The Best Noir Games

Update : Living Metal added at rank #46.
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Immortality (2022)

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Delve into the enigmatic world of IMMORTALITY, where you piece together Marissa Marcel's vanished career through lost film footage. Discover the secrets behind her unreleased movies and uncover a narrative woven with Hollywood's allure and darkness. Your curiosity unlocks a story buried in time, promising a thrilling journey through cinema history.


What we like:
  • Innovative narrative structure that immerses you in detective work
  • Stellar acting enhances the story's authenticity
  • Unique match cut mechanic offers a novel way to navigate the plot
  • Impressive production quality recreates distinct filmmaking eras
  • Rich historical setting amplifies the narrative depth
What could be improved:
  • Free-form structure may confuse new players
  • Vast amount of footage can overwhelm

  • fmv
  • interactive
  • noir
  • lgbtq
  • hidden-object
  • choices
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • film
  • horror
  • fiction
  • story
  • drama

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This Bed We Made (2023)

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This Bed We Made is a third-person mystery game in which you play as a maid in a 1950s hotel and snoop around strangers' rooms to uncover their deadly secrets. Discover what links guests together in this tale of love, heartbreak and murder!

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  • mystery
  • noir
  • detective
  • cinematic
  • lgbtq
  • third-person
  • walking-simulator
  • investigation
  • 1950s
  • crime
  • fiction
  • choices
  • historical
  • story
  • romance

3

Voodoo Detective (2022)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android Mac OS Linux PC Windows

Do you like adventure, comedy, and dime store detective novels? Then boy have we got the game for you! Join Voodoo Detective in a hand-drawn, point-and-click noir where you’ll pit your wits and hoodoo know-how against a sinister evil that’s taken root on beautiful Zo Wanga Isle.


  • point-and-click
  • noir
  • detective
  • investigation
  • hand-drawn
  • conversation
  • mystery
  • 2.5d
  • comedy
  • cartoony
  • story
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • funny
  • romance

4

Nine Noir Lives (2022)

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Linux PC Windows Mac OS

Stretch your legs, clean your whiskers, and dive into Nine Noir Lives. Enjoy a "point-and-lick" comedy-noir adventure, full of humour, crazy characters, and intriguing locations. Solve challenging puzzles and answer the immortal question: how many things need to be licked to solve a murder in this town?


  • detective
  • noir
  • comedy
  • cats
  • point-and-click
  • funny
  • mystery
  • hand-drawn
  • cartoony
  • story
  • relaxing
  • 2d
  • family-friendly
  • cute
  • crime

5

Genesis Noir (2021)

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Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

A noir adventure spanning time and space. When a love triangle between cosmic beings becomes a bitter confrontation, you'll witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to destroy creation and save your love.


  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • noir
  • surreal
  • narrative
  • detective
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • hand-drawn
  • minimalist
  • stylized
  • tactile
  • interactive
  • space
  • mystery

6

Reloader: test subject (2022)

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PC Windows

Reloader: test_subject is an experimental "Bullet Counting Reload Action" game. Experience being a Reloader: having legendary shooting skills and engaging in Close-Quarters Combat(CQC). You just have to remember how to use the gun you’re holding.

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  • voxel
  • noir
  • beat-em-up
  • 2.5d
  • scroller
  • shoot-em-up
  • cyberpunk
  • 2d
  • tactical
  • hack-and-slash
  • real-time
  • pixel
  • shooter
  • simulation

7

Lacuna - Sci-Fi Noir Adventure (2023)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows

You are Neil Conrad, CDI agent. Awoken by the news of a murder, you rush into a case that will turn your life and the whole solar system upside down. Ask questions, collect evidence, and put the pieces together until the ugly truth reveals itself... or not.


  • noir
  • conversation
  • cyberpunk
  • investigation
  • thriller
  • narration
  • text
  • multiple-endings
  • linear
  • detective
  • fiction
  • choices
  • crime
  • sci-fi
  • drama

8

Lacuna (2021)

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A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.


  • noir
  • conversation
  • cyberpunk
  • investigation
  • thriller
  • narration
  • multiple-endings
  • text
  • sci-fi
  • linear
  • detective
  • choices
  • fiction
  • crime
  • drama

9

Three of Cards (2021)

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PC Windows

Three Cards is a movie-like noir stealth action game. The magician has a horrible relationship with insurance company A. Help the magician to take revenge on the key characters who have plunged him into hell, and shed light on his path. Because the process will be very dark and terrible.

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  • noir
  • lore
  • philosophical
  • superhero
  • metroidvania
  • drama
  • pve
  • atmospheric
  • stealth
  • scroller
  • rpg
  • crime
  • dark
  • story
  • action-adventure

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Tails: The Backbone Preludes (2023)

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PC Windows

Tails: The Backbone Preludes is a post-noir narrative adventure with branching choices. It is an intertwined series of vignettes about change, circumstance, and consequence. Guide four characters through formative moments in their lives in a dystopian Vancouver inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

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  • dystopian
  • noir
  • pixel
  • fiction
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • story
  • cinematic
  • exploration
  • visual-novel
  • atmospheric
  • 2.5d
  • interactive
  • conversation
  • point-and-click

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