10 Best Hidden Object Detective Games

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Best Hidden Object Detective Games

With deadly premonition, gripping storylines, and eerily immersive sound effects and music, these top hidden object detective games that you can play on PC are here to pick your brain. Be it petty thefts, sinister murders, or even supernatural occurrences, you can be sure that every hidden object challenge these seemingly inscrutable detective games throw at you will require every ounce of your brainpower to complete.

So, grab your magnifying glass, keep your eyes peeled, and prepare for an adventure as you step into the worlds of these 10 best hidden object detective games!

Brink of Consciousness: The lonely Hearts Murders

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In this fast-paced murder mystery game, a sinister shadow lurks in this late 19th century city. A murderer has been on a killing spree, and the city is paralyzed in fear. You have a deadly premonition that your only daughter is targeted by this serial killer. In this horror game, will you be able to conduct a thorough crime scene investigation to piece together the killer's identity before he strikes again?

This game is especially thrilling because:
  • Gorgeous graphics and stunning video reels
  • Various difficulty modes
  • Intriguing storyline with amazing Victorian homes
  • Various tricky puzzles and mini-games

User Rating: 4.6/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 800 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 800 Mb
Price: Free!

Hope Lake

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In one of the best detective games, the Hope Lake Boarding School was closed after a teacher drowned. Today, the girls who have attended Hope Lake have all gone missing. Through finding hidden objects, can you investigate the boarding school where this all began? Pick up any clue you can find along the maniac's trail to put a stop to his gruesome crime spree!

We love this fun game because it features:
  • 8 hidden object scenes and 26 unique minigames
  • An interactive map
  • Over 48 locations
  • A flashlight, an essential item for every detective
  • Two game difficulty levels

User Rating: 4.2/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 563 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 563 Mb
Price: Free!

Murder in New York

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The Special Enquiry Detail, a police department, has been tasked to bring the killer to justice in this captivating detective game. Play as two detectives probe into a group of serial murders while making full use of hidden object mechanics. Follow the evidence while interrogating suspects and studying forensics. Search for helpful items and solve intriguing mini-games. This exciting murder-mystery's spectacular scenes and deceptive puzzle game will surely impress you!

Alluring features include:
  • A variety of game modes
  • An immersive and gripping storyline
  • Excellent graphics and sound effects
  • Enchanting mini games

User Rating: 4.1/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 115 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.2
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 115 Mb
Price: Free!

Crime Stories: Days of Vengeance

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Investigate clues to exact vengeance in this satisfying detective game! Much like Sherlock Holmes, John is an upright policeman with a loving family, a promising career, and a strong moral code. But this made him powerful enemies. A Mafia boss named Costello went after John's family, and his life changed forever. Help John on his detective story as you sleuth around on his behalf.

Features we enjoyed:
  • Challenge yourself in 95 exciting Match 3 levels
  • Discover 32 upgrades across 8 different chapters
  • Explore and improve a wide city
  • Enjoy a story of justice and revenge

User Rating: 4.4/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 72 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 72 Mb
Price: Free!

Sacred Almanac: Traces of Greed

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An interesting addition to the detective genre, the mysterious disappearance of a Chief Engineer forced the construction company to halt work. Richard Stone, an ex-army officer, was tasked to investigate this puzzling disappearance, and his attention was drawn to a stone monument. Little did Richard know that he would soon take a dangerous path as a defender of an ancient civilization.

Enjoy the immersive experience:
  • 32 animated and picturesque game scenes
  • More than 20 challenging minigames
  • Unique inventory objects
  • Find all crystals to open the Mysterious Cryptex
  • Interactive map design
  • 3 difficulty modes to choose from

User Rating: 4.3/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 591 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 591 Mb
Price: Free!

Eastville Chronicles: The Drama Queen Murder

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The Eastville Opera House is the hub of high society, but the curtains draw for the last time on Dolores Molinero, the Queen of Drama. In this electrifying detective horror game, you are the new crime investigator and it's your job to unravel this tale of love, passion and intrigue to unravel this grisly murder. With a rich story, you can interrogate suspects, search for clues and find the culprit in this immersive detective story full of hidden object, puzzle games, and adventure!

Features

  • Incredible graphics depicting the epitome of high society
  • Interrogate key suspects with logic, reasoning, and deductive skills
  • Unmask the true identity of Scaramouch

User Rating: 3.7/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 253 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 3.7
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 253 Mb
Price: Free!

The Hunt For Red Panda

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A enigmatic perpetrator has vandalized well-known paintings in museums all over the world in this intriguing detective work. As an Art Detective, it is your job to restore the vandalized masterpieces and help the police catch the criminal. This detective puzzle game sees you traveling to the affected museums and try to bring back to life the vandalized paintings. Also, have fun finding the clue to reveal the true identity of the perpetrator known as the Red Panda. Restore paintings quickly and help museums protect their collections!

Enjoy this hunt as you can:
  • Restore world-renowned paintings
  • Get acquainted with various art restoration tools
  • Travel all over the world as an Art Detective
  • Use hidden object elements to find the perpetrator

User Rating: 4.2/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 114 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 114 Mb
Price: Free!

Questerium

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In this detective game of cosmic proportions, a meteor landed near the city. Professor Gustav discovered that the meteorite emanates an unknown energy, and begins a series of experiments that caused the meteor's energy to spiral out of control, destroying the city and mutating its plants and animals in the process.

In Questerium: Sinister Trinity, you are the investigator hired to work on this case. Find a way to stop the machine harnessing the meteorite's energy, rescue the children that were not evacuated in time, salvage what's left of the city and arrest the professor!

Questerium features:
  • Unlockable achievements
  • Fascinating puzzles, mini-games and quests

User Rating: 4.2/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 117 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.3
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 289 Mb
Price: Free!

Fall Of The New Age

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Help Marla to uncover the dark secrets of a medieval cult in Fall of the New Age. The cult is planning to control all citizens and destroy all knowledge and culture. An original medieval world to explore with more than 40 amazingly detailed locations. Dozens of brain-twisting minigames and challenges. Beautiful animations in 3D graphics. Fall of the New Age is a fantastic adventure that will have you hooked right from the beginning.

Explore this mystery through:
  • Beautiful and realistic cut scenes
  • Hone your logical thinking skills to solve tricky puzzles
  • Exciting sound effects to keep you invigorated

User Rating: 3.8/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 559 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.2
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 679 Mb
Price: Free!

Adam Wolfe

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To investigate his sister's sudden disappearance, Adam reached a place where the criminal underworld is intertwined with the supernatural - the dark alley of San Francisco. In this fascinating detective mystery, you will have to adventure through shady streets, corners fraught with danger, scorching deserts and ritualistic shrines in order to unveil a conspiracy behind these mysterious crimes. Be the suave Sherlock Holmes that you are and face the secret societies, unnatural afflictions, and ancient covenants now!

Gameplay includes:
  • Solve challenging hidden object puzzles with unique mechanics
  • Over 8 hours of adrenaline-filled adventure
  • Detailed and eerie crime scenes
  • More puzzles available than you can ask for
  • Meet characters shrouded in mystery
  • Save your sister while avoiding sinister forces dragging you into the Abyss

User Rating: 4.4/5
System Requirements: Windows 10 Compatible PC
File size: 1324 Mb
Price: Free!

Rating: 4.4
System Requirements: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
File size: 1324 Mb
Price: Free!

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Published 23 February 2021
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