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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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...

Windows (1996), 3DO (1994), MSX (1988), PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986), Sharp X68000 (1988) and Sharp X1 (1987)

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

Windows (2009)

This is a free installment of the Casebook series. It serves as a demo but instead of offering a cut...

Casebook: Episode III - Snake in the Grass Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Casebook: Episode III - Snake in the Grass is the third installment in the episodic Casebook detective series. After the...

Casebook: Episode II - The Watcher Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Watcher is the second installment in the episodic Casebook detective series. The plot unfolds about the death of an...

Casebook: Episode I - Kidnapped Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Kidnapped is the first installment in the episodic Casebook detective series. In this adventure, the player is a detective who...

Casebook Trilogy: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This special edition includes reworked versions of the three games in the series: Casebook: Episode I - Kidnapped Casebook: Episode...

Windows (1999)

Those of you who remember the classic board game Clue will recognize this plot immediately. By invitation only, you and...

Case Closed: One Truth Prevails - The Mirapolis Investigation Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation is based on the ongoing manga Detective Conan by Gōshō Aoyama, serialized in Weekly Shōnen...

The Case of the Cautious Condor DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), CDTV (1991) and FM Towns (1989)

It's the summer of 1937 and the dark clouds of war loom on the distant horizon. The enigmatic industrialist, Bronson...

Commodore 64 (1993)

"Castle" is an adventure game in which you are exploring a mysterious castle and its surroundings and are trying to...

Odyssey (1972)

Odyssey's game card #4 is used to play three games: Cat and Mouse, Football and Haunted House.In Cat and Mouse,...

DOS (1993)

Carmen Sandiego was a little fish in a big pond -- gallivanting through enormous settings such as the USA, the...

Windows (1998)

Cat Cop is a third-person point-and-click adventure game, set in an unspecified time period most closely resembling the 1950's. The...

Cate West: The Vanishing Files Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2008), Wii (2009), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

During a book signing, the novelist Cate West is approached by the detective Ben Shepard who carries a photograph. As...

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