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Detective / Mystery

Description

Detective / Mystery games either simulate the work of a detective, or feature storylines that heavily rely on investigation, clue-gathering, and secrets that are revealed only near the end of the narrative. These games may belong to any genre, but are most commonly encountered among adventures.
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The 11th Hour DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995) and Macintosh (1997)

The 11th Hour is the sequel to the widely successful game, The 7th Guest. It utilizes a much improved video...

15 Days Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

15 Days is a point-and-click adventure, which revolves around a trio of thieves, Cathryn, Mike, and Bernard. They are political...

1893: A World's Fair Mystery Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

1893: A World's Fair Mystery is a historical mystery text-based adventure game using very detailed factual information regarding the famous...

Windows (2012)

Take the role of 18 year old Scheherazade Keating moments before she starts her new life as an archeology student...

221 B Baker St. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

Based on the board game of the same name, 221 B Baker St. pits up to four players against each...

3 Cards to Midnight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

3 Cards to Midnight is the first title in the 3 Cards series. It is largely story-driven, shown through animated...

3-D Animated Adventure Games Starter Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987)

3-D Animated Adventure Games Starter Pack is a compilation of 3 Sierra adventure games: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land...

PSP (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

A kidnapping victim, a missing virus, a girl escaping a killer, and a magazine about to go under. Four plots,...

7NK: The Seven Noble Kinsmen - A Shakespearean Murder Mystery Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

7NK is a point and click murder mystery adventure game set inside an eerie, dimly lit theatre.You play The Critic...

Atari ST (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

You've parked your car near the entrance of airport terminal. The day looks good. Your flight is in a few...

DOS (1993)

You are one of the leading scholars of XIV century France, who is sent on a special mission by the...

Abenteuer-Doppelpack: Das R├Ątsel des Master Lu + Orion Burger DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Compilation with two graphic adventures: Orion Burger Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu

MSX (1990), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989), FM Towns (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Kazumi Kinoshita and Sanae Kanazawa are two high school girls who go on a school trip together with their classmates....

A Case of the Crabs! Browser Front Cover

Windows (2004), Macintosh (2004) and Browser (2004)

A salesman enters the office of private detective Nick Bounty and is stabbed to death right in the beginning of...

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

After returning from a business trip overseas, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth enters his office to discover that something has been stolen...as...

ADAM: The Double Factor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This sequel takes place 2 years after the events of Eve burst error: Kojiroh is still struggling to make a...

Adventure: 3 Out-Of-This-World Games Windows 3.x Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

This Sierra adventure compilation includes: Lighthouse: The Dark Being Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: Open Season Space Quest 6: Roger...

Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure is the sequel of Escape the Museum, an adventure/hidden object game.Some months after...

Adventure Games Bundle Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2009)

Adventure Games Bundle is a Mac exclusive digital compilation of five adventure games which had all previously been ported to...

Adventure in the Fifth Dimension Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Mostly written in Atari BASIC (with a hint of 6502 assembly), this game was Brian Moriarty's first text adventure. Its...

Adventure Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In this compilation you can find the following three adventure titles: AmerZone: The Explorer's Legacy Post Mortem Road to India:...

Adventures in Terror: British Horror Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This is a compilation of three games: Dark Fall: The Journal (Classic Edition) Dark Fall: Lights Out (The Director's Cut...

Windows (2005)

Alien abductions really do happen, but they aren't interested in studying our physique. Rather, they use them instead of clones...

Windows (2007)

Keith Night wakes up in a gutter. Having no memories of getting there, Keith has to track the events of...

DOS (1990)

A good example of the difference a little multimedia can do, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes plays like a textmode...

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