35 Best Detective games for Linux

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The best 35 Detective games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. 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 Return of the Obra Dinn released the 17 October 2018 and ranked #4, Lamplight City released the 12 September 2018 and ranked #6, Unforeseen Incidents released the 23 May 2018 and ranked #26.

3# 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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5# 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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6# 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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7# 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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8# 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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9# 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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12# Beat Cop - 2017

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A retro, pixel art style adventure in New York, inspired by 80’s cop shows. You are Jack Kelly and you’ve been framed for murder. Now as a regular beat cop you have to find out, who did that. Expect thick crime story, a lot of black humour and all the other things you can find on the streets of Brooklyn.

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13# 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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14# 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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15# The Detail - 2015

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The Detail, a crime noir adventure in a modern American city. This is a city where cases matter, clearance rates matter, and on a good day even justice matters.

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16# The Council - 2018

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Experience a Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. As a member of a 1793 secret society, live a tale of intrigue and manipulation on the hunt for your missing mother.

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17# The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus 2 - 2015

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Enjoy the thrill of visiting a place overrun with supernatural powers. With the help of a crystal which allows her to see things hidden from the eyes of mortals, our heroine soon learns that the victim had been kidnapped by a supernatural being. Plagued by nightmares, she has to uncover the truth, face the spectre that hunts her, solve the mystery of the Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus and find the kidnapped girl.

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18# Shivah - 2013

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IGN Italia - "The Shivar: Kosher Edition represents a great opportunity to play a solid, mature, fascinating and original graphic adventure." Adventure Gamers - "The Shivah's interesting clues system, well-written dialog, logical puzzles and fascinating commentary make it easy to recommend." Club - "The Shivah fits a compelling moral conscience over a tight decision tree, and compared to [other titles], its rewards are subtler and more satisfying."

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22# Queen's Quest 2: Stories of Forgotten Past Full - 2017

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When the ruler of the realm asks you to investigate a series of killings, a seemingly straightforward murder case turns out to be the tip of an iceberg as more and more secrets come to light! During your detective adventure, you'll encounter many larger than life characters from myths and fairy tales. Test your wits and use your special abilities to tackle seemingly insurmountable obstacles in this epic adventure!

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23# Bear With Me: Episode Three - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Bear With Me: Episode Three
Screenshot of the video game Bear With Me: Episode Three
Screenshot of the video game Bear With Me: Episode Three

In the third and final Episode of Bear With Me, Ted is looking for Amber who seems to have been kidnapped. Only he can rescue her, and only she can take down the arsonist Red. The series finale brings emotional turmoil as Amber finally confronts Red to end things. For better or worse.

Bear With Me - Episode Three is part of a series in which Ted aids Amber in her quest to find her missing brother Flint.Features

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24# Tell Me Everything - 2018

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A mysterious murder has shocked the inner city, and as the lead detective, it is your job to catch the real killer. Armed with words and wits, you uncover the secrets and capture the murderer, and make sure justice will be served.

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