The Best Detective Games for Xbox Series X

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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IMMORTALITY (2022)

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Marissa Marcel was a film star. She made three movies. But none of the movies were ever released. And Marissa Marcel disappeared. An interactive trilogy from Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story.


  • mystery
  • detective
  • horror
  • interactive
  • narrative
  • discovery
  • non-linear
  • pause
  • fiction
  • story
  • thriller
  • drama
  • crime
  • fmv
  • puzzle

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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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Lord Winklebottom Investigates (2022)

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It’s the 1920s and the world’s foremost detective is about to embark on his most challenging case yet. Thankfully, in this world that’s not quite like our own, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman giraffe, Lord Winklebottom.


  • detective
  • mystery
  • crime
  • investigation
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • comedy
  • dark
  • point-and-click
  • adventure
  • surreal
  • classic

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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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Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The First Cases (2021)

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The first three games were developed by American developer AWE Productions and published between 2005 and 2007 by The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive. In 2006 Dreamcatcher Interactive and its intellectual property was bought by Austrian publishing company JoWooD Entertainment. Since the acquisition, DreamCatcher has continued to launch titles both under The Adventure Company and DreamCatcher labels including the fourth game in the Agatha Christie series (which was co-developed by AWE Productions and Black Lantern Studios for the Nintendo DS handheld console and was published by Dreamcatcher).


  • detective
  • mystery
  • investigation
  • crime
  • conversation
  • isometric
  • story
  • interrogation
  • adventure
  • narration
  • puzzle-loving

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