Private Eye

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Private Eye is based on the works of the writer Raymond Chandler. It is actually more of an interactive movie than a game, which uses cel animation techniques also seen in Oni. The player gets to control the famous private eye Phillip Marlowe, who is trying to do what he does best i.e., solve a murder mystery. The game features alternate endings, voice acting, lots of cut-scenes and music faithful to the 1940's era, which the game is trying to represent.


Private Eye Windows You can replay interview and cutscenes here
Private Eye Windows Orfamay Quest ask that you find her missing brother
Private Eye Windows Byron Preiss Multimedia
Private Eye Windows Simon & Schuster Interactive

Alternate Titles

  • "Philip Marlowe: Private Eye" -- Common title

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Now this is really something. Windows Ola Sverre Bauge (235)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Windows Jul 19, 1996 A- 91
Joystick (French) Macintosh Jun, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Quandary Windows 3.x Feb, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Windows Feb, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Windows 3.x Aug 08, 1996 5.8 out of 10 58
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1997 40 out of 100 40
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 40 out of 100 40
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows May, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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