The Best Crime Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative added at rank #1.
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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative (2022)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Special Agents Mizuki and Ryuki, along with their AI partners Aiba and Tama, are tasked to solve the bizarre Half Body serial killings in this sequel to the critically acclaimed AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES.


  • visual-novel
  • crime
  • mystery
  • point-and-click
  • quick-time-event
  • detective
  • anime
  • sci-fi
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • narrative

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UnMetal (2021)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One vita

In 1972 a crack commando squad threw you in prison for a crime you didn't commit. UnMetal is a 2D stealth/action game (with a touch of humor) where the goal is to escape from an enemy military base.

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  • stealth
  • military
  • parody
  • crime
  • top-down
  • comedy
  • boss-fight
  • funny
  • old-school
  • 2d
  • inventory
  • boss
  • 1980s
  • retro
  • satire

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BRUTAL RAGE (2020)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch

BRUTAL RAGE is a scrolling beat’em up. Cross the city and beat all enemies on your way. Use your skills and weapons to realize epic combo ! When you’re ready use your rage to crush your enemies.

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  • scrolling
  • crime
  • combo
  • mature
  • skill
  • cooperative
  • local

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American Fugitive (2019)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Set in a sleepy American country town in the 1980s, American Fugitive invites you to play as Will Riley. You're no angel, but you're not a killer. Yet the cold-blooded murder of your dad is the crime they've locked you up for. Fuelled by grief and a burning desire for vengeance, you must break out of jail to find the real culprit. It's payback time.

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  • top-down
  • crime
  • open-world
  • sandbox
  • 1980s
  • crime-spree

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Murder Mystery Machine (2019)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

A crime scene can tell a thousand stories. What's yours? Murder Mystery Machine is a provocative detective game powered by a procedural crime generator that can shock, surprise and challenge your ability to analyse the scene and put the pieces together; coming soon to Steam (PC).

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  • isometric
  • crime
  • detective
  • noir
  • mystery

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Serial Cleaner (2017)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Serial Cleaner is a story-driven, fast-paced stealth/action game, characterized by a 1970s theme and aesthetics. You are a professional cleaner. Your job is to clean up murder scenes by disposing bodies, covering up blood stains and hiding murder weapons and other incriminating evidence.

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  • stealth
  • crime

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Hammer 2 Reloaded (2021)

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Nintendo Switch

Enjoy intense action in this third-person shooter action game. Your job is to clean city of crime in mutiple missions, each one with its own goal. The game features a fully Open World Environment. Improve your arsenal in the dedicated shop with cash you gained from previous missions. • Visually stunning graphics, character and vehicle models • HD quality graphics • Completely different missions • Thirdperson character controller • Camera system including camera shakes • Destructible buildings • Bullets, explosions and area damage • Enemy, boss and enemy vehicles smart behavior • Hours of intense gameplay

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  • tps
  • crime
  • vehicle
  • controller-support
  • boss
  • action

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Rainswept (2019)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Mac OS Linux PC Windows

Rainswept takes you on an emotional adventure in a small town shaken by a double shooting. Join Detective Stone and unravel entangled threads of love, relationships and unresolved trauma in this character driven murder mystery game.

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  • detective
  • mystery
  • crime
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • fiction
  • psychological
  • walking-simulator
  • narrative
  • local
  • story
  • interactive
  • atmospheric
  • drama
  • 2d

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo 3DS

Immerse yourself in a dramatic yet charming and witty world of evidence-gathering, deduction and courtroom battles with this double-pack of the adventures of rookie lawyer Ryunosuke.

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  • detective
  • drama
  • crime
  • visual-novel
  • anime
  • historical
  • crossover
  • grand
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • tried-and-true
  • adventure

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Beat Cop (2017)

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IOS iPhone Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

A retro, pixel art style adventure in New York, inspired by 80’s cop shows. You are Jack Kelly and you’ve been framed into murder. Now as a regular beat cop you have to find out, who did that. Expect thick crime story, a lot of black humour and all the other things you can find on the streets of Brooklyn.

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  • detective
  • pixel
  • crime
  • retro
  • local
  • 1980s
  • boss
  • dash
  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • interface
  • old-school

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