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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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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 Gosho 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...

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...

The Cat Lady Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Cat Lady is a dark adventure game and portrays an edgy view on depression and friendship. Susan Ashworth lives...

Catz: Your Computer Petz Windows Front Cover

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

Catz are the next in linze of Computer Petz. Catz live on your desktop and they don't mind sharing it...

DOS (1993) and Windows 3.x (1993)

Two classic games bundled together in one package:Crime CityThe C.H.A.O.S. Continuum

CD-ROM 2 Pack: Crime City and The Dagger of Amon Ra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Two classic games bundled together in one package: Crime City The Dagger of Amon Ra

Chain: Ushinawareta Ashiato Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Chain: The Lost Footprints the player takes the role of Takeshi Shinonome, a private investigator. One day he accidentally...

Charlaine Harris: Dying For Daylight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Charlaine Harris: Dying For Daylight is a single player adventure game that combines both point and click puzzle solving with...

The Cheetah Girls: Pop Star Sensations Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

This game is an adventure/ mystery game with little musical rhythm game twist. The Cheetah Girls follows the Galleria, Chanel,...

DOS (1996) and Amiga (1994)

The Child Murderer is a shareware text and graphics adventure game designed for the beginning level player. The player takes...

Christmasville Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Usually, as a private investigator, Arthur Knight is used to weird cases. But going to North Pole, by being knocked...

Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual is a point-and-click 3rd-person adventure game. The game is presented in 2D and contains...

Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

In this sequel to Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Sylvie Leroux, the young archaeologist, is working at Brittany’s Maritime...

Chronomaster DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Chronomaster is an adventure game, written by two famous science fiction authors, Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold.It takes place in...

Chrono Quest Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

Chrono Quest is an adventure game told in still images and text windows. Controls are implemented by various icons around...

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