Video games are a necessity nowadays. Starting from the young teenagers to the people in their late forties, all depend on the video games for different purposes of their own. Some people prefer video games as a stress buster while some others prefer it as a break session from their daily busy and scheduled lifestyles. There are different genres of games and different people prefer different genres of the same. Some like action-adventure games while some others like racing and roleplaying games. Detective games are one of them. 

The games while involve detectives or police officers around a mystery of certain crimes such as murder or disappearance is called a detective game. Such games are basically simulators and the protagonist mostly remain the detective or the police undercover agent who’s behind finding and solving the case on the basis of leads that are found from the investigations. Here we are with some of the games with such genres.

 

1.Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments 

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The adventure mystery game “Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments” was launched on 30 September 2014. It was developed as well as was published by Frogwares. This game is a part of the Sherlock Holmes series and can only be played over single player mode. The plot of the game is set in 1894-95 London where the player has to be the detective protagonist named as Sherlock Holmes who finds the main culprit behind a series crime such as Murder and making the right moral choice to punish him or her. The game runs on the Unreal engine 3. 

2.BLACKSAD: Under the skin (2019)

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The adventure mysterious video game “BLACKSAD: Under the skin” was launched on 5 November 2019. The single player video game was developed by Pendulo studios and was published by Microïds. The game being a part of the BLACKSAD series has a plot that revolves around the protagonist John blacksad in 1950s New York when he investigates and finds the murder mystery behind the death of a boxing club owner.

3.Sherlock Holmes: The devil’s daughter  

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The action adventure mysterious video game “Sherlock Holmes: The devil’s daughter” was launched on 25 October 2916 for the PlayStation 4 platform worldwide. The single player game was developed and published by Frogwares. The game uses the Unreal engine 3 source to run the game and has a plot that revolves around the protagonist named Sherlock Holmes who solves five different criminal cases in the game including murders, kidnapping and disappearances.

4.The wolf among us (2013)

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The episodic adventure game “The wolf among us” was launched on 11 October 2013. The game was developed and published by Telltale games. The single player game being a part of the series Fables released five different episodes on different dates and presented bigby wolf as the protagonist of the game who’s also the sheriff of the Fabletown. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far. 

5.Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (2016)

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The point and click adventure mystery game “Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders” was launched on 4 February 2016. The single player game was developed by artefacts studios and was published by Anuman/Kalypso. The game is compatible to run on an unity engine and was highly appreciated by the critics for its gameplay. The game has a plot revolving around the protagonist who’s a detective solving the mystery behind the murders. 

6.The shapeshifting detective (2018)

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The adventure mystery game “The shapeshifting detective” was launched on 6 November 2018. The game was developed by Wales interactive in collaboration with D’Avekki studios Limited and was published by Wales interactive alone. In this game, the protagonist who’s a detective with superpowers has to solve numerous cases. He can change his shape and set himself into the suspect’s body to listen to the secret conversations going on. The was too hyped after its release. 

7.Enigmatis 2: The mists of Ravenwood (2014)

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The horror rich detective story “Enigmatis 2: The mists of Ravenwood” was launched on 25 September 2014. It was developed as well as published by Artifex mundi and is known to be a part of the series Enigmatis. The plot of the game is a mixture of horror and plot twists. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far. 

8.Al: The somnium files (2019)

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The adventure mystery video game “Al: Somnium files” was launched on 25 July 2019. It was developed as well as published by Spike Chunsoft. The plot of the game divides into two parts also known as the investigation and the Somnium parts. The plot of the game is set in the technologically advanced Tokyo in the near future and the story of its advanced metropolitan police force also known as ABIS. 

9.Kona (2017) 

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The adventure mystery game “Kona” was launched on 10 March 2017. It was developed by Parabole and was published by Parabole and Ravenscourt. The game is compatible to run on an Unity engine. The plot of the game revolves around Carl Faubert who’s also a private investigator and his journey to find the deserted place which holds a lot of mystery in the city of Nord-du-Québec.

10.Batman: The telltale series (2016

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The episodic adventure mystery game “Batman: The telltale series” was launched on 2 August 2016. The single player game was developed and published by Telltale games. The game needs a Telltale tool engine to run the game. The plot of the game revolves around one of the most infamous character of the DC Comics, Batman who acts like a detective in the city of Gotham which is infested by both crime as well as corruption. 

11.Death Mark (2017)

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The horror adventure game “Death mark” was launched on 1 June 2017. The single player visual novel was developed by Experience and was published by Aksys games. The plot of the game is set in Tokyo and revolves around the protagonist named Kazuo yashiki who discovers a mark on his shoulder and starts investigating about it. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far. 

12.Detroit: Become human (2018)

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The adventure mystery game “Detroit: Become human” was launched on 24 April 2018. The single player game was developed by Quantic game and was published by Sony interactive Entertainment. The game revolves around the protagonist named Markus who was suspected in the case of a bulgary. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far. 

13.The invisible hours (2017)

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The mysterious adventure game “The Invisible hours” was launched on 10 October 2017. It was developed by Tequila works and was published by game trust. The plot of the game revolves around the protagonist who’s a detective looking forward to solve mysteries of crimes such as murders, disappearances and kidnappings. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far. 

14.The vanishing of Ethan Carter (2014)

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The horror adventure video game “The vanishing of Ethan Carter” was launched on 25 September 2014. The single player game was developed and published by the Astronauts. The game being one of the most hyped game so far, it is compatible for the Unreal engine 3 and 4 platform. The plot of the game revolves around the protagonists who’s a paranormal investigator and a 12-year old kid Ethan Carter who goes missing. This game was awarded for best innovative by BAFTA games Award. 

15.L.A. Noire: The VR case files (2017)

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The neo-noir action adventure game “L.A. Noire” was launched on 14 November 2017. The single player game was developed by Team bondi and was published by Rockstar games. The plot of the game revolves around the protagonist who’s a cop in the Los Angeles police department. The player in this game has to face multiple cases to be solved and finally discovers that he has a link of a case with his past. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been ranked as one of the best games so far.

Summing up

The detective games or a genre as such is one of the favorite genres in the whole world of video games. These games have suspense, thriller, simulator and many more genres involved in it. These games are purely for both boys and girls and deal a story of crime in an episodic manner which increases even more hype of the game. Such games are mostly preferred by adults or mid aged people due to the violence and crimes added to it. Such games are mostly age restricted or simply aren’t preferred by many. Over all, this genre of games is still known to be one of the most preferred genre of video games.