L’affaire Morlov is a spy thriller in which you play Paul Keirn, a journalist for the newspaper "Liberation". Your girlfriend Virginie has been kidnapped and you are framed for a murder. You have 48 hours to clear your name and rescue Virginie. The game takes place from the first-person perspective, with all the action going on in real time. Similar to numerous other detective games, your key tasks are to talk to the right people, search each location thoroughly for clues, and study photographic evidence. The game features full-motion video and includes some adult scenes. To travel around in Paris the game provides a map.