50 Best Detective games for PC Windows

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The best 50 Detective games for PC Windows daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for PC Windows. 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 #16, Return of the Obra Dinn released the 17 October 2018 and ranked #3, Cube Escape: Paradox released the 20 September 2018 and ranked #9.

1# A Case of Distrust - 2018

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A Case of Distrust is a narrative mystery from 1924 San Francisco. Play as private investigator Phyllis Cadence Malone in this historical 2D adventure game.

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4# 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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5# L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files - 2017

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC VIVE™ places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real cases from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history.

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6# L.A. Noire - 2011

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L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

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7# 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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8# Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle - 2015

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From Eipix, the makers of the Final Cut, Off the Record, and Myths of the World series, comes a classic whodunit with a unique interactive feature! Silver-screen star Veronica West plummeted to her death from the top of a lighthouse on Silvermoon Isle. Was it an accident? A suicide? Or did someone at the party that night kill Veronica? Solve the case using an innovative “deduction” feature that turns questioning suspects into a fun, interactive game! 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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9# Cube Escape: Paradox - 2018

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When the infamous detective Dale Vandermeer wakes up in an ominous room without any recollection of his past, he soon finds himself part of a bizarre game orchestrated by an old foe. - The absorbing gameplay, atmosphere and wealth of puzzles fans would expect from the tenth Cube Escape game.

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10# Dead Reckoning: Brassfield Manor - 2016

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From Eipix Entertainment, makers of Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle and the Final Cut series! On the eve of his annual murder mystery party, wealthy businessman Reginald Greer is found dead at his home. You've been called to Brassfield Manor to solve the case… but it won't be easy. There are plenty of clues and suspects to keep you guessing who killed Reginald Greer. Was it his spoiled daughter? His jealous son? His disgruntled business partner? It could be any one of the guests who arrived for a game... and stayed for a murder. Use a unique deduction feature to question characters and examine evidence in this intriguing Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure whodunit game!

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12# Batman: The Telltale Series - 2016

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Enter the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. In this gritty and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, you'll make discoveries that will shatter Bruce Wayne's world, and the already fragile stability of a corrupt Gotham City. Your actions and your choices will determine the fate of the Batman. Download Episode One of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, The Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands.

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13# 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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14# 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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15# Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy - 2017

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Nearly a decade ago Agent Kate Drew left home to neutralize a biochemical weapon in Scotland. While her assignment was a success, Kate died in a tragic car accident. Or so we were told. Now the echoes of a similar plot reverberate and it's up to you, as detective Nancy Drew, to thwart the sleeper cell and expose the truth about your mother's tragic demise. Learn about Nancy’s mother and what really transpired during her final days. Expose dead drops and black operations by gathering intelligence and new leads. Characters will change their motives as your investigation unfolds. Solve the most personal Nancy Drew Mystery adventure!

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16# The Shapeshifting Detective - 2018

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And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder - or commit it. 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). Published by Wales Interactive Ltd. All trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

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17# 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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18# The Wolf Among Us - 2013

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Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it's like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.

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19# The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - 2014

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a 2014 horror adventure video game developed and published by The Astronauts for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set in an open world environment, in which the player can roam around and explore at will. The player can use paranormal abilities in order to solve crimes, such as sensing where important objects are located and reassembling the timeline of events tied to a certain death.

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20# 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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21# 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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22# League of Light: The Gatherer - 2017

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[Unreleased 1983] Maneuver down an abstract tunnel of colored light without crashing. Succeed and go on to a musical memory game: notes are randomly played that you must then play back using the hand controller keypad. Score points for how quickly you duplicate the series of notes. Then its back into the tunnel and on to a longer series of notes in the memory game. Russ Lieblich did the sounds and music for a number of games at Mattel Electronics (including Snafu) before going to Activision where he designed this game. Peter Kaminski, who programmed River Raid, helped Russ with the programming. It was finally released on the Intellivision Rocks! CD.

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23# Identity V - 2018

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Four Survivors: run from the ruthless hunter, cooperate with teammates, decode cipher machines, open the gate and escape;. You will first enter the game as a detective, who receives a mysterious letter inviting him to investigate an abandoned manor and search for a missing girl.

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24# Overclocked - 2018

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Overclocked is a free-flowing action game that blends combat and platforming to create a fluid and rhythmic experience. Take on the role of Amber, a glass-cannon vigilante, as you fight to uncover a plot that threatens to tear your home apart.

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25# 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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