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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 Suspect/Lead's bios
Private Eye Windows Intro
Private Eye Windows Your casebook
Private Eye Windows Byron Preiss Multimedia

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Alternate Titles

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

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Now this is really something. Ola Sverre Bauge (235) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Jul 19, 1996 A- 91
Joystick (French) Jun, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Feb, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Aug 08, 1996 5.8 out of 10 58
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1997 40 out of 100 40
Aventura y Cía Aug 14, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adventurearchiv Jul 31, 2005 32 out of 100 32
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks May, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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Roger Wilco (1093) added Private Eye (Windows) on Aug 16, 2002
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