The Best Investigation Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Beach Cafe: Caribbean Sand added at rank #18.
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Strange Horticulture (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle game in which you play as the proprietor of a local plant store. Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your collection of powerful plants to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries.


  • mystery
  • investigation
  • puzzle
  • nature
  • detective
  • relaxing
  • lovecraftian
  • exploration
  • multiple-endings
  • choices
  • 2d
  • alternate-universe
  • simulation
  • clue
  • lovecraft

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Goetia 2 (2022)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Explore a dark & unknown Venice in this point-and-click adventure. Your goal? Find a way to reunite your soul & body. Gather information & solve puzzles in your spectral form to make your way into this world despite the shenanigans of a troublesome demon!


  • fiction
  • investigation
  • choices
  • point-and-click
  • magic
  • demons
  • interactive
  • psychological
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • 2d
  • realistic
  • dark
  • horror

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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Xbox One

A thrilling point-and-click adventure game where you play as Di Renjie, ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he tracks a serial killer in the heart of the Tang Dynasty's capital city.

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  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • historical
  • fiction
  • pixel
  • minimalist
  • interactive
  • linear
  • thriller
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • narrative
  • mystery

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Machinika Museum (2021)

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Android PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Come discover beautiful mysterious machines of extra-terrestrial origins and use your logic and sense of observation to fix them; and uncover a galaxy-spanning story. Machinika Museum is a puzzle game for people who like to have their brain teased and love a nice story to go along.

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  • science
  • investigation
  • puzzle
  • hidden-object
  • mystery
  • logic
  • point-and-click
  • short
  • sci-fi
  • narration
  • atmospheric
  • futuristic
  • aliens
  • pattern-matching
  • first-person

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Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (2019)

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Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One

Lost and alone after a terrible landslide, Yandi must find his way home in this old-school point and click adventure set deep in the Sumatran jungle! Will he make it out alive?

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  • investigation
  • point-and-click
  • emotional
  • thriller
  • nature
  • drama
  • psychological
  • story
  • old-school
  • pixel
  • mystery
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle

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Lacuna (2021)

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Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox One PC Windows

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.

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

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Chinatown Detective Agency (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Xbox One

Chinatown Detective Agency is a cybernoir point and click adventure blending stunning retro design with innovative mechanics. Play as Amira Darma, an ex-cop who has just opened her own detective agency. Choose your clients, travel around the world and solve dangerous cases using real world research.

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  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • noir
  • cyberpunk
  • investigation
  • mystery
  • trivia
  • pixel
  • dystopian
  • crime
  • multiple-endings
  • dark
  • choices
  • story
  • puzzle

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Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood (2021)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Scarlet Hood must lead a hapless Munchkin troupe through the Wicked Wood. Too bad the Black Witch, LeFaba, doesn't take too kindly to strangers gallivanting in her domain. Our fledgling witch soon realizes she's reliving the same day. Can she overcome the disaster that awaits at every turn?


  • investigation
  • fiction
  • visual-novel
  • comic
  • scroller
  • adventure
  • interactive
  • puzzle
  • endings
  • cartoony
  • book
  • horror
  • stylized
  • story
  • text

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Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town (2020)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Third-person adventure game, set in a fantasy pirate-themed world with a modern touch. Combining the traditional point-and-click genre gameplay with a unique cartoon 3D graphics, Willy Morgan has the dreamy atmosphere, the humor and the freedom to explore typical of timeless classics such as Monkey Island.

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  • pirates
  • cartoony
  • point-and-click
  • 2.5d
  • investigation
  • nonlinear
  • atmospheric
  • comedy
  • funny
  • retro
  • 1980s
  • puzzle
  • story
  • old-school
  • indy

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Don't Forget Me (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Playstation 3 PC Windows

The first season aired in Japan between January 8, 2012 and March 24, 2012 while the second season started airing between July 8, 2012 and September 23, 2012 following a recap episode on July 1, 2012. Both seasons have been licensed by Viz Media in North America and Anime on Demand in the United Kingdom. A manga accompaniment began serialization in Enix's Young Gangan magazine and a light novel from Media Factory, both from September 2011.[2][3] A hybrid Blu-ray Disc containing an original video animation and a PlayStation 3 video game was released on August 23, 2012.

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  • typing
  • philosophical
  • soundtrack
  • noir
  • investigation
  • word
  • detective
  • cyberpunk
  • sci-fi
  • pixel
  • atmospheric
  • point-and-click
  • violent
  • mystery
  • story

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