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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.

2. The Trace: Murder Mystery Game

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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…

4. Layton’s Mystery Journey

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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…

7. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst

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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…

8. The Blackwell Convergence

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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…

10. Gemini Rue

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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…

13. Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey

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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…

17. Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse

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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is an Episodic, Comic Style Point-and-Click Puzzle-Platform and Action-Adventure video game by Revolution Software. The game take you to Paris and let’s choose your character from two choices, The Fearless Amarican George Stobbart and a French journalist named Nico Collard. Your task in the…

18. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy

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Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy is an Adventure, Point and Click and Single-player video game developed and published by Her Interactive. It is the 21st title in the series of Nancy Drew and available to play on Microsoft Windows. In the game, the player can take on the role…

22. Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion

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Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion is the 30th marvelous title in the series of Adventure, Point-and-Click game developed and published by Her Interactive. The plot takes place in the fictional land and follows the female protagonist named as Nancy Drew. In the game, the player needs to solve several mysteries…

24. CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder

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CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder is an Adventure, Point and Click and Single-player video game developed by Telltale Games and published by Ubisoft. The game follows the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series and revolves around five different cases, while fifth case can be solved by combing previous four cases.…

26. Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Unlocked

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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…

28. Sinking Island

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Sinking Island is a Third-person, Point, and Click, Adventure-based and Single-player video game created by White Birds Productions and published by Microids. It is a fantastic game that allows the player to solve a number of puzzles and immerse himself into the beautiful game world. In this game the player…

30. Monster Quest

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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…

32. Inspector Parker

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Inspector Parker is a Point and Click, Puzzle, Detective, and Single-player video game. It offers the similar gameplay to Criminal Case and lets you a chance to become a detective and solve a variety of cases. The game takes place in Misanthrope Manor and lets you unearth its secrets. To…

37. Jurassic Park: The Game

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Jurassic Park: The Game, presented by Telltale Games is an Episodic, Interactive Drama and Graphic Action-Adventure video game based on the Jurassic Park Movie Franchise. The game takes place in the time between the first and the second Jurassic park movies. The game is heavily influenced by the Mechanics used…

43. Police Line Investigator

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Police Line Investigator is a very addictive hidden object, case solving video game playable online. The game allows you to be a detective and solve different murder and robbery cases by visiting and exploring the crime scene, by collecting hidden objects/clues as your evidence, analyzing the items in the lab…

50. Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy

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Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy is an Adventure, Point-and-Click, and Single-player video game developed and published by Her Interactive for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the 29th title in the long-running series of Nancy Drew. The story follows the female protagonist named as Nancy Drew and her effort to…
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