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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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Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Set in an underwater version of the Wild West, The Case of The Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch is the...

Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

It's time for Freddi Fish to solve another mystery in this fifth installment of the kids edutainment series. She (Freddi...

Free D.C! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

With robots now in control of the Earth, the last remaining humans are held in a Zoo. They are alongside...

PC Booter (1983)

A set of 16 games, 9 business tools and 4 miscellaneous applications designed for use on IBM PC and compatibles....

Amstrad CPC (1991)

In the quite distant future, the universe is governed by an organisation known as the Foundation. You are Jack Bludfield,...

Full Moon in San Francisco Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Pick your character’s gender, their characteristics, how much money to start with - even their type of pet - in...

PC-98 (1994)

Machida Haruko, nicknamed "Faru", is a young girl who was living together with her sister Mei. Mei has mysteriously disappeared,...

Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

The third game in the series takes Gabriel Knight, the former owner of a book store in New Orleans, and...

Gabriel Knight Mysteries: Limited Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998), Windows (1998) and Windows 3.x (1998)

A few corrections to the description already appearing on the website: Some versions of the Limited Edition box also include...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2010), Windows 3.x (1993) and Macintosh (1994)

Gabriel Knight is a wise-cracking bookstore owner and would-be author. He is the last in a long line of Shadow...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

This 20th Anniversary Edition is a remake of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. It features new HD graphics, new...

Geheimprojekt DMSO DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Another adware game from Germany's mid-90's marketing beehive The Art Department, Geheimprojekt DMSO ("Secret Project DMSO") features the generic private...

Geisha DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Geisha is an erotic adventure game. A mad scientist kidnapped the protagonist's girlfriend Eva, and wants to transform her into...

Geisterjäger John Sinclair: Evil Attacks Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

In this game the player assumes the role of John Sinclair, Inspector at Scotland Yard and Ghost-Hunter 'extraordinaire'. The game...

Ghost in the Sheet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Ghost in the Sheet is a paranormal comedy adventure in which you play a ghost investigating a mystery. It also...

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2012)

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a puzzle adventure game from Capcom writer and game director Shu Takumi, the creator of...

Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Cast in the role of Takashi Kagetani, a reporter for the Tonichi Times, you get interested in a case offered...

The Goat in the Grey Fedora Browser Front Cover

Windows (2005), Macintosh (2005) and Browser (2005)

This is detective Nick Bounty's second adventure, and a sequel to A Case of the Crabs!. A traditional Point 'n'...

Golden Gate Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

In Golden Gate, explore modern day San Francisco to uncover an ancient treasure hidden there years ago.The game has a...

Grace's Quest: To Catch An Art Thief Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

This game starts when Grace heads off to Paris visiting her friend Chloe. They go to the Louvre, and trouble...

Gravity Angels Part 2: The Betrayal Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Gravity Angels Part 2: The Betrayal is the second installment in Brilliant Digital Entertainment's Gravity Angels saga. Just like the...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Grungy Towers is a game in the vein of Clue. A murder has been committed and the player must try...

Guess Who? Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Guess Who? is a single person puzzle game for children that is based on the popular board game of the...

Windows (1998)

Guilty Bastards is a “tongue-in-cheek” murder mystery in which you play the role of a Private Eye with a gambling...

DOS (1990)

Head on down to Australia and help solve a plethora of mysteries as an investigator in Gumboots Australia. This graphic...

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