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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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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...

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...

Carmen Sandiego: Junior Detective Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995) and Windows 3.x (1995)

Carmen is up to her old tricks again but now there's some young blood at ACME.This Carmen Sandiego game, designed...

Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums Xbox Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Cole Gannon, a rookie in the ACME detective agency finds a set of GPS coordinates on the agency's computer server,...

Carmen Sandiego Word Detective Macintosh Front Cover

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

Carmen Sandiego, international fugitive and head of V.I.L.E., has hatched a brand new scheme. Using her latest invention, the Babble-On...

Carol Reed 1-5 Complete Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This compilation contains the first five Carol Reed Mystery games. They are: Sommermord (Hope Springs Eternal) Der vergessene Tote (Time...

Carrier Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

Carrier is the first survival horror game released for the Dreamcast. As the game starts you are Jack Ingles, a...

Carte Blanche: First Episode - For a Fistful of Teeth Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Raised in a bourgeois family and only recently graduated, young Edgar Delacroix still has to discover what life has in...

MSX (1988), PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986) and Sharp X68000 (1988)

The year is 1945. Jerry Randolph, a female reporter working for the Chicago newspaper "Daily Casablanca", finds a diary belonging...

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