Detective Grimoire has been called to investigate a murder.
The owner of a small tourist attraction, found deep within the heart of the marshes, seemingly killed by the very mythical creature his attraction is based around... Explore the surrounding area, inspect the scene of the crime, grill the suspects, solve puzzles, search for clues and uncover the secret of the swamp!
"Definitely one of the better crime games I've played and it's a treat to experience"
- Mark Brown
"Detective Grimoire is a better detective game than the likes of, say, L.A. Noire [...] The designers knew what they wanted the game to be and ensure that nothing got in the way of it. As a result, it’s thoroughly enjoyable"
- Chris Priestman
Updated HD graphics
Now works on iOS 11+
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Where is the sequel?!
This game was recommended to me by my boyfriend after he noticed it on Apps Gone Free. He knows I love a good mystery game so he thought it'd be a win. I was a little more reluctant. I've only ever truly enjoyed one mobile game (A Dark Room for those wondering) so I wasn't sold on this one yet. But upon starting up the app and seeing how incredibly detailed it was, my heart began to sway.
You play as Detective Grimoire investigating a murder at a quite unusual tourist attraction. You meet several quirky characters all voiced exceptionally well. The game also features a few mini games and you are investigating and piecing clues together. It didn't feel like I was being led to a conclusion... It felt as if I was coming to it myself.
The game's overall artistic style works wonderfully with its dark humor. I wish I had the opportunity to play a longer version on a different platform (PC, console, etc.) but I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes an old fashioned mystery with a twist. This will certainly inspire the detective in you.
What a surprisingly good game!
This game is good. I like it a lot. I played it a while back and now I stopped playing it. I had a great experience playing this game. The story of the game is great and you really feel like you are in the game as a detective, searching clues in a swamp because of the murder. The thing that really surprised me and was the best feature of the game is that every character is fully voice acted and the people who did the voice acting did a good job. It made the experience way better. It is very rare for a mobile game to have voice acting! It really blew my mind! I also like that it there was also cutscenes too. One thing wrong with the game was that the game was too short. I had 100% completion in one play through and it was at least 2-3 hours. So, yeah an overall great game. Also, please create a sequel to Detective Grimoire, Armor Games! I want to see what the new one could offer by its story and new characters!
Awesome, but Crashes a Lot
Loved the flash original and now this Detective Grimoire! Awesome characters, writing and overall mystery. They’ve got a great framework for a detective game that keeps it from ever getting tedious. Can’t wait to start Tangle Tower!
Unfortunately though for this title, it crashed multiple times on my iPhone 7 running the latest version of iOS 13, most often upon tapping the question mark in the top right. It was also a little frustrating to find an item I was missing from outside the office, as it didn’t seem like there was much telegraphing it was there, and I felt that I had already searched it thoroughly. Also it ends kind of abruptly, though not as abruptly as the flash game, at least. There was some weird reluctant dialogue from Grimoire that didn’t make any sense to me.
Still loved the experience overall though, and highly recommend it of course!
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