The Best Investigation Games for Xbox One

Update, : Boxville added at rank #13.
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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?


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

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Wytchwood (2021)

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

Wytchwood is a crafting adventure game set in a land of gothic fables and fairytales. As the old witch of the woods, explore a strange countryside, collect magic ingredients, brew sorcerous spells, and pass judgement upon a capricious cast of characters.


  • crafting
  • gothic
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • 2.5d
  • fantasy
  • magic
  • dark
  • stylized
  • story
  • colourful
  • atmospheric
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • adventure

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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.


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

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The Signifier (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Mac OS

This story-driven adventure follows a mystery of death and despair from reality into the surreal realms of objective memories and subjective experiences. Search the mind, solve puzzles, and unravel the dark truth in this psychological thriller.


  • surreal
  • psychological
  • investigation
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • tech-noir
  • horror
  • dark
  • first-person
  • walking-simulator
  • choices
  • psychology
  • exploration

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Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town (2020)

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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.


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

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Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood (2021)

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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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Rivals (2020)

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A deep and immersive narrative puzzle game.


  • investigation
  • 2d
  • fight
  • visual-novel
  • local
  • pixel
  • story
  • multiplayer
  • 4-player

8

Broken Pieces (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One

Broken Pieces is a psychological thriller taking place in a french coastal village somehow outside the flow of time. Solve the mysteries by putting the pieces of the story back together by figuring out the enigma behind this mystical place.


  • travel
  • thriller
  • investigation
  • cinematic
  • psychological
  • time
  • supernatural
  • horror
  • surreal
  • third-person
  • narrative
  • point-and-click
  • atmospheric
  • sci-fi
  • mystery

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Fragments (2021)

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Xbox One ps1 Nintendo 3DS PC Windows Mac OS

You are the detective. In this first-person crime thriller, use cutting-edge tools and your compatibility with a device that can explore others’ memories to crack the case. Your room is the crime scene. Uncover clues, sometimes hidden behind your furniture, in crime scenes that blend into your world. Characters feel real. Life-sized holographic characters are aware of your presence and interact with you and your space as if they’re really in the room.

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  • conversation
  • investigation
  • fiction
  • psychological
  • interactive
  • surreal
  • thriller
  • choices
  • visual-novel
  • story
  • point-and-click
  • linear
  • atmospheric
  • multiple-endings
  • adventure

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BORIS THE ROCKET (2020)

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As a moustached soviet nuclear missile operator, you’re the last frontier of your motherland’s defense. Survive a freezing Siberian winter, untangle nasty bear intrigues and adapt to always changing environment in this cold war simulator.


  • cold
  • snow
  • investigation
  • time-management
  • nonlinear
  • character
  • attack
  • score
  • logic
  • simulation
  • hidden-object
  • first-person
  • 3d
  • war
  • management

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