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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. Gameplay is mainly about examining crime scenes in search of clues and evidence, as well as interrogating witnesses and suspects. The game also offers multiple action sequences, including pursuits (either on foot or by car), fist fights, and spectacular shootouts. When it comes to graphics, the most noteworthy feature are the realistic face expressions that allow you to judge the reactions of interogatees. The game overflows with a noir atmosphere characteristic of the 1940’ and 50’ movies.

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. The gameplay is focused mostly on visiting locations, conversing with NPCs, solving riddles and making hard decisions. The Wolf Among Us employs comic book-like visuals and, as usual, cel-shading.

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.

Chicken Police
Chicken Police

Adventure 05 November 2020

Original adventure game with elements from the visual novel genre, maintained in a noir style. At Chicken Police we take control of a duo of rooster detectives trying to solve a strange and dark case that shook the city of Clawville.

Liberated
Liberated

Action 02 June 2020

Platform action game with sneaky elements developed by Atomic Wolf studio. In Liberated, we find ourselves in a dystopian reality in which the authorities subject the citizens to extensive surveillance. In the course of the game, we follow the fate of four characters, among whom we will find both allies of the government and members of the resistance movement - the Liberated people in the title.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

Adventure 2021

A remastered version of a cult adventure game from 1997, based on the motifs of the Blade Runner movie. In Blade Runner: The Enhanced Edition we take on the role of detective Ray McCoy, who chases rebellious androids in an alternative, cyberpunk version of Los Angeles from 2019.

The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 2
The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series - Season 2

Adventure TBA

Second season of The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series. During the game we get to know the fate of fairy tale characters hiding in our world.

Grim Fandango Remastered
Grim Fandango Remastered

Adventure 27 January 2015

A remake of a legendary adventure game from Lucas Arts, known as one of the best and most original point-and-click adventure games. The new edition was developed by Double Fine Production, a studio led by Tim Schafer, the co-author of the original title. The action of the game takes place in a unique version of the afterlife, inspired by noir movies and Mexican folklore. The player assumes control of Manny, a recently deceased who takes over the honorable position of a travel agent with the Department of Death. Dissatisfied with the fact that some of the dead have to embark on a four-year journey to reach the afterlife, our hero receives a lead that turns him onto a huge bribery scandal. Manny has to follow the other souls and reach the afterlife on foot in order to uncover the mystery. Visually, the game maintains the atmosphere and the characteristic animation style seen in the original game.

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.

Pixel Noir
Pixel Noir

RPG June 2021

An independent retro RPG, which combines elements of a detective game and a horror. The main protagonist of Pixel Noir is trying to solve a mystery of the tragic events from a decade ago when his partner died, leading to him quitting work as a police officer, as he unjustly was sentenced to jail. After being released, he begins to work as a private detective and tries to solve minor cases, until finally, he finds a lead that might help him get the answers that have been taunting him for years. As befits a true RPG, in Pixel Noir, the players get to explore numerous locations, interact with NPCs, find clues, collect valuable items, and fight enemies. Combat is turn-based, nonetheless, it features certain arcade elements. The main protagonist is accompanied by other characters, each one exhibiting unique skills and utilized weapons. Pixel Noir delivers neutral and grim pixel-art visuals.

Dollhouse
Dollhouse

Adventure 24 May 2019

First person survival horror inspired by noir films. During the game, we follow the fate of Maria, a detective trying to regain lost memories. However, her footsteps are followed by an unspeakable horror, from which the heroine can only flee. We have at our disposal more than 40 unique abilities and the ability to look through the eyes of the torturer.

My Eyes on You
My Eyes on You

Action June 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.

Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia

Adventure 28 February 1998

Black Dahlia is a detective adventure game, maintained in the noir convention. The player takes on the role of an agent of the governmental COI organisation, who encounters the trail of the dangerous organisation "Brotherhood of Thule". The plot of the game produced by Take 2 Interactive is a blend of fictional and authentic events from the 1940s.

Coffee Noir
Coffee Noir

Strategy 2021

Coffee Noir is a mix of economic strategy and noir visual novel with the action set in Neo-London, where we manage a coffee company. It is the debut of the Polish studio DOJI.

Backbone
Backbone

Adventure June 2021

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.

Dry Drowning
Dry Drowning

Adventure 02 August 2019

Detective visual novel game with noir and cyberpunk atmosphere. As a private investigator, Mordred Foley, we move to a futuristic metropolis to solve the mystery of murders based on Greek myths.

The Godfather: Five Families
The Godfather: Five Families

Strategy 26 October 2011

The Godfather: Five Families is a free-to-play, browser-based MMO strategy in gangster climates. The action was set in New York from the second half of the 1930s, where a war takes place between five great mafia families. By joining Stracci, Cuneo, Barzini, Tattaglia and Corleone, players build a gangster empire and try to get rid of the competition. The game was developed by Kabam studio specializing in this kind of productions.

The Flower Collectors
The Flower Collectors

Adventure 21 April 2020

FPP adventure game, in which we find ourselves in 1977 Barcelona inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. In The Flower Collectors, we play the role of a former police officer chained to a wheelchair, who is investigating in cooperation with a journalist.

White Night
White Night

Adventure 03 March 2015

A third-person survival horror from the independent French studio OSome, inspired by the Alone in the Dark series. White Night takes place in 1930’s, following a hero trapped in an old family mansion that hides a dark secret of the past. Our main enemy are the dark and mysterious creatures that dwell in it, forcing us to solve many puzzles based on light and dark mechanics. Using various sources of light somewhat resembles Alan Wake, with plot and storytelling inspired by works of people like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and Roman Polanski. Visuals are the most outstanding part of the game, using only black and white with many symbolic elements, referring to classic works of German expressionism.

Grim Fandango (1998)
Grim Fandango (1998)

Adventure 30 November 1998

An excellent adventure game that takes us to the posthumous world, where we play the role of an agent working for death, who solves the mystery of the problems digesting this land. The game consists mainly in conducting conversations, exploring the location and searching for objects and solving puzzles.

Bear With Me
Bear With Me

Adventure 08 August 2016

A point-and-click adventure game in which players play Amber - a girl looking for her missing brother. However, the protagonist is not alone, as she is accompanied by the grumpy Ted E. Bear, a plush teddy bear that is a retired detective. Characteristic feature of Bear With Me is monochromatic graphics maintained in cartoon style.

Unmemory
Unmemory

Adventure 13 October 2020

The original noir adventure game realized in the form of a text-visual novel. In Unmemory we play the role of a hero trying to find the killer of his girlfriend. To do this, we have to go through a journal and solve a number of puzzles.

Calvino Noir
Calvino Noir

Arcade 25 August 2015

A platformer game with stealth elements, inspired by hard-boiled fiction. The action of Calvino Noir takes us to the 30s of the 20th century where we assume control of a team of thieves that commit audacious robberies. Our team involves a wide range of original characters, each having their unique skills and equipment. While playing, we take on a number of robberies that we have to carefully plan before going on the mission. Since our thieves are far from killing machines, the key to success is to compose the team well so that characters of different abilities cooperate properly. We are forced to avoid guards, evade security measures, and solve various puzzles. Should we make a mistake, even the strongest thief won’t be able to handle several armed guards.

Shadows of Doubt
Shadows of Doubt

Adventure 2022

Shadows of Doubt is a game combining elements of detective adventure game and stealth game. The action takes place in a simulated city, where we can fully explore all the buildings, and each inhabitant has a unique personality, preferences and schedule.

Fallen Aces
Fallen Aces

Action 2021

The FPP action game kept in the noir style. Fallen Aces takes us to Switchblade City where we eliminate gangsters. As an immersive sim, the game has an open structure. There are several ways to reach each target and we get rid of our enemies in different ways.

Interrogation: You Will Be Deceived
Interrogation: You Will Be Deceived

Adventure 05 December 2019

Interrogation is an adventure game with elements of management in which we play the role of a detective dealing with the case of a terrorist group calling for the destruction of existing social norms. Our task is to interview its members and decide their fate.