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.
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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 later. Players need not have played this original edition though to get the full experience although it is a nice extra layer for fans. In Dreamfall: The Longest Journey players follow the story of 3 diffe...[Read Review]

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9 User Avg (13 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 Hotel Dusk. The adventure follows Kyle Hyde a former officer of the law who has gone hunting for his partner. Kyle has stopped at Hotel Dusk on the chance of a lead that might finally solve the case beyon...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (16 votes)
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Syberia

Syberia is an adventure game with puzzle elements released in 2002 that also incorporates some detective elements into its core gameplay while players explore parts of Europe without fear of reaching a game over screen. This lack of game ending mechanic (e.g. character death for incorrect decisions) lifts much of the fear that can impact the experience of similar games and allows players to freely make decisions and experience the art and steampunk inspirations in the game settings. In Syberia p...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (19 votes)
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Gray Matter

Sharing the same name as a vital part of the brain Gray Matter is a point and click adventure that involves a number of puzzles and investigation skills to uncover the true story at play. Gray Matter is available on Windows and Xbox 360 which also gives it a point of difference as one of the few console games in the point and click adventure genre which has historically avoided the console market. The game was released in 2010 in a number of European countries and eventually was translated into ...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (14 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 assuming the role of police officer and his attempts to solve a series of cases. The game draws heavy inspiration from the crime films of the era and even includes the option for players to experience the game e...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (32 votes)
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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 name that was released for free and playable on a number of online game websites (still online today). This serves as a great introduction to the sort of gameplay you’ll experience before taking the p...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (9 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 Journey doesn’t just offer impressive characters though it also has a multi layered and complex story to really get your brain thinking and keep you mesmerised in the game. The game is set in a number of pa...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (18 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 very deep background story and are modelled after the voice actors behind them to create very believable characters. In addition to the characters that the player controls you’ll find some well-designed n...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (21 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 within its opening story so players can play Syberia 2 without playing the first game (although it’s highly recommended that you do). After the events in the first game Kate Walker decides to abandon her ...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (15 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 with a similar premise. Opting to create a video game that can also serve as a learning tool Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern also incorporates an Encyclopedia style mechanic that allows players to dig deeper into the history of the human species and understand the basis for some of the things featured within the gam...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (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 to the recent loss of his wife and child in a terrorist attack. Drowning his sorrows with alcohol he is alerted one night to a commotion in the apartment across the hall only to see his neighbour being pu...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (5 votes)
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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 to create the popular Syberia series of adventure games which also takes place in the same fictional universe and has several references to Amerzone. The game takes place in the early 1990s and has players...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (11 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]

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7 User Avg (21 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 opera singer and her journey home after being kidnapped and transformed into a vampire. This young singer named Mona Da Lafitte craves fame and a normal life and she hopes to find it in her home of Paris....[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (11 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 Real Myst. The most attractive feature in Real Myst compared to the original is the introduction of free roaming in a 3D environment which create a whole new level of game atmosphere for players. You’ll see ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (56 votes)
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Nibiru: Age of Secrets

Nibiru: Age of Secrets was released in 2005 and offers a linear adventure game that is packed with unique locations, NPCs, dialogue and world to explore. The game emphasises inventory based puzzles which thanks to fantastic design feel realistic in their usage as opposed to forced interactions with the broader world. In terms of this game world Nibiru is set soon after the discovery of an old tunnel due to the construction of a new highway in the area. After some initial discovery the connection...[Read Review]

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6.8 User Avg (18 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 personal protective service to the Queen of Atlantis. After the disappearance of the Queen Seth takes it upon himself to investigate this mystery which is when he uncovers a greater plot. This plot leads him ...[Read Review]

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6.7 User Avg (21 votes)
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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 France. This is when the story takes a number of odd turns with the main character (Alcide Nikopol) discovering that is father may still be alive and living within city (he was previously believed to have b...[Read Review]

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6.5 User Avg (11 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 Dark Fall games will recognise the familiar setting of the Dowerton Hotel and the train station (you don’t have to have played the first games though). This setting is a much more eerie experience this time a...[Read Review]

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6.3 User Avg (9 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]

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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]

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5.8 User Avg (19 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]

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5.7 User Avg (14 votes)
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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 aspects. Of course the game also has plenty of intriguing puzzles to test you but the game relies on creating an impressive atmosphere around these puzzles to create a high quality experience. These days this...[Read Review]

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5.7 User Avg (12 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]

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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 a Europe only Wii version was released in 2011. Despite all this The Silver Earring is actually the prequel to everything, set two years before the proceeding game. This puts players smack bang in the...[Read Review]

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5.1 User Avg (9 votes)