The Best Investigation Games for Xbox Series X

Update, : Mask of the Rose added at rank #8.
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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

2

Wytchwood (2021)

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85
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PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Mac OS maybe-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

3

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

4

Last Days of Lazarus (2022)

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Playstation 5 (Xbox Series X/s) PC Windows (Playstation 5) Xbox Series X/s Xbox One Xbox Series X

After their mother's suicide, Lazarus returns home to his sister Lyudmila. But unexplained events make the world and even reality collapse around him. Looming death, a spreading malediction and the supernatural threaten his sanity, yet Lazarus pushes forward to find the truth about his family.


  • first-person
  • horror
  • politics
  • investigation
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • walking-simulator
  • mystery
  • faith
  • drama
  • thriller
  • demons
  • adventure
  • gore
  • exploration

5

Eville (2022)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X maybe-Xbox One

Betray your friends- and lie your way to victory. Inspired by popular multiplayer social-deduction party games such as Werewolves and Among Us, this is a new take on the concept with realtime gameplay and interaction.


  • deduction
  • social
  • werewolves
  • investigation
  • diplomacy
  • conversation
  • cooperative
  • pvp
  • party
  • assassin
  • role-specific
  • colourful
  • cartoony
  • 3d

6

TEMPUS (2022)

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Android PC Windows Oculus Rift Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X

TEMPUS is a puzzle adventure game with time travel. Each time you advance, you will see the island where you live change over thousands of years. You can only travel forward so it is a one way trip, how far will you go?


  • investigation
  • hidden-object
  • cyberpunk
  • vr
  • post-apocalyptic
  • narration
  • point-and-click
  • exploration
  • detective
  • first-person
  • story
  • sci-fi
  • controller-support
  • puzzle
  • adventure

7

Titan Chaser (2021)

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

Car. Foggy night. Mystical landscapes. And if you want to work - titans. Titan Chaser is a surreal driving and walking experience, where your job is to scout giant creatures and use the light to drive them off without fighting or killing.


  • simulation
  • dynamic
  • lore
  • walking-simulator
  • driving
  • automobile
  • meditative
  • immersive
  • surreal
  • investigation
  • music
  • open-world
  • atmospheric
  • narration
  • mystery

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Mask of the Rose (2023)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

A marvellous romance with a hint of murder. Lose your heart to a stolen city in this game of amorous intrigue! Seek love, for yourself or your friends. Help a murdered man find justice. And watch out for the bats.


  • lgbtq
  • dating-sim
  • noir
  • visual-novel
  • romance
  • detective
  • investigation
  • choices
  • lore
  • lovecraftian
  • hand-drawn
  • historical
  • alternate
  • conversation

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