Best Detective Games to Liven Up Your Weekend

Greg Burn


Best Detective Games to Liven Up Your Weekend

It's the weekend! You have time to do something fun and exciting, and what better way to spend it than to play a good detective game? This week, we're going to take a look at some of the best detective games that we've got for you on our site. I can't wait to see how you like them!

Here are the best detective games that I could find for you to play.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened gameplay

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is a good detective game for you to play, especially if you like the Sherlock Holmes stories. In this game, you have to solve a mystery with the great detective himself. 

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is a point-and-click adventure game with elements of RPG, in which we will explore dark dungeons, solve puzzles, and fight the creatures that live there. 

The game starts in a haunted castle by the sea where the detective is trying to solve a mystery. In 1894, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes is living in London and is investigating a murder case about a man who was murdered and his dead body was found outside the window of his house. The detective investigates the case and finds that the murderer is not human and the creature is the old god Nodens who is awakened from his eternal sleep.

There's also a bit of horror and mystery for a bit of spice. It's a great game, so you should definitely check it out.

Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn gameplay

Return of the Obra Dinn: Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person adventure game that tells the story of an insurance adjuster investigating a shipwreck.

The main character of the game is an insurance adjuster named John who is sent to investigate a mysterious ship called the Obra Dinn. The ship is believed to be abandoned, but it is not. The Obra Dinn is a trading ship which disappeared nearly a century ago. It was believed to have been lost at sea, but there was no evidence to support this.

The player will have to go through the entire ship, find out what happened on it and survive in the meantime.

Her Story

Her Story gameplay

Her Story is an FMV crime fiction game where you'll play a detective who is trying to solve the case of a missing woman named Hannah.

Open this game and enter into the world of crime and detective stories and try to solve the mystery of this game. The game is a contemporary, fictionalized version of a filmed police interview with a woman suspected of murdering her husband. The player searches through a database of video footage taken from the interview to uncover the woman's story.

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire gameplay

L.A. Noire is a Rockstar Games production. It is an action-adventure game set in the 1940s, during the golden days of film noir. Inspired by the fear, anger, and dark desperation of the period, L.A. Noire is a game of crime and corruption, where the boundaries of loyalty and morality are tested, and the limits of human nature are confronted.

Set in the sprawling city of Los Angeles in 1947, L.A. Noire is a detective game. Players will investigate a series of cases inspired by real crimes from 1947 Los Angeles, each brimming with intrigue and action.

As Detective Cole Phelps, you'll search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in each case. With multiple suspects, paths, and outcomes to every case, L.A. Noire offers a complex and unique experience every time you play.


Snatcher gameplay

Snatcher is a science fiction detective game developed and produced by Konami and was released in 1988 in Japan and was later translated and released in North America in 1994 by Konami. The game is Capcom's first full-fledged attempt at a graphic adventure game, it is compared to the Graphic Adventures of the time with a point-and-click interface and is similar to other graphic adventures such as the King's Quest series.

The game is set in the year 2047 in an alternate reality where the Soviet Union won the Cold War and turned the world into a communist utopia, and where cybernetic enhancements are the norm. The main characters are Gillian Seed, a rookie member of J.U.N.K.E.R. (Joint United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, Konami Emergency Response), assigned to investigate a rash of organ thefts throughout the city of Neo Kobe City, and his mechanical companion, Metal Gear.

Snatcher is a very unique game that still holds up very well today, though it is rather difficult. The game is broken up into four episodes, each with its own unique setting, but you can save after each one and switch between them at any time. 

The individual episodes are a little on the short side, around 30 minutes, but the game is very long with lots of replay value, and there are multiple endings.

Summing Up

Whether you're looking for a casual game to pass the time or a more intense experience to really make you think, you'll find it here. It's time for you to get out there and crack some cases. Enjoy!