Sunday, June 23, 2024

5 Amazing Mystery Detective Games that you need to try out!

Reetika Choudhury 

Do you love solving mysteries and trying your hand at being a detective? We are here to provide you with some of the best investigative games that will give you a firsthand experience of being a detective! These games will transport you on a captivating adventure, challenging you to don your thinking cap and scrutinize the world around you. Read the article, and you will be able to discover the best mystery game available to play right now.

5. The Wolf Among Us

Platform- Android, iOS, OS X, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One

In a radiant dark world, where all our childhood fantasies collide, Fabletown thrives amidst the grime and crime of modern-day Manhattan. You are Detective Bigby, the Big Bad Wolf, tasked with maintaining order and investigating brutal murders of fairytale characters. This episodic mystery by Telltale games relies heavily on dialogue choices to shape your path to justice.

Your roommate, a surly pig, and Mr. Toad, who refuses to use his Glamor (a magical disguise for fairytale beings), are among your everyday challenges. The discovery of a severed head at your doorstep marks the start of a complex investigation. As you delve deeper, you’ll encounter familiar faces like Snow White, the Huntsman, and Sleeping Beauty, unravelling the secrets of the Fabletown killer. Though the premise might seem whimsical, the narrative is stark and serious, with your decisions having significant, long-lasting impacts, reminiscent of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

  1. Gemini Rue

Platform- MS Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Linux

In this futuristic noir mystery game, you’ll navigate the rain-drenched planet of Barracus as detective Azriel Odin, trudging through a decaying world where identities are traded like commodities and lives disintegrate under the weight of debt and drug addiction. Azriel’s narrative is intertwined with that of Delta-Six, an amnesiac who awakens in a mysterious training facility light-years away. This atmospheric point-and-click adventure draws heavily from sci-fi classics, with clear nods to Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick, crafted by developer Joshua Neurnberger. For fans of cyberpunk, pixel art, and dystopian settings, this dark noir saga is a must!


3. Blacksad: Under the Skin

Platform- Windows, macOS, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

You’re in the heart of New York City’s underworld, embroiled in a dark corruption scandal. It’s the 1950s. Joe Dunn, the owner of a boxing club, has been found dead. At the same time, Bobby Yale, a rising star who was set to take the ring for the most important fight of his career, has vanished without a trace. Sonia Dunn, Joe daughter, steps in to manage the gym and is immediately faced with its financial troubles. Desperate for answers, she hires you, private detective John Blacksad, to investigate Yale’s disappearance.

This sinister case drags you into the darkest, most dismal depths of New York. With anthropomorphic characters and a rich 1950s atmosphere, BLACKSAD: Under the Skin offers the eerie, dark adventure of a detective novel, mirroring the essence of the comic book series. As you conduct your investigation, you rely on your feline senses to uncover new clues. Every decision you make influences the outcome of the case. Dive deep, follow the leads, and see if you can solve the mystery surrounding Joe Dunn’s death and Bobby Yale’s disappearance!

2, Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

Platform- MS Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

How can this list be complete without the iconic figure himself, the prolific Dr. Sherlock Holmes? In Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, you assume the role of a 21-year-old Holmes, making a return to Cordona, a Mediterranean island where Holmes had spent his childhood. It is a third-person puzzle adventure developed by Frogwares, where you have to gather evidence, cross referencing information and ultimately solving multiple cases. Your main mission is to uncover the truth behind Holmes’ mother’s mysterious death ten years ago. Assisting him in this endeavor is his imaginary friend, Jon, who brings an eerie presence reminiscent of a modern-day Watson. If you are someone who wants to uncover dark family secrets and solve intricate mysteries in a richly detailed open-world adventure, then this game is a must for you! It is also the first open world Sherlock Holmes game to be made!

1. Heavy Rain 

Platform- PS3, PS4, Windows

In Heavy Rain, developed by Quantic Dream, you navigate the interconnected stories of four main characters, each tied to the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial murderer who kidnaps children and drowns them in rainwater.

Firstly, as Ethan, your son Shaun is kidnapped. Following the killer’s instructions, you undergo dangerous trials to save Shaun. As the second player, Norman Jayden, an FBI profiler, you use advanced tech to investigate the case while battling a drug addiction. Next, as Madison Paige, you play as an insomniac journalist who decides to help Ethan uncover the killer’s identity. As the fourth player, Scott Shelby, you are a private investigator hired by victims’ families, you gather clues but at the same time, you hold a crucial secret.

Your choices will shape the story, exploring themes of love, loss and sacrifice, leading to multiple possible endings based on your actions!

Do you feel there are amazing mystery detective games that have not got the attention it deserved? If so, let us know!


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