50 Best Detective games

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The best 50 Detective games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Detective games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire's Conspiracy released the 6 October 2017

2# GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective - 2012

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In Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, players are transported into the spirit world of Sissel, a murder victim who has lost his memory and returned as a ghost to solve the mystery of his suspicious demise. • Brought to you by the creator of the Ace Attorney series, Shu Takumi
• Intriguing plot mixing intrigue, which starts with the protagonist’s death and humour will draw players into Sissel’s search for the truth
• Utilise the stylus to create a path for Sissel to travel and possess and manipulate items along the way
• Hours of engaging gameplay filled with logic puzzles
• Rich animation, unique art style graphics and character designs make this a truly distinct offering for the DS.

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4# Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood - 2017

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A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago. Yet he has managed to always stay one step ahead. She hoped to bring an end to the chase in the Redwood forests of Northern California. But like so many times before, the trail went cold. And all clues led into nearby Ravenwood Park...

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6# Kona - 2017

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Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. W. Hamilton, a rich industrialist who owns a hunting manor in Northern Canada, reports several cases of vandalism perpetrated against his property. Unable to find out who dared to commit these acts, Hamilton calls Carl Faubert, a renowned private detective to handle the affair.

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7# The Wolf Among Us - 2013

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Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it's like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.

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8# Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire's Conspiracy - 2017

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Full of ingenious challenges, charming characters and clever plot twists, the latest Layton instalment will prove to you beyond a shadow of doubt that the truth IS stranger than fiction! Daily puzzles delivered directly to your mobile device New cast of characters (and some favourites from the past) High-quality, visually rich gaming experience Customizable costumes and room dcor Additional minigames Offline play after initial download

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9# Haunted Hotel: Phoenix - 2017

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Elephant Games, the studio that brought you Grim Tales and Surface, bursts into flames with the next explosive chapter of Haunted Hotel! Wildfires are breaking out all over Northern Oregon, with witnesses claiming that the fires were caused by the legendary Oregon Phoenix. Is a mythical creature truly to blame, or is it just a cover for a clever arsonist? Travel to the scenic mountains of the Pacific Northwest and dig through the ruins of a burned university to gather clues about the fire that started them all. Will you uncover the truth, or will you become the Phoenix's final victim?

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10# Criminal Case - 2014

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Join the Police of Grimsborough to solve a series of murder cases in this captivating hidden object, adventure game. Investigate crime scenes in a grim and corrupt city Play with your friends to be the best detective ever Examine clues and analyze samples to look for evidence Interrogate witnesses and suspects Bring the killer to justice PLEASE NOTE Criminal Case is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money.

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11# Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter - 2016

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter is a fantastic adventure with unique gameplay that blends investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of your nerves and intelligence. Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul while playing as the great detective, as you untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation. Freely explore several of the city's neighbourhoods in search of clues and suspects.

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12# Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments - 2014

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Become the most celebrated detective of all time: Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.

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14# Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders - 2016

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The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. You are the famous private detective Hercule Poirot and, once again, you find yourself up against a mysterious serial killer who goes by the name of "ABC". Your deductions must be smarter than ever and your brain will need to be razor-sharp to solve the trickiest of puzzles if you want to stop this enigmatic murderer!

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17# League of Light: The Gatherer - 2017

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From Mariaglorum, creators of the popular Mystery of the Ancients series, comes another exciting case for the League of Light! After saving the Hunter and his son from a nefarious witch, you never thought you'd be back in Blake’s Mountain. Now the Hunter needs the League's help again – someone has been following him, and he fears for his family. But when you arrive to investigate... you're arrested for trespassing! Someone in town is impersonating a League of Light agent, using the cover to stalk and capture the Hunter. Can you and your little scarecrow friend track down the imposter and uncover his devious plans? Find out in this spooky Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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21# Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth - 2016

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Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure.

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24# Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders - 2016

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The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderers plans!

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25# L.A. Noire - 2011

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L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

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