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Detective / Mystery

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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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Make It Good Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Make It Good is text-based Interactive Fiction: a Chandleresque noir detective story in which you play the hard-boiled detective trying...

Make Your Own Murder Party DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Commodore 64 (1986) and Apple II (1986)

This strange piece of software that, as the name states, allows you to host your very own murder party.Murder parties,...

Atari ST (1992)

Marlowe is an interactive adventure game in which the player assumes the role of a private detective who has to...

Marooned Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

A woman wakes up on a mysterious island, without any recollection of who she is and how she ended up...

Martian Memorandum Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1991), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Martian Memorandum is the sequel to Mean Streets. Six years have found the private investigator Tex Murphy broke, down on...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen star in the portable adventure about junior detectives who can "solve any crime by dinnertime."Each mystery...

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1983), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985) and FM-7 (1985)

You are a detective and you are really struggling with your latest case as you try to bring down a...

Masters of Mystery: Blood of Betrayal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Carrie Chase is a Manhattan police detective assigned with the investigation of a drug-related double murder in a penthouse. As...

Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Detective Carrie Chase must track down a serial killer that killed a fashion designer.Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion is...

Maupiti Island DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1991)

Maupiti Island is a nonlinear police investigation with graphics in 2D and is the sequel to Mortville Manor. Whilst famous...

CD-i (1994)

Learn magic from Max the Magician in Max Magic. In this title suitable for the whole family, renown magician Max...

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Two years have passed since Max Payne first embarked on his desperate quest for revenge. Returning to his former position...

Mean Streets Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1989), Windows (2014), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1989) and Macintosh (2014)

Private detective Tex Murphy is hired to investigate the murder of a university professor. It turns out that he was...

Meitantei Conan: Majutsushi no Chōsenjō! WonderSwan Front Cover

WonderSwan (1999)

Conan Edogawa is the pseudonym of Shin'ichi Kudo, but more than just a pseudonym, a pseudoform. Shin'ichi Kudo, an inquisitive...

WonderSwan (2000)

Detective Conan returns to the WonderSwans continuing his efforts to thwart the dreaded Black Organization. The game features new mysteries...

DOS (1992)

Mel Odius goes Six String Searchin' is a single player, shareware, graphical adventure game.This is an old-school game where the...

Memento Mori Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The murderous members of an ancient sect will stop at nothing to get their hands on all Angel of Death...

Memento Mori 2: Wächter der Unsterblichkeit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Memento Mori 2 continues the story of Lara and Max. After the dramatic happenings of the previous game, including an...

The Messenger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

You are Morgan Sinclair, Secret Service agent. The Dark Templars are attempting to secure 4 artifacts, collectively known as "Satan's...

Metropolis Crimes Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Metropolis Crimes is an adventure game featuring four cases to solve. The player takes on the role of detective Red...

Méwilo Atari ST Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Thomson TO (1987)

Méwilo is a 1st person point & click adventure game that plays on the Caribbean island Martinique. You, an expert...

Miami Law Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Miami Law is a graphical text adventure where player gets to control brains and brawls through the two leading protagonists....

Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011) and iPad (2011)

In Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi, as in previous games in the series, the player is acting as a...

Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

The Collector's Edition of Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi has additional features: Integrated Strategy Guide Concept art Game Theme...

Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2011) and iPad (2010)

In Midnight Mysteries: The Salem Witch Trials, like in its predecessor, the ghost of a classic writer appears to a...

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