The best classic and old school Detective games

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: 2020-12-02Tags: apple 2 original game detective educational geography

Martian Memorandum

Martian Memorandum

Martian Memorandum is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Access Software in 1991 for MS-DOS. The North American company, founded in Utah, was famous for several sp...

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective graphic adventure mystery puzzle-solving science fiction

The Clue!

The Clue!

The Clue! is a role-playing adventure game with tactical/strategy elements, developed by neo Software Produktions and published in 1994 for Amiga and MS-DOS..

Year: 1994 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: adventure-rpg aga clicker crime & punishment detective freeware

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: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure

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: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

Mortville Manor

Mortville Manor

Mortville Manor - Le Manoir de Mortevielle in French - is a graphic adventure created by Lankhor initially for the Sinclair QL. The original game was published in 1986, but in 1987 a new and improved version for Atari ST was released.

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-04-26Tags: clicker crime & punishment detective graphic adventure mystery point and click puzzle-solving sinclair ql

Hugo II: Whodunit?

Hugo II: Whodunit?

Hugo II: Whodunit? is the second game in the Hugo adventure game series, developed by Gray Design Associates and published for DOS in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective mystery

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 Future Wars: Time Travellers and Another World.

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

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is the official videogame of the critically acclaimed TV series with the same name, which aired on NBC from 1981 to 1987. The game was created by Krisalis and rel...

Year: 1991 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-12-18Tags: action strategy detective licensed real-time top-down

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?

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, inc...

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: clicker detective geography history mystery puzzle-solving

Dylan Dog: The Murderers

Dylan Dog: The Murderers

Dylan Dog: The Murderers is a 2D action adventure officially based on the Italian comics character Dylan Dog, created by Tiziano Sclavi. The game was created by Simulmondo, Italian...

Year: 1992 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: comics detective mystery platform puzzle-solving survival horror

Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!

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: 2015-04-14Tags: comedy comics detective graphic adventure mystery puzzle-solving

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

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.

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction movies mystery text adventure

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

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.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: clicker detective educational geography history mystery puzzle-solving