User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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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...

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and iPad (2013)

Sherlock Holmes, with the help of Dr. John H. Watson, investigates strange disappearances in relation to the activity of a...

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remastered Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

An updated version of the original adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, the Remastered Edition enhances the original game with an...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

A text adventure in which the player takes up the mantle of Sherlock, called upon to investigate into the business...

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2010)

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet is an adventure game with the classic character created by Arthur Conan...

J2ME (2009)

Set in the year 1891, Sherlock Holmes: The Official Movie Game features the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal...

Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986) and Apple II (1986)

Text adventure based on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character. You play as Sherlock and must solve a mystery using interrogation...

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

On August 31, 1888, a horribly mutilated body of a "lady of the night" is found in Whitechapel, London. The...

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988) and Macintosh (1988)

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes reads in a newspaper that the Tower of London has been closed for "reasons of...

The Shield: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and PlayStation 2 (2007)

Based on the TV series "The Shield" and taking place between the third and fourth seasons of that show.The Farmington...

Shine Windows Front Cover

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

German-produced game Shine is a typical Myst-like 1st-person perspective adventure game with pre-rendered backdrops. In this game you will become...

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

The events of this game occur shortly after the ones described in the first installment of the series. Once again,...

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

For many years, the members of the Kuzunoha family have been skillful detectives, specializing in supernatural cases. They have mastered...

The Ship Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Trapped on a luxury cruise ship run by the nefarious Mr. X, the only way to save yourself and your...

The Shivah: Kosher Edition Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

The Shivah: Kosher Edition is an updated release of The Shivah. Next to supporting a wider range of platforms, all...

The Shivah Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Russell Stone works as a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. Sometimes the line between salvation...

Shutter Island Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Shutter Island is a hidden object game with adventure elements, and a tie-in to a motion picture of the same...

Sinking Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Walter Jones, an eccentric billionaire, is found dead on the Maldivian island of Sagorah. There, he had built an enormous...

Browser (2000)

Sir Randolph and the Hideous Ogre is a short point-and-click adventure with an emphasis on comical situations and dialogue. Sir...

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