Seeking advice concerning certain PC games

#1 Posted by DecadesOfGaming (3090 posts) -

I'm not very clued up on PC games to be honest, as I've mostly been an Xbox and Playstation gamer..

Recently my Mother has gained an interest in gaming after watching me fire up the 360 if she's been visiting..

My question is.. "If I was searching for a first person crime solving, detective PC game, what would you recommend?

The only title that interests her on 360 is 'L.A Noire', but as we know it's a third person game, and driving from A to B won't interest her.

I would really appreciate if someone could possibly point me in the right direction as the guys within my local gaming shops don't know much about PC titles either.

Many Thanks

#2 Edited by naz99 (1144 posts) -

The sherlock holmes games perhaps?

There are a few of them

http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com

Maybe point and click adventure games...not detective story's as such but uncovering mysteries.

Games like

Syberia 1+2

The longest journey

#3 Edited by loafofgame (422 posts) -

Aaaah yes, mothers and their detectives...

There's a whole bunch of CSI games. I'm not sure if they're very good, though... ;-) CSI: Hard Evidence (huh huh, hard) isn't too expensive on Steam. Gamespot did a Random Encounter on that game a while back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZFlVSkS84. They also did a Random Encounter on The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, which appeared to be a pretty decent game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYucwZbUlmw (edit: that's the game @naz99 mentioned).

You can find the full streams of those episodes in the archives of twitch.tv/gamespot.

#4 Posted by DecadesOfGaming (3090 posts) -

I'll definitely purchase "The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes" and "Sherlock Holmes V's Jack The Ripper"..

After watching the reviews, both titles can be played in either first person or third person..

Many Thanks