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Best detective games for iphone

1.Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

with in-app purchases

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a mystery game that starts with your death. Since you don't know who you are and who killed you, you have to solve different puzzles to find the answers you need.

  • Judith Woods

    by Judith Woods

    The most interesting part of this game is their snappy dialogue. I find it entertaining. There was a time that I had to research on the usage of diffe More

  • Donald Freeman

    by Donald Freeman

    This game seems like it would be really fun and it has great reviews. It is also capcom and they make really good games.

2.Criminal Case

with in-app purchases

Criminal Case is a game wherein players are going to be like a detective and investigate different cases. This can be played on Facebook, Android, and iOS. Criminal Case is developed by Pretty Simple.

  • by Daniel Morales

    This keeps me entertained when I'm killing time in the dentist office or a long line anywhere else. It's challenging and just plain fun figuring who t More

  • by Jennifer Dixon

    This is a hidden objects game. That is not what I wanted. I wanted to actually walk around solving crimes. I found this game boring, but it may be int More

3.Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds

with in-app purchases

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds is a game in which you have to follow Detectives Turino and Lamonte and help them to solve their first case in this special unit. The game has 12 chapters and includes 25 mini games.

  • Website:http://www.g5e.com
  • Age rating:Teen

  • Category:Adventure

  • Publisher:G5 Entertainment

  • Size:304.09 MB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Helen Clark

    by Helen Clark

    Honestly there's nothing particularly special about this game--if you like puzzle/hidden item games, you'll like this one. If you typically don't, then this game won't be your cup of tea. Would have liked to have seen more originality.

4.VR Noir

Paid: $0.99
VR Noir is an innovative game that uses virtual reality and mixes an immersive gameplay with a cinematic storytelling. You play Veronica Coltrane, a private detective forced to take a job for money.
  • Website:http://www.vrnoir.co
  • Age rating:17+

  • Category:Entertainment,Adventure,Games

  • Publisher:Start VR Pty Ltd

  • Size:829.27 MB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Celia Corona

    by Celia Corona

    This is a good VR detective game for mobile. It may not be the best detective game but it still looks good.

5.Detective Grimoire

Paid: $6.99
Detective Grimoire is a point and click murder mystery detective, the game consists in solving the mystery of a murdered janitor at a circus.


  • Karina González

    by Karina González

    I am rather amused by the super voice acting. For me, in a game, the sound and music should be interesting to make the game a lot more exciting and th More

  • Patricia Barnes

    by Patricia Barnes

    Detective Grimoire is a fun murder mystery detective game involving a circus. There is a murdered janitor and you need to find out who killed them. It More

6.Cognition Episode 1

Paid: $2.99

In Cognition Episode 1 you have to investigate a series of crimes with Erica Reed, an FBI agent that can see the past. Someone is leaving clues that only a person with her ability can interpret. Who is doing this? What do they want from her?

  • Website:Not Available
  • Age rating:17+

  • Category:Games,Adventure,Puzzle

  • Publisher:Phoenix Online Studios LLC

  • Size:1.19 GB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Lee Sun

    by Lee Sun

    Whoa this is pretty intersting because I instantly became an agent that works on my brother's death. LOL. Anyway, the gray-shade color of the game mak More

  • Brian Cox

    by Brian Cox

    If you're looking for a detective game for iPhone, Cognition Episode 1 might be a solution to that itch. It has a rating of 4 stars across all version More

7.The Detail

with in-app purchases

The Detail is a detective game with a noir atmosphere in which you have to investigate a gangland murder. The gameplay has an immersive storytelling that mixes branching narrative with interactive comics.

  • Website:Not Available
  • Age rating:17+

  • Category:Games,Entertainment,Adventure,Role Playing

  • Publisher:Rival Games Oy

  • Size:2.04 GB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Karen Russell

    by Karen Russell

    I love the emotional impact this game brings to me. Reminds me of some realistic crime drama I was able to watch in HBO months ago. Gameplay wise, the More

  • by Arjun Powar

    This seems like a solid enough game in the genre.

8.Another Case Solved

with in-app purchases

Another Case Solved is a game in which you have to become a detective: create and customize unique characters, match clues, identify suspects and solve different cases.

  • Website:http://www.noodlecake.com
  • Age rating:Everyone

  • Category:Puzzle

  • Publisher:Noodlecake Studios Inc

  • Size:50.33 MB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Sharon Gomez

    by Sharon Gomez

    Love it! great way to pass the time. Nice graphics, fun, good design.

9.CSI: Hidden Crimes

with in-app purchases

Based on the popular TV series, CSI: hidden crimes will introduce you into the amazing world of crime investigation. You will be in crime scenes looking for evidence, analyze clues and interrogate suspects. 

  • Website:Not Available
  • Age rating:12+

  • Category:Games,Adventure,Puzzle

  • Publisher:Ubisoft

  • Size:116.16 MB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Hannah Delgado

    by Hannah Delgado

    This game used to be a ton of fun but then it started getting annoying. The time to get energy is absolutely horrendous; they need to offer more energy faster. It is buggy and crashes a lot.

10.Who Is The Killer? Episode I

with in-app purchases

This game is the first episode of the series Who Is The Killer? Is based on classical detective rules: you are trapped in a castle with seven characters and have to find out who is the murderer. 

  • Ryan Tran

    by Ryan Tran

    This is a standard murder mystery game much like an electronic Clue. While the game is functional and the mystery component excellent even, the UI is kludgy and rough. Coious in-app purchases also muddle the experience. Well-liked among hardcore myst More

11.Enigma Express

with in-app purchases

In Enigma Express, Hannah Dakota investigates the robbery of eight mysterious objects. Follow her across the world in a game full of amazing characters and locations and with a very special music.

  • Cynthia Howell

    by Cynthia Howell

    Games for your phones are always handy on the go. If you like mystery stories, Enigma Express is a good find.

12.Mountain Crime: Requital

Paid: $2.99

Mountain Crime: Requital is a hidden object game in which you have to investigate a crime. Someone is killing the guests at a mountain resort and you have to find the killer solving puzzles and mini-games.

  • Website:http://www.alawar.com
  • Age rating:Everyone 10+

  • Category:Casual

  • Publisher:Alawar Entertainment, Inc.

  • Size:719.32 MB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Timothy Moore

    by Timothy Moore

    I love the look of this game. Really makes you feel like a detective. Sets a very good atmosphere. There were some errors which were frustrating but t More

  • Eugene Olson

    by Eugene Olson

    Beautiful scenery, very realistic and entertaining. It will definitely stimulate you. Warning: highly addictive!

13.The Blacklist: Conspiracy

Free download

The Blacklist: Conspiracy is a detective game in which you have to investigate crime scenes, inspect evidence, find new leads, take part in interrogations and make decisions about what to do with your suspects.

*NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

The Blacklist: Conspiracy

The Blacklist: Conspiracy

  • Website:http://www.gameloft.com
  • Age rating:12+

  • Category:Games,Entertainment,Adventure,Puzzle

  • Publisher:Gameloft

  • Size:101.42 MB

  • Genre:Not available
  • Diane Payne

    by Diane Payne

    This is perfect! I was looking for a detective game to play on my iphone, and this is exactly that. It's available on itunes, and it fulfills my requi More

  • Frances Tucker

    by Frances Tucker

    Although I love detective stories, this game is a bit weak. It feels like a game made for money rather than fun. Disappointing.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

Did you know that Hollywood actor Anthony Hopkins studied files of serial killers in preparation for his role in the 1991 film adaptation, The Silence of the Lambs? Directed by Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs is based on the novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris. It is an American horror-thriller film that tells a story of a young F.B.I. cadet named Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) who seeks help from an incarcerated and manipulative serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in order to catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. The movie was released on February 14, 1991, and gained a cumulative worldwide gross of $272,742,922 against its $19,000,000 budget. 

The Silence of the Lambs became the third film to ever win all of the "big five" Oscars awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay in the 1992 Academy Awards. According to Wikipedia, It is also the first (and so far only) Best Picture winner widely considered to be a horror film, and only the third such film to be nominated in the category, after The Exorcist in 1973 and Jaws in 1975. A sequel titled "Hannibal" was released in 2001, in which Hopkins reprised his role. It was then followed by two prequels: Red Dragon (2002) and Hannibal Rising (2007). 

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