14 best Xbox Series X|S detective games to get you investigated


We all like to play detective from time to time, channeling our inner life sherlock holmes. What better way to do that than to sit in the comfort of your own home and solve some mysteries? If you’re one of those people, then you’ve come to the right place! To know if you can be next Colombocheck out our 15 best detective games for the Xbox Series X|S.

#14 Dark Side Detective

The Dark Side Detective is a classic point-and-click adventure game where you play as Detective Mcqueen as you join the Darkside Division on a mission to investigate the paranormal. You’ll encounter zombies, tentacles and more in this bizarre multi-award winning adventure. The Xbox version includes the entirety of Season 1, and don’t forget that if you enjoyed this one, you can also check out the second in the series, The Darkside Detective: A groping in the dark.

#13 Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

Take on the role of one of the world’s greatest detectives, Sherlock Holmes. You may wonder why this specific game made the cut, and not the others that have blessed our screens over the years. The answer is simple, Sherlock Holmes chapter one see you playing younger sherlock, before he was the Mr Holmes we all know. This open world detective game will see you make vital decisions in an intriguing story of crime, murder and corruption. With two sides to every story, you must do your best to uncover the truth – for better or worse – and let it make you the man you are today. What else? This fantasy adventure is currently on sale, so grab it while you can.

#12 Murdered: Suspicious Soul

An interesting mix of paranormal and investigation, Assassinated: Suspicious Soul is Square-EnixSupernatural thriller with a unique twist. The murder you’re investigating? It’s yours. It’s true. As if being murdered wasn’t enough, now you must solve your own murder as a ghost from the afterlife. You play as Ronan O’Connor, a former Salem police detective, and solving your murder will be your biggest case yet. Captivating story and unique playstyle will keep you hooked on this one.

#11 Kona

The first part of a series of four games, Kona, is an interactive tale in which you play as, you guessed it, a private detective exploring a spooky village and investigating supernatural events that have occurred recently. Experience a story told by a third-person storyteller that perfectly sets the scene, as well as a completely atmospheric soundtrack. Take a peek into 1970s northern Canada and uncover the truth about this city once and for all.

#10 Life is strange

An episodic adventure in five episodes, Life is strange aims to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by adding a rarely seen game mechanic – the ability to manipulate time at the press of a button. You play as Max, a senior photographer who saves the life of his former best friend Chloe by discovering her ability to go back in time. The pair then see themselves in a repeat of bad situations as they travel through Arcadia Bay. Discover multiple endings, through making various decisions in the realization that sometimes changing the past can massively alter the future.

#9 The sinking city

A mystery-adventure game set in the vast open world of the half-submerged city of Oakmont, The sinking city sees you playing as a private detective on a mission to uncover the truth about the city, trying to find out why this city is plagued by supernatural forces. This story, inspired by HP Lovecraft, has an oppressive atmosphere and includes an open-ended investigation system where each case you get into can be solved in multiple ways. It’s just up to you to figure it out.

#8 LA Noire

Perhaps the most realistic detective game on this list, The black is an open-world detective game set in the 1940s. You play as Cole Phelps, a young LAPD detective striving to rise through the ranks in the police force. As you progress through the game, you will go from a traffic cop to a homicide detective. Search for evidence, interrogate suspects and arrest your culprit in this open-world game from Rockstar. The Xbox Series X version of the game is now fully graphics in 4K, so there’s never been a better time to play.

#7 The Wolf Among Us

From Telltale Games comes The wolf among us, a dark and mature take on creatures and characters from fairy tales and legends. This five-part choice game is based on the award-winning game Fables comic book series and sees players take control of Bigby Wolf, or better known as Big Bad Wolf. As Sheriff of Fabletown, you’re going to have to dabble in dirty business, murder being the least of your problems.

#6 Return of the Obra Dinn

A completely unique mystery adventure with minimal colors, The return of the Obra Dinn sees players piece together what exactly happened on the ship Obra Dinn when it was declared lost to sight. When he drifts into a harbor five years later with no visible crew and damaged sails, as an insurance investigator, players must investigate each person’s death one by one and solve the mystery, once and for all. all.

#5 The disappearance of Ethan Carter

A first-person story-based mystery game that focuses on exploration and discovery, The disappearance of Ethan Carter sees players investigating a young boy who is now missing after the events of a brutal murder. A black-minded detective known as Paul Prospero receives a disturbing letter from Ethan himself and travels to find him. His detective skills mixed with his ability to communicate with the dead will allow Paul to see what events have unfolded… and where Ethan is.

#4 Batman Arkham Series

Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Asylum and finally, Batman: Arkham Knight all allow players to channel their inner Batman and investigate events in Gotham City. Come face to face with many of the biggest and baddest enemies, such as the Joker and the Scarecrow, and solve many puzzles. This series features an all-new story for fans of the superhero to follow, and it’s definitely worth playing on Xbox Series consoles.

#3 Disco Elysium – The Final Cut

Winner of multiple gaming awards, Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is a version of a tabletop RPG game where players take on the *ahem* role of a detective with a unique skill system. Decide what you want to do and how you want to do it, and find out if it goes your way With a dice rolling system, this RPG game will see you sing karaoke, threaten, dance, bribe, romance, become a millionaire to get where you need to be. You name it, you can do it. On top of all that, you have a revolutionary dialogue system that lets you say almost anything you can imagine – the world is truly your oyster.

#2 Judgment

From the team that brought us Yakuza come Judgement, the gritty story of a disgraced lawyer in his quest for redemption. Now taking a new career path as a private detective, players must investigate a series of murders. Find evidence, track and track suspects, and bring the evidence to court in this mystery adventure game. The Xbox Series version of the game will include enhanced visuals as well as all previously released DLC, which is a nice bonus.

#1 Lost Judgment

The sequel to the detective game, judgment lost once again follows the story of a reformed private detective through gruesome times. Use a range of high-tech gadgets such as listening devices and drones, go undercover to learn more about your suspects and even enjoy the nightlife, you never know what you’re going to do. But, you can be sure it will be fun.

Here we have it. Our list of some of the best detective games available for the Xbox Series S|X. Check them out and check out our other game lists for more gaming adventures!

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