Abandonware DOS title

Games involving detective work, murder mysteries, etc.

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.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos

DOS19864/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Sleuth: A Murder Mystery

DOS1983freeware4.2/5 Norland Software
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Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
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Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac OS1996protected4/5 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...
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Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac OS1994protected4/5 Access Software
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The Clue!

DOS1994freeware4/5 neo Software Produktions
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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...
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The Dame Was Loaded

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Beam Software
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The Last Express

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.1/5 Smoking Car Productions
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The Legacy: Realm of Terror

DOSLinuxMac OS1993protected3.9/5 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.
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The Orion Conspiracy

DOS19953.5/5 Divide by zero
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The President is Missing

DOS1988protected3.3/5 Cosmi Corporation
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The Scoop

DOS19893.8/5 Telarium
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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.
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The Witness

DOS19834/5 Infocom
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Voyeur

Windows XP/98/95Mac OSDOS1993demoNSFW4/5 Philips Interactive Media
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Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19894.1/5 Broderbund
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? is an educational computer game and television game show franchise created by Broderbund. It focuses on teaching geography and history while players try to track down the infamous thief, Carmen Sandiego, and her gang across different historical periods.The game was first released in 1989, followed by the TV show in...