The Best Investigation Games

Update : Scott Whiskers in: The Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw added at rank #1.
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Scott Whiskers in: The Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw (2024)

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“Scott Whiskers in: the Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw” is a modern, funny and family-friendly point & click adventure game about cats, pop culture and life itself. Created in the spirit of the classics of the genre.


  • 2.5d
  • investigation
  • family-friendly
  • cats
  • point-and-click
  • old-school
  • hand-drawn
  • cartoony
  • logic
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • comedy
  • funny
  • puzzle
  • adventure

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Duck Detective: The Secret Salami (2024)

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Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch PC Windows

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.

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  • investigation
  • noir
  • short
  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • mystery
  • sausage
  • 2.5d
  • fiction
  • cozy
  • birds
  • cute
  • casual
  • interactive
  • isometric

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This is a Ghost (2024)

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PC Windows

This is a Ghost is a supernatural investigation game. You are a member of a secret society that hunts or sets free scary entities from our world. Gather evidence, identify the entity and send it back to the afterlife. Playable in Solo and co-op : 1 to 4 players.

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  • investigation
  • horror
  • cooperative
  • supernatural
  • lovecraftian
  • psychological
  • thriller
  • demons
  • detective
  • dark
  • 3d
  • mystery
  • realistic
  • tactical
  • first-person

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DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate - Dual Edition (2024)

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PC Windows

Solve an impossible murder case in the far-flung future in this VR & Non-VR investigation action adventure! Multi-awarded title DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate - Dual Edition contains all three episodes from the acclaimed trilogy.

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  • cinematic
  • investigation
  • detective
  • emotional
  • visual-novel
  • vr
  • multiple-endings
  • futuristic
  • mystery
  • anime
  • stealth
  • 3d
  • sci-fi
  • first-person
  • story

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2x4 Nails (2024)

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PC Windows

You are FBI crime scene photographer Thomas Greene, fighting violent street criminals and documenting the crimes of a German serial killer known to the press as "Der Kannibale".

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  • investigation
  • horror
  • crime
  • thriller
  • beat-em-up
  • survival-horror
  • gore
  • psychological
  • detective
  • first-person
  • dark
  • shooter
  • atmospheric
  • survival
  • combat

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What?! (2024)

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PC Windows

What?! is a single-player mystery game that focuses on its compact story and unconventional solutions. Players will take on the role of Pat Irvin, a ditzy private investigator struggling to maintain his family business.

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  • comic
  • tutorial
  • 1990s
  • investigation
  • conversation
  • detective
  • multiple-endings
  • book
  • crime
  • immersive
  • third-person
  • choices
  • 3d
  • action-adventure
  • stylized

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Alone in the crowd (2024)

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Settled on a dystopian future, Alone in the Crowd is a puzzle simulation investigative thriller, where you use a weird variety of gadgets to satisfy this mysterious, self proclaimed friendly AI character.

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  • choices
  • dystopian
  • investigation
  • immersive
  • detective
  • conversation
  • fiction
  • 2.5d
  • point-and-click
  • linear
  • mystery
  • interactive
  • futuristic
  • adventure
  • isometric

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Hawaii Detective: Killing of a Krypto King (2024)

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PC Windows

"Hawaii Detective: Killing of a Krypto King" is a Detective Mystery Visual Novel and Yuri Dating Sim where you play as Detective Laura Ko as she interrogates suspects, investigates clues and follows leads to solve this tropical tale. Maybe she even finds the woman of her dreams along the way too!

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  • lgbtq
  • investigation
  • romance
  • dating-sim
  • detective
  • visual-novel
  • conversation
  • america
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • soundtrack
  • mature
  • anime
  • interactive

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You Can Save Everyone (2024)

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PC Windows

A game about anxiety. You Can Save Everyone is a story-driven first-person horror puzzle game. Designed for Arcade Sticks and Controllers. Trapped in a strange facility, solve unconventional puzzles and, just maybe, save everyone.

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  • underground
  • investigation
  • choices
  • visual-novel
  • underwater
  • manipulation
  • point-and-click
  • time
  • fiction
  • multiple-endings
  • exploration
  • interactive
  • horror
  • 3d
  • funny

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Belonging (2024)

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Belonging is a game about a cult and its victims. As a hacktivist breaking into a target location, the player searches an abandoned estate of a cult to find data to leak to the public and uncover uncomfortable truths about what happened to the people that lived there.


  • investigation
  • philosophical
  • walking-simulator
  • lgbtq
  • mythology
  • political
  • collectathon
  • futuristic
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • mystery
  • multiple-endings
  • 3d

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