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Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Knight

Action 23 June 2015

The fourth installment in the action game series, featuring the titular comic book superhero. The game was developed by Rocksteady, the studio which had previously worked on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. The plot depicts the next chapter of Batman’s adventures. This time, the hero must face Scarecrow, who successfully terrorized Gotham City.

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Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City

Action 18 October 2011

A sequel to the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum. Just like its predecessor, the game was produced by British studio Rocksteady in cooperation with Warner Bros. Interactive. The story campaign in Batman: Arkham City is set several months after the events of the first game. An old district of Gotham City was walled off and the most dangerous criminals were put inside. Afraid that the situation is getting out of control, Batman tries to stop the wrongdoers before it is too late.

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Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins

Action 16 October 2013

The third entry in the series of spectacular action games with Batman. It was developed by WB Games Montreal (which previously prepared the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham City) and published by the Warner Bros. company. The story of Batman: Arkham Origins shows the beginning of Batman’s career, taking inspiration from the comic books Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight. As the protagonist, we face Black Mask and his hired thugs.

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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

Adventure 16 November 2021

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is the next installment in a series of adventure games about the fate of a brilliant detective. The story takes place at the very beginning of his career, when he returns to his home island after his mother's death. It soon turns out that this place hides many secrets.

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

RPG 15 October 2019

An unusual, isometric RPG game that is the first title developed by Estonian studio Fortress Occident. The game is focused mostly on narrative. It takes place in a fictional world that combines modern setting with fantasy traits and with retro-futuristic technologies. The player assumes the role of a policeman who is tired of life. He begins working on a case that can either give him a chance of redemption or take him to the very bottom.

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The Sinking City
The Sinking City

Adventure 27 June 2019

A detective adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The production is set in the 1920s, in the fictional city of New England, suffering from a supernatural flood. You play as a private investigator, whose task is to resist the mass hysteria and discover the cause of the mysterious events.

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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.

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Lost Judgment
Lost Judgment

Action 24 September 2021

A spin-off of the popular Yakuza series, and a sequel to 2019's warmly welcomed Judgment. In Lost Judgment, the main character is once again Takayuki Yagami, a private detective investigating a mysterious murder case in Yokohama.

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

Adventure 30 April 2009

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is a classic adventure directed especially to fans of the most famous detective in the world. Extremely intelligent Sherlock Holmes has to face the most famous serial murderer of mankind - Kuba the Ripper.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

Adventure 10 June 2016

The ninth major installment in the action adventure game series developed by Frogwares, dealing with the exploits of the world most famous sleuth. The plot, as per tradition, takes us to the streets of the Victorian-era London, where Sherlock Holmes and his inseparable companion, Dr. Watson, have to solve five all-new crime puzzles, in which they face, among others, dark family secrets and mysterious cults.

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Adventure 30 September 2014

Another installment in the popular series of adventure games developed by Frogwares. A few years age the series became available for console players as well. Once again, the player takes on the role of the most famous detective of all times, Sherlock Holmes, and together they will solve various criminal riddles. The story takes place in the Victorian London well known from previous installments of the series.

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Shadows of Doubt
Shadows of Doubt

Adventure 2024 (early access since 24 April 2023)

Shadows of Doubt is an FPP combination of a detective adventure game and a stealth game. It's set in a bustling city, its buildings all fully explorable and its citizens all unique, with distinctive personalities and daily schedules.

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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure 20 September 2012

Another chapter of the popular detective series, developed by the Ukrainian studio Frogwares continuously since 2002. The action of the game takes place in 1898 in London, where the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes is trying to solve a case in which the main suspect is himself. Unable to prove his innocence, the hero loses the trust of the citizens and is forced to flee from the police. This time, Holmes' reputation depends on the outcome of the investigation.

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The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 1
The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 1

Adventure 11 October 2013

An episodic adventure game based on the popular Fables comic book series. The Wolf Among Us was developed by Telltale Games, studio that used the same mechanics as in its previous title, The Walking Dead. The protagonists are fairy creatures that were forced to look for a safe haven in the human world where they must hide their true nature. During the game the player can encounter many characters known from the comic books – including the Big Bad Wolf, Snow White or Ichabod Crane.

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Adventure 04 February 2016

An old-school murder mystery point-and-click adventure game, developed by a veteran of the genre, the French company Microids. Production is based on a novel by Agatha Christie under the same title and is the first installment in a planned game series describing the adventures of a famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Plot of the Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders starts when the detective receives a letter from a serial killer, who identifies himself as A.B.C.

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Observer
Observer

Adventure 15 August 2017

A psychological first-person horror from the Polish developer studio Bloober Team, known best for another horror game, entitled Layers of Fear. Observer is set in a cyberpunk universe, in Cracow of 2048. In the game you play as Daniel Lazarski (starred by Rutger Hauer, known from the film Blade Runner), a detective able to hack into people’s minds.

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Still Life 2
Still Life 2

Adventure 03 April 2009

Still Life 2 is a sequel to a great adventure, which turned out to be one of the hits of 2005. The plot of the game presents the fate of FBI agent Victoria McPherson, a tracing psychopathic murderer. The development team of the French GameCO studio tried to create a captivating script, atmospheric audio-visual setting and memorable riddles to solve.

PC

Pentiment
Pentiment

Adventure 15 November 2022

Adventure game developed by Obsidian Entertainment studio. In Pentiment we play as an artist who gets entangled in a case of mysterious murders in a German abbey. A characteristic feature of the game is graphics inspired by medieval woodcuts.

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Indigo Prophecy
Indigo Prophecy

Adventure 16 September 2005

Featuring paranormal mystery/thriller esthetics, a third-person action-adventure game by Quantic Dream studio. The plot of Indigo Prophecy – perhaps better known as Fahrenheit - is set in New York City in year 2009. The city is witness to a series of inexplicably violent acts of murder committed by seemingly ordinary, lawful citizens. The action is presented from the point of view of two separate characters.

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L.A. Noire
L.A. Noire

Adventure 17 May 2011

A noir detective action adventure game developed by the Australian studio Team Bondi in cooperation with the veterans from Rockstar Games. The game invites you into Los Angeles of the 1940’s, a city filled with corruption and drug dealing organizations. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an ex-soldier who becomes a police officer after the war. The game lets you experience the key moments of Cole’s career, starting from the traffic police all the way through murder and drugs department.

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Get Even
Get Even

Action 23 June 2017

An FPS created by Polish developer The Farm 51, mainly known for the NecrovisioN franchise and the latest installment in the Painkiller series. The game tells a story of a man whose profession involves tying up loose ends for governments and influential persons. The protagonist’s situation complicates when one of his potential victims decides to fight back. The story is presented from the twin perspectives of the two rivaling characters.

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The Raven Remastered
The Raven Remastered

Adventure 13 March 2018

A remastered edition of the point-and-click game The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. You try to solve the mystery of an ancient ruby stolen from the British Museum and discover the thief's identity. The remastered game features vastly improved visuals – the studio focused mostly on lighting and animations.

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Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer

Adventure 13 February 2009

Another adventure about the adventures of FBI agent Nicole Bonnet. This time a woman has to face a serial murderer operating on a global scale in the biggest cities of Europe and America. The game was given in the form of mini-games representing various activities - collecting evidence, conducting dialogues and searching for clues.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect
Murdered: Soul Suspect

Adventure 03 June 2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Airtight Games (Quantum Conundrum, Dark Void, and other games) in cooperation with Square Enix. The game takes place in modern-day Salem. We play as the deceased detective Ronan O'Connor who has to solve the mystery of his own death. Murdered: Soul Suspect features a thrilling detective story. Gameplay combines elements of a detective adventure game, action game, and an RPG.

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