Best Detective Video Games – Game Freaks 365

Whether via the brilliant Sherlock Holmes books or thrilling animated series like Death threat and Freak, the detective subgenre has managed to attract a number of fans. Finding someone who doesn’t like the thrill of such a book, anime, movie, or video game is like looking for a needle in a haystack. So here are the six best detective video games that will awaken the inner detective in you.

There will be entries suitable for otakus, bookworms and gamers. The list is listed in no particular order.

The black

An obvious choice for a list like this, The black comes from Rockstar Games. This is one of their hidden gems. You play as Detective Cole Phelps, who will encounter various cases that will push him to his limits. The game is set in 1940s Los Angeles; the game is somewhat open-ended, allowing you to explore a few notable landmarks in Los Angeles and solve the crimes that will take place there.

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

It is safe to say that the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle pioneered the detective subgenre. And Crimes and punishments is what many fans consider the ultimate Sherlock Holmes video game experience.

With several cases that will make book readers nostalgic, this game manages to deliver exactly what a Sherlock Holmes fan wants.

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Danganronpa Franchise

The Danganronpa franchise is a high school-themed crime thriller video game series, so this entry is sure to make otakus happy. There are several entries in the franchise that allow you to play different characters. It’s best that I refrain from explaining too much about this brilliant franchise, and I also advise against searching Google and the web, as it might spoil the plot twists for you.

Batman: Arkham Collection

Play as the world’s greatest detective in these dark and atmospheric video games. Many consider batman arkham games to be the greatest superhero games of all time, and for good reason. There’s a brilliant combat system, an engaging stealth system, and of course the investigative gameplay that will keep everyone glued to the screen for hours.

batman arkham

The franchise is also regularly sold at low prices, so keep an eye out and you might be able to get the whole collection for low at retailers like the Humble store.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Here is another anime-themed entry like Danganronpa. Some might say these games are lawyer simulators, not detective games. But there are also a lot of investigations and questions in these games. You will face many tricky and sinister cases, and it will surely be an exciting adventure.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Check out this manga masterpiece if you like anime-themed detective stories:

Heavy rain

Heavy rain is more of an interactive movie than a game that focuses on gameplay like some of the other entries on this list, and I think fans of detective movies are going to love this one. You play as several people trying to find a mysterious killer who kidnaps children and imprisons them. This killer was based on the Zodiac Killer. Heavy rain is one of the most moving and engaging gaming experiences of all time.

Heavy rain