25 Games Like Nancy Drew

Games Like Nancy Drew
Our collection of games like Nancy Drew has other point and click adventures that will have you exploring immersive worlds and solving mysteries.

The Nancy Drew series is a collection of adventures that use a point and click style for their adventure. With well over two dozen games in the series it’s a long running series of mysteries for players to get deeply immersed in. It’s also a series that has touched several platforms from PC to Nintendo DS, Wii and smartphones all having at least a handful of games available.

Some of the games are based on the books that feature the character of Nancy Drew and are designed to introduce a younger teen audience into gaming (and the books). Many of the games are intended for players as young as 10 with simple approach to gameplay and various age appropriate themes.

Gameplay in this large series of games has mostly stayed the same choosing a fairly standard adventure framework that has players solving puzzles, collecting clues, talking to suspects and slowly piecing together the crime or mystery.

The games like Nancy Drew that you’ll find below offer other adventures that use a point and click approach to gameplay. You’ll easily find yourself getting immersed in these worlds as you endeavour to solve the mysteries that are put forward.

Games Like Nancy Drew

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Detective Grimoire

Detective Grimoire is a high quality murder mystery that utilises point and click gameplay and combines it with a wealth of impressive characters. It’s an amazing game of mystery, dialogue, detective work and lovable characters. The game serves as a reboot/sequel of a game with the same n... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring (or simply Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring in North America) is part of the Sherlock Holmes franchise and the second in this series of adventures (proceeded by The Mystery of the Mummy and followed The Awakened). In addition to the Windows ver... Read More »

User Score
6.5
(4 votes)
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Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Atlantis: The Lost Tales will take you on a fantasy adventure centred on the lost city of Atlantis. The game is the first in a long series of adventure games with a similar theme. Atlantis: The Lost Tales follows the story of Seth who has recently joined the Queen’s Companions which are the per... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(19 votes)
amerzone

Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy

Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy has players go on a first person adventure as a journalist as they attempt to save a mysterious and rare species of bird. The game released in 1999 and is available on Windows, Mac and iOS. The developers of Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy (Microïds) would go on ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Gray Matter

Gray Matter is available on Windows and Xbox 360 making it one of the few console games in the point and click adventure genre. The game was released in 2010 in a number of European countries and eventually was translated into English in 2011. Gray Matter takes place around London (mostly centr... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes the open world genre into a more serious and slow paced direction compared to other games in the genre but there is still plenty to love if you give it the time and respect that it deserves. The game takes place in the city of Los Angeles during the 1940s and has players assumi... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(29 votes)
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Syberia 2

Syberia 2 was released nearly two years after the success of the original. The game is similar to the first Syberia game incorporating third person gameplay and puzzle solving while again following the adventures of Kate Walker. While a sequel the game has included an overview of the first game... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(12 votes)
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The Longest Journey

Do you love connecting with the characters in your adventure games? The Longest Journey promises some of the most interesting characters you’ve ever seen in the point and click adventure genre. The game was released back in 2000 and holds an impressive low 90s score on Metacritic. The Longest J... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(14 votes)
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Real Myst

Real Myst (realMyst) is an enhanced remake of the original Myst game released for Windows in 2000 (Mac in 2002) and more recently as an iOS app. If you want to relive the original Myst with a few extra features or just want to play your favourite game on the iOS you’ll want to grab a copy of Re... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(55 votes)
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Syberia

Syberia is an adventure game released in 2002 that also incorporates some detective elements into its gameplay. The game uses a unique mixture of new art and steampunk in its game setting. In Syberia players will follow the story of Kate Walker and her attempts at finalising a sale for her law ... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(14 votes)
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The 11th Hour

The 11th Hour is a puzzle adventure sequel to The 7th Guest. Once again players will be exploring the creepy mansion in what is a thrilling PC adventure. The game was released in 1995, two years after the success of the original. The 11th Hour is set over 50 years after the original game with p... Read More »

User Score
5.7
(14 votes)
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Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern

Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern brings puzzle adventures into prehistoric times and comes from Kheops Studios that developed the popular Return to Mysterious Island series of games. The game takes place during the prehistoric era (around 15000 BC) and has players assuming the role of Arok who ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(15 votes)
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Nibiru: Age of Secrets

Nibiru: Age of Secrets was released in 2005 and falls into the adventure game genre. The game is one of the largest to be released in the genre with a huge number of locations, NPCs and dialogue in the game. Nibiru takes place after the discovery of an old tunnel thanks to the construction of a... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(16 votes)
nikopol

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals features point and click adventure gameplay and an impressive challenge for fans of the genre. It was released in late 2008 for Windows. Nikopol takes place in the future during the year 2023. In this world players find themselves under a dictatorship rule in F... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(10 votes)
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A Vampyre Story

A Vampyre Story is one of the more recent point and click adventure games to be released (2008). The game stays true to the origins of the genre while offering a light hearted adventure revolving around the undead. The game takes place during the 1890’s in Europe with the game following a young... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(10 votes)
aura

Aura: Fate of the Ages

Aura: Fate of the Ages released in 2004 and is a first person puzzle adventure game with a unique fantasy storyline just waiting to be experienced. The game also has a sequel available titled Aura: The Sacred Rings. Like most modern puzzle games Aura is all about the story and the immersion asp... Read More »

User Score
6.1
(11 votes)
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The Secret of Grisly Manor

The Secret of Grisly Manor was developed by Fire Maple Games in 2010 (the same minds behind The Lost City). The game can be played on your smart phone supporting both iOS and the Android software. The gameplay is very reminiscent of the Myst series featuring puzzle action with a point and click... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(20 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is part of the point and click genre and is available on the Nintendo DS. The game launched 2007 and lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel. Large sections of the game take place in the fictional hotel located in the south west (United States) called... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
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Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain takes you through an interactive drama on your PlayStation 3. Based on film noir thrillers the game is full of mystery with a serial killer at the heart of the plot. The game lets you experience four main characters as you advance through the various game chapters. Each of them has a... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(18 votes)
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The Moment of Silence

The Moment of Silence is an investigative adventure released in 2005 for Windows. The game is set in the near future (2044) and takes place across New York City. You’re character for this third person point and click adventure is Peter Wright. Peter is severely depressed during your journey due... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
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Dark Fall: Lost Souls

If you love a good scare then Dark Fall: Lost Souls should definitely be added to your must play list. The game is a first person horror adventure game that blends in puzzles to the core gameplay. It was released in 2009 and is the third addition to the Dark Fall series. Players of previous Dar... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(8 votes)
azada

Azada

Azada is a very casual adventure game with puzzle elements that has some Myst like elements to its gameplay. The success of the original game has led to several sequels under the titles Azada: Elementa, Azada: Ancient Magic and Azada: In Libro which all offer similar gameplay. Azada was origina... Read More »

User Score
6.1
(11 votes)
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The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest is a classic adventure game that was originally released in 1993 but was re-released in 2010 for the iOS platform. The game was developed by Trilobyte. Maybe you remember playing the game when you were younger or maybe you are just looking for a classic point and click style puzzl... Read More »

User Score
5.3
(17 votes)
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Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey will send you on a unique adventure that is highly praised by adventure fans. Originally released for the Xbox and Windows the game is now also available for the Xbox 360. The game is a sequel to the hit 1999 game release (The Longest Journey) and is set a decade ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

If you love the Sherlock Holmes universe then The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is one of the best games in the series. Like many other Sherlock Holmes games it is set in London during the 1890s and has Holmes working on an unsolvable case. Players join Holmes just after he solves the case of th... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(12 votes)