Abandonware DOS title

The most popular 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.
sleuth-1

Sleuth: A Murder Mystery

DOS1983freeware4.2/5 Norland Software
colonelbequest-3

The Colonel's Bequest

DOS1989protecteddemo4.1/5 Sierra On-Line
The Colonel's Bequest is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1989 for various platforms, including MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST. The game was created by Roberta Williams, co-founder of Sierra On-Line.The game is part of the "Laura Bow" series, with the full title being "Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequ...
the-last-express-06

The Last Express

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Smoking Car Productions
circuitsedge-2

Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...
return-of-the-phantom-06

Return of the Phantom

DOS1993protecteddemo3.7/5 MicroProse Software
Return of the Phantom is adventure game set in France, designed by Raymond Benson, developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1993 for DOS only. Return of the Phantom is a third-person adventure game based on the book Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
borrowed-time-04

Borrowed Time

DOS19853.6/5 Interplay Productions
Borrowed Time is a graphic adventure video game developed and published by Interplay Productions. It was released in 1985 for various platforms, including the Apple Macintosh, Apple II, DOS, and Atari ST. The game is notable for its early use of digitized photos and a noir-style detective narrative.The game's story is set in the 1930s and foll...
anachronox-06

Anachronox

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Ion Storm
hugo2-02

Hugo 2: Whodunit?

DOS1991protecteddemo3.5/5 Gray Design Associates
Hugo 2: Whodunit? is an old school graphic adventure game designed by David P. Gray, developed by Gray Design Associates and released in 1991 for MS-DOS only. Hugo 2: Whodunit? is the second installment of the Hugo game series.
1893-world-fair-04

1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5
escapedelirium-5

Escape from delirium

DOS19953.9/5 Virtual X-Perience
murdersvenice-1

Murders in Venice

DOS19904/5 CobraSoft
sherlockvatican-1

Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos

DOS19864/5 Magicom Multimedia
clue-master-detective-03

Clue Master Detective

DOS19894.3/5 Dalali Software
Clue Master Detective is an abandoned strategy game developed by Dalali Software and released by Leisure Genius in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64. Clue Master Detective is based on the well known board game Clue (also known as Cluedo). Clue can be played in single player, but the best gaming experience come from the multi-player mode.
earthlydelights-1

Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
cruise-for-a-corpse-5

Cruise for a Corpse

DOS19914/5 Delphine software
dame-loaded-01

The Dame Was Loaded

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Beam Software
mortville-manor-02

Mortville Manor

DOS19883.8/5 Lankhor
ballyhoo-1

Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
eagle-eye-mysteries1-01

Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original

DOS19933.8/5 Stormfront Studios
eagleeyemystlondon-4

Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios
magnetic-scrolls-collection-02

Magnetic Scrolls Collection

DOS19914.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
Magnetic Scrolls was one of the finest developer companies dedicated to Interactive Fiction. The Magnetic Scrolls Collection is a trilogy of Magnenic Scrolls adventures remade using the Wonderland engine: Fish!, Corruption, The Guild of Thieves. The new window-based interface made text-adventuring easy even for gamers not used to a text-only interf...
scapeghost-1

Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
nightlong-02

Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy

Windows XP/98/9519983.8/5 Trecision
sherlockholmesbow-1

Sherlock Holmes: Another bow

DOS19853.5/5 Magicom Multimedia
orion-conspiracy-01

The Orion Conspiracy

DOS19953.2/5 Divide by zero
deadline-2

Deadline

DOS19823.8/5 Infocom
murder-club-01

Murder Club

DOSWindows XP/98/9519914.1/5 Riverhill Soft
crime-city-05

Crime City

DOS19934/5