84 Best Detective Games

Detective is a subgenre of Mystery-fiction and Crime-fiction, in which a detective or an investigator either an amateur, professional or retired investigates the crime and often murder. The detective games take place in the fictional environment full of puzzles, mysteries, and objectives. The player as the detective must investigate the crime scene, interact with the environment to find clues, analyze them, interrogate the suspect and find the person who is guilty. The detective is the person who is responsible for solving the murder, and criminal cases to enhance his reputation in the city. There are four different types of detectives such as the Amateur Detective, the Private Detective, the Police Detective, and the Forensic Specialist. Some detective games are inspired by television shows. In these games, the player deals with mysterious, crime scenes, suspects, environment, and clues. Some detective games use point and click interface to control the character, and while some games use hidden and object elements to fulfill the requirement or catch the guilty person.
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1. The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is an Interactive Drama, Episodic and Graphic Adventure video game developed by “Telltale Game”. The story of the game is based on “Bill Willingham” Comic Book Series named as “Fables”. The game takes you back to the past in the year 1986 and fits you right into the character of “Bigby Wolf” a law enforcing officer. “The Wolf Among Us” starts off with you as the protagonist saving a fable girl from the attack of a woodsman. You take her to your place where she heals her wounds and leaves saying that “You are not as bad as People think you are”. Chapter ends and in next chapter someone gives you the news of the fable girl’s head resting at a Woodsman doorstep. Sherrif “Ichabod Crane” orders you to investigate and solve the case and take “Snow White” with you as your assistant. “The Wolf Among Us” is a super thrilling and exciting case solving and detective video game that lets you solve murder cases by investigating and collecting the clues/evidences and by interacting with objects and NPCs. The game has a twisted and strange story that literally makes you dive deep into imagination and curiosity. Wolf Among Us offers a brilliant Episodic, Interactive and Story Driven gameplay and beautiful visuals to enjoy.

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2. Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is an episodic Puzzle Point and Click and Adventure video game. This 3D game surrounds the interacting characters, game world exploration and a lot of puzzles to solve. Developed and published by Red Thread Games, this is the most favorite and highest ranking game in the whole series. The futuristic story of the game is set in 2220 and represents two parallel universes named Stark and Arcedia. The protagonist of the game Zoe Castillo breaks the news that the Dreams of the residents of both universes are being stolen by the conspirators and she sets out to ruin their intentions. Betrayed badly and left for dead previously in Dreamfall, Zoe thinks this is the chance to find the purpose of her life. The game features a non-open world environment but several freely roaming levels like Europolis and Marcuria and repays the players with power-ups on collecting every secret and clearing the level. Graphically rich gaming environment and game-play with a third person perspective enhances the charm of playing this awesomely amazing and addicting game to play.

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3. Layton’s Mystery Journey

Layton’s Mystery Journey is a Single-player, Puzzle and Adventure video game developed and published by Level-5. The game serves as the seventh title in the series of Professor Layton and revolves around the struggle of the new protagonist named as Katrielle Layton, who are looking for her missing father named as Professor Hershel Layton. You steps into the shoes of the female protagonist, a private detective and a daughter of Professor Hershel Layton, who wakes up from a nightmare about her father who goes missing. It brings a series of levels full of challenges and dangers. The primary aim is to explore the land, solve mind-bending puzzles, and unearth secret behind the disappearance of your father. Like previous titles, the game introduces different puzzles for you to accomplish using the touch screen as you explore the landscapes and progress through the story. Layton’s Mystery Journey includes core features such as Female Protagonist, Daily Puzzles to Solve, Customization, Additional Mini-Games, Offline Play, New Characters, and more. Try it out, and you’ll enjoy it.

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4. L.A Noire

L.A Noire is an Action-Adventure, Interactive Drama, Third-person Shooter and Stealth video game by Team Bondi. Featuring the protagonist Cole Phelps the game is set in the city of Los Angeles. Cole Phelps recently joined in as the Detective after serving for years as an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Being a police officer, Phelps worked in a lot of police departments and in every Department, he worked with different partners having different sets of skills in crime investigations and interrogations. Players get to solve the cases of different kinds, assigned to them as the investigation tasks and by using their skills, they are meant to put the responsible behind the bars. This amazingly twisted and amalgamated series of fast-paced action and adventure includes crime scene investigations, interrogations, fieldwork and super thrilling gun battles between the law-breakers and the lawmakers. Player mostly uses melee attacks, a lot of weapons and rides vehicles of different kinds in an open world environment. With greatly 3D graphics, exhilarating game-play and an appealing and well-inscribed story-line, L.A Noire takes you to a new dimension of Action-Adventure and Shooting game experience.

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5. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst is an Adventure, Puzzle, Hidden Object and Single-player video game produced by Big Fish Games. It is the 5th main entry in the series of Mystery Case Files game. After the events of Fate’s Carnival, the Master Detective comes back to Ravenhearts Manor, as the soul of Emma has released the bonds of her murderer named Charles Dalimar. The ghost of Emma occurs when the gate of the manor opens and grateful to the detective for being released her soul. The game revolves around the hidden object gameplay and lets you a chance through the match to become a real detective and solve many complex mysteries. It has a variety of levels which takes place in the haunted manor. Explore the environment, investigate different cases, find clues, solve puzzles and uncover the secrets behind the scenes. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst offers immerse gameplay, beautiful sounds, and brilliant graphics. Try it out.

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6. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Are you familiar with Sherlock Holmes? Well Sherlock Holmes was a finest detective the world has ever seen. Sherlock Holmes had the unique skills of solving the most difficult cases and nobody else could find the clues and evidence that he could. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is based on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and is developed by Frogwares for all the detective games lovers. The game is set in the year 1890s and takes you back to an old depiction of London where Sherlock Holmes along with his companion Dr. Watson, is trying to solve a very uncommon case. After the game starts, it puts you into the character of Sherlock Holmes and lets you solve the case by using the strategies and techniques that Sherlock Holmes used back then. You play as Sherlock Holmes and try to solve the case of a missing “Samoan Necklace”. Near the solution of the case you notice that the necklace is not original. The thief has put an imitation of the original one on the scene and the real Necklace is still missing. This discovery makes you feel a bit dizzy because all of the investigation seems of no use. You must find the original necklace. Use your best skills and techniques to examine the clues and evidence, go to different locations to investigate people and collect more evidence. The game lets you jump into the character of DR. Watson to observe the situation more adequately. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes lets you travel from one location to another by walking, running or on any vehicle available. You can solve side puzzles to focus on the real matter too if you want. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes provides with a great episodic storyline and an engagingly addictive game-play for you to play and enjoy. Do try this game out for a great Action-Adventure and Interactive Drama experience. You’ll like it for sure.

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7. The Blackwell Convergence

The Blackwell Convergence is the third game in the Blackwell series and is developed by Wadjet Eye Games. This Graphic Action-Adventure and Interactive Drama video game features the character of Rosangela Blackwell a spiritual medium, and her spirit guide Joey Malone who basically provides with a connection between the ghosts and the living. Rosangela starts living in solitary after the death of her aunt Lauren Blackwell and gets asked by some unknown source to write a story on a Collage Dorm Suicide. She accepts and starts writing when suddenly Joey Malone’s ghost appears and tells Rosa that she is a Medium just like her aunt Lauren and asks her to solve a case of a little girl whose ghost in haunting a Dog Park and is being quite a problem for the people. You as the protagonist Rosa will have to visit the Park and gather clues and objects that can help you with your investigation. Meanwhile Joey will provide you with a connection to her ghost and will gather the clues and objects from the world of ghosts. It would be an unfair to not call The Blackwell Convergence a masterpiece for all the great things it offers. The story is superb, game-play totally is presented in a Film-Noir style and the graphics are a wonder. Play it and you’ll definitely enjoy this fantastic game.

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8. The Last Express: Gold Edition

The Last Express: Gold Edition, developed by DotEmu is a fascinatingly addictive and quite engaging Action-Adventure, Thriller and Interactive Drama video game. The game is set in the year 1914 and takes you to the mysterious adventures of Orient Express. Being one of the best Adventure game of all time, The Last Express: Gold Edition won a lot of awards and is globally appreciated. The game tells the story of Robert Cath who on the eve of World War I starts off his journey from Paris to Constantinople. Robert Cath is an American Doctor with a mysterious past and tries to get rid of the law enforcing authorities chasing him wherever he goes. He gets on the train and receives an urgent telegram from his lifelong friend (Unnamed) and falls into the turmoil of conspiracy, romance and murder. You as the protagonist will star in the game and by following the storyline you’ll be able to solve different puzzles that will eventually help you get out of this bizarre situation. The Last Express: Gold Edition is an amazingly addictive video game and it will amalgamate your brain deep into the game-play for sure. For a great Mystery and thrill filled Adventure and Drama gaming experience, try this game and you’ll be stunned by what this twisted game has to offer.

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9. Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero is an Episodic Point-and-Click Action-Adventure video game developed and published by Cardboard Computer. This indie game is available to play on PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac OS and Linux. The narrative of the game whirls around the life of a truck driver and his dog. The driver along with his dog, accepts to travel to Kentucky to deliver the antique goods and on his way to Kentucky he slips off the road and gets lost. He interacts with strangers and with so many different things to find his way back to Kentucky and reaches to Equus Oils a pitch black gas station. At Equus Oils the real adventure of his life begins. Game features astonishingly amazing game-play, superb graphics and environment. One thing that is quite different about this game is the absence of verbal dialogue. Instead of a verbal dialogue the game uses text-based dialogue to interact with people and things. This epic game is worth trying. Do give it a go and enjoy all the fun.

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10. Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect is and adventure game developed by Alright Games and Published by Square Enix. The story of the game kick starts from an American town named Salem. With a third person perspective, the player controls the main character of the game Ronan (formerly and agent) and explores the town walking and running through different places and buildings like churches, apartments, graveyards etc. Ronan is bound to collect different collectibles scattered around the town. Ronan being a ghost gets the advantage to use a lot of ghostly powers and benefits himself along the way and the story continues. The game comes with a lot of amazing and special characters like a ruthless serial killer Bell, Julia the wife of Ronan, Abigail a Puritan era girl, Cassandra Ronan’s mother and Joy the only witness to the murder of Ronan. Ronan is back to finish what he started and wows to kill his killer. Amazing graphics, details and gameplay forces you to stick to your chair and play till you get tired. Packed with all the action and drama, Murdered: Soul Suspect is worth giving a try. You can play this game on PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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11. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a great Point and Click Adventure game developed and published by The Astronauts. This game was initially developed solely for PC (Microsoft Windows) but later on the company decided to launch a PlayStation 4 compatible version and that is expected to get in to markets in early 2015. The story of the game starts with a mysterious letter from a young boy Ethen Carter to Detective Paul Prospero about some supernatural events, murders and vanishing of Ethan all set to happen in near future. Detective Paul reaches the residence of Ethan and finds out that Ethan has already vanished. Detective Paul starts exploring Red Creek and gets to know about its dark secrets. This entangled storyline game traps Detective Paul in an endless world of puzzles and bizarre events all created by Ethan. He makes him solve some really weird murder cases of his family members and forces detective Paul Prospero to battle with un-natural beings. This amazing adventure game provides with an open world gaming environment, cool graphics and game-play.

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12. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is an Adventure, Puzzle and Single-player video game developed and published by Capcom for iOS and Nintendo DS. The story of the game centers on the deceased protagonist named as Sissel and his ghost, who struggles to find the truth about him when he was alive and who killed him. The player takes on the role of the Spirit, who is capable of performing various tricks of ghost to solve mind-bending puzzles and explore the environment around him. In an adventure game, the player must use his powers to rescue lives. During exploration, the player can switch the Ghost World, where the time is stopped and the Land of Living where the time flows naturally. There are a variety of levels, and each level needs a completion of individual objectives to progress. The game becomes difficult to play, as the player progresses through the game. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective includes core features such as Rich Animation, engaging Gameplay, Intriguing Plot, and more. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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13. Detective Grimoire

Detective Grimoire is an addictive, Point and Click and Single-player video game developed by SFB Games and published by Armor Games. The game is a mix of Adventure and Puzzle elements and takes place in the fantastic world filled with traps, puzzles, and clues. You can take on the role of the protagonist who is a detective and your goal is to interrogate the suspects, gather clues, solve complicated puzzles and find the truth behind the scene. You act as Detective Grimoire, who is a mysterious adventurer. There are variety of levels and each level offers exciting and challenging gameplay that you enjoy. Score the highest points by completing different levels and use them to unlock further features in the game. You can interact with objects and NPCs to progress through the game and can show off your abilities to prove yourself as the best detective. With superb mechanics, addictive gameplay, and brilliant visuals, Detective Grimoire is the best game to play and enjoy.

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14. Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is an Adventure, Point and Click and Single-player video game offered by Artefacts Studio for multiple platforms. The game offers an exciting gameplay which leave you in the fictional land to explore a variety of crime scenes in different cities takes place in the stunning environment around the United States. Assume the role of the protagonist who is a detective, and his primary job is to solve mysterious cases by finding clues, solving puzzles and capturing the person who is the responsible for the crime. You can gather information by examining suspects and finding evidence. A variety of levels are available each with a set of objectives that you must complete at any cost to progress through the game. You explores the environment from third-person perspective and are able to interact with environment and NPCs. According to the story, you as a private detective finds yourself up against a strange opponent. Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders offers core features such as Examinations, Mind-bending Puzzles, Timeline and more. Try it out, and you’ll love it if you want to become a detective.

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15. Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall

Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall puts the player into the role of the protagonist who is a female detective and embarks him on an epic adventure. It combines the elements of Point and Click, Adventure and Exploration and supports single-player mode only. The player can get into the role of the female character named Nancy Drew and allows him to explore the environment from first-person view, solve mysteries, complete tasks, interrogate suspects, complete puzzles and discover clues. There are two types of levels such as Master sleuth and Amateur modes and each has its unique puzzle, a set of difficult levels and hints. According to the story, Jessalyn Thornton and her beloved friends named Addison Hammond visited a strange Island situated in Georgia for wedding and their fun ended when Jessalyn’ friend disappeared. The family members, friends, and clique of Addison try to search him and explore the entire Island but failed. They have decided to call a detective named Nancy Drew to search Addison. Explore the world, find clues, solve puzzles, and uncover the secrets of Island. With enhanced story, mechanics, and gameplay, Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall is the best game to play and enjoy.

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16. Dark Realm: Queen of Flames

Dark Realm: Queen of Flames is a Puzzle, Hidden Object, Point and Click and Single-player video game created and published by BigFish Games. According to the story, a team of mysterious force occurs and reduce the town to rubble and flames. You are selected by the Queen to defend the village from vicious forces and find out the secret behind the force. There are a variety of levels, and your primary task is to find hidden objects in each level to score the points. Find the clue by exploring, analyze them and solve the mystery to score the points and earn fabulous rewards from Queen. As the game progress, it becomes challenging. The game unlocks other power-ups and boosters during your adventure as you become advanced. Unlock other levels using your points and become the master. Prove yourself as the best detective around the world and engage yourself in puzzle gameplay experience. With the superb story, addictive gameplay, and attractive sounds, Dark Realm: Queen of Flames is the best game to play and enjoy.

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17. Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Unlocked

Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Unlocked is an Adventure, Hidden Object, Point and Click and Single-player video game developed and published by BigFish Games. The game takes place in the fictional world threatened by some magical forces who are slaughtering lots of people. You act as the protagonist and the game puts you on an epic adventure where you have to find a variety of objects by manipulating the environment, get power-ups to enhance your abilities and clear a set of levels and solve complex puzzle to score the highest points. Protect your village from vicious enemies, become the hero and get fame among lots of people. Lead your nation, and immerse yourself in puzzle experience. As you advanced, the game becomes more challenging. Unlock further levels and power-ups to progress through the game and become the master. With superb mechanics, addictive gameplay, and attractive soundtracks, Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Unlocked is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.

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18. Monster Quest

Monster Quest is a Puzzle, Hidden Object, and Single-player video game for Windows. The game takes place in different location and lets you a chance to become a detective. There are various complex cases that you have to solve by finding clues. Use modern techniques and solve a series of mysteries to earn rewards and prove yourself as the best detective. It includes various scenarios with challenging puzzle that you’ve to solve. The ultimate goal is to investigate the suspect, find clues, analyze and solve the puzzles to finish the case. It becomes more challenging as you gain experience. It offers photo-realistic environments, hundreds of clues, various levels and more. Navigate different locations, find the hidden object and immerse yourself in puzzle experience. Monster Quest offers exciting gameplay, superb mechanics, addictive controls, and dynamic sounds. Try it out.

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19. Resonance

Resonance, Developed by XII Games is an Action-Adventure and Interactive Drama video game. The game is about the death of a Physicist in a lab accident and the pursuit for his hidden Legacy (Resonance Tech) between the people of a specific group. Resonance lets you control four main characters of the game and allows you to switch between them according to the scenario. You as the detective have to find out a deadly Technology named Resonance in order to save the humanity. Resonance is the technology that professor Morales working on when the accident happened. The tech is now stolen by some dangerous terrorist organization and you have to find it before its to late. In order to find out Resonance you will have to go to lab to collect clues and object that can help you with your investigation. Resonance is a super thriller Action-Adventure and Interactive Drama video game presented in a cinematic and Film Noir style. You’ll be provided with a best story and amazing graphic details in this game. Try out this masterpiece and you’ll definitely be a fan.

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20. The Blackwell Epiphany

The Blackwell Epiphany developed by Wadjet Eye Games offers a wonderful blend Action-Adventure and Interactive Drama elements. The game is about a strange force that if catches onto someone, tears him/her apart and the person vanishes into the thin air without a trace. Because of being a paranormal entity, the strange force remains hidden from the eyes of local police and that’s when you get into the play as the protagonist Rosa Blackwell along with your spiritual companion Joey Mallone. The responsibility to solve this strange case of a strange, malevolent and Powerful entity now rests on your shoulders. You must start getting the clues and task Joey to do the same by using his supernatural powers. The Blackwell Epiphany is an amazing and quite engaging video game to play and enjoy. Some really great features of the game are Two main switchable game characters (Rosa & Joey), fully voiced over, A well written story, state of the art graphics etc.

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21. Gemini Rue

Gemini Rue is a Graphic-Adventure, Interactive Drama and Cyberpunk video game developed by Wadjet Eye Games. The story of the game bases on point-and-Click Puzzles and investigations and lets you explore the game world, interact with NPCs, collect clues and objects and engage in quite exciting Gun-play. The game takes place in the Gemini Star System in 23rd century and allows you to get into the character of Azriel Odin a gangster turned Law Enforcer. You must ride in your ship and travel to Barracus in search of your brother Daniel kidnapped by Boryokudan a terrorist organization. You must also collect the clues and objects pointing in the direction of your brother’s current location. You will be required to get information from the NPCs and solve some puzzles in order to find answers to the questions you have. As Matthius Howard will be your companion throughout your journeys, you can get help from him on specific points in the game by exchanging your place with him. You must eliminate the Syndicate too and save the whole universe along with your brother. Gemini Rue is a great Graphic-Adventure and interactive Drama based video game to play and enjoy. You should totally give it a try.

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22. Sam and Max Episode 205: What’s New, Beelzebub?

Sam and Max Episode 205: What’s New, Beelzebub mixes the Graphic Adventure, Point-and-Click, and Puzzle Solving elements developed by Telltale, Inc. and published by GameTap LLC. The game is played from a third-person perspective and put the player in the role of the detective, who has to find and bring the soul of Bosco. The game offers the similar gameplay compared to the previous title and lets the player control the protagonist Sam, interact with the environment using mouse actions, and communicate with NPCs, collect items, and solve mind-bending puzzles to progress. During the gameplay, the player picks up objects, and combine them to find a clue, and include them in his inventory to use when need. The game displays the inventory box at the top corner of the screen. It serves as the 5th and final title in the 2nd series of Sam and Max games. There are a variety of levels, and each level offers a set of puzzles that the player has to complete at any cost to become the master. With addictive graphics, point-and-click gameplay, and original soundtracks, Sam and Max Episode 205: What’s New, Beelzebub is the best game to play and enjoy.

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23. Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is an Adventure, Point and Click and Single-player video game created by Cing and published by Nintendo. The game takes place in the stunning environment and puts you in the role of the protagonist named as Kyle Hyde. You have to explore the environment and interact with objects using the touch screen of Nintendo DS and effort to solve mind-bending puzzles to earn points. It offers a fictional place known as Hotel Dusk, a rundown motel in Nevada. A former detective, working as the salesman, reaches to the hotel in search for his former partner. There are a variety of levels, and each level needs a completion of individual objectives. The game offers you a chance to become a detective and polish your skills to become the master. It gameplay becomes tough, as you advanced. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 includes prominent features such as lots of Levels, Point and Click Interface, fictional City, and more. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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24. The Trace: Murder Mystery Game

The Trace: Murder Mystery Game is an Adventure, Hidden Object, Detective, Crime-solving and Single-player video game created by Relentless Software for mobile platforms. The game takes place in the fictional world and puts the player in the role of the detective who must solve a variety of murder cases by investigating the scene, collecting the clues, interrogating the suspects and solving the mind-bending puzzles. There are a variety of levels and the player must find hidden objects from each level to score the points and complete the level. As the player advances, the game becomes tough to play. The player explores the world from a first-person perspective and can interact with objects and environment to get information about the crime scene. The Trace: Murder Mystery Game includes prominent features such as 3D Landscapes, Ordinary Items, Collect Clues, Find Evidence to Solve Puzzles, Captivating Atmospheric Music, and more. With addictive gameplay, intuitive controls, and lots of challenging levels, The Trace: Murder Mystery Game is the best game to play.

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25. Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an Adventure, Stealth, Third-person Action and Single-player video game created and published by Ocean Software. The game offers an action-packed gameplay based on the adventure movie of the same name released in 1996. The player controls the protagonist named as Ethan Hunt in several missions, and the most of the gameplay focuses on completing a variety of objectives disguised or undetected. There are a variety of weapons, and the player can choose from them including pistol, automatic weapons, detective gadgets, and more. On the selected mission, the game provides the player with an explosive gun and the face maker. The player needs to blast the targeted place within a limited time to complete the mission. As the story advances, the game becomes desperate to play and unlock other levels to navigate. The player explores the world from a third-person perspective and can interact with non-player characters and environment to solve multiple missions. With core features, addictive gameplay, brilliant visual details, and smooth controls, Mission: Impossible is the fantastic game to enjoy.

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26. Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor

Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor is an Adventure, Point and Click, and Single-player video game created by Her Interactive and published by DreamCatcher. It is the 11th installment in the long-running series of Nancy Drew and available to play on Mac and Windows platforms. You step into the shoes of the protagonist named as Nancy Drew, a female detective and your objective is to solve mysterious cases through investigating, interrogating suspects, finding clues, and solving puzzles. It has two different modes such as Senior Detective and Junior Detective and each mode offers a set of hints and different level difficulty. It has an exciting story, in which the protagonist traverse to the fictional England to visit her neighbor’s daughter named as Linda Penvellyn. According to the story, Linda is living in a fourteen century haunted Blackmoor Manor threatened by a tragic past. The player needs to explore the mansion from a first-person perspective and complete a variety of quests to solve mysteries behind the scene. With new story, addictive gameplay, and superb mechanics, Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor is the best game to play and enjoy.

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27. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations is an Adventure, Visual Novel and Single-player video game published and developed by Capcom. It is the third marvelous title in the series of Ace Attorney, following Justice for All, released in 2002. The story of the game centers on Phoenix Wright and Mia Fey, who struggle to protect their clients in five different episodes. The gameplay is divided into different sections, where the protagonist can examine witnesses and effort to find out contradictions in his investigations and testimonies, where he collected evidence and interact with non-player characters. In the beginning, the only first episode is available, while the player can unlock further by progressing through the story. Each chapter is split into different chapters, consisting of courtroom and investigation sessions. The player assumes the role of the detective, and his ultimate task is to solve mysteries and complex cases to become the master. With the exciting story, engaging gameplay, and brilliant graphics, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations is the best game to play.

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28. Cause of Death

Cause of Death (also known as Cause of Death: Can You Catch The Killer?) is a Single-player, Visual Novel and Detective video game created by EA Mobile. The game takes place in the fictional world populated by criminals, and serial killers. You as the detective must explore the environment, investigate complicated cases, find clues, and interrogate suspects and effort to solve mysteries to progress through the game. The gameplay is split into a set of volumes, and each volume has up to eight chapters. At the beginning of the match, the only first volume is unlocked to play while other volumes can be unlocked by progressing through the game. To earn points, you must fulfill the requirements of each chapter and catch the murderer or criminal to solve the case. During the gameplay, you have to take smart decisions, gather evidence, ask compelling questions, to find the person who is guilty. Cause of Death is the excellent game as compared to other Detective-based Visual Novel games.

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29. Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel

Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel is the 8th entry in the series of Nancy Drew and revolves around Adventure and Point and Click gameplay by Her Interactive. The game lets you a chance to become a detective and engage yourself in puzzle experience. Take on the role of the female protagonist and struggle to uncover the secrets behind different scenes. You can manipulate the world from first-person perspective and your job is to solve the mysteries through solving puzzles, interrogating a suspects, and finding clues. The game has two different modes such as Junior and senior detective, each mode has a different difficulty and a set of hints and puzzles. Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel based on the exciting book of the similar name. Explore the world, interact with NPCs, wake up your inner detective and dominate the world using your skills. Solve complex cases as soon as possible and make your reputation. The game rewards you with XP points as you clear a set of levels. Try it out, and you’ll love it entry in the series.

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30. Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins is an Action, First-person Perspective, Horror-Survival and Single-player video game produced by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. The game offers exploration gameplay with a heavy emphasis on melee combat, solving-puzzles, including finding clues, searching for fingerprints and more. Unlike traditional first-person shooter games, the most of the game focuses on exploration, interaction with NPCs and environment. You can step into the shoes of the protagonist, a detective and your ultimate task is to explore the breathtaking environment around you to complete different missions. The game world is full of strange creatures, mysteries, and enemies, and you can use different weapons during the gameplay to kill enemies and earn points. There are exciting levels available, and you have to complete each one to progress through the game. During the gameplay, the player will encounter lots of deadly creatures, which scares and fend off you by completion of your missions. Condemned: Criminal Origins offers prominent features such as thrilling Environment, First-person Gameplay, heart-pumping Story, and smooth Controls. It is the fantastic game to play and enjoy.

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31. Scooby-Doo Mystery

Scooby-Doo Mystery is an Adventure and Single-player video game created by Argonaut Software. It is a mixture of two different video game, one of the game was published for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and brings Adventure genre with platforming elements. Other game was released for the Sega Genesis and combines adventure game with a point and click interface. In the game, the player assumes the role of the famous character named as Shaggy Rogers and Scooby Doo, who must solve different mysteries with other companions of Mystery Incorporated. The game features two playable episodes such as Blake’s Hotel and Ha Ha Carnival. There are a set of levels and each level offers multiple tasks to complete. The player explores the world from the side-scroll perspective and he has to solve mysteries by finding clues, and the interacting environment. A variety of Levels, Third-person Perspective, become a Detective, etc. are prominent features in the game. Try it out.

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32. Insecticide

Insecticide developed by Crackpot Entertainment is an Action-Adventure, Third-person Perspective and Single-player video game for Windows and Nintendo platforms. The game focuses on shooting and platforming mechanics and a series of levels characterized by puzzle-solving and interrogating. It takes place in the stunning world known as Troi, where insects have evolved into life form and turn the humans into hominids. The storyline centers on two police officer, who are struggling to solve a murder case at the soft drink company called Nectarola. The player chooses his character to dive into the world where he has to find clues, solve puzzles and uncover the mysteries to become the best detective ever. The main goal of the player is to explore the city of insects and unearth the secret in a fictional city infested with corruption. Insecticide offers key features such as Gather Clues, be a Detective, Real-time Third-person view, thirty unique Characters and more. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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33. Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill

Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill is an Adventure, Point and Click, and Single-player video game in the series of Nancy Drew game by Her Interactive. The game combines the elements of Puzzle, Exploration and First-person perspective. The player can take on the role of the female protagonist named as Nancy Drew, and the story follows her. It is about discovering clues, interrogating suspects, solving complex puzzles and uncovering the secrets behind the scenes. There are three types of gameplay available such as Junior, Senior, and Master Detectives, each gameplay offers a unique set of tasks and its own difficulty level of puzzles. According to the story, the protagonist takes a semester of school and stay with her beloved aunt named as Eloise in Florida. A local high school’s student named as Jake Rogers is killed, where the aunt of the protagonist works as a librarian. Eloise requests Nancy to investigate, so the protagonist goes uncover as a high school student and struggles to solve the mystery of the murder. With enhanced mechanics, addictive story, and brilliant controls, Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill is the best game to play and enjoy.

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34. Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse

Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse developed and published by Her Interactive is an Adventure and Single-player video game available to play on Windows and Mac platforms only. The game combines the elements of Puzzle and First-person perspective and takes place in the fictional world. There are two different modes such as Senior and Junior Detective modes and each mode offers a difficulty levels, hints and more. You can assume the role of the female protagonist named as Nancy, who is a detective and his primary objective is to solve puzzles to unearth the secret behind the scenes. The game is about interrogating suspects, discovering clues and solving puzzle. You can manipulate the world from first-person perspective and can interact with environment and NPCs to gather clues. You can use hint system when you are in some difficulty. As the game proceed, it becomes challenging to play. Uncover Hidden Rooms, Castle Security Cameras, Play as Nancy Drew, Explore the German Castle, etc. are the prominent features in the game. With enhanced mechanics, HD graphics, and brilliant story, Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse is the best game to play and enjoy.

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35. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is a Single-player and Third-person Shooter video game created by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. It is the sequel to the Max Payne game and it takes place in the fictional world. The game puts the player in the role of the protagonist named as Max Payne, who is detective in the NYPD (New York City Police Department). After the previous events, the protagonist team up with Mona Sax, and set out on an adventure to resolve a conspiracy of betrayal and death. There are two different protagonists such as Mona Sax and Max Payne. You can assume the role of Max Payne, but also play as Mona Sax in some levels. In the beginning, the primary weapon is 9mm Pistol, as the game progress, you access other weapons including submachine gun, handguns, assault rifles, hand thrown weapons and more. There are a variety of missions and each mission needs a completion of certain tasks. With enhanced mechanics, addictive gameplay, and superb visuals, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is the best game to play and enjoy.

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36. Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival

Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival is an Adventure, Puzzle, Hidden Object and Single-player video game released by Big Fish Games. It is the tenth entry in the series of Mystery Case Files, and the game combines the elements of hidden object and point and click. The story of the game starts right after the previous entry. According to the story, Madame Fate returns with the more magical power you have never seen it before. Fate has been imprisoned, various workers. You act as the detective, and your task is to fend off Fate by accomplishing the missions and find a dairy which assists provides a set of clues to assist you in the quests. The game consists of a series of levels and allows you complete each one to progress through the game. Each level has the different background a set of objects that you have to find to earn points. The game looks easy but hard to master. Solve complex puzzles and try to unlock power-ups and other items in the game that assist you during your quests. Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival includes prominent features such as Money to Spend, Gather Bobbleheads, Play Solitaire, and more. Try it out, and you’ll enjoy it.

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37. Mystery Case Files: Broken Hour

Mystery Case Files: Broken Hour is an Adventure, Hidden Object and Single-player video game released by BigFish Games. The game combines the elements of horror and puzzle and takes place in the fictional mansion where you can take on the role of the protagonist who is a photographer. The ultimate task is to explore the game world, find objects to progress through the game. The game looks easy but hard to master. Score the points by completing levels and unlock further content in the game world. There are up to seventeen achievements to unlock and more than fourteen collectibles to search and gather. Unlock mini-games and engage yourself in puzzle gameplay experience. Improve your abilities and become the master to prove yourself as the best detective. The game is available to play in different chapters and each chapter offers its unique story and gameplay. With impressive mechanics, superb gameplay, and various sounds effects, Mystery Case Files: Broken Hour is the best game to play and enjoy.

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38. Adam Wolfe: Flames of Time

Adam Wolfe: Flames of Time is an addictive, Puzzle, Hidden Object and Single-player video game released by BigFish Games. The game casts you in the role of the protagonist named as Adam Wolfe who is an investigator and takes place in the street of San Francisco invaded by criminal organization. In the game, your beloved sister has been disappeared and your main goal is to explore the street of the world to find your sister while finding a variety of objects. The game features a series of levels and each level is tough as compared to last one. Solve complex mysteries, find clues, and investigate different cases and prove yourself as the best detective. Find your sibling and complete its all levels to progress through the game. As the game advanced, it becomes challenging. Score the highest points and challenge your friends to beat it. Adam Wolfe: Flames of Time offers core features such as Unique Case Solving Mechanics, exciting Puzzles, well-written Storyline, attractive Sounds, and more. With superb gameplay, brilliant controls, Adam Wolfe: Flames of Time is the best game as compared to other Hidden Object games.

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39. Clue

Clue is a Top-down, Strategy, and Single-player Board video game created by EAI Interactive and published by Atari Interactive, Inc. The game takes place in the mansion and casts you in the role of the protagonist who is a detective. According to the story, a man killed in a mansion with no trace. You are called to interrogate and find out the murderer. Your ultimate task is to investigate the case, discover clues, and find the murderer. Interact with other players, interrogate the suspect and explore the room to find the weapons which are used in the murder. The game becomes challenging, as you gain experience. There are lots of levels, and you have to complete each one to score the highest points. After catching the murder who is guilty, put him in the case and earn money. The game uses an isometric view to navigate the world and introduces lots of complicated cases to solve. Clue offers prominent features, addictive gameplay, and superb story. Try it out, and you’ll love it.

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40. Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes

Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes is an immersive, Puzzle, Hidden Object, Adventure and Single-player video game by Storm8 Studios. The game takes place in different locations and puts you into the role of the detective and includes a variety of criminal scenes to solve. The ultimate task is to solve the murder cases and catch the persons who are guilty. According to the story, the city is threatened by criminals, and they become very sharp, and the local police are helpless to catch them. The government decides to send the special agents of FBI to take down criminals. Your main task is to navigate the crime scene, find clues and analyze and interrogate the suspects and solve the mystery by catching the murderer. You can explore a set of locations such as Gloomy Subway Terminal, Sunny Park and more. There are more than twenty murder cases in different locations. Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes offers core features such as find hidden Objects, Explore various Locations, Unravel the Mysteries, Interrogate Suspicious, Solve (theft, murder, and other crime cases), show Detective Skills, and more. Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes is the wonderful game as compared to other Hidden Object games.

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41. True Crime: Streets of LA

True Crime: Streets of LA is an Action-Adventure, Exploration, Third-person Perspective, Online, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Luxoflux and published by Activision. The game takes place in an open world environment and focuses on Los Angeles. The story of the game revolves around the protagonist named Nicholas Kang who is a police officer and his efforts to investigating a team of bombing in a fictional town called Chinatown. He comes to known about the disappearance of his father twenty years earlier as the protagonist progress into the case. The game casts the player in the role of the protagonist, who is a detective of the EOD (Elite Operations Division). The player can move freely without any restriction and can explore the game world either on foot or by vehicle. There are four different sorts of missions and each mission represents its unique set of gameplay such as Stealth, shooting, fighting and driving. The player has to earn money by completing objectives and missions and use them to purchase weapons, tools, items and equipment. The game offers the similar gameplay like GTA. With detailed environment, prominent features, superb mechanics, customizable controls, and superb graphics, True Crime Streets of LA is the best game to play and enjoy.

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42. Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight is an Action-Adventure, Super Hero, Exploration, Open World and Single-player video game created by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the fourth main entry in the series of Batman: Arkham and takes place after the event of Batman: Arkham City 2011. The story focuses on the protagonist named Batman and his competitor named Scarecrow who want to destroy Gotham City. With the help of Arkham Knight, he becomes the stranger foes of Batman. The player can take on the role of the protagonist, explore the game world from a third-person perspective with exciting tasks, in which he has to fight against foes using stealth, melee combat, and detective skill elements. The player can navigate the world either on foot or by Batman special vehicle called Batmobile. There are a massive variety of missions full of puzzles, objectives, and challenges. Earn experience points and uses them to unlock further content. Batman: Arkham Knight offers key features such as be the Batman, New Batmobile, Epic Foes, Explore the Gotham City, Most Wanted Missions, New Combat and Gadgets. Try it out.

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43. Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek

Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is an Adventure, Point and Click, Female Protagonist, and Single-player video game developed by Her Interaction. The player can take on the role of the protagonist named Nancy Drew who is a female detective, and her main task is to navigate the environment, find clues, interrogate a suspect and solve mysteries. The game is played from the first-person perspective, and consists of two different modes such as Junior and Senior Detective and each has its unique gameplay, difficulty, hints and levels. In the story, the protagonist travels to Canada to stay at Creek Lodge. The owner of the lodge named Chantal has asked the protagonist to investigate strange accidents that occurred at the lodge. The player has to explore the game world, find clues, solve complex puzzles, and uncover the secret behind a strange event that happened at the lodge. Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek offers core features such as Play as a Detective, Cook up Meals, Ride across the Snow, participates in snowball fights, and more. Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is the wonderful game to play.

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44. True Crime: New York City

True Crime: New York City is an Acton-Adventure, Open World, Third-person, and Single-player video game created by Luxoflux and published by Activision. The game revolves around the story of the protagonist who is a gangster and turned police officer named Marcus Reed. He receives a letter on the first night of his job of promotion to detective in a crime unit. The protagonist is the witness of his mentor’s death. You can get into the role of the character named Marcus Reed, and your ultimate task is to explore the game world, find the person who killed your beloved friend and brings him down the mole. The takes place in the fictional city called New York and offers an open environment where you can explore the world either on foot or by vehicle. You can explore the world from a third-person view and have to solve four main cases such as the Palermo Mob, the Shadow Tong, the Palermo Mob, and the Magdalena Cartel. Your hero can run, jump, drive, walk, swim, and can perform an acrobatic action. Use different weapons to slaughter foes and earn money to upgrade the features of the game. With superb sounds, detailed environments, and brilliant story, True Crime: New York City is the best game to play and enjoy.

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45. Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango is a Graphics Adventure, Puzzle and Single-player video game created and published by LucasArts. The game lets you control a character named Manuel and takes place in the fictional world called Land of Dead, in which you must complete challenging puzzles. Interact with Non-player Characters, find clues, gather and use objects to solve mysteries to progress in the game. It lets you a chance to become a detective and show your skills. Solve cases, earn points and uncover the secrets of the land of dead. The game offers detailed environments and lets you explore it, find objects and get clues. Grim Fandango includes core features such as Exciting Characters, a set of Puzzles, Stunning Visuals, brilliant mechanics, point and clicks gameplay, etc. Grim Fandango is the best game to play and enjoy.

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46. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is a great Episodic, Interactive Drama and Action-Adventure video game developed by Access Games. The game lets you be the protagonist David Young, a Private Detective who struggles to investigate about the murder of his wife. You must follow the story-line and use your Time Traveling abilities to investigate and collect clues and evidence about your lost memories. The time travel abilities are strictly bound to the search of necessary clued and objects so when you find a clue you can go back in time to a specific and limited point. The more you collect objects and clues, the more you can go back in time and eventually reach down to the point where you can stop[ the murder from happening and in some cases you can arrest the murderer. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die provides with Cel-Shaded graphics and an amazing game-play filled with thrill, action and adventure. Do try it out if you haven’t played it yet, you’ll definitely enjoy this game.

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47. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival First and Third-person Shooter video game by Headfirst Productions. The story of the game revolves around the character of Jack Walters who is a mentally unstable freelance detective. He gets hired on a case of a missing person and travels to Innsmouth a mysteriously strange town situated in the cutout suburbs of America. While investigating in the Innsmouth, Jack feels the unseen presence of an unearthly force, under the heavy effects of that force, he begins hallucinating and degrading mentally. It depends on the player to control his situation or let him die by losing control and committing suicide. One possible way of preserving and restoring the sanity of the protagonist is to kill the enemies or find the sanctuary. If player fails to find the sanctuary, he dies under the heavy influence of graphical anomalies and sound distortions and the game ends. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth features a twisted and quite confusing game-play and a mysteriously impressive story-line, amazing visuals and a lot of other great things.

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48. Rizzoli and Isles: The Masterpiece Murders

Rizzoli and Isles: The Masterpiece Murders is probably the best hidden object and case solving video game as compared to a lot of titles of the same genre. The game puts you into the character of a female detective whose duty is to gather objects/clues from the crime scenes and solve the case by analyzing the objects in the lab for blood samples and fingerprints and by using her skills and intuition. You must collect evidence, talk to the concerning people (NPCs), gather information and in the end, solve the case by summing up all of your findings, and handing over the suspect to the authorities. Once the case is solved, game closes the case and directs you to the next crime scene to solve another murder case. Rizzoli and Isles: The Masterpiece Murders is quite interesting game to play and enjoy. You’ll like it for sure.

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49. Crime Scene

Crime Scene or also known as Criminology is a Nintendo Ds specific video game. The game lets you solve different murder cases as Detective Matt Simones and tasks you with visiting the crime scenes, collect hidden objects/evidence/clues, get them to your lab and analyze them for finger prints and blood samples, investigate the possible suspects and record their alibis and finally solve the case by using your skills and the results of your findings. The game kicks off with a case of murder involving a co-worker and his wife. If you are able to solve the first case, the game lets you move towards the next case, if you are failed to solve the first case in given time, you’ll have to start over again. Crime Scene is a superbly thrilling video game, you’ll definitely like it.

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50. Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is a great Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival and Shooter video game that offers an engaging game-play, enhanced mechanics and a really well-written story. The beautifully embedded mystery and thrill makes this game even more engaging and addictive. Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage lets you set yourself up into the character of Howard Loreid, a long time police Detective who gets tasked to explore the village the game is set in, find out the clues and notes that will eventually help you go further with the story of the game, go into the woods, dark caves and Catacombs to find the artifacts and other items, shoot down the creatures and enjoy an amazing game-play. With multiple difficulty levels, amazingly haunting locations, a number of mysteries to solve, great story-line, cool visuals and a wonderfully immersive game-play, Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is a Adventure-based RPG and Shooter video game to play and enjoy.

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