The Best Detective Games - Page 2

Update : The Rise of the Golden Idol added at rank #11.
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The Rise of the Golden Idol (2024)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Xbox Series X/s

The Award-winning detective saga returns. Uncover the truth behind 15 strange cases of crime, death and depravity in the 1970s. The world has changed dramatically - the sins of humanity have not.

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  • detective
  • mystery
  • crime
  • puzzle
  • investigation
  • pixel
  • fiction
  • conspiracy
  • political
  • historical

12

Immortality (2022)

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Delve into the enigmatic world of IMMORTALITY, where you piece together Marissa Marcel's vanished career through lost film footage. Discover the secrets behind her unreleased movies and uncover a narrative woven with Hollywood's allure and darkness. Your curiosity unlocks a story buried in time, promising a thrilling journey through cinema history.


What we like:
  • Innovative narrative structure that immerses you in detective work
  • Stellar acting enhances the story's authenticity
  • Unique match cut mechanic offers a novel way to navigate the plot
  • Impressive production quality recreates distinct filmmaking eras
  • Rich historical setting amplifies the narrative depth
What could be improved:
  • Free-form structure may confuse new players
  • Vast amount of footage can overwhelm

  • fmv
  • interactive
  • noir
  • lgbtq
  • hidden-object
  • choices
  • emotional
  • immersive
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • film
  • horror
  • fiction
  • story
  • drama

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Inspector Waffles (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Join Inspector Waffles, a jaded and witty feline detective as he attempts to solve the murder of Fluffy, beloved owner of Fluffy Box Furniture. Interrogate suspects, investigate leads and combine inventory items in the charming pixel art world of Cat Town. Enjoy sharp writing, a likeable cast of characters and enjoyable puzzles as you try to solve the case by any means necessary!


What we like:
  • Sharp writing
  • Likeable cast of characters
  • Charming pixel art presentation
  • Enjoyable puzzles
  • Clever hint system
What could be improved:
  • Short game length
  • Can't just drag objects onto characters during conversations

  • detective
  • pixel
  • point-and-click
  • mystery
  • noir
  • dog
  • cats
  • crime
  • investigation
  • narration
  • classic
  • funny
  • old-school
  • thriller

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BROK the InvestiGator (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS

BROK the InvestiGator is an adventure game set in a futuristic cyberpunk city where humans have been replaced by animals and robots. Join Brok, a former boxer turned private detective, as he attempts to uncover a sinister plot while struggling with parenthood and providing for his deceased wife's son. Experience the fusion of point-and-click adventure and beat 'em up gameplay styles as you explore your surroundings, talk to NPCs and solve puzzles.


What we like:
  • Fully voiced cast
  • Seamless fusion of point-and-click and beat 'em up genres
  • Relatable story with heartfelt moments
  • Sherlock Holmes­-esque interrogation sequences
  • Multiple endings for replayability
What could be improved:
  • Some puzzles are too simple to work out
  • Some sequences drag on too long serving little purpose outside of padding out the runtime

  • point-and-click
  • detective
  • beat-em-up
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • adventure
  • soundtrack
  • choices
  • investigation
  • futuristic
  • fight
  • mystery
  • cartoony
  • puzzle
  • post-apocalyptic

15

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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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One (2021)

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Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

In this story-driven detective thriller, a young Sherlock Holmes struggles to prove himself as he navigates an exotic, dangerous island in the Mediterranean to investigate the mystery of his mother’s death.


  • detective
  • open-world
  • crime
  • mystery

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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One

A thrilling point-and-click adventure game where you play as Di Renjie, ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he tracks a serial killer in the heart of the Tang Dynasty's capital city.


  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • conversation
  • historical
  • investigation
  • pixel
  • fiction
  • interactive
  • minimalist
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • linear
  • narrative
  • story
  • crime

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Chinatown Detective Agency (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Chinatown Detective Agency is a cybernoir point and click adventure blending stunning retro design with innovative mechanics. Play as Amira Darma, an ex-cop who has just opened her own detective agency. Choose your clients, travel around the world and solve dangerous cases using real world research.


  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • noir
  • investigation
  • mystery
  • trivia
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • crime
  • pixel
  • economy
  • multiple-endings
  • story
  • dark
  • puzzle

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Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS

You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery in the wild west.

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  • detective
  • mystery
  • short
  • comedy
  • funny
  • sequel
  • investigation
  • colourful
  • cute
  • walking-simulator
  • point-and-click
  • amphibian
  • crime
  • soundtrack
  • relaxing

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments (2014)

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Playstation 3 Xbox 360 PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.


  • detective
  • crime
  • mystery
  • adventure
  • puzzle

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