The Best Detective Games for Nintendo 3DS

Update, : Detective Story added at rank #1.
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Detective Story (2021)

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Detective Story - is a simple quest game, with hardoce elements, where you play as a detective Harold. You look for clues, interview witnesses and collect everything to clear a crime.


  • detective
  • visual-novel
  • crime
  • horror
  • noir
  • mystery
  • sketch
  • mmo

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The Deed: Dynasty (2016)

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Getting away with murder has never been easy. These three members of a proud and noble family are separated by five centuries, but have in common a vengeful and murderous intent. Plans must be formed, blood must be spilled and evidence must be planted ...

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  • crime
  • rpgmaker
  • detective
  • choices
  • story
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • studio
  • maker
  • rpg
  • historical
  • surreal
  • roleplaying
  • adventure

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Detective Pikachu (2018)

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Nintendo 3DS

Detective Pikachu is an adventure game developed by Creatures Inc., published by The Pokémon Company, and distributed by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a spin-off of the Pokémon franchise, in which players work with a talking Pikachu to solve mysteries. A shorter, downloadable version of the game called Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo was released in Japan in February 2016, while the full version was released worldwide in March 2018.


  • detective
  • spin-off
  • crime
  • narrative
  • anime
  • quick-time-event
  • mystery
  • traditional-feeling
  • cute
  • adventure

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Overclocked (2018)

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Overclocked is an indie platforming game.

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  • inventory
  • detective
  • perspective
  • demons
  • point-and-click
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • mystery
  • action
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • split-screen
  • psychological

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Seance (2018)

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A humor-filled whodunit detective game about two detectives who use supernatural powers to solve murder mysteries that are too difficult for the police to handle alone.


  • investigation
  • visual-novel
  • conversation
  • detective
  • choices
  • comedy
  • anime
  • story
  • satire
  • mystery
  • point-and-click
  • supernatural
  • exploration

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Nameko (2019)

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After an attack on Nameko from a superior species, one of the humans that was kidnapped is not going in that easily. Play with Ko a human kidnapped by an alien species, trying to survive in a new hostile environment. Use Ko’s melee and ranged weapons, alongside a variety of unlockable abilities to avoid the destruction of mankind.


  • detective
  • villain
  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • inventory
  • mystery
  • local

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