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The Mystery of the Mummy

The Mystery of the Mummy retro

Frogwares is arguably among the most recognized independent adventure game developer, best known for its now long-running Sherlock Holmes series. While a number of adventure games have also been previously released based on Arthur Conan Doyle's seminal character, Frogwares' series has been widely regarded by critics to be the most successful adaptation to date. The Mystery of the Mummy, later…

Posted by Jenny Rouse on 01 February 2016.
Detective Case and Clown Bot in Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

Detective Case and Clown Bot in Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

As a subgenre of crime fiction, detective murder mystery stories have been serving as plotlines for many novels, movies, and television shows. These stories have occasionally appeared also in adventure games. When an indie game developer from Portugal decides to tackle this subgenre on its own terms—by adding to it elements of wacky humor, infusing it with tributes to classic graphic adventure…

Posted by Patrick Talbot on 01 January 2016.
Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Murder: Soul Suspect originated as only a game concept for a supernatural thriller from Japanese publisher Square Enix. Wanting to expand with greater appeal to the western game market, the publisher approached American developer Airtight Games (who past credits included the puzzle adventure game Quantum Conundrum) to help to develop this concept into a full-fledged action adventure title. While…

Posted by Mervyn Graham on 01 December 2015.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The Oracle

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The Oracle

There is an intangible compelling quality about a good detective novel—it simply transcend time. Similarly, many classic detective mystery games are remembered because of their great storylines. Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, from indie developer Phoenix Online Studios in collaboration with veteran game designer Jane Jensen, is another example of a great adventure mystery game because of its…

Posted by Gustavo Calvo-Simmons on 01 November 2015.
Secret Files: Sam Peters

Secret Files: Sam Peters

Secret Files: Sam Peters is the fourth game in the Secret Files series from Animation Arts (developer of Lost Horizon). However, this game does not feature Nina Kalenkov or Max Gruber who are the main protagonists from previous games in the series. Rather, it is a spin-off to Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis, the sequel to Secret Files: Tunguska, and turns a minor character Sam (or Samantha)…

Posted by Peter Rootham-Smith on 01 October 2015.
Titles Years Ratings
80 Days 2005
2 of 5
A Mind Forever Voyaging 1985
3 of 5
A New Beginning 2011
5 of 5
A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie 2011
3 of 5
A Vampyre Story 2008
4 of 5
Adam's Venture Episode 1: The Search for the Lost Garden 2009
3 of 5
Adam's Venture Episode 2: Solomon's Secret 2011
3 of 5
Adam's Venture Episode 3: Revelations 2012
2 of 5
Adventures of Max Fax: Episode 1 2013
3 of 5
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None 2005
2 of 5
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun 2007
3 of 5
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express 2006
5 of 5
AGON: The Lost Sword of Toledo 2008
4 of 5
AGON: The Mysterious Codex 2006
4 of 5
Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine 2006
5 of 5
Alchemia 2010
3 of 5
Alone in the Dark 1993
4 of 5
Alone in the Dark 2008
3 of 5
Alone in the Dark 2 1994
2 of 5
Alone in the Dark 3 1994
3 of 5
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare 2001
4 of 5
Alpha Polaris 2011
3 of 5
Alter Ego 2010
4 of 5
Amber's Blood: A Carol Reed Mystery 2012
4 of 5
AMBER: Journeys Beyond 1996
5 of 5
Amerzone 2001
3 of 5
Amnesia 1986
4 of 5
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs 2013
3 of 5
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 2010
4 of 5
AnaCapri: The Dream 2007
2 of 5
Ankh 2005
3 of 5
Ankh: Battle of the Gods 2009
4 of 5
Ankh: Heart of Osiris 2007
3 of 5
Anna 2012
2 of 5
Antichamber 2013
5 of 5
Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny 2010
2 of 5
Art of Murder: FBI Confidential 2008
3 of 5
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer 2009
3 of 5
Atlantis -The Lost Tales- 1997
3 of 5
Atlantis III: The New World 2001
3 of 5
Aura: Fate of the Ages 2004
3 of 5
Aurora: The Secret Within 2007
1 of 5
Back to the Future: The Game Episode 1: It's About Time 2010
3 of 5
Back to the Future: The Game Episode 2: Get Tannen! 2011
3 of 5
Back to the Future: The Game Episode 3: Citizen Brown 2011
2 of 5
Back to the Future: The Game Episode 4: Double Visions 2011
3 of 5
Back to the Future: The Game Episode 5: Outatime 2011
3 of 5
Bad Day on the Midway 1995
4 of 5
Bad Mojo 1996
3 of 5
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok 2011
2 of 5
Barrow Hill 2006
5 of 5
Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity 1995
3 of 5
Belief & Betrayal 2008
5 of 5
Beneath a Steel Sky 1994
4 of 5
Beyond Time 1997
1 of 5
Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor 1987
4 of 5
Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery 2009
4 of 5
Black Dahlia 1998
4 of 5
Black Mirror II 2010
4 of 5
Black Mirror III 2011
5 of 5
Blackstone Chronicles 1998
4 of 5
Blackwell Unbound 2006
5 of 5
Blade Runner 1997
4 of 5
Blue Force 1993
2 of 5
Blue Madonna: A Carol Reed Mystery 2011
2 of 5
Bone: Out from Boneville 2005
3 of 5
Bosch's Damnation: A Carol Reed Mystery 2014
4 of 5
Botanicula 2012
5 of 5
Braid 2009
5 of 5
Broken Age: Act 1 2014
4 of 5
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Episode 1 2013
4 of 5
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Episode 2 2014
3 of 5
Broken Sword: The Angel of Death 2006
5 of 5
Broken Sword: The Shadows of the Templars 1996
5 of 5
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon 2003
4 of 5
Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror 1997
4 of 5
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 2013
5 of 5
Byzantine: The Betrayal 1997
5 of 5
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth 2006
5 of 5
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle 2011
3 of 5
Casebook Episode I: Kidnapped 2008
3 of 5
Casebook Episode II: The Watcher 2009
3 of 5
Casebook Episode III: Snake in the Grass 2009
4 of 5
Ceville 2009
3 of 5
Chaos on Deponia 2012
4 of 5
Chewy: Esc from F5 1997
3 of 5
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual 2008
4 of 5
Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life 2009
1 of 5
City of Secrets 2011
3 of 5
Cleopatra: Riddle of the Tomb 2008
3 of 5
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman 2012
4 of 5
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey 2013
4 of 5
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The Oracle 2013
4 of 5
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 4: The Cain Killer 2013
4 of 5
Cold Case Summer: A Carol Reed Mystery 2013
4 of 5
Companions of Xanth 1993
3 of 5
Conspiracies 2003
3 of 5
Countdown 1990
4 of 5
Cruise for a Corpse 1991
3 of 5
Crystal Key 2: The Far Realm 2004
3 of 5
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