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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.

Most popular detective, mystery games

La Abadia del Crimen
action-adventureDOS
Blade Runner
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac OS
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Police Quest 1: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

DOS19874.2/5 Sierra On-Line
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is an adventure game released in 1987 by Sierra On-Line, designed by former police officer Jim Walls. It's the first installment in the Police Quest series and is known for its realistic portrayal of police procedures.In the game, you play as Sonny Bonds, a police officer in the fictional city of Lytton, ...
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La Abadia del Crimen

DOS19874.1/5 Opera Soft
La Abadía del Crimen (The Abbey of Crime) is an action-adventure developed in Spain by Paco Menéndez in the mid-1980s. It was initially created for the Amstrad CPC and later ported to other popular home computer systems of the time, such as the ZX Spectrum and MSX. The game was released in 1987.
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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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Fascination

DOS1991NSFW3.8/5 Coktel Vision
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Blue Force

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami 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...
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Windows XP/98/951991protected4.1/5 ICOM Simulations
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Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas

DOS19904.2/5 ICOM Simulations
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Cruise for a Corpse

DOS19914/5 Delphine software
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Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios
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Maupiti Island

DOS19914.2/5 Lankhor
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James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
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Police Quest: Open Season

DOSWindows 3.x1993protected4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
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Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original

DOS19933.8/5 Stormfront Studios
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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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Crime City

DOS19934/5
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The Clue!

DOS1994freeware4/5 neo Software Produktions
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Mindshadow

DOSMac OS19853.6/5 Interplay Productions
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Daughter of Serpents

DOS19924/5 Eldritch Games
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Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

DOS1988protected4/5 Sierra On-Line
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance is a graphical point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1988 as the second installment in the Police Quest series, which was created by former police officer Jim Walls.In Police Quest 2, Sonny Bonds is now a sergeant with the Lytton Police Department, and the gam...
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Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy

Windows XP/98/9519983.5/5 Trecision
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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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Murders in Space

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Hitech Productions
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Corruption

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Jack the Ripper

DOS19953.8/5 Intergalactic Development
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In the Dead of Night

DOS19953.8/5 Trecision
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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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The Last Express

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