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Games involving detective work, murder mysteries, etc. sorted by release date

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.

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...

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.


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

Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios

Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Windows XP/98/95DOSLinuxMac1994protected4/5 Access Software

The Clue!

DOS1994freeware3.9/5 neo Software Produktions

Escape from delirium

DOS19953.9/5 Virtual X-Perience

Igor Objective Uuklaonia

DOS19953.5/5 Péndulo Studios

In the Dead of Night

DOS19953.8/5 Trecision

Jack the Ripper

DOS19953.8/5 Intergalactic Development

The Orion Conspiracy

DOS19953.2/5 Divide by zero

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...

The Dame Was Loaded

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Beam Software

Blade Runner

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1997protected4.2/5 Westwood Studios
Blade Runner is one of those point & click adventure games that somewhat manages to fully capture the spirit of a cult movie without copying the original plot. Fans of the Blade Runner movie will enjoy this game, even without Harrison Ford. Blade Runner was developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1997 by Virgin.

The Last Express

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

Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy

Windows XP/98/9519983.8/5 Trecision


Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Ion Storm

1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5