Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

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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Righteous Kill Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

A rookie NYPD detective is assigned to the Vigilante Unit, and must investigate a case where the husband is the...

Righteous Kill 2: Revenge of the Poet Killer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

A NYPD detective called Erica is assigned to the investigation of a series of murders by the "Poet Killer", a...

The Ring: Terror's Realm Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

When Robert, a scientist at a private virus research facility, suddenly and mysteriously dies, newly hired researcher, Meg Rainman, begins...

Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

In this game, you control a historical character, Robert Ripley (1893-1949), a famous traveler and collector of rarities. One day,...

Ripper DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Ripper is an interactive FMV adventure that is played out in the New York of 2040. Brutal killings reminiscent of...

Ripper! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

Text Adventure that has eerie music playing the whole time. At the time if you played it with the lights...

Ripper (Limitierte Auflage) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This limited edition of Ripper additionally contains a magnet shaped like a human ear.

Rise of the Dragon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991), SEGA CD (1992) and Macintosh (1991)

The year is 2053, and Los Angeles has turned into a grim place ruled by crime and corruption. William 'Blade'...

Road to India: Between Hell and Nirvana Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This adventure games takes place in India. You are an American student named Fred Reynolds. You have only three days...

Windows (2000)

In order to bring balance in the universe and preventing Evil from changing it in a chaotic world, the High...

Windows (2000)

Rob Blanc, one year after his first mission, is now a well-known hero in the entire galaxy and along with...

Windows (2000)

After his training for becoming the hero of the Universe, Rob Blanc is forced to take a vacation by the...

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu is a fan made project based upon the Arkham Cycle Cthulhu stories...

Robot City Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

From the manual: Far from the 50 Spacer Worlds, your survival pod crashes on a planet where a secret experiment...

Robots of Dawn Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1984)

In this text adventure based on Isaac Asimov's science fiction detective novel The Robots of Dawn, the player takes the...

Rome: Caesar's Will Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In the game, that set in 44BC, you are a brave Roman legioner, who have to save your friend, Aurelia,...

PC-98 (1991)

The young private investigator Hiroshi Musō has a troubled past involving amnesia and the death of the man he considered...

Runaway: A Road Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

For New Yorker, Brian Basco, scientific study and having a career in Applied Physics is everything! He is as "excited...

Windows (2004)

Runaway: A Road Adventure (Special Edition) is a re-release of Runaway: A Road Adventure and features the following additional content:...

Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Nintendo DS (2010)

The third part of the Runaway saga starts with a sudden twist - Brian Basco has lost his memory, is...

Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 1 iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 1 is the first part of two as an adaptation of Runaway: A...

Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 2 iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 2 is the second part of two as an adaptation of Runaway: A...

Apple II (1982)

Russki Duck is an espionage game. The CIA building is the starting point and the single screen city is where...

Windows (1997) and PC-98 (1995)

A series of strange disappearances occurs in Zeroshiki Department Store, one of the largest shopping malls in Japan. The management...

Windows (1997) and PC-98 (1996)

Takeshi Saitō is a 24-year-old security guard working for the Teikoku Sōsei conglomerate. One day he is transferred to a...

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