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Private Eye is based on the works of the writer Raymond Chandler. It is actually more of an interactive movie than a game, which uses cel animation techniques also seen in Oni. The player gets to control the famous private eye Phillip Marlowe, who is trying to do what he does best i.e., solve a murder mystery. The game features alternate endings, voice acting, lots of cut-scenes and music faithful to the 1940's era, which the game is trying to represent.


Private Eye Windows Main Menu:  Choose between playing the original plot (from the book) or a different one
Private Eye Windows Decide whether to investigate Orfamay's family or her brother
Private Eye Windows Suspect/Lead's bios
Private Eye Windows Brooklyn Multimedia

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Alternate Titles

  • "Philip Marlowe: Private Eye" -- Cover tag-line title

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User Reviews

Now this is really something. Windows Ola Sverre Bauge (241)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Windows Jul 19, 1996 A- 91
Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Jun, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Quandary Windows 3.x Feb, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Windows Feb, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Windows 3.x Oct, 1996 35 out of 100 35
Adventurearchiv Windows 3.x Jul 31, 2005 32 out of 100 32
Adventurearchiv Windows Jul 31, 2005 32 out of 100 32
Just Adventure Windows 3.x 2001 F 0


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