Game developers are always searching for something entertaining, yet unique and different from what other companies offer on the market. With the rise of detective fiction novels and their interest in a certain audience, some of the game developers had a great idea in their mind – to create a detective game that will trigger the curiosity in the player and will make him want to play more, solving the issue of the game. Because of this, we made a list of the best detective fiction games, just to give you an idea and directing where to go if you decide to take a step and test your brain.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
One of the few games that will actually make you feel like you are a real detective. With interesting gadgets gathered around the map, Frogwares definitely made sure this version of the game hit the peak of their Sherlock Holmes series. Inspired by the books and movies of Sherlock Holmes, it drove interest to it without a problem. Get in the mind of the detective and solve the mysteries that might not always be right, and that will make your job harder and more challenging, but isn’t that what we are all searching for?
The Wolf Among Us
Telltale Games made a pretty popular game in the detective world, and it’s called The Wolf Among Us. It is based in a city called Fabletown set in 1986. This is the home to humans, but the city is full of Fables which increase the poverty, criminal rate and question the character of every human being in the game. Your job is to search for the trouble makers in different circumstances and different stories. You are playing with Detective Bigby, which is a wolf himself. Give it a shot.
A robotic bear orders students inside a high school to commit murder, and that’s the only way to exit the nightmare and the high school and see the free world again. After the murder is complete, a trial starts and if the student escapes without being pointed and caught by you, he can see the outside world, and everyone else dies, but if he gets caught he dies. A pretty scary yet unique game that triggers fear inside many players that played it. Developed by Spike Chunsoft in 2010, it is still one of the best detective games that offers what a true detective game should.
Rockstar Games possibly made one of the most played and most impressive detective games in recent times. Released in 2011, L.A. Noire, and it’s available for PS4 and Xbox 360 apart from PC. It is one of the most played as it is realistic and real time, based in Los Angeles in 1947. Officer Cole Phelps is solving cases from five different ranks and different difficulties that will eventually help you become one of the best digital detectives ever. If you want to experience how a day of a detective passes by, this is the true game for you.