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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 Simon & Schuster Interactive
Private Eye Windows Byron Preiss Multimedia
Private Eye Windows Intro
Private Eye Windows Suspect/Lead's bios

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

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Now this is really something. Windows Ola Sverre Bauge (241)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Windows Jul 19, 1996 A- 91
Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Jun, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Windows Aug 08, 1996 5.8 out of 10 58
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Oct, 1997 40 out of 100 40
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 40 out of 100 40
Adventurearchiv Windows 3.x Jul 31, 2005 32 out of 100 32
Just Adventure Windows 3.x 2001 F 0


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