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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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DOS (1996)

Bloody Murder is a compilation of two text and graphics adventure games designed for the beginning level player and a...

Blue Force DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

May 15 1984. In a bar, shortly after a shady deal took place two men enter the bar. They are...

Blue Heat Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

Based on the 1995 movie Cover Me, Blue Heat is mature-themed, photo-realistic adventure game. The player assumes the role of...

Blue Madonna: A Carol Reed Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Blue Madonna: A Carol Reed Mystery is the seventh game in the series. It's summer in Sweden, but Carol knows...

Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle is a one to four player murder /mystery adventure written in...

Browser (2011)

Bofori is a detective themed game available online via web browser. It is based on a game show type television-series...

Borrowed Time Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1985), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Macintosh (1986)

Borrowed Time is set in mid-1930's. The player assumes the role of a private investigator named Sam Harlow, who has...

Bosch's Damnation: A Carol Reed Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Carol Reed is called upon yet again to investigate a mystery in Sweden. In this episode, Carol investigates an unusual...

Bounty Hunter Sara: Holy Mountain no Teiō PlayStation Front Cover Also a manual

PlayStation (2001) and Dreamcast (2001)

The year is 2060, and the huge city Neo Tokyo overflows with gangsters. The police is helpless - the criminals...

Brat'ja Piloty: Zagadka atlanticheskoj sel'di Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Brat'ja Piloty: Zagadka atlanticheskoj sel'di is the seventh entry in the Pilot Brothers series of games based on the popular...

Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

In Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome the player takes the role of a reporter named Sam Wilde. You are...

Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

The Collector's Edition of Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome has additional features:Integrated Strategy Guide Bonus Chapter Soundtrack Concept Art...

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

No less than six years have gone by before the third installment in the Broken Sword series saw the light...

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1997)

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to Circle of Blood and the second game in the Broken Sword...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice is a survival horror game that takes placed after season 7 of the television series....

PC-88 (1989)

A young private detective named Mike Steel has opened a new office in Santa Chris, California. One day, a distinguished-looking...

The Butler Did It! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The Butler Did It! is a mystery/detective adventure game which tests the player's skills in the art of deduction, logic...

PC-88 (1987) and PC-98 (1987)

Patients begin to die one by one under mysterious circumstances in a mental hospital. A young nurse named Ikuko Matsuda...

Byzantine: The Betrayal Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Byzantine: The Betrayal is a first-person adventure game in which the player takes the role of an American journalist, summoned...

Cajun Cop: The French Quarter Caper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Inspector Jacques Lamont is searching for a gang of jewel thieves in the streets of New Orleans, gathering clues to...

Calixto Island TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

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

In the island of Calixto, a valuable treasure has been stolen from the museum. It's up to you to recover...

Calling Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

It is speculated that, if a person dies in a tragic way, then their spirit will be trapped in a...

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox (2005)

Detective Jack Walters arrived in Innsmouth to solve a case of a missing person. But soon he finds himself confronted...

The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Cameron solves a new mystery in this point-and-click adventure game – this time set in Egypt.The Pharaoh’s mummy, on display...

The Cameron Files: Secret at Loch Ness Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Set in 1932, you play private investigator Alan P. Cameron, who leaves his home town of Chicago to solve a...

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