Best Mystery Detective Games for PC and Mac: Clue

January 11, 2015 by

Top 10 Best Mystery Detective Games – #2 Clue / Cluedo

Best Mystery Detective Games for PC and Mac Top 10 - Number 2 Classic Cluedo aka Clue

Best Mystery Detective Games for PC and Mac – Classic Cluedo aka Clue

Number 2 in our top 10 list of the best mystery detective games for PC and Mac ever. Is the computer version of the classic Cluedo board game – aka Clue.
Probably the first detective game that we’ve ever played. Cluedo (Clue in the US), is our most favourite board game.

And you can play this classic detective board game on your computer too. With versions available to buy online for PC and Mac.
The PC version reviewed below uses the same gameplay and rules as the board game. Though there are a few significant differences compared to playing the table top version.
Also included in this post, is a YouTube video of the Clue classic game play. Which gives you a good insight into the look and feel of the PC Cluedo game.

Classic Clue PC & Mac Game Overview

Title: Classic Clue.
By: Hasbro.
Release date: September 2008.
Genre: Mystery, Detective, Board Game, Single-Player, Family, Classic.
Rated: Everyone 10+.
Available for: PC and Mac (links and system requirements included below).

Best Mystery Detective PC & Mac Games - Classic Cluedo Screenshot - Mark off the Cards in your Detective Notebook

Best Mystery Detective PC & Mac Games – Classic Cluedo Screenshot – Mark off the Cards in your Detective Notebook

Description: Clue Classic The Ultimate “WHO DUNNIT” All the Clue suspects & environments are back! Features: “Search for incriminating clues, sneak through Secret Passages, and make the ultimate Accusation to solve the murder. With vibrant graphics and suspenseful music, the crime scene at Tudor Mansion comes to life!”. “Challenge up to five computer opponents, keep tabs on Suspects in your Notebook, and earn accolades for bringing Mr. Boddy’s killer to justice!”. “Sharpen your skills and rise up the ranks. Do you have what it takes to become Chief Inspector?” [Source: Amazon.com]

Best Mystery Detective Games - Classic Clue Board Game Screenshot - Secret Passage Shortcut

Best Mystery Detective Games – Classic Clue Board Game Screenshot – Secret Passage Shortcut

Classic Clue PC & Mac Game Play Details

* In this version you play the detective. Rather than one of the characters – as you would in the board game.
* There are 3 difficulty levels to play in: Rookie, Detective and Inspector modes.
* Another main difference compared to the table-top version. This doesn’t have a mulitplayer mode (any more).
* It is a single player game so you play against computer opponents. Up to 5 other AI players.
* So it’s perfect for when you have an urge to play Clue but have no-one to play with!
* You can have the board set up for you automatically.
* The evidence, clues and notes you collect will be automatically stored for you too.
* With all the details stored in your detective notebook. Visible in the right hand side of the screen.
* Plus animated die and tokens that move across the 3D board. And funny sound effects for each item and action.

Best Mystery Detective Games for PC and Mac - Classic Clue Screenshot - Make a Suggestion

Best Mystery Detective Games for PC and Mac – Classic Clue Screenshot – Make a Suggestion

This computer version of Cluedo uses the classic rooms, weapons and suspects:
* 9 rooms: hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, ballroom, conservatory, billiard room, library and study.
* 6 suspects: Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet and Mrs. White.
* 6 weapons: Knife, Candlestick, Revolver, Rope, Lead Pipe and Wrench.

To get a feel for how this PC Clue game plays, check out this YouTube video:

As you can see this is a brilliant 3D animated version of the classic Clue board game for PC and Mac.

And though it may lack the multi-player option now. It is a cool way to play Cluedo when you’ve no-one to play the table top version with!

Get Classic Clue/Cluedo for your PC & Mac

* From Amazon.com for PC CD. Requires Windows Vista or Windows XP.

* From Amazon.com for Mac CD. Requires Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X.

* From Amazon UK for PC CD. This is a bundle of Hasbro games for PC, and includes Cluedo, Risk II and Monopoly.

This is our number 2 choice in our top 10 run down of the best mystery detective games list: Top 10 Best Detective Games. With free demo and full version detective games to play on your computer – PC & Mac.

For more Cluedo games to play. Check out our other review blog for: Cluedo/Clue Bingo App Review. For a top Bingo app for iOS and Android. With a Cluedo theme!

Top 10 Detective Games Lists

For more top detective games. Including free online games and HO games for computer. See also:
* Top 10 Best Nancy Drew Games for PC Download.
* Top 10 Free Mystery Detective Games Online.
* Play Sherlock Holmes Games Online Free no Download – Top 10 Sites.

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  1. ursula
    January 14, 2015

    Thanks for a informative website.