The Best Crime Games for PC Windows

Update : Livingmare Cold Calls added at rank #49.
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Overboard! (2021)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Android PC Windows Mac OS

Overboard! is an exciting mystery game where you play as Veronica Villensey, a 1930s femme fatale who throws her husband overboard on a boat eight hours away from New York. You must help her get away with her crime by getting her off the boat scot-free when it docks. With visuals and music that evoke the 1930s, and the ability to direct your own story with multiple endings, this game is sure to keep you entertained.


What we like:
  • Open world visual novel gameplay
  • Multiple endings
  • Replayable
  • Short playthroughs
  • Fun 1930s visuals & music
What could be improved:
  • Short playthrough times may be a con for some players

  • visual-novel
  • crime
  • mystery
  • choices
  • detective
  • narrative
  • fiction
  • comedy
  • novel
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • conversation
  • sailing
  • cover
  • puzzle

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Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Step into the shadowy world of 'Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name' and shape the legacy of a legend. Engage in intense combat with a thrilling narrative, dive into rich side quests, and revel in the emotional journey. Experience a game where every punch tells a story and every choice carves your path in the underworld!


What we like:
  • Refined combat system
  • Engaging side content
  • Powerful storytelling
  • New dynamic characters
  • Exciting mini-games
What could be improved:
  • Lacks New Game+ option
  • Shorter gameplay duration

  • fight
  • brawler
  • crime
  • combat
  • drama
  • rpg
  • battle
  • narrative
  • japanese
  • open-world
  • action
  • arcade
  • classic
  • beat-em-up
  • golf

3

The Big Con (2021)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Step into the '90s with The Big Con, a thrilling adventure where you, as a teenage con artist, embark on a hilarious road trip to save your family's video store. Engage in pickpocketing, daring heists, and swindling strangers while navigating disguises and lockpicking. With a nostalgic setting and a comedic coming-of-age story, this game is a must-play!


What we like:
  • Unique '90s art style
  • Hilarious and real characters
  • Rewarding gameplay
  • Plenty of content
  • Active developers
What could be improved:
  • Minor bugs and gameplay issues
  • Occasional technical issues
  • Simple story
  • Repetitive pick-pocketing gameplay

  • crime
  • cross-country
  • adventure
  • furby
  • corn
  • heist
  • rich
  • light-hearted
  • funny
  • colourful
  • narrative
  • classic
  • isometric
  • starbucks
  • crime-fuelled

4

Paradise Killer (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Paradise Island, a world outside reality. There’s been a murder that only "investigation freak" Lady Love Dies can solve. Gather evidence and interrogate suspects in this open world adventure. You can accuse anyone, but you’ll have to prove your case in trial. It’s up to you to decide who’s guilty.


  • crime
  • mystery
  • detective
  • open-world
  • exploration
  • psychedelic
  • investigation
  • visual-novel
  • first-person
  • surreal
  • multiple-endings
  • story
  • demons
  • choices
  • stylized

5

Grand Theft Auto IV (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox 360 Playstation 3

PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft no longer supports creating Games for Windows-LIVE accounts within Grand Theft Auto IV. You can create an account through account.xbox.com and then log into your account in game. This standalone retail title spans three distinct stories, interwoven to create one of the most unique and engaging single-player...


  • driving
  • crime
  • open-world
  • vehicle
  • shooter
  • cover
  • sandbox
  • online
  • heist
  • third-person
  • action
  • bowling
  • first-person
  • auto
  • physics

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (2021)

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85
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Nintendo 3DS Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a prequel to the popular Ace Attorney series that takes players through case after case packed with wonderful characters, stories and clever brain teasers. Engage in multi-pronged conversations with numerous different characters and explore lavishly detailed environments for clues. Solve puzzles as you take on the role of a lawyer trying to prove your client's innocence in court.


What we like:
  • Richly detailed art direction
  • Period-accurate references
  • Entertaining writing
  • Clever animations and character designs
  • Multiple witnesses take the stand simultaneously
  • Extra content such as DLC costumes and developer commentary
What could be improved:
  • Clues can be hard to connect during trials

  • visual-novel
  • crime
  • detective
  • drama
  • historical
  • mystery
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • western
  • crossover

7

The Big Con - GRIFT OF THE YEAR EDITION (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Hustle your way across ‘90s America as a runaway teen con artist. Choose how to make your scratch as you don disguises, pick pockets, and rip people off in this comedic crime-filled adventure. Experience the totally rad '90s in all its plaid and payphone glory!

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  • crime
  • 1990s
  • comedy
  • funny
  • stylized
  • conversation
  • hand-drawn
  • cartoony
  • three-hour
  • choices
  • furby
  • colourful
  • story
  • adventure

8

Yakuza 5 Remastered (2019)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Get ready for a Yakuza experience of unprecedented scale! Follow five characters across five Japanese cities, each trying to achieve their dream. The connections between them bring them together, but the conflict that unfolds is nothing any of them could have predicted.


  • crime
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • fight
  • brawler
  • jrpg
  • combat
  • drama
  • open-world
  • battle
  • baseball
  • turn-based
  • narrative
  • beat-em-up
  • story

9

Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Playstation 3 Xbox 360 Playstation 4

Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second.


  • open-world
  • driving
  • crime
  • first-person
  • heist
  • shooter
  • vehicle
  • third-person
  • cover
  • sandbox
  • online
  • satire
  • narrative
  • golf
  • action

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RoboCop: Rogue City (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Become the legendary part man, part machine, all cop hero and deliver justice in Old Detroit.


  • shooter
  • first-person
  • crime
  • fps
  • satire
  • dystopian
  • cover
  • gore
  • action

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