The Best Detective Games for Playstation 4

Update, : Murder on the Marine Express added at rank #39.
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Judgment (2018)

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Fight for the truth and uncover the twisted crime running deep beneath the surface of Tokyo. In this legal thriller , the balance between justice and mercy teeters on the edge.

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  • detective
  • crime
  • fight
  • drama
  • combat

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (2021)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Immerse yourself in a dramatic yet charming and witty world of evidence-gathering, deduction and courtroom battles with this double-pack of the adventures of rookie lawyer Ryunosuke.


  • visual-novel
  • detective
  • crime
  • drama
  • historical
  • mystery
  • western
  • narrative
  • crossover
  • adventure

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Lost Judgment (2021)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows

When a police officer discloses the murder of the student teacher who bullied his son to suicide, the twisted secrets of a Yokohama, high school bleed out. Nothing, in this case, is black and white.


  • detective
  • skateboard
  • fight
  • crime
  • parkour
  • stealth
  • mystery
  • combat
  • brawler
  • boxing
  • narrative
  • japanese

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Chicken Police - Paint it RED! (2020)

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Chicken Police is an "Animal Noir Adventure Game", set in the fictional world of the Wilderness, featuring a gripping, dark story, mature themes and a unique sense of humor. The game has classic point & click elements, mixed with visual novel style dialogue-heavy storytelling.


  • detective
  • visual-novel
  • noir
  • story
  • crime
  • conversation
  • dialogue
  • animal
  • humor
  • cats
  • satire
  • adventure
  • clicker
  • point-and-click
  • nature

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (2021)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

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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Inspector Waffles (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

Inspector Waffles is a point&click detective game in which you follow the story of a witty cat detective. Will you find out who killed Fluffy, the beloved CEO of Box Furnitures? The first hints are leading to something bigger than expected...


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

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Return of the Obra Dinn (2018)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

Lost at sea 1803 ~ The good ship Obra Dinn.


  • detective
  • mystery
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • puzzle
  • single-player
  • naval
  • historical

8

Hypnospace Outlaw (2019)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Hypnospace Outlaw is a '90s internet simulator in which players act as Enforcers, volunteer moderators who scour Hypnospace's surreal network of weird and wonderful websites to hunt down wrongdoers while also keeping an eye on their inbox, avoiding viruses and adware, and downloading a plethora of apps that may or may not be useful.


  • detective
  • simulation
  • 1990s
  • alternate
  • alternate-world
  • nostalgia-driven
  • funny
  • parody
  • puzzle
  • conspiracy
  • pixelated
  • point-and-click
  • surreal
  • retro

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Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View (2021)

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Sometimes it takes a nightmare to wake a place like Dahlia View. Lead the investigation into a missing child and discover the dark secret of Dahlia View in this story-driven observational thriller from the creators of The Occupation and Ether One.


  • detective
  • investigation
  • thriller
  • mystery
  • conversation
  • crime
  • emotional
  • drama
  • fiction
  • cinematic
  • narration
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • story

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Backbone (2021)

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Unfold the mysteries of a dystopic animal society inhabiting retrofuturistic Vancouver in a noir stealth adventure coming in 2019. Backbone is a pixel art cinematic adventure with stealth and action elements. As a private investigator Howard Lotor you are set to solve detective cases, interrogate witnesses, explore the intriguing retrofuturistic Vancouver, and sneak your way to safety using smell-based stealth mechanics. Backbone collides the visual and social contrasts of film noir with anthropomorphic animals and dystopian fiction. Crawl through the dark alleys of pixelated Vancouver, and experience the impactful storyline focused on themes of power and prejudice.


  • detective
  • dystopian
  • pixel
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • visual-novel
  • stealth
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • conspiracy

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