40 Best Noir games

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The best 40 Noir games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are FRAMED Collection Bundle released the 30 December 2018 and ranked #12, Grimm & Tonic released the 4 October 2018 and ranked #26, Piano Bar released the 28 August 2018 and ranked #32.

1# FRAMED Collection - 2018

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Rearrange the panels of an animated comic book to craft the story of a noir-styled spy adventure in the FRAMED Collection--a compilation of the multi-award winning puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2.

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2# FRAMED 2 - 2017

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Years ago, a mysterious ship smuggled precious cargo into an exotic land. FRAMED 2 is a noir puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome of the story.

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3# Black Closet - 2015

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Command your minions to solve mysteries and cover up scandals in a high-class boarding school, where the competition is cut-throat and image is everything. But be careful - one of your minions is a traitor.

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4# Noir Chronicles: City of Crime - 2018

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When detective Gingertail is called home by ex-girfriend Barbara, he never imagined that it would be the investigation of his life... and hers. After finding Barbara dead in her living room, he begins a vendetta fueled search for the killer. What lengths will Gingertail go to, in avenging the death of his old flame? Find the clues you seek in this all new series from game developer Brave Giant; Noir Chronicles: City of Crime.

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5# Bear With Me - 2016

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The Bear With Me - Collector's Edition contains all three episodes, telling the whole story of Amber and Ted. It also includes the original soundtrack, a digital art book and full puzzle and script design documents.

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6# The Slaughter: Act One - 2016

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The Slaughter is a noir point-and-click adventure set in Victorian London, laced with adult themes and dark humour. Follow the trail of a killer through atmospheric London locations and surreal dream worlds, meeting a cast of interesting, insane and eccentrically British characters along the way.

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7# The Detail - 2015

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The Detail, a crime noir adventure in a modern American city. This is a city where cases matter, clearance rates matter, and on a good day even justice matters.

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8# Gemini Rue - 2013

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Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely. Gemini Rue will delight you with its moody background music, gritty atmosphere, and a story that will leave you thinking about the very nature of the human psyche and even free will. This is a must-have for classic pixel art, point-and-click adventure, and noir detective stories fans alike!

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9# Detective Gallo - 2018

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Detective Gallo is a point&click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case, bizarre characters, and puzzles that will put his insight and patience to the test. Remote Play requires PS Vita system and sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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10# Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora - 2015

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You’re the Private Investigator on a string of grisly murders, scouring for clues in a 3D side-scrolling world. Grab your fedora and revolver - in Hot Tin Roof you’re on the case! Dive into a noir mystery and become Emma Jones, the only PI partnered to a cat named Franky.

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11# Max Payne - 2012

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Max Payne is a third-person shooter in which the player assumes the role of its titular character, Max Payne. Almost all the gameplay involves bullet time-based gun-fights and levels are generally straightforward, occasionally incorporating platforming and puzzle-solving elements. The game's storyline is advanced by the player following Max's internal monologue as the character determines what his next steps should be. Several of the game's levels involve surrealistic nightmares and drug-related hallucinations of Payne.

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12# FRAMED Collection Bundle - 2018

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"The Framed Collection is the compilation of the the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, noir-puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2, where you re-arrange panels of a comic book to change the outcome of the story. Change the Order, Change the Outcome. The games have been completely overhauled and redesigned for the platform and given extra love and care for our PC players to enjoy the high quality experience that is the FRAMED universe."

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13# Blues and Bullets - 2015

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Blues and Bullets is a dark and violent crime thriller. Set in an alternative Eliot Ness & Al Capone story, Blues and Bullets blends a stunning script with detective work to deliver an amazing interactive experience.

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14# Unforeseen Incidents - 2018

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Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. Join Harper Pendrell and experience a challenging investigation, smart dialog and a rich cast of characters in this thrilling new adventure game.

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15# Dark Grim Mariupolis - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Dark Grim Mariupolis

Introducing “Dark Grim Mariupolis”, a classic adventure game set in a world, combining noir, Greek mythology, magic, mysticism, hopeless entourage of Greco-Roman Age of Decadence and stifling everyday routine.

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16# Knee Deep - 2015

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When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious death as three distinct characters.

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17# The Mercury Man - 2018

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The Mercury Man is an isometric game in the action genre with some adventure elements. It is set in the far grim dark future of its unique sci-fi world.

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18# Shining Hotel: Lost in Nowhere - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Shining Hotel: Lost in Nowhere
Screenshot of the video game Shining Hotel: Lost in Nowhere

You woke up in an unfamiliar room, enshrouded in darkness. You listen to the silence that's been broken only by the quiet static noise coming from the TV speakers. You try to remember how did you get here. But your memories are gone.

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19# Dead By Murder - 2017

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“Dead By Murder”, is a murder mystery strategy game, where the user plays as a police detective and must solve a series of homicide cases.

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20# BUCK - 2017

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BUCK is a story-driven, 2D Metroidbrawler set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. You play as Buck, a motorcycle garage mechanic who decides to leave everything he knows behind in order to find the truth behind a girl's disappearance; all while struggling to adjust himself to a world he doesn't fully understand.

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23# Murder In Tehran's Alleys 1933 - 2017

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This is a series about brutal murders and innocent children killed by cruel and vicious devils riddled with terrifying violence and a mystery for which no end seems to exist. In such gloomy despair, detective Afshar is the only one who has to try to solve this serial killing case in one of the most loyal adventure games to the classic...

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