The Best Investigation Games for Xbox One

Update, : Chinatown Detective Agency added at rank #10.
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AI (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

The player programs the robot and repels oncoming monsters. For programming, just place blocks without using a general programming language so that elementary school students can play. However, by considering the weapons and logic to equip according to the type, number and position of the monsters who came, You can train your thinking like a game. ◆staff ○Robot Design eldenka ○Cyborg Design ANIKI ○ GUI / Background Design ZOO ○ Special Thanks Yosuke Fujikawa Yuji Mori Midori(Kuruma) toku


  • investigation
  • artificial
  • noir
  • intelligence
  • illuminati
  • psychedelic
  • visual-novel
  • futuristic
  • detective
  • conspiracy
  • anime
  • philosophical
  • sci-fi
  • mystery
  • fiction

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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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Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo (2021)

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

Can you trust your own mind? Immerse yourself in a psychological thriller of a new kind, playing with the limits between reality and fantasy. Freely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s universe.


  • investigation
  • cinematic
  • thriller
  • choices
  • fiction
  • drama
  • narration
  • dark
  • interactive
  • detective
  • psychological
  • adventure
  • conversation

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Debris (2017)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS

Blade Interactive was founded in 1998 and are largely known as a developer of pool and snooker games.[4] Three years were spent developing HydroEngine, their dynamic fluid game engine used in Hydrophobia.[5] As part of a major expansion, Blade Interactive has a new mobile game development division based at Blade Interactive's new office complex in Manchester, known as 'BIG' (Blade Interactive Games). One of the founding Directors of Blade Interactive, Peter Jones, was formally Managing Director of Mirage Technologies Multimedia Ltd, the studio behind Rise of the Robots and Rise 2: Resurrection and the PlayStation/PC title Bedlam.


  • walking-simulator
  • philosophical
  • investigation
  • underwater
  • science
  • nature
  • pve
  • fiction
  • surreal
  • psychological
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • multiple-endings
  • cooperative
  • choices

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RainCity (2021)

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Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

The story is both bizarre and exciting making players get lost in a mushroom field, search for a secret passage, and run experiments in a laboratory. The story moves along while meeting various characters, gathering information, solving puzzles, and clearing minigames. There are elements that test skills including memory and observation, and the many items that appear add to its appeal to the game.


  • investigation
  • cats
  • linear
  • dynamic
  • puzzle
  • stylized
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • cartoony
  • dungeon-crawler
  • conversation
  • book
  • cute
  • fiction
  • narration

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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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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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Lacuna (2021)

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

Awoken by the news of a murder, you rush into a case that will soon turn your life and the whole solar system upside down. Ask questions, collect evidence, and put the pieces together until the ugly truth reveals itself... or not. While the classics were great in their time, Lacuna does away with the baggage of many adventure game tropes: - Non-repeating conversations and choices - Immersive, story-driven mysteries - Optional outlines on anything interactable - Story can always be driven forward - Real choices and multiple endings


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

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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
  • exploration
  • 2d

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Chinatown Detective Agency (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

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.


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

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