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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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MSX (1988)

Yoshizawa, a famous writer, is targeted by a madman. She has been receiving threatening messages for a while, and comes...

Shadow of Destiny Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2001), Xbox (2002) and PSP (2009)

A young man named Eike Kusch strolls through the quiet patriarchal German town Lebensbaum. Suddenly, a tremendous blow darkens the...

Shadowrun Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

The year is 2058. Following an event known as the Awakening, magic has returned into the world. Native American shamans...

Shadowrun SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

After the Awakening, magic has been re-discovered, and human beings have accepted the existence of those they thought to be...

Shadowrun SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1996)

Shadowrun for Sega CD is a little-known game (and one of the very last ones released for this console) that...

Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Shadows on the Vatican is a point-and-click adventure in 4 acts, freely adapted from the bestseller of David Yallop "In...

Shadow Watch Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Shadow Watch is a turn-based tactical strategy game set in a near future world of international intrigue. The player has...

Windows (2005)

The creators of Shady Brook describe it as an "interactive horror adventure game" and, because of its mature story and...

Shenanigans TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

DOS (1984), TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

In Shenanigans players are looking for the Leprechaun’s proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The adventure...

Sherlock Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

In this text and graphics adventure mystery game you are the world's greatest sleuth - Sherlock Holmes. Teamed up with...

Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and iPad (2012)

The Collector's Edition of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles comes with a bonus chapter with exclusive scenes...

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), SEGA CD (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1991), Macintosh (1992), CDTV (1991) and FM Towns (1991)

In this game, the player is cast into the roles of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest fictional detective of all times,...

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and iPad (2012)

This game, the first mission of the 1991 FMV game Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (itself an adaptation of the 1981...

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2 - The Case of the Tin Soldier iPad Front Cover

iPad (2012)

This game, the second mission of the 1991 FMV game Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (itself an adaptation of the 1981...

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess iPad Front Cover

iPad (2012)

This game, the third mission of the 1991 FMV game Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (itself an adaptation of the 1981...

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

You will use your uncanny powers of perception and observation as well as various sources of information including the Baker...

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), SEGA CD (1993) and TurboGrafx CD (1993)

"What they said about Sherlock I, you'll say about Sherlock II"...reads the advert in the box, based on the nice...

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

In this third installment of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective your task is to solve three separate crimes by visiting various...

Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Some days before Christmas, Dr. Watson finishes work with his patients and returns to Baker Street to find his friend...

NES (1986)

The great detective Sherlock Holmes has another case to solve. This time the case involves trying to solve the mystery...

Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Macintosh (1985)

Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" is the first title in the short-lived Living Literature series of interactive fiction titles by...

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Based on a series of books by French author Maurice Leblanc, this is the 4th mystery adventure game in Frogwares'...

Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Wii (2011)

Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson have been invited to a reception in Sherringford Hall. The wealthy industrial...

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

This is an iOS conversion of Gerald Lientz's 1987 gamebook, initially published by Berkley and Iron Crown Enterprises. The player...

Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 2: The Black River Emerald iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

This is an iOS conversion of Peter Ryan's 1987 gamebook, initially published by Berkley and Iron Crown Enterprises. The player...

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