The Best Detective Games for Playstation 5

Update, : Murder on the Marine Express added at rank #12.
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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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Lost Judgment (2021)

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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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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (2021)

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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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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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Lacuna (2021)

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A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.


  • multiple-endings
  • noir
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • cyberpunk
  • text
  • thriller
  • linear
  • detective
  • narration
  • fiction
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • crime
  • pixel

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The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (2021)

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Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.


  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • dark
  • funny
  • detective
  • pixel
  • humor
  • mystery
  • investigation
  • supernatural
  • text
  • adventure
  • demons
  • puzzle
  • retro

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Demon Hunter: Ascendance (2022)

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You slump into your chair after another day of investigations. Just as you start to lose yourself in the glow of the TV screen, the telephone rings. The museum curator needs your help - a tourist has gone missing. You smirk at his warning of paranormal goings-on; that's what Demon Hunters are for.


  • hidden-object
  • mystery
  • detective
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • demons
  • casual
  • supernatural
  • crime
  • point-and-click
  • horror

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The Darkside Detective (2017)

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Detective Francis McQueen, who leads the underfunded Darkside Division must investigate evil occurrences in Twin Lakes City.


  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • supernatural
  • pixel
  • funny
  • adventure
  • comedy
  • puzzle
  • retro
  • mystery
  • humor
  • lovecraftian
  • story
  • old-school
  • cornball

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Trails and Traces: The Tomb of Thomas Tew (2021)

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In 1695, Tew and his fellow pirates pursued a Mughal ship. His ship, The Amity, attacked the ship, the Fateh Muhammed. Tew was disemboweled by a cannon shot, and died instantly. Or did he? Present day. Detective James Labbett takes a missing persons case, which unexpectedly leads to an adventure of discovering the truth of what happened to the pirate Thomas Tew, but he isn't the only one who has an interest... Use your sleuthing skill and any means necessary to uncover information. Features * Point-and-click adventure inspired by the classics. * Megaphone tap unsuspecting people for clues and fun. * Original soundtrack and jukebox mode. * An extra dose of humor!


  • point-and-click
  • detective
  • pirates
  • comedy
  • conversation
  • adventure
  • retro
  • crime
  • third-party
  • pixel
  • classic
  • mature
  • visual-novel

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