Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

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 (1997)

The Hollywood Murders is an interactive text / graphic shareware adventure designed for gamers who are new to this type...

Browser (2008)

Ghanaian tailor Boubacar Bah died in detention on May 30, 2007, under questionable circumstances brought to light in a 2008...

Hope Springs Eternal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In this second Carol Reed game, she has taken over the detective agency from her deceased friend. She doesn't have...

PC-88 (1991), PC-98 (1991), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Gengorou Imai is a 19-year old lad who wants to have a simple life, his only passion being young pretty...

PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The second entry in the adult detective/mystery series describes another case in the life of the young amateur detective and...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

The third entry in the Hoshi no Suna Monogatari series is also the first one not to have Gengorou Imai...

Hostile Makeover Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Lacey Smithsonian is a fashion reporter that unwillingly becomes a witness to the murder of Amanda Manville, a famous model...

Hotel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The plot of the game revolves around the NYPD detective Bridget Brightstone, who visits a medieval castle (now a luxury...

Hotel (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The plot of the game is twisted around NYPD detective Bridget Brightstone, who visited medieval castle (now luxury hotel) in...

Amiga (1989)

In this game you play the role of a detective who is hunting murderers in a hotel. The gameplay involves...

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Kyle Hyde, a former New York cop, gets by with a salesman's job. He's sent to Hotel Dusk, a hotel...

The Hound of Shadow DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

A text adventure game set in HP Lovecraft themes in 1920's. The game's character generation routine was unusual. It was...

DOS (1990)

When your eccentric uncle dies he leaves behind his vast fortune to you. The catch? You've gotta spend one chilling...

House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Giant cobra-like snakes, Naga, suddenly burst forth from the ground. They are relentless and vicious and society is destroyed. Suddenly,...

House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

This collector's edition contains: House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame Bonus chapter Concept art Integrated strategy guide Wallpapers

Windows (2012)

House of 1,000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster is the sequel to House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets. It is...

House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover German version

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

This collector's edition contains: House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Bonus gameplay Concept art Integrated strategy guide

Hugo II: Whodunit? DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This time help Hugo and Penelope solve a murder mystery in Hugo's uncle's mansion.

Hyakko: Yorozuya Jikenbo! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009)

Hyakko: Yorozuya Jikenbo! is a visual novel adventure game with a high school setting. It features four lead characters from...

Igor: Objective Uikokahonia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Igor, a college student, wants to date the most beautiful girl of his school. Instead he discovers a criminal plot...

Imagine: Detective Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Play as Kirsten Spark, a teenage private investigator fighting for truth and justice in the town of Summer Hill. This...

I Misteri di Capri Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

I Misteri di Capri is a collection containing two adventures set on Capri island: A Quiet Weekend in Capri Anacapri:...

The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure takes place in "Perryversum", a huge science-fiction world conceived in 1960 and...

Im Namen des Gesetzes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Im Namen des Gesetzes is based on the German TV series of the same name. The aim of the series...

Indigo Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2007)

January 2009. On a cold, snowy night in New York City, an ordinary citizen named Lucas Kane, under the control...

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