User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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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...

Amiga (1995)

Pechowy Prezent is an adventure game. The game begins with a scene in which a young boy receives a dreamed...

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

The third instalment in the Penny Arcade Adventures series, following the previous episode nearly four years later, picks up the...

Penny Dreadfuls: Sweeney Todd Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Penny Dreadfuls: Sweeney Todd is a hidden object game with adventure elements based on the famous Broadway musical of the...

Penny Dreadfuls: Sweeney Todd (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2010) and iPad (2013)

The Special Edition of Penny Dreadfuls: Sweeney Todd contains an integrated strategy guide, extra hidden object screens, a theatre with...

Perfil de Riesgo: Casos Federales Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Perfil de Riesgo: Casos Federales (Risk Profile: Federal Cases) is an adventure game in point-and-click style. Developed by request of...

Linux (2005), Windows (2005) and Windows 3.x (2005)

An Alternate Reality Game, Perplex City is a cross-media experience, played partly through each of: the web, downloadable puzzle games,...

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and MSX (1986)

The Case of the Mandarin Murder is a text adventure with graphics, based on the Perry Mason detective stories by...

Persona 4 Golden PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2012)

Persona 4 Golden is an updated version of Persona 4. It has been enhanced with high-resolution visuals, new animation sequences,...

Phantasmagoria Stagefright DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1999) and Windows 3.x (1999)

The Phantasmagoria Stagefright box contains 12 discs: Phantasmagoria (7 discs) Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh (5 discs)Phantasmagoria is for Windows...

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005), Wii (2010) and iPhone (2010)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an enhanced port of Gyakuten Saiban. This version features all of the cases from the...

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006) and Wii (2010)

Order in the court! Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney is back for more defense attorney action! Taking place a year after...

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007) and Wii (2010)

Phoenix Wright returns in the third game in the Ace Attorney series. However, Phoenix is not the only lawyer that...

MSX (1991), PC-88 (1990), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Hiroshi and Mayumi grew up together. They went to the same kindergarten, the same school, always spent time together, and...

The Pink Panther: Passport to Peril Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996)

As Pink Panther, you travel all around the world in order to look after the sons and daughters of top...

Piposh Hollywood Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Windows 3.x (1999)

Piposh is a humorous point-and-click adventure game.The player takes the role of Piposh, a failed actor who intends to take...

Pippa Funnell: The Golden Stirrup Challenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Pippa Funnell: The Golden Stirrup Challenge is a single player adventure game based on horse riding.There's a back story to...

Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance is story-driven simulation game based around horse-riding and training.The player takes the role of...

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