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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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NES (1992)

Sutekh has gotten rid of local superhero Vortex, and now Metro City is in the hands of crime. You are...

TurboGrafx CD (1990)

Hokutosei no Onna (the title refers to the express train connecting Tokyo and Hokkaido in Japan rather than the Ursa...

Noctropolis DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Peter Grey is a lonely bookstore owner who also happens to be a huge fan of the "Darksheer" comic book...

Nocturne Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

It is the end of the Prohibition, and the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States of America....

Noir: A Shadowy Thriller Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996)

Set in the 1940's L.A., you are a classic P.I. and your detective buddy Jack Slayton has gone missing. You...

Nonomura Byōin no Hitobito SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

The principal of Nonomura hospital has killed himself. Or so it appears at first sight. But the private detective Takumaro...

Windows (2002)

It's a rainy night in the city. Private Investigator Norman Cooks can't decide whether to stare out his office window...

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi is action driven shock-style horror first person shooter game. You face the challenge of freeing...

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

Nostalgia 1907 is a visual novel that takes place in the year 1907 on board the ship "Nostalgia". While the...

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2010)

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a 1st-person point-and-click historical mystery that takes place in 16th century France. After falling victim...

PlayStation (1997)

Linda, Toshi and Dave, three members of an occult group of a senior high school end up missing while investigating...

PC-98 (1995)

Akizuki is an ordinary Japanese man who works in an office. One day his boss asks him to discreetly investigate...

Omnicron Conspiracy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

As a Star Police Captain, your job is to maintain peace in the Universe. Bust up an intergalactic drug ring...

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), Macintosh (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Gabe and Tycho of the popular web comic "Penny Arcade" are at their debut on the videogame scene in this...

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One (Collector's Edition) Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

The Collector's Edition of the game comes in a special box with magnetic latch and contains the following items: The...

Ooze: Creepy Nites DOS Front Cover

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

Ooze - a illustrated text adventure: Your uncle Chez Burger left you a house called Carfax Abbey, placed in a...

Otoshi Deka: Keiji-san, Watashi ga Yarimashita Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Otoshi Keiji (meant to be read as Otoshi Deka) is a detective adventure game spanning four cases. You are Jun...

Oz Orwell and the Crawling Chaos Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

You play as Oz Orwell, founder, director, cameraman and ghost-investigator of the internet portal "Ghosts & Mansions" where weekly a...

Paranoia Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2011)

In this multiple-choice game, the player directs the devious actions of a bona fide paranoiac, medicated beneath a prescription issued...

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Paranormal Crime Investigations: Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake is a casual puzzle adventure title in which you take the role...

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

The Collector’s Edition of Paranormal Crime Investigations: Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake adds an epilogue chapter in which you chase...

Parasite Eve PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

An ordinary day in New York for rookie police officer Aya Brea. Christmas Eve is the present day, and you've...

Paris 1313: The Mystery of Notre-Dame Cathedral Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Paris 1313 is an adventure game, revolving around a mysterious accident at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. As you progress through...

The Path of the Pumpkin Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The Path of the Pumpkin is the prequel of the freeware Italian graphic adventure Space Hunter. The game is a...

Pathologic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

A Russian town, isolated for years from the surrounding influences of technology, finds itself subject to a terrible plague. The...

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