15 Games Like Criminal Case

Games Like Criminal Case Our assembled list of games like Criminal Case offers other puzzle games that blend hidden objects and mystery in a similar manner for a range of platforms (iOS, Android and PC).

Criminal Case (or CC) is a unique detective themed adventure that originally launched on Facebook in 2012 and eventually made its way to mobile devices (iOS and Android). The game was a resounding success across all of these platforms with millions of users solving cases and hunting down hidden objects to solve hundreds of criminal cases.

Set in fictionalised version of the real world players take on the role of rookie police officer as they climb the ranks of their police department by solving cases. With your detective partner players will go through a story centric experience as they hunt down murderers, thieves and undesirable organisations by finding hidden items across the various environments and piecing them together to solve the case. During an investigation players will need to collect the evidence, perform analysis and even engage in autopsies to obtain every last clue available before selecting the person responsible for the crime from their suspect list.

The games similar to Criminal Case here offer a mixture of free, mobile, online and downloadable games that will have you at the centre of a storyline as you solve puzzles, conquer mini games and find hidden objects.
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Uptasia

Set in the 19th century Uptasia mixes the genres of hidden object games and economic simulation together into a single free to play adventure. The result is  an interesting mix that you probably haven’t run into before and well worth trying if you are on the hunt for a game in either of these genres but want something different. Originally available in your browser (since retired) Uptasia is now available for Windows and Android. In Uptasia players are put in charge of developing their own econo...[Read Review]

AndroidFreePC
7.5 User Avg (9 votes)
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Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes

Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes gives away its two primary game mechanics right in the title; hidden object puzzles and mysterious crimes that need to be solved. Available only for iOS with a free price tag the game is similar to others in this sub-genre. Unlike some of the other crime titles on mobile devices though Hidden Objects: Mystery Crimes doesn’t limit itself to a single crime with multiple cases for you to explore and solve. Jumping into the shoes of a private detective this free ...[Read Review]

FreeiOS
8.9 User Avg (7 votes)
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Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds is a multi-platform game where you’ll have to catch the criminal while uncovering hidden objects in a variety of scenes. It’s not the first such experience from G5 Games and is unlikely to be the last but it’s definitely one of the more refined offerings from the publisher by implementing lessons learned from the past similar titles. In the game you’ll be partnering up with detectives Brody Lamonte and Cathy Turino who are recen...[Read Review]

MacPC
8.8 User Avg (6 votes)
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is a mixture of visual novel and crime fighting and the fifth game in a much loved franchise. Featuring familiar faces from other Ace Attorney games players will once again solve crimes through a storyline structure. While originally released for the Nintendo 3DS the game was later ported to the Android platform allowing fans to reexperience Dual Destinies on mobile devices with an appropriate game port that shifts the game to a touch and tap p...[Read Review]

3DSAndroid
8.8 User Avg (5 votes)
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Love and Order

Love and Order mixes dating and mystery into an enjoyable visual novel that also touches on elements from the simulation genre. Developed by Winter Wolves who are well regarded for their releases in this genre Love and Order was released in 2011 and available across several platforms consistent with their other titles. Love and Order is set within the small district of Montreal and uses the offices of the Crown Attorney authority for the majority of gameplay. This Crown Attorney relies heavily o...[Read Review]

FreeLinuxMacPC
8.8 User Avg (19 votes)
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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a point and click video gamer released in 2007 exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform which lets players explore the mysterious origins of a strange hotel that is said to be able to grant wishes to those that stay in a particular room. The bulk of this story adventure takes place in a fictional hotel located located deep in the heart of Los Angeles in the United States and is known Hotel Dusk. Playing as former experienced detective Kyle Hyde who has has left his New Yo...[Read Review]

DS
8.2 User Avg (16 votes)
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Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival

Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival makes number 10 in the franchise. This doesn’t mean a watered down adventure either with an impressively eerie, dark and addicting game that draws from the 4th game in (Madame Fate) but creates a fresh journey none the less. Set in Madame Fate’s twisted carnival there is plenty of wonder and mystery. This mystery is a little heavy handed at the start of the game though with very few story elements appearing until the middle stages of your adv...[Read Review]

MacPC
7.9 User Avg (7 votes)
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Detective Grimoire

Detective Grimoire (Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp) is the first full game in the franchise of detective games following the 2007 Flash title of the same name. Released in 2014 the game was funded from a Kickstarter campaign and features an adventure full of mystery, dialogue, detective work and lovable characters. Playing as Detective Grimoire you will find yourself called to a remote swamp and tourist attraction known as Boggy’s Bog after the owner Richard Remington is found mur...[Read Review]

iOSLinuxMacPC
7.9 User Avg (9 votes)
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Puzzle House: Mystery Rising

Puzzle House: Mystery Rising sets the bar at a whole new level with an extremely well made and thought out puzzle adventure that you won’t just be able to breeze through. For the puzzle veteran and fan looking for their next challenge or the novice looking to level up this iOS and Android addition to the genre should not be taken lightly. Available for only a few dollars on the respective App Stores Puzzle House: Mystery Rising starts out innocently enough with players sitting on their fro...[Read Review]

AndroidiOS
7.2 User Avg (40 votes)
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The Secret of Grisly Manor

The Secret of Grisly Manor challenges you to explore the mysterious house of your Grandpa on your iOS and Android devices as you uncover secrets and locate your lost family member. Developed by Fire Maple Games in 2010 (the same minds behind The Lost City) The Secret of Grisly Manor adopts many of the same fundamentals and brings them across to a different game setting. This gameplay also has Myst like elements with a blend of puzzle, exploration and action through a point and click style interf...[Read Review]

AndroidiOS
7 User Avg (21 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 the missing Samoan necklace. Sherlock Holmes has been tricked though, the necklace he believes to be the real thing is actually just an imitation. From here all his evidence begins to unravel and instead poi...[Read Review]

PCPS3Xbox 360
6.1 User Avg (15 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 puzzle solving adventure, The 7th Guest covers both. The game was well ahead of its time and used live action videos and 3D graphics not previously seen in video games before its release. The 7th Guest takes pl...[Read Review]

AndroidLinuxMacPC
5.7 User Avg (20 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 players stepping into the shoes of Carl Denning Jr. who is part of the popular TV show, Case Unsolved. After your producer (and lover) goes missing it’s your job to visit the same haunted mansion of the ori...[Read Review]

MacPC
5.7 User Avg (14 votes)
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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 originally launched for Windows and Mac with iOS and Android versions now also available for those that would rather play on their handheld devices. In the first game in the Azada series players will find themsel...[Read Review]

3DSAndroidMacPC
5.4 User Avg (21 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 version launched in 2004 a Europe only Wii version was released in 2011 but was never made available to the rest of the world. Despite this The Silver Earring is actually the prequel to every game noted above...[Read Review]

PCWii
5.1 User Avg (9 votes)