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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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Amiga (1991)

In this game the player takes the role of a detective trying to compile enough evidence to get Paul Robinson...

The New Addams Family Series Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2002)

The New Addams Family Series is an adventure game starring the two young Addams children. The family mansion is going...

NiBiRu: Age of Secrets Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Sixty years after the defeat of the Nazis, construction workers come upon an old German tunnel complex west of Prague....

Windows (1996)

An Italian adventure game, based on the famous cartoon and comic Nick Carter by Bonvi (dead from an accident one...

Nick Chase: A Detective Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2009), Android (2013) and iPad (2010)

It is a rainy night and you, P. I. Nick Chase, have nowhere to go, no job and no money....

Nick Chase and the Deadly Diamond Windows Front Cover

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

As its predecessor, Nick Chase and the Deadly Diamond is a hidden object game with adventure elements, where the player...

Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Amiga (2000)

Set in a futuristic world not unlike that of Blade Runner, you play an ex-intelligence/military operative investigating the disappearance of...

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call Windows Front Cover German cover version

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

Sequel to the 2012 supernatural-themed adventure game Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart. You play as museum owner Sarah...

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), Android (2012) and Windows Phone (2013)

The protagonist of the game is the owner of a museum. His daughter has been kidnapped by the undead pirate...

Night of the Testicle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Night Of The Testicle is a comedy adventure game that parodies various point and click and movie franchises. The game...

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...

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