Detective/mystery Classic Games and Abandonware

Sam & Max: Hit the Road

Sam & Max: Hit the Road is a comedic graphic adventure game developed and published by LucasArts for DOS in 1993. It was ported to Windows, Mac, and Linux in the subsequent years following its release....

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-11 Tags: comics graphic adventure puzzle-solving point and click comedy detective/mystery

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a point-and-click puzzle-solving adventure game written, designed by Jane Jensen and published by Sierra On-Line in 1993. It is the first game of the Gabriel Knight...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-22 Tags: detective/mystery horror puzzle-solving

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is an educational adventure that tests the player's knowledge about geography. The first version was released in 1985, while the second one was released in 1992...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-01-27 Tags: detective/mystery educational

Police Quest IV: Open Season

Police Quest IV: Open Season is the fourth chapter of the Sierra On-Line detective adventures series. Released in 1993 for DOS, Macintosh and Windows 3.x, unlike the previous games it was designed by...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: detective/mystery

It Came From The Desert

It Came from the Desert is an action-adventure game by Cinemaware, inspired by 1950s "B" movies, originally released for the Amiga in 1989 and later ported to MS-DOS. The player assumes the role of Dr....

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-25 Tags: detective/mystery amiga b-movies

Police Quest III: The Kindred

Police Quest III: The Kindred is the third graphic adventure of the Police Quest series created by Sierra Entertainment. It was released in 1991 for the Amiga and PC MS-DOS and it is considered by many...

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: detective/mystery

Rise of the Dragon

Rise of the Dragon is a cyberpunk first-person graphic adventure developed by Dynamix and released by Sierra in 1990 for PC and Mac, later ported to Amiga and Sega CD. The game, heavily influenced by...

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-06-03 Tags: cyberpunk/dark sci-fi detective/mystery

Cruise for a Corpse

Cruise for a Corpse is a point-and-click graphic adventure from Delphine Software, the creators of other Amiga popular titles such as Another World and Future Wars. The game, appreciated for its cinematic...

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-04-12 Tags: detective/mystery puzzle-solving

Police Quest II: The Vengeance

Police Quest II: The Vengeance is an adventure game released in 1988 as a sequel to Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel. The game was created by Jim Walls for Sierra On-Line and it was published...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: detective/mystery

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is a simulation/adventure game produced by Jim Walls (former Police Officer) for Sierra On-Line. It was originally released in 1987 and remade in 1992 using...

Year: 1987 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: detective/mystery

Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!

Abe Lincoln Must Die! is the fourth episode of the 3D graphics adventure Sam & Max Save the World, developed by Telltale Games. Episode 4 was released for free by the publisher.

Year: 2007 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-14 Tags: comics detective/mystery puzzle-solving

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

GamesNostalgia pays a small tribute to Sir Roger Moore with James Bond 007: A View to a Kill, an interactive fiction created by Angelsoft for Apple II, DOS and Macintosh and released in 1985. A View to...

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-06-04 Tags: interactive fiction/text adventure detective/mystery movies

Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in The USA is Carmen Sandiego is the second educational mystery game in the Carmen Sandiego franchise and was developed and published by Broderbund in 1986 for Apple II and DOS. It was ported to...

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-04-01 Tags: detective/mystery geography history educational

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego was the fourth game based on the popular character Carmen Sandiego, after World, USA and Europe. It was released in 1989 for several platforms, including Apple II, Amiga,...

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: detective/mystery puzzle-solving