Monday, 13 September 2010

Mystery Detective Games Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

Inspired by the legendary crime writer Edgar Allan Poe, these 3 PC mystery detective games are steeped in suspense and mystery. Set in the late 19th century, these are 3 hidden object games that conjure up the uniquely dark and eerie atmosphere that Edgar Allan Poe's stories are so famous for. This detective games list include his most famous detective story 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' - a short story featuring C. Auguste Dupin, the detective of the story. And who's use of deductive reasoning to solve the case, has been an inspiration for many fictional detectives since.

Dark Tales: ™ Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat for PC
Go on an adventure with the famous Inspector Dupin! Monsieur Mark Davies has reported his wife, Sara, missing and now it’s up to you to track her down and solve the mystery!

Follow a mysterious black cat, who seems to be purposely helping you, and discover helpful clues in Dark Tales: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat. Use your Hidden Object talents to tackle the case, and discover the evil culprit behind Sara’s disappearance.
  • Bonus gameplay in the Collector's Edition
  • Stunning soundtrack
  • Wonderful wallpapers
  • Integrated Strategy Guide
  • Free trial available
  • Spooky mystery adventure hidden object game
  • My review: Excellent graphics, great use of the original detective story, plenty of well designed and engaging hidden object and mini puzzle games. Also well worth getting the bonus game in the collectors edition just to get the maximum gameplay out of it! One of the best mystery detective games for PC I've played. Highly enjoyable!
  • My rating: ★ ★ ★★ ★

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue for PC and Mac
Use your Hidden Object and Adventure game talent to solve a dreadful Murder in the Rue Morgue! Experience all the exclusive Collector’s Edition extras including additional Adventure and Hidden Object scenes.

The Collector’s Edition includes:
  • Exclusive adventure scenes and inventory items
  • Bonus hidden object puzzles & minigames
  • Includes the strategy guide, concept art and wallpapers
  • Free trial available, for PC and Mac
  • Spooky mystery hidden object game
  • My review: Good mix of puzzles and HO to play, quite good detective PC game, though not as good as and is shorter than the Black Cat PC game above.
  • My rating: ★ ★ ★★

Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy for PC

Use your famous mystery-writing skills to help solve an ancient homicide and capture Edgar Allan Poe's murderer! Follow your ghostly guides through Poe's classic tales as you meet the different suspects in this dark and haunting Hidden Object game.
Find inspiration for your next book as you collect clues, interview witnesses, and crack the centuries-old crime in Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy!

  • Immersive atmosphere
  • Gorgeous graphics
  • Find Poe's murderer!
  • Free trial available
  • Spooky detective hidden object game
  • My review: Also a good mix of puzzles and HO to play and the graphics and music are well done. But the actual gameplay is a little too simple and not as exciting as the Black Cat PC game above.
  • My rating: ★ ★ ★

For more Victorian PC detective games, see my previous posts on detective games for PC based on popular period detective fiction from Sir A.C. Doyle and Wilkie Collins: The Best Detective PC Games.

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