The Best Investigation Games

Update : Scott Whiskers in: The Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw added at rank #49.
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Noch (2023)

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Go alone (or with a friend) to find the girl who destroyed the world. An ominous surreal first-person adventure full of dangerous monsters and secrets of the deceased world


  • gothic
  • hunting
  • off-road
  • investigation
  • post-apocalyptic
  • survival-horror
  • thriller
  • demons
  • dark
  • sandbox
  • atmospheric
  • 3d
  • survival
  • story
  • exploration

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Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard (2019)

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Mac OS PC Windows

You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery. Also there's a wizard.

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  • sequel
  • detective
  • short
  • investigation
  • soundtrack
  • comedy
  • mystery
  • walking-simulator
  • fiction
  • colourful
  • point-and-click
  • relaxing
  • funny
  • cute
  • interactive

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Silicon Dreams cyberpunk interrogation (2021)

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It’s 2065, and you are an interrogator-model android tasked with rooting out deviants among your own kind. You must probe for lies, monitor and exploit emotional spikes, earn the trust of your subjects, and make the final call: release, or destroy?

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  • conversation
  • investigation
  • choices
  • emotional
  • dystopian
  • cyberpunk
  • multiple-endings
  • experimental
  • political
  • story
  • sci-fi
  • detective
  • futuristic
  • visual-novel
  • atmospheric

4

Meridian 157: Chapter 3 (2021)

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You have ventured this far, now there is no turning back. Uncover the island’s dark history by travelling through crumbling caverns and mysterious laboratories, but be warned, some may not be too welcoming of your presence…

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  • exploration
  • cinematic
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • lovecraftian
  • hidden-object
  • investigation
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • casual
  • detective
  • realistic
  • survival-horror
  • challenging
  • sci-fi

5

Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (2019)

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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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Meridian 157: Chapter 2 (2020)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS

Trapped deep underground on a lost and forgotten island, David’s priority shifts from finding answers about the mystery surrounding him, to surviving the crisis he now finds himself trapped in. It’s now up to you to find an escape from the 157th meridian, but be warned, as escape may not be so easy


  • puzzle
  • investigation
  • point-and-click
  • hidden-object
  • adventure
  • thriller
  • mystery
  • casual
  • realistic
  • horror
  • 2d
  • challenging
  • exploration

7

Board Kings: Board dice games (2022)

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early access Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS

Collect, cook and win big!. Win the biggest prizes in the game!.


  • lovecraftian
  • investigation
  • battler
  • card
  • travel
  • immersive
  • board-game
  • rpg
  • pixel
  • strategy
  • time
  • anime
  • third-person
  • story

8

The Painscreek Killings (2017)

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PC Windows

Investigate an infamous cold case in the eerie, abandoned town of Painscreek. Search for evidence, connect the dots and uncover who killed Vivian Roberts. Can you expose the truth behind this town’s dark secrets?


  • detective
  • investigation
  • supernatural
  • mystery
  • walking-simulator
  • walking
  • open-world
  • atmospheric
  • conspiracy
  • exploration
  • story
  • narration
  • adventure
  • thriller
  • 3d

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Lay a Beauty to Rest: The Darkness Peach Blossom Spring (2021)

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PC Windows

Love-suspense AVG with the theme of "The Peach Blossom Spring". The equinox flowers, bloom for one thousand years and wither for one thousand years. Eternal paradise. Do you choose to stay here, escape here, or bury everything here?

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  • investigation
  • word
  • dating-sim
  • multiple-endings
  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • mystery
  • interactive
  • story
  • anime
  • romance
  • mature
  • drama
  • dark
  • time-management

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A Bavarian Tale - Totgeschwiegen (2023)

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In a third-person RPG detective story, set in Bavaria in 1866, the medical student Valentin Schmidt travels to Wolpertshofen, when a sudden death causes turmoil in the village. Use your skills, find clues and question the villagers to stop the murders.

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  • dynamic
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • humor
  • narration
  • choices
  • multiple-endings
  • detective
  • hand-drawn
  • dark
  • action-adventure
  • third-person
  • historical
  • rpg
  • 3d

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