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.

Most popular detective, mystery games

1893: A World's Fair Mystery
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS
Blade Runner
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac OS
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20033.6/5
1893: A World's Fair Mystery is an interactive fiction game developed by the American studio Illuminated Lantern and released in 2002. Set during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the game combines historical fiction with mystery-solving gameplay.In 1893: A World's Fair Mystery, players take on the role of a detective investigating ...
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221B Baker Street

DOS19864/5 Datasoft
221B Baker Street is a turn-based strategy strategy game developed by Datasoft. 221B Baker Street is base on the tabletop game of the same name "221B Baker Street" and it plays in a very similar way, with dices, etc.
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Amnesia

DOS19864/5 Cognetics corporation
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Anachronox

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

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
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Blade Runner

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1997protected4.2/5 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.
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Blue Force

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami Media
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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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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...
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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.
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Corruption

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Crime City

DOS19934/5
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Cruise for a Corpse

DOS19914/5 Delphine software
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Daughter of Serpents

DOS19924/5 Eldritch Games
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Deadline

DOS19823.9/5 Infocom
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Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas

DOS19904.2/5 ICOM Simulations
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Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True

DOS19873.8/5 ICOM Simulations
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Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios
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Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original

DOS19933.8/5 Stormfront Studios
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Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
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Escape from delirium

DOS19953.9/5 Virtual X-Perience
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Fascination

DOS1991NSFW3.8/5 Coktel Vision
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Felony!

DOS19844/5 BrainBank
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Fish!

DOS19883.8/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software
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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.
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Igor Objective Uuklaonia

DOS19953.5/5 Péndulo Studios
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In the Dead of Night

DOS19953.8/5 Trecision