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), 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 #12, Call of Cthulhu released the 29 October 2018 and ranked #21, Return of the Obra Dinn released the 17 October 2018 and ranked #1.

26# 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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27# 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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28# Lamplight City - 2018

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"A steampunk-ish detective adventure from the creator of A Golden Wake and Shardlight! Can private investigator Miles Fordham find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart?"

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29# 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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30# Criminal Case - 2014

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Join the Police of Grimsborough to solve a series of murder cases in this captivating hidden object, adventure game. PLEASE NOTE Criminal Case is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money.

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31# 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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32# Riddlord: The Consequence - 2017

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Download new three - dimensional application RiddLord to solve old scary crimes, find the hidden object and hit a nerve. The storyline based on the fiction characters life, which is connected to real stories about unsolved cases and criminals, who are free and still arent in the prison.

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33# Spirit of Revenge: Cursed Castle - 2015

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From Vendel Games, creators of Love Chronicles, comes a haunting new mystery series! Despite rumors that their Gothic castle is cursed, the Flatsburys returned to live there. Now Lord Flatsbury and his son have vanished, and only little Jessie saw what happened. Can you win the girl's trust and solve the mystery that spooked her into silence? Find out in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game! Just be sure to watch your step - no one ever leaves this castle alive…

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34# Lifeline: Crisis Line - 2016

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A dead lawyer, a mysterious green-eyed woman, stolen crystals with unexplained powers and its only your first day on the job! Youre a HelpText volunteer, and the app has just paired you with Austin homicide detective Alex Esposito.

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35# Detective Grimoire - 2013

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Solve puzzles, collect clues, explore the swamp, interrogate suspects. Detective Grimoire is a charming and mysterious adventure, featuring a variety of strange and unique interactions with the bizarre residents of the swamp, a compelling and challenging murder mystery to solve, and an original award nominated soundtrack.

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36# League of Light: Silent Mountain - 2016

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Mariaglorum, the makers of the Mystery of the Ancient series, invite you to take on another case as the top detective for the League of Light! When a fellow agent goes missing near the mountain town of Stoneville, you are sent by the League of Light to find her. But you quickly realize this is no ordinary town... Strange rock formations appear out of nowhere, and objects in your hands turn to stone before your very eyes! The village has been cut off from the world for years with no explanation. Why did the townspeople isolate themselves? What terrible secret were they hiding? You'll need to find out if you want to rescue your fellow agent and escape Stoneville alive in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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39# Ghost Files: The Face Of Guilt Full - 2017

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Using only your own experience and professional investigation techniques you will follow the hot trail of the serial killer known to the public as The Guilty Man. The people of Boston are shocked by the recent series of mysterious murders and you are given a task of bringing the culprit to justice as fast as possible. Using police techniques, you will follow the trail of the suspect while solving riddles and collecting fingerprints as well as different samples from crime scenes.

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41# Mystery Case Files: Key to Ravenhearst - 2016

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It's rumored that Ravenhearst is being resurrected, and the Queen of England herself has called on you to help unlock the mystery. But can you find the key? Follow the dark clues down a twisting and twisted path into Ravenhearst's horrific past. The future just might depend on it!Eipix's continuation of the blockbuster Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure series will leave you breathless, with loads of mini-games embedded throughout your adventure. Find them tucked away in Charles Dalimar's Enigma, inside hidden-object puzzles, and layered within super puzzles. You'll also have a variety of HOPs to enjoy, including silhouette, listed, interactive, and more!

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42# Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments - 2014

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His skills, your wits: become Sherlock Holmes! You are 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. The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Choose the leads you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties... and determine their fate wisely, as surprising consequences may arise where you least expect them.

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43# Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella - 2016

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For decades, a mysterious witch, known as the evil Godmother, has been hunting maidens in search of the legendary "Cinderella." Play as the fabled detective, rescue the Final Cinderella from the evil Godmother's clutches, and stop her evil plans to conquer the world! 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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44# Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments - 2014

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Crimes & Punishments lets you become the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes! Solve six high-profile, gripping and varied cases: murders, disappearances, spectacular thefts and sensational cases will sometimes take you to the realms of the fantastic in this stunning game of investigation in the fine tradition of the Conan Doyle novels. Crimes & Punishments offers you a large degree of freedom to make moral choices that go beyond merely seeing that justice is done: your decisions have a real influence on the game both in terms of your character’s reputation and the consequences that arise in a realistic and sometimes unexpected way. Will you listen to your moral sense, or will you impartially enforce justice?

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45# 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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46# Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders - 2016

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The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderers plans!

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47# Black Closet - 2015

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Command your minions to solve mysteries and cover up scandals in a high-class boarding school, where the competition is cut-throat and image is everything. But be careful - one of your minions is a traitor.

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48# GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective - 2012

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In Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, players are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. • Brought to you by the creator of the Ace Attorney series, Shu Takumi
• Intriguing plot mixing intrigue, which starts with the protagonist’s death and humour will draw players into Sissel’s search for the truth
• Utilise the stylus to create a path for Sissel to travel and possess and manipulate items along the way
• Hours of engaging gameplay filled with logic puzzles
• Rich animation, unique art style graphics and character designs make this a truly distinct offering for the DS.

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49# Contradiction - 2015

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As the story unfolds you'll meet new people, witness new events and discover new places. You investigate with Inspector Jenks, who has been assigned to the case of a student found murdered in an idyllic English country village. By consulting your notes and pairing together two contradictory replies, Jenks will interrogate the character and they will be forced to reveal new information, allowing you to progress further through the game.

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50# Labyrinths of the World: Changing the Past - 2016

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From Domini Games, the studio that brought you the Mystery Tales series, comes another Labyrinths of the World game! The past isn't set in stone. Now's your chance to change it! This time, you're tracking down a fellow agent who seems to have gone rogue to save his beloved. But does his quest for these powerful relics mask a more insidious plot? Find out in this hidden-object puzzle adventure game full of twists and turns! Play morphing, listed, and interactive HOPs, Match-3 games, and more!

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