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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.
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The Scoop

DOS19893.8/5 Telarium
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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.
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Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
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Mystery of the Mummy

DOS19883.6/5 Time Warp Software
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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...
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Mindshadow

DOSMac19853.6/5 Interplay Productions
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Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
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Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
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Legends of Murder: Volume 1 - Stonedale Castle

DOS1989protected3.5/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Sherlock Holmes: Another bow

DOS19853.5/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Igor Objective Uuklaonia

DOS19953.5/5 Péndulo Studios
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Hugo 2: Whodunit?

DOS1991protecteddemo3.4/5 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.
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5
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The President is Missing

DOS1988protected3.4/5 Cosmi Corporation
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Murder on the Zinderneuf

DOS19843.3/5 Free Fall Associates
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Murder in the Atlantic

DOS19883.2/5 CobraSoft
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The Orion Conspiracy

DOS19953.2/5 Divide by zero
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Murder by the Dozen

DOS19832.7/5 BrainBank