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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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Pirateville Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Jack the Sharpshooter is a pirate living quietly when his mentor, Flash Henry, contacts him in secret for giving him...

Plan 9 From Outer Space DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

The movie; Plan 9.....the critics hated it. But, the producer of the film has noticed that it's been stolen by...

DOS (2001) and Windows (2001)

Created using Chris Jones' Adventure Game Studio, this detective non-linear story with multiple endings uses an interface very similiar to...

MSX (1992), PC-88 (1991) and PC-98 (1991)

Pocky Private High School is in trouble. A mysterious person plays all sorts of malicious pranks, steals valuable objects, and...

Polda 3 iPad Front Cover

Windows (2000), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Pankrác, the cop from Polda and Polda 2 isn't the policeman any longer - he was fired and now works...

Windows (2002)

In 2001, Pankrác, former cop and CIA agent, enjoys the well-deserved holiday accompanied by his beloved female agent. This blissful...

DOS (1998) and Windows (2007)

A quiet little village Lupany is frightened by the sudden disappearance of two local citizens. The investigation of the kidnapping...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Police Connection is a board game with a twist: instead of simply reaching a goal or collecting money, players take...

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and PC-98 (1989)

Little time has passed since the events of Police Quest, when Sonny Bonds climbed the ranks of the Lytton police...

Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1992)

Sonny Bond, the sergeant of Lytton police department, thought he could finally enjoy peaceful life with his wife Marie after...

Police Quest Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A compilation of the first 4 games in the Police Quest series, compatible with Windows XP: Police Quest: In Pursuit...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Apple II (1987), Apple IIgs (1987) and Macintosh (1987)

Sonny Bonds is a small town policeman who must fight against the rising tide of drugs in his city. The...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

This enhanced remake of Police Quest has been completely re-drawn using 256-color VGA graphics. Instead of the text-based interface of...

Windows (2011)

This bundle includes previously released first part and its direct sequel (only available as part of the compilation). Second part...

Popcorn, Soda ... Murder? Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

The player is put in the role of a detective in the Greenvale Police department, wrenched from enjoying an afternoon...

NES (1985), PC-88 (1983) and FM-7 (1983)

Yuji Horii's second published game (after Love Match Tennis), Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (Portopia Serial Murder Case) is a first-person...

Post Mortem Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Set in the 1920s, Post Mortem puts the player in the role of MacPherson, a retired private detective, whom is...

Postmortem: One Must Die - Extended Cut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Postmortem: One Must Die - Extended Cut is an extended, commercial re-release of the freeware game Postmortem: One Must Die....

The President is Missing DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

The President of the USA and other heads of state were kidnapped! It's up to you as a special investigator...

Presumed Guilty! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Presumed Guilty! is an espionage puzzle-solving game. The story begins when the director of the top secret S.D.I. research project...

Private Eye Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1997)

Private Eye is based on the works of the writer Raymond Chandler. It is actually more of an interactive movie...

Private Eye Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1984)

You are the great French private eye Pierre Touche. Your job is to capture the criminal Henri Le Fiend and...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

Some day in the near future, the crew of an "idol" (a popular culture star) takes a ride on the...

Private Eye: Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Private Eye: Greatest Unsolved Mysteries is a hidden object game from the same developers of Paparazzi. It has a very...

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Three years before the events in the first game, Professor Layton receives a letter from his old schoolmate Clark Triton....

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