What are the best detective games for iPhone?

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    #1Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a mystery game that starts with your death. Since you don't know who you are and who killed you, you have to solve different puzzles to find the answers you need.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judith Woods
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "The most interesting part of this game is their snappy dialogue. I find it entertaining. There was a time that I had to research on the usage of different words and lines just to get the contextual meaning of them--since this is made in japan, some lines carry more meaning in their culture than in ours. Graphics wise, the animations are smooth and the movements are defined. "
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    #2Detective Grimoire

    Detective Grimoire
    Detective Grimoire is a point and click murder mystery detective, the game consists in solving the mystery of a murdered janitor at a circus.


    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

    $6.99

    Karina González
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "I am rather amused by the super voice acting. For me, in a game, the sound and music should be interesting to make the game a lot more exciting and this has a good soundtrack. Although the puzzles are repetitive, I find the setting and backstory compelling. "
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    #3Cognition Episode 1

    Cognition Episode 1

    In Cognition Episode 1 you have to investigate a series of crimes with Erica Reed, an FBI agent that can see the past. Someone is leaving clues that only a person with her ability can interpret. Who is doing this? What do they want from her?

    Games

    iOS

    $2.99

    Lee Sun
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "Whoa this is pretty intersting because I instantly became an agent that works on my brother's death. LOL. Anyway, the gray-shade color of the game makes it more thrilling to discover more clues. I havent tried this on my iphone tho, I only downloaded it in my ipad and it works. "

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    #4The Detail

    The Detail

    The Detail is a detective game with a noir atmosphere in which you have to investigate a gangland murder. The gameplay has an immersive storytelling that mixes branching narrative with interactive comics.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Karen Russell
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "I love the emotional impact this game brings to me. Reminds me of some realistic crime drama I was able to watch in HBO months ago. Gameplay wise, the choices are pretty tough I must say. My ability to weigh my morals is tested! "
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    #5Criminal Case

    Criminal Case

    Criminal Case is a game wherein players are going to be like a detective and investigate different cases. This can be played on Facebook, Android, and iOS. Criminal Case is developed by Pretty Simple.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Morales
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This keeps me entertained when I'm killing time in the dentist office or a long line anywhere else. It's challenging and just plain fun figuring who the culprit is in different mystery scenarios. And if I get interrupted, I can always go back and continue where I left off from, which is nice. "
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    #6Another Case Solved

    Another Case Solved

    Another Case Solved is a game in which you have to become a detective: create and customize unique characters, match clues, identify suspects and solve different cases.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sharon Gomez
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Love it! great way to pass the time. Nice graphics, fun, good design."
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    #7Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds

    Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds

    Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds is a game in which you have to follow Detectives Turino and Lamonte and help them to solve their first case in this special unit. The game has 12 chapters and includes 25 mini games.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Clark
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Honestly there's nothing particularly special about this game--if you like puzzle/hidden item games, you'll like this one. If you typically don't, then this game won't be your cup of tea. Would have liked to have seen more originality."
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    #8CSI: Hidden Crimes

    CSI: Hidden Crimes

    Based on the popular TV series, CSI: hidden crimes will introduce you into the amazing world of crime investigation. You will be in crime scenes looking for evidence, analyze clues and interrogate suspects. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hannah Delgado
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This game used to be a ton of fun but then it started getting annoying. The time to get energy is absolutely horrendous; they need to offer more energy faster. It is buggy and crashes a lot. "
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    #9Who Is The Killer? Episode I

    Who Is The Killer? Episode I

    This game is the first episode of the series Who Is The Killer? Is based on classical detective rules: you are trapped in a castle with seven characters and have to find out who is the murderer. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ryan Tran
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This is a standard murder mystery game much like an electronic Clue. While the game is functional and the mystery component excellent even, the UI is kludgy and rough. Coious in-app purchases also muddle the experience. Well-liked among hardcore mystery fans, it remains unpolished."
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    #10VR Noir

    VR Noir
    VR Noir is an innovative game that uses virtual reality and mixes an immersive gameplay with a cinematic storytelling. You play Veronica Coltrane, a private detective forced to take a job for money.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Celia Corona
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "This is a good VR detective game for mobile. It may not be the best detective game but it still looks good."
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    #11Enigma Express

    Enigma Express

    In Enigma Express, Hannah Dakota investigates the robbery of eight mysterious objects. Follow her across the world in a game full of amazing characters and locations and with a very special music.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cynthia Howell
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Games for your phones are always handy on the go. If you like mystery stories, Enigma Express is a good find."
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    #12Mountain Crime: Requital

    Mountain Crime: Requital

    Mountain Crime: Requital is a hidden object game in which you have to investigate a crime. Someone is killing the guests at a mountain resort and you have to find the killer solving puzzles and mini-games.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac

    $2.99

    Timothy Moore
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "I love the look of this game. Really makes you feel like a detective. Sets a very good atmosphere. There were some errors which were frustrating but there were only a few so hopefully that gets fixed. Gameplay is pretty fun, if only a bit basic. I recommend trying this out."
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    #13The Blacklist: Conspiracy

    The Blacklist: Conspiracy

    The Blacklist: Conspiracy is a detective game in which you have to investigate crime scenes, inspect evidence, find new leads, take part in interrogations and make decisions about what to do with your suspects.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Games

    Diane Payne
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This is perfect! I was looking for a detective game to play on my iphone, and this is exactly that. It's available on itunes, and it fulfills my requirements."

Summary

Best What are the best detective games for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ghost Trick: Phantom DetectiveGames 32 Free
2Detective GrimoireGames 25 Paid
3Cognition Episode 1Games 23 Paid
4The DetailGames 23 Free
5Criminal CaseGames 20 Free
6Another Case SolvedGames 15 Free
7Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that FeedsGames 15 Free
8CSI: Hidden CrimesGames 13 Free
9Who Is The Killer? Episode IGames 11 Free
10VR NoirGames 8 Free
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