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The best detective, mystery games

A murder to solve! A criminal to apprehend! Detective and mistery games have the recipe for a perfect crime story. Police investigations, finding clues, mysterious killings, a noir atmosphere are all ingredients that makes a good detective / mystery game worth playing. The Police Quest series, the Tex Murphy series, games based on Sherlock Holmes are just some of the most popular detective games ever published in the last century.

Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software

L.A. Crackdown

DOS19884/5 Nexa Corporation

Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos

DOS19864/5 Magicom Multimedia

Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1996protected4/5 Access Software
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive is the sequel to Under a Killing Moon and the 4th game in the Tex Murphy series. The Pandora Directive is a first-person 3D adventure game set in a dark sci-fi version of the U.S.A., more specifically in a futuristic San Francisco. The Pandora Directive was developed by Access Software and released in 1996 for...

Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1994protected4/5 Access Software

The Witness

DOS19834/5 Infocom

Mean Streets

DOS1989protected4/5 Access Software

Daughter of Serpents

DOS19924/5 Eldritch Games

Cruise for a Corpse

DOS19914/5 Delphine software

Murders in Venice

DOS19904/5 CobraSoft

Martian Memorandum

DOS1991protecteddemo4/5 Access Software
Martian Memorandum is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Access Software. It was released in 1991 and is the sequel to the game Mean Streets. The game is set in a dystopian future on Mars, where players take on the role of Tex Murphy, a private investigator with a sarcastic and humorous demeanor.The story begins with Tex Mu...

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

DOS1988protected4/5 Sierra On-Line
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance is a graphical point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1988 as the second installment in the Police Quest series, which was created by former police officer Jim Walls.In Police Quest 2, Sonny Bonds is now a sergeant with the Lytton Police Department, and the gam...

The Legacy: Realm of Terror

DOSLinuxMac1993protected3.9/5 Magnetic Scrolls
The Legacy: Realm of Terror is a first-person view survival horror RPG set in the modern world, in a haunted house. The Legacy was developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published by MicroProse Software in 1993.

The Clue!

DOS1994freeware3.9/5 neo Software Produktions

Perry Mason

DOS19853.9/5 Paisano Productions

Escape from delirium

DOS19953.9/5 Virtual X-Perience

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft

Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True

DOS19873.9/5 ICOM Simulations

The Third Courier

DOS19893.9/5 Manley Associates
The Third Courier is an abandoned (atypical) adventure / role playing game set in Berlin during the cold war era and, of course, it's a spy game. The Third Courier was developed by Manley Associates and released by Accolade in 1989 for DOS, but it was also published for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST platforms.


DOS19823.8/5 Infocom


DOS1991NSFW3.8/5 Coktel Vision


Windows XP/98/95MacDOS1993demoNSFW3.8/5 Philips Interactive Media

Mortville Manor

DOS19883.8/5 Lankhor

Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy

Windows XP/98/9519983.8/5 Trecision

Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra

DOSWindows 3.x1992protecteddemo3.8/5 Sierra On-Line
Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1992. The game is a sequel to The Colonel's Bequest and follows the adventures of the protagonist, Laura Bow, a young investigative journalist.In the game, the Dagger of Amon Ra is a valuable Egyptian artifact rumored to have mystical...

In the Dead of Night

DOS19953.8/5 Trecision

Sam and Max Hit the Road

DOSWindows XP/98/95LinuxMac1993protecteddemo3.8/5 LucasArts
Sam & Max Hit the Road is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was released in 1993 and is based on the characters Sam and Max created by comic artist Steve Purcell. The game follows the titular characters, Sam, a detective canine, and Max, a hyperkinetic rabbity thing, as they embark on a bizarre and humoro...

Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original

DOS19933.8/5 Stormfront Studios


DOS19883.8/5 Magnetic Scrolls

Jack the Ripper

DOS19953.8/5 Intergalactic Development