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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.

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 December 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pixel Noir
Pixel Noir

RPG December 2020

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.

Backbone
Backbone

Adventure 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.

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.

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.

Coffee Noir
Coffee Noir

Strategy December 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots
Bear With Me: The Lost Robots

Adventure 31 July 2019

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots is an adventure game by Exordium Games. It tells the story of Flint and Ted E. Bear, who investigate a series of mysterious events that take place in Paper City.

Genesis Noir
Genesis Noir

Adventure 2021

Genesis Noir is an artistic noir adventure game in which the player explores the universe and tries to influence it in such a way as to prevent a tragedy in the form of death of a person close to him.

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.

Blues And Bullets
Blues And Bullets

Adventure 23 July 2015

A noir mix of an action and adventure game developed by the team at A Crowd of Monsters. We play as a former detective, Patton, who wants to face the wave of crime that plagues the city of Santa Esperanza, as well as the demons from his past. He must solve the case of a series of brutal murders, either by interrogating and speaking with key characters or through scenes straight from an action movie. Interestingly, the plot changes depending on our decisions. What make Blues and Bullets stand out are its visuals, with black and white dominating, with an addition of some distinctive red. It also serves as a narrative feature, as the city changes and some objects provide crucial information.

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.

A Case of Distrust
A Case of Distrust

Adventure 08 February 2018

A Case of Distrust is a text noir adventure game set in San Francisco in the 1920s. In the production of the independent studio The Wandering Ben, we play the role of a young woman, Phyllis, who decided to become a private detective.

Metropolis: Lux Obscura
Metropolis: Lux Obscura

Logic 11 October 2017

Combining the visual novel adventure with a "combine three elements" logic game. The hero of the game is Jon Lockhart, who immediately after leaving prison starts looking for people responsible for framing him into murder and arrest. The production draws inspiration from comics and noir crime films.

Framed Collection
Framed Collection

Logic 17 May 2018

A set of two logic games previously released for mobile devices. The player is tasked with placing the individual stills of an interactive comic in a way that enables the hero to safely escape the area.

Bruce
Bruce

Action canceled

BRUCE: The Game is a cyberpunk/noir platform game and the debut of the Polish studio Tabasco Interactive. BRUCE: The Game rather clearly refers to the classics like Ridley Scott's cult movie Blade Runner or Frank Miller's comic book series Sin City. The game takes place in a rainy, futuristic world, where Bruce, our protagonist, does many various quests and faces enemies. We observe the action from the classic side-scrolling perspective. Bruce uses all kinds of weapons and special abilities during our adventures, including bullet time, known from the Max Payne series. Gameplay focuses on dynamic and spectacular action and, at the same time, presents a mature, entertaining story with interesting NPCs. The game has hand drawn, noir-inspired visuals.

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.