Top 10 Detective RPG Games - Best Detective Video Games on Xbox PlayStation PC Nintendo

Top 10 Detective RPG Games – Best Detective Video Games on Xbox PlayStation PC Nintendo

This is our top 10 list of the best detective RPG games.
Available to play on video consoles. Including PlayStation (3 and 4).
And Xbox One and 360.
As well as Nintendo DS and PS Vita.
A few of these are also available for PC.
In the next few weeks we’ll be posting reviews. With details of these top 10 detective role-playing video games.

For now check out our top 10 list below. And feel free to post a comment. To let us know what you think of our top 10. As well as post details of your favorite mystery RPG games.

Top 10 Detective RPGs on Xbox, PlayStation, PC & Nintendo DS

1. BEYOND: Two Souls.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #1 for PlayStation 3By: Sony.
PC release date: October 8, 2013.

Plot: Born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers, Jodie was different. In an adventure spanning 15 years of her life, your actions will determine Jodie’s fate as she faces extraordinary challenges, danger, and heartwrenching loss on a journey to discover the truth of who she is. BEYOND promises an emotionally-charged journey unlike any video game before. [Source: Amazon]

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2. Heavy Rain.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #2 for PlayStation 3By: Sony.
PC release date: February 23, 2010.

Plot: Experience a gripping psychological crime thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where even the smallest actions and choices can cause dramatic consequences. The hunt is on for the Origami Killer, named after his calling card of leaving folded paper shapes on victims. Four characters, each with their own motives, take part in a desperate attempt to stop the killer from claiming a new victim. [Source: Amazon]

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3. Professor Layton and The Curious Village.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #3 for Nintendo DSBy: Nintendo.
PC release date: February 10, 2008.

Description: In Professor Layton and the Curious Village, you’ll tackle over 130 puzzles as you unravel the mysteries of the village. Puzzles range from mazes and riddles to logic and sliding puzzles. Touch Screen controls make working through puzzles fun for players of all skill levels, and new puzzles are available weekly for download via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Fully voiced animated scenes bring the story to life, while the eccentric villagers and the hand-drawn art provide a charm that appeals to gamers and non-gamers alike. Only playable on Nintendo DS systems. [Source: Amazon]

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4. 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #4 for Nintendo DSBy: Aksys.
PC release date: November 16, 2010.

Plot: Junpei, a fairly normal college student finds himself involved in a deadly conspiracy that he couldn’t have possibly imagined. He awakes aboard an old passenger ferry, dazed and confused he stumbles around the room trying to reclaim his memories. First thing he noticed was a number roughly drawn on the cabin’s door… A bright red number 5. Junpei’s memory then returned and he remembered what happened right before becoming unconscious! A mysterious person with a gas mask crossed his mind. He remembered the haunting words he spoke, “I’m gonna make you play the game… the ‘Nonary Game’…the game of life or death”. [Source: Amazon]

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5. Alan Wake.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #5 for Xbox 360 & PCBy: Microsoft.
PC release date: May 18, 2010.

Plot: When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, Washington pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save the woman he loves. With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake is a pulse-pounding thrill ride. [Source: Amazon]

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Alan Wake is available for Xbox 360 and PC on:

6. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #6 for Nintendo DSBy: Capcom.
PC release date: January 11, 2011.

Plot: Solve your own murder from beyond the grave in this interactive puzzle mystery from the creators of the Ace Attorney series. Play as the ghost of a man named Sissel, a murder victim with no memory of why his life was taken. You’ll need to alter the lives of over 30 characters, reshaping their destinies so you can solve the mystery behind yours. Use the Stylus to choose paths for Sissel. Manipulate objects to solve puzzles and change people’s lives. The game contains 15 stages, 25 areas, and one important catch: Sissel will leave the supernatural world at dawn, so you’ll have to work quickly. [Source: Amazon]

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is available for Nintendo DS on:

7. Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #7 for PlayStation 3 4 Xbox one 360 and PCBy: Square Enix.
PC release date: June 3, 2014.

Plot: MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT is a dark, detective thriller with a supernatural twist: solving your own murder from the afterlife. Play as Ronan O’Connor, a Salem police detective with a chequered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal killer. Trapped in a limbo world called Dusk, he is unable to find peace until he can bring his killer to justice. As Ronan, use powerful supernatural abilities to freely explore the shadowy afterlife. Unable to communicate with the detectives on his case, Ronan must read the minds of the living, influencing their thoughts and actions, and interrogate Salem’s dead to piece together the truth. The afterlife is not a safe place however, and his investigations are threatened by demonic spirits wanting to devour his soul. [Source: Amazon]

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Murdered: Soul Suspect is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC on:

8. Indigo Prophecy.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #8 for PlayStation 2 Xbox one PCBy: Atari.
PC release date: September 20, 2005.

Plot: A stranger has been stabbed to death. The killer is you. In Indigo Prophecy a paranormal thriller, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders all following the same pattern: ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men’s bathroom. Covered in blood Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Lucas must solve the mystery before being incarcerated for life. A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple view points Indigo Prophecy allows player actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience. [Source: Amazon]

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Indigo Prophecy is available for PS2, PS4, Xbox and PC on:

9. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #9 for PlayStation 3 4 Xbox One 360 PCBy: Maximum Games.
PC release date: September 30, 2014.
For a full list including the latest releases. See also: Frogware’s Sherlock Holmes Video Games List. With all the point-and-click RPG detective games inspired by the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Plot: Crimes and Punishments is a finely detailed investigation game. Each case has a unique and complex storyline, and it is up to the player to put the pieces of each case together in order to make final conclusions and seal the fate of your suspects. [Source: Amazon]

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10. The Wolf Among Us.
Top 10 Mystery Detective RPGs #10 for PlayStation 3 4 Vita Xbox One 360 PCBy: Telltale Games.
PC release date: November 4, 2014.

Plot: The Wolf Among Us is a 5-episode series set before the events seen in the first Fables (DC Comics/Vertigo), an award-winning comic book series, it is an often violent, mature and hard-boiled thriller where the characters and creatures of myth, lore and legend are real and exist in our world. [Source: Amazon]

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