The Best Detective Games

Update : The Rise of the Golden Idol added at rank #1.
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The Rise of the Golden Idol (2024)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Xbox Series X/s

The Award-winning detective saga returns. Uncover the truth behind 15 strange cases of crime, death and depravity in the 1970s. The world has changed dramatically - the sins of humanity have not.

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  • detective
  • mystery
  • crime
  • puzzle
  • investigation
  • pixel
  • fiction
  • conspiracy
  • political
  • historical

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Nobody Wants to Die (2024)

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Lose yourself in the dystopian world of New York, 2329; immortality comes at a price that someone has to pay. In this interactive noir story, lead the investigation using advanced technology, as Detective James Karra who risks it all in pursuit of a serial killer targeting the city’s elite.

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  • detective
  • off-the-book
  • thriller
  • crime
  • cyberpunk
  • dystopian
  • transhumanism
  • noir
  • interactive
  • philosophical
  • manipulation
  • time
  • conversation
  • narrative
  • investigation

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DETECTIVE - Minerva case (2024)

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DETECTIVE Minerva Case is a crime deduction and solving game, with an adult and original story. Visit the crime scene, look for all the evidence and understand what happened.

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  • detective
  • crime
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • investigation
  • immersive
  • fiction
  • hidden-object
  • philosophical
  • simulation
  • narration
  • point-and-click
  • assassin
  • interactive
  • 3d

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Duck Detective: The Secret Salami (2024)

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Solving crime is no walk in the pond. You are a down-on-his-luck detective who also happens to be a duck. Use your powers of de-duck-tion to inspect evidence, fill in the blanks, and bust the case wide open, in a narrative mystery adventure where nothing is quite as it seems.


  • detective
  • mystery
  • noir
  • sausage
  • investigation
  • short
  • point-and-click
  • cute
  • puzzle
  • isometric

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Spy Guy Hidden Objects (2024)

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Venture out on a colorful and hand-drawn adventure with Spy Guy! Travel between cities in search of clues and don't let the bad guys get away with the treasures! Will you manage to find them all? Explore the detective world of the bravest Treflik the detective and help him save Treflik City.

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  • detective
  • investigation
  • collectathon
  • comic
  • 2.5d
  • hidden-object
  • board-game
  • point-and-click
  • education
  • fiction
  • family-friendly
  • secret
  • linear
  • relaxing
  • cartoony

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Trust No One (2024)

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You'll need to think outside more than just the box. In "Trust No One,” a point-and-click detective adventure, you play as a journalist who tries to unravel a web of secrets about a mysterious AI-company. Explore the nooks and alleyways of Kyiv to discover the identity of your informant.


  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • conspiracy
  • investigation
  • logic
  • philosophical
  • conversation
  • hand-drawn
  • dystopian
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • exploration
  • cartoony

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looK INside (2024)

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PC Windows

Investigate the mysterious death of an unidentified young woman, in this shocking psychological thriller kinetic novel.

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  • point-and-click
  • visual-novel
  • thriller
  • horror
  • noir
  • psychological
  • relaxing
  • detective
  • dark
  • mystery
  • casual
  • investigation
  • narration
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn

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Chronique des Silencieux (2024)

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PC Windows

Set in 1970s southern France, you play a rookie private eye tasked to dig out the secrets of a stubborn old man. Think on your feet while you follow your leads : ask questions to witnesses, detect their lies, hypothesize why and finally confront the silent ones running from their past.

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  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • noir
  • isometric
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • visual-novel
  • historical
  • conversation
  • crime
  • exploration
  • funny
  • adventure
  • mystery

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Kona & Snowrabbit (2024)

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PC Windows

Kona, an ice artist with a reputation for mischief, and Snowrabbit, a white-furred snow rabbit full of desire. After hearing the story of Aquus, the mermaid goddess, the two down-on-their-luck artists break into the monastery of Aquus, nicknamed "the sea on land," to make a statue of a goddess.

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  • top-down
  • detective
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • first-person
  • walking-simulator
  • survival
  • inventory
  • 3d
  • atmospheric
  • mystery
  • quebec
  • humor
  • casual
  • massively

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Forest Grove (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

In Forest Grove, a teenage heiress has gone missing. Foul play is suspected. Uncover a cast of characters, collect evidence, and find the truth in this futuristic detective game!

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  • detective
  • silent
  • mystery
  • protagonist
  • crime
  • lore
  • nonlinear
  • investigation
  • logic
  • crime-fighting
  • walking-simulator
  • immersive
  • exploration
  • drama
  • story

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