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Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain

Adventure 23 February 2010

An interactive thriller adventure game developed by studio Quantic Dream (Fahrenheit, Omikron: The Nomad Soul). The player controls several seemingly unrelated characters, each with their own storylines and motivations. How the story develops depends greatly on the decisions made by the player as all plots intertwine until they meet at the game's finale. What’s characteristic for the game is its focus on matters of morality and ethics. The developers took extra care to reflect the various types of human behavior and feelings of the characters in as realistic a way as possible. It can be noticed for example in great facial expressions. The game features high quality graphics with spectacular explosions and realistic weather conditions. It also features a pretty grim vibe that successfully builds an atmosphere of sadness and hopelessness.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Strategy 19 November 2019

Turn-based strategy developed by Kuju Entertainment studio for Curve Digital and Gaumont International Television. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a game based on the license of a popular series under the same title, available on the Netflix platform.

Blacksad: Under the Skin
Blacksad: Under the Skin

Adventure 05 November 2019

An adventure point-and-click game by the award-winning Pendulo Studios. The hero of Blacksad: Under the Skin is an anthropomorphic black cat who is a detective by profession. The character originally debuted in the comic book Blacksad by the French publisher Dargaud.

American Fugitive
American Fugitive

Action 21 May 2019

An action game with an open world, in which we find ourselves in the United States from the 1980s. The main character in American Fugitive is Will Riley; the protagonist escapes from prison to find his father's murderer. Observing the action from a bird's eye view, during the game we carry out various tasks commissioned by the representatives of the criminal world, gradually penetrating their ranks.

Judgment
Judgment

Action 25 June 2019

An action adventure game in which we play the role of a detective conducting complex criminal investigations. Project JUDGE was created by the authors of the popular Yakuza series, i.e. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. As a former lawyer of Takayuki Yagami, we deal with the prosecution of criminals.

Night Call
Night Call

Adventure 17 July 2019

An adventure game in which we play the role of a Parisian taxi driver. The hero has to make ends meet and at the same time help the police in the investigation of serial murders. During the game, our task is to get as much information as possible from our clients, which is useful for law enforcement officers, as well as to take care of the wallet's condition.

The Good Life
The Good Life

RPG May 2020

An unusual RPG with crime story traits. The title was developed by White Owls – a studio founded by Hidetaka Suehiro, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4. The player assumes the role of Naomi, a reporter who comes to Rainy Woods, the self-called “happiest place on Earth”. She is looking for a way to pay her debts. When she founds a corpse of a young woman, she decides to concentrate her efforts on revealing who the murderer is and on solving the mystery of the city, the citizens of which transform into cats when the night falls. Naomi also becomes able to transform into a cat and she decides to use this opportunity to solve the mystery. One of the attractions of the game is a direct line drawn between two parts – during the day the player is a human, they interact with other citizens, and during the night they become a cat and gain access to previously inaccessible paths. Similarly to the previously mentioned Deadly Premonition, the NPCs in The Good Life have their own day and night activities and stick to their plans. The unusual gameplay mechanics are accompanied by the graphics – two-dimensional visuals feature cartoonish, slightly angular style.

Batman: Arkham Underworld
Batman: Arkham Underworld

Strategy 14 July 2016

A spin-off to the bestselling Batman game series that started in 2009 and is expanded ever since by Warner Bros. This installment is a mobile strategy game in which the player faces the Dark Knight himself and other law enforcers in Gotham city while trying to transform the metropolis into an actual criminal den. During the game the player assumes the role of a mafia boss who intends to become the king of Gotham City’s criminal underworld. As the game progress, the player is building and improving hideouts, recruiting new criminals and disciplining them so that they follow his orders. Due to player’s actions, the city becomes closer and closer to becoming the most dangerous place in the world. Supervillains known from the Batman universe help the player achieve his goals. Among them there are Harley Quinn, the Riddler and Killer Croc. What’s interesting, if the player’s criminal empire becomes large enough, he has the possibility to eliminate Batman himself.

Unheard
Unheard

Adventure 29 March 2019

A criminal adventure in which we play the role of a detective with a special device that allows him to hear conversations conducted in the past. In this way, the hero gains clues and evidence to identify those involved in the case and bring the investigation to an end. The title pays tribute to popular radio plays.

CodeRed: Agent Sarah's Story
CodeRed: Agent Sarah's Story

Adventure 2020

A detective adventure game developed by a Polish studio called LivinThing. In CodeRed: Agent Sarah’s Story a player assumes the role of an FBI special agent and runs an investigation aimed at arresting an incredibly dangerous villain, who is planning to detonate a bomb in New York City. Gameplay mechanics combine an interactive story with management elements, logical puzzles, and minigames such as locating hidden objects. The game also delivers some arcade elements like car chases and shootouts. Actions taken in the game have some predetermined consequences and eventually lead a player to one of the three available story endings.

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz
Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

Adventure 23 May 2019

A visual novel adventure game in which we try to solve a criminal case. The production offers attractive graphic design and several original mechanics. Neilo Inc. studio is responsible for its creation. The publisher is Arc System Works.

Driver Speedboat Paradise
Driver Speedboat Paradise

Racing 08 April 2015

A mobile free-to-play arcade game. It is a spin-off of the series of open world car games Driver. Driver Speedboat Paradise enables the player to participate in speedboat races. The player assumes the role of a young fan of water races who agrees to help the main character of the series in taking down a mob from the inside. He participates in many illegal competitions with the criminals. Driver Speedboat Paradise offers thirty tracks located in such areas as Miami, Venice, Bahamas and Cancum city. The tracks are filled with containers with boosts and ramps that enable the challengers to perform high jumps. The game offers quite realistic physics that simulate the behavior of motorboats and water. A dynamic weather system that impacts the behavior of the boats is an additional attraction. The game also offers a development system that enables the user to improve his vehicle.

Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey

Adventure 05 April 2019

A nineteenth-century London adventure game in which supernatural elements intertwine with a criminal motif inspired by a true story. The title boasts an intriguing atmosphere and high quality voice acting. Developers from the Salix Games studio are responsible for creating the game.

Backbone
Backbone

Adventure 2020

Adventure with elements of a sneaky and action game, in which we get to the retrofuturistic version of Vancouver inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. While playing in Backbone we play Howard Lotor's shed, which is a private detective who undertakes various tasks.

Balko
Balko

Adventure 06 October 2005

Balko: A risky investigation is a classic adventure game, based on the motives of a popular crime series. Players are helping Commissioners Stefan Balkowski and Klaus Krapp to solve the murder of a young man. The title was produced by a German development studio Silver Style Entertainment.

Lord Winklebottom Investigates
Lord Winklebottom Investigates

Adventure April 2020

A classic point-and-click adventure set in an alternative version of the 1920s, controlled by anthropomorphic animals. At Lord Winklebottom Investigates we investigate the murder of our childhood friend Admiral Gilfrey.

My Eyes on You
My Eyes on You

Action 2021

A noir action adventure game. My Eyes on You is a title developed by independent Ukrainian studio Storymind Entertainment, members of which previously worked on games like Metro: Last Light, The Witcher 3 and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. In the game the player assumes the role of an FBI detective Jordan Adalien who attempts to catch a murderer known as the Man in the Red Mask. The killer is acting in Chicago during a carnival. The story is non-linear and the player’s decisions can impact not only in which direction the plot will go, but how it will end as well. When it comes to mechanics, My Eyes on You is a third-person perspective action game in which the player is exploring mysterious streets and suburbs of a neo-noir Chicago. The game features stealth elements – Jordan must hide from enemies and sneak past them. What’s interesting, the protagonist has various illnesses – in stressful situations his mind can create hallucinations.

Breaking Bad: Empire Business
Breaking Bad: Empire Business

Strategy canceled

Breaking Bad: Empire Business is a mobile economic strategy based on the popular TV series. It was developed by Phase One Games and it uses a free to play distribution model with microtransactions. The player is tasked with creating and managing a drug empire. Characters known from the screen appear in the game, including Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Gus Fring and Saul Goodman. However, the game doesn’t repeat the scenario from the original production. Except for the extraordinary main theme, Breaking Bad: Empire Business is a regular mobile economic strategy in which the player constructs buildings, gathers resources, organizes distribution and hires various specialists. The illegal nature of the business makes for unusual problems, including the need of hiding player’s actions from the DEA and the necessity to fight the Mexican Cartel. In Breaking Bad: Empire Business the players can create their own drug syndicates and use internet to compete with other similar groups created by other users.

Detective Gallo
Detective Gallo

Adventure 30 May 2018

A point-and-click adventure game, in which we assume control of the eponymous Detective Gallo – an anthropomorphic bird that attempts to solve the mystery behind the murder of five exotic plants. During the game, we often solve puzzles and conduct conversations with neutral characters in order to shed new light on the case. When it comes to visuals, we are dealing with hand-drawn 2D graphics.

Dexter: The Game 2
Dexter: The Game 2

Adventure canceled

Dexter: The Game 2 is a continuation of the action adventure game from 2009. Similarly to the original, the production of Ecko|Code is based on the license of a popular TV series. The player directs the actions of Dexter Morgan, a Miami criminologist who murders various types of gallows outside working hours.

Law & Order: Legacies
Law & Order: Legacies

Adventure 25 January 2012

An adventure game based on the popular American crime series Law & Order. We play the role of a detective and conduct an investigation trying to determine on the basis of evidence found at the scene of the crime and interrogation of witnesses who committed the crime. We then take part in a court hearing, striving for a fair judgment.

Death Tour
Death Tour

Racing 28 April 2013

A car game in which we fight crazy fights with criminals trampling us on our heels. The Death Tour gives us a wide range of cars that we can modify to increase performance or change appearance. The work of Pragmatix studio boasts a realistic model of the destruction suffered by the vehicles participating in the struggle.

Crazy Killer
Crazy Killer

Action canceled

An MMO-quiz game developed by the creators of Fantasy Wars, Majesty 2 and the Warlock series. Crazy Killer is a variation on the popular party game known as Mafia. The players are assigned their roles randomly, thus one is put in the shoes of the Killer, the Sheriff or a Civilian. The main task of a Civilian is simply to survive; the Sheriff has to identify the Killer, who tries to deprive other players of their virtual lives. Simultaneously, the players do not know the roles of other participants, whose character skins are often confusing. thus extreme caution is advised. The game is rich in various tactics the players are capable of applying. One can be after the Killer or a different player, but remaining in concealment at the same time for example. The player can also cause confusion by acting in plain sight, simply waiting for opponent's mistake. Additionally, Civilians are given random skills - some can even allow them to resurrect others. Crazy Killer offers colorful visuals and simplistic graphics without high requirements.