The best classic and old school Detective games

Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis

Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was released in 1992. It was developed and published by LucasArts. The game is a point and click adventure. It was originally released on MS ...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-07-27Tags: archaeology detective graphic adventure interwar mystery point and click puzzle-solving scumm

Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island is a graphic adventure created by Lankhor in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari ST, later ported to MS-DOS. It's the second detective/mystery title created by the French studio based in Paris.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-11-15Tags: clicker crime & punishment detective first-person graphic adventure mystery non-linear

Sam & Max: Hit the Road

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: 2019-07-30Tags: comedy comics detective graphic adventure mystery point and click puzzle-solving scumm

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

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 series.

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: detective graphic adventure horror mystery puzzle-solving

Police Quest III: The Kindred

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 the best chapter of the series.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-09-02Tags: crime & punishment detective graphic adventure mystery point and click puzzle-solving

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Deluxe Edition)

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (Deluxe Edition)

“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” is one of the most popular retro games, as it was the very first in the line of the Carmen Sandiego series. This educational/strategy g...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-05-19Tags: clicker detective educational geography mystery puzzle-solving

Police Quest IV: Open Season

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...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: detective mystery

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels is an interactive fiction written by Bob Bates and released by Infocom for MS-DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh and Amiga in 1988. It...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-11-15Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

Cruise for a Corpse

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, appre...

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-08-16Tags: detective graphic adventure interwar mystery point and click puzzle-solving

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

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 ...

Year: 1987 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-02-26Tags: agi engine crime & punishment detective graphic adventure mystery north america point and click

It Came From The Desert

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: 2020-05-22Tags: amiga original game b-movies detective disaster interactive movie mutants mystery non-linear

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is the first game of the famous series of educational games produced by Brøderbund Software, starring the renowned thief with a red fedora and trenchcoat.

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-06-16Tags: apple 2 original game detective educational geography

Operation Stealth

Operation Stealth

007: James Bond - The Stealth Affair (aka Operation Stealth) is a spy-themed adventure game developed by Delphine Software and published by U.S. Gold in 1990 for Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-10-06Tags: detective espionage graphic adventure licensed mystery point and click puzzle-solving spy

Deadline

Deadline

Deadline is a text adventure published by Infocom in 1982. It was written by Marc Blank, one of the principal authors of Zork. The game was initially released for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit, and TRS-80.

Year: 1984 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-09-13Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure