50 Best Detective games

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The best 50 Detective games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are The Shapeshifting Detective released the 5 November 2018 and ranked #4, Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep released the 18 October 2018 and ranked #29, Return of the Obra Dinn released the 17 October 2018 and ranked #2.

1# Detroit: Become Human - 2018

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Detroit: Become Human is an neo-noir thriller. The plot revolves around three androids: Kara, who escapes the factory she was made in to explore her newfound sentience; Connor, whose job it is to hunt down deviant androids like Kara; and Markus, who devotes himself to releasing the androids from servitude. The characters may survive or perish depending on the choices that are made, which serve to shape the story as customised by the player.

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4# The Shapeshifting Detective - 2018

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And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder - or commit it. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). Published by Wales Interactive Ltd. All trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

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5# L.A. Noire - 2011

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L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

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6# L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files - 2017

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC VIVE™ places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real cases from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history.

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7# Cube Escape: Paradox - 2018

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When the infamous detective Dale Vandermeer wakes up in an ominous room without any recollection of his past, he soon finds himself part of a bizarre game orchestrated by an old foe. - The absorbing gameplay, atmosphere and wealth of puzzles fans would expect from the tenth Cube Escape game.

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8# Noir Chronicles: City of Crime - 2018

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When detective Gingertail is called home by ex-girfriend Barbara, he never imagined that it would be the investigation of his life... and hers. After finding Barbara dead in her living room, he begins a vendetta fueled search for the killer. What lengths will Gingertail go to, in avenging the death of his old flame? Find the clues you seek in this all new series from game developer Brave Giant; Noir Chronicles: City of Crime.

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9# Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter - 2016

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter is a fantastic adventure with unique gameplay that blends investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of your nerves and intelligence. Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul while playing as the great detective, as you untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation. Freely explore several of the city's neighbourhoods in search of clues and suspects.

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11# The Invisible Hours - 2017

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"The Invisible Hours is a complex murder mystery in VR, in which players freely explore an intricate web of interwoven stories within a sprawling mansion -- in order to untangle the dark truth at its heart."

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12# Her Story - 2015

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Her Story is the new video game from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer thats logged into a police database of video footage.

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13# Batman: The Telltale Series - 2016

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Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City. Your actions and your choices will determine the fate of the Batman. Download Episode One of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, The Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands.

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14# Dead Reckoning: Brassfield Manor - 2016

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From Eipix Entertainment, makers of Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle and the Final Cut series! On the eve of his annual murder mystery party, wealthy businessman Reginald Greer is found dead at his home. You've been called to Brassfield Manor to solve the case… but it won't be easy. There are plenty of clues and suspects to keep you guessing who killed Reginald Greer. Was it his spoiled daughter? His jealous son? His disgruntled business partner? It could be any one of the guests who arrived for a game... and stayed for a murder. Use a unique deduction feature to question characters and examine evidence in this intriguing Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure whodunit game!

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15# Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle - 2015

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From Eipix, the makers of the Final Cut, Off the Record, and Myths of the World series, comes a classic whodunit with a unique interactive feature! Silver-screen star Veronica West plummeted to her death from the top of a lighthouse on Silvermoon Isle. Was it an accident? A suicide? Or did someone at the party that night kill Veronica? Solve the case using an innovative “deduction” feature that turns questioning suspects into a fun, interactive game! This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card! The Collector’s Edition includes:

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17# Kona - 2017

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Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won't soon forget.

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18# Beat Cop - 2017

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Stay vigilant and quick-witted but remember that if this wont work, you can always do some old school jaw wrecking. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). (Pixel Crow and respective logos are trademarks of MIASIK.BIZ Maciej Misik.

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19# Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt - 2017

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Young police detective, Emily Meyer, is assigned to solve a serial killer case "The Guilty Man" when a mysterious woman calls stating that she knows the identity of the killer. Follow Emily on her quest to trace the mysterious woman, elude death and ultimatly catch the killer in Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt.

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21# Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily - 2016

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Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily is a captivating blend of hidden object challenges, puzzle solving and daring detective work. When a grim murder interrupts a private detective's vacation at the very gate to the hotel at which she was going to stay, she puts her plans for R&R on hold and sets out to do what she does best: solve violent crimes. All she has to go on is a single clue: a mysterious paper lily attached to the victim's frozen body. Could it be the killer's calling card?

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22# The Wolf Among Us - 2013

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Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it's like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.

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23# Parker & Lane: Criminal Justice - 2018

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Help rookie detective Parker solve murder cases and bring criminals to justice! In Parker & Lane: Criminal Justice Collector’s Edition, the clever detective Lily Parker and smug defense attorney Victor Lane team up to solve a streak of murders plaguing the city. Jump into the detective role in the first episode of this exciting time management story game, feel the thrill of the chase and prove your detective skills are second to none!

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24# Subsurface Circular - 2017

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When the truth is buried, go underground. Step into this new take on text-based adventure from the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume. A short story that hands you the fate of the world above, as a detective looking for answers on the Subsurface Circular.

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25# The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - 2014

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a 2014 horror adventure video game developed and published by The Astronauts for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set in an open world environment, in which the player can roam around and explore at will. The player can use paranormal abilities in order to solve crimes, such as sensing where important objects are located and reassembling the timeline of events tied to a certain death.

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