation
  • humor
  • mystery
  • supernatural
  • fiction
  • story
  • visual-novel
  • atmospheric

4

Antioch: Scarlet Bay (2022)

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Antioch: Scarlet Bay is an online cooperative narrative adventure. Play as two detectives working together to solve a murder in the shadowy city of Antioch. Wander in a city filled with characters with their own agendas and attitudes, all your decisions change the story and lead to multi endings.

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  • choices
  • dark
  • multiple-endings
  • noir
  • cooperative
  • asynchronous
  • comic
  • 1990s
  • fiction
  • thriller
  • detective
  • comedy
  • interactive
  • visual-novel
  • book

5

Pineapple on pizza (2023)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Can a video game convey a flavor?

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  • dark
  • short
  • cartoony
  • humor
  • walking-simulator
  • comedy
  • emotional
  • exploration
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • colourful

6

Brutal Orchestra (2021)

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Linux PC Windows

Brutal Orchestra is a Turn-Based Roguelike Strategy Game. You died, someone killed you. You are now in Purgatory and you will never escape. Make a deal with the "demon" Bosch and set off into this bastardous world finding ​all manner of demented friends and foes on your quest to get petty revenge.


  • dark
  • rogue-like
  • perma-death
  • turn-based
  • humor
  • 2.5d
  • psychedelic
  • cartoony
  • comedy
  • dungeon-crawler
  • pixel
  • colourful

7

Lunar Axe (2022)

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After a big earthquake in the city, ruins of an old building collapse and you end up trapped inside an abandoned house. Find a way out and unravel the mystery of inexplicable tremors, revealing ancient secrets and a mystical artifact, before the city is destroyed.

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  • point-and-click
  • lore
  • hidden-object
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • mystery
  • mythology
  • linear
  • supernatural
  • puzzle
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • collectathon
  • story
  • adventure

8

Buckshot Roulette (2024)

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Play Russian roulette with a 12-gauge shotgun. Two enter. One leaves. Roll the dice with your life. Good luck!

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  • horror
  • gambling
  • strategy
  • psychological
  • dark
  • tabletop
  • experimental
  • rogue-like
  • 3d
  • first-person
  • instincts
  • step-by-step
  • adrenaline-pumping

9

Hidden Deep (2022)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Hidden Deep is an atmospheric sci-fi action game heavily inspired by Aliens, The Thing, and Half-Life. Explore, climb, swim, scan, blast and shoot your way through dangerous missions in a huge sub oceanic mining and research facility. Fear the horrors that lurk below…


  • mining
  • thriller
  • physics
  • dark
  • 2d
  • horror
  • story
  • realistic
  • exploration
  • sci-fi
  • mystery
  • aliens
  • action-adventure
  • in-game
  • cooperative

10

Iratus: Lord of the Dead (2020)

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Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a turn-based tactical roguelike RPG set in a dark fantasy universe. Lead an army of undead to help an angry necromancer in his quest to reach the surface world and bring death to the mortal realms!


  • rogue-like
  • turn-based
  • villain
  • dark
  • tactical
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • strategy
  • protagonist
  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • goth
  • squad
  • dungeon-crawler
  • combat

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