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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 Choose where to go
Private Eye Windows Philip's Desk
Private Eye Windows Philip Marlowe
Private Eye Windows Decide whether to investigate Orfamay's family or her brother

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Alternate Titles

  • "Philip Marlowe: Private Eye" -- Common title

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Now this is really something. Ola Sverre Bauge (241) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Jul 19, 1996 A- 91
Joystick (French) Jun, 1997 70 out of 100 70
PC Jeux Jun, 1997 63 out of 100 63
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Aug 08, 1996 5.8 out of 10 58
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1997 40 out of 100 40
Aventura y Cía Aug 14, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adventurearchiv Jul 31, 2005 32 out of 100 32
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks May, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Just Adventure 2001 F 0


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Roger Wilco (1194) added Private Eye (Windows) on Aug 16, 2002
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