Mystery Games

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Boomstick, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Boomstick

    Boomstick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2017
    Do you guys have any recommendations for peculiar or creepy mystery games?
    Maybe something in the vein of Life is Strange, or an old-school point and click
     
  2. Mr Soak

    Mr Soak Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Location:
    Mr Soak, [Redacted]
    Gabriel Knight, I suppose?
     
    USS Triumphant, Boomstick and SPCTRE like this.
  3. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Kiel
    If you want to go old-school, maybe Alone in the Dark, although that's more on the survival horror side of things.

    Broken Sword also has creepy parts I guess.
     
    Boomstick likes this.
  4. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Kathy Rain is a pretty good point 'n click adventure game. A university student returns to her small town after many years away when her grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances. She investigates. I haven't finished it yet so I can't say whether it has a good ending or not, but I'm engrossed.
     
    Boomstick likes this.
  5. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Kiel
    Oh that reminds me, quite a few people had good things to say about the Syberia games (at least the first two).
     
    Boomstick likes this.
  6. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Boomstick likes this.
  7. Boomstick

    Boomstick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2017
    I've already completed all the games suggested here. Maybe I should just stop being such a dork.

    I was on my way to being pretty drunk when I posted that, I was trying to find something for my partner to play, she's never been into video games in a big way, but has a handful of things she really likes. Life is Strange, Prof. Layton, Her Story and the first Harry Potter game. Plus she's obsessed with murder mysteries, so she's always asking me to find creepy, murder mystery games, but I never know what to suggest that fit her absurd preferences. Especially since she didn't care for Broken Sword when I tried to get her to play it, which knocked me for six.

    Thanks though guys! Any suggestions welcome.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
  8. Boomstick

    Boomstick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2017
    I LOVE Wadjet Eye, I get every release when I can, much like with Lucas Arts back in the day. If you haven't already you should pick up Disavowed, it's set in the same universe as the Blackwell's, cam out earlier this year.
     
  9. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Kiel
    I take it she has already played Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments?

    oh, and Murdered: Soul Suspect I suppose

    ETA: The Wolf Among Us also qualifies as a murder mystery, yeah? LA Noir (at least in parts) would maybe also qualify
     
  10. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Yep, I plan on eventually doing that. In fact, first time I noticed the new game was when going to their website to find the links to the Blackwell series ;) I feel they're one of the few developers faithful to the genre, yet they keep finding new ways to innovate with new gameplay ideas.
     
  11. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Dreamfall Chapters is the first game that comes to mind.

     
  12. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    A few more I've thought about:

    The Raven or as it's sometimes called Legacy of a Master Thief. It's got a pretty good story and a rather interesting twist that I really didn't see coming.

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is pretty interesting. A bit more of an exploration game with a mystery to solve.

    Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller taking the form of an exploration sidescroller. What makes this one interesting is how the story develops over the choice of dialogue which feels completely natural.
     
    SPCTRE likes this.
  13. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Have you played Amnesia: The Dark Decent?
     
    SPCTRE likes this.
  14. Kane2026

    Kane2026 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2014
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Firewatch by Campo Santo comes to mind. It is a very short game: 3 or 4 hours. It feels like a novella, short but powerful.
     
  15. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Kiel
    I love Firewatch (amazing voice direction and performances!) but I wouldn't exactly call it a mystery (the "mystery" is implied at best)
     
  16. Kane2026

    Kane2026 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2014
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Maybe Alan Wake?
     
  17. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Location:
    West Haven, UT, USA
    Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.
     
    SPCTRE likes this.
  18. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    That's more of a horror/action game and less mystery.

    Oh, have you tried the Sherlock Holmes series by Frogware? They've got quite a few out there now as they've been doing them for quite a while now and you've got a surprising amount of freedom in them.
     
  19. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Location:
    Kiel
    Since I just finished it, Tacoma also fits into that category.
     
  20. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    This is from the 80’s but the “Deja Vu” series. Basically you are a boxer-turned-private-eye in 1945/46 (game 1 allows you to read a newspaper with a headline talking about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and game 2 takes place within a month to two months) who wakes up with no memory, and you have to find the antidote for your memory loss or you will die and then figure out who framed you for the murder of your former manager. Then in game 2, you find out that your manager had been involved with the mafia, and now a gangster thinks that you have some money that he lent your manager and he has you kidnapped from your apartment in Chicago and brought you to Las Vegas. The first game, “Deja Vu A Nightmare Comes True” was on the Mac & DOS machines in the 80’s and was also ported to the NES. “Déjà Vu II Lost in Las Vegas” was also on Mac/DOS. Both games were later issued on the Gameboy Color as “Deja Vu 1 & 2 The Casebooks Of Ace Harding”.
     
    SPCTRE likes this.