Detective Grimoire 9+

The Secret of the Swamp

SFB Games

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 647 Ratings
    • $2.99



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

What’s New

Version 1.1

Updated HD graphics
Added achievements
Now works on iOS 11+

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
647 Ratings

647 Ratings

ms_fixit ,

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.

Nonseq ,

Another good mystery

I played Tangle Tower and downloaded this game as soon as I saw it. The art and style is a bit more bright and pops a bit more, with some parts of the interface more intuitive, or perhaps having played Tangle Tower I now knew at the start you could talk to witnesses/suspects about clues and other characters.

The voice acting and story aren't quite as good as in Tangle Tower, which also had more potential motives and explanations as you learn about the house and its inhabitants. you move toward the final reveal. I also miss the banter between two detectives, and there is a character in this one that reminds me way too much of that child in The Secret of Kells and also serves mainly as a story accelerator. Finally, I prefer the map navigation of the first game.

Overall, however, this is still a fun game and a recommended purchase. I hope they bring us another in the future, as long as they avoid shortcuts and invest in an engrossing story and good writing.

Fbjbxfbch ,

Desperate for a Sequel!!!!

This game is FANTASTIC. I love murder mysteries, but as someone who is easily upset by gore there's not a lot of mystery games out there for me. Detective Grimoire is the perfect balance of eerie, funny, spooky, and mysterious, and is absolutely addictive. The art is beautiful, the music is perfectly fitting, and the voice acting is absolutely PHENOMENAL--undeniably the best I've ever heard on any mobile game. The way you come to conclusions makes you feel like you're really truly solving the case yourself, unlike most games like this which holds your hand the whole time and guides you to a conclusion. The characters are realistic and three dimensional, the mini games are incredibly fun, and the story is ridiculously engrossing. This is one of my all time favorite mobile games and I'm practically BEGGING for a sequel!!!!!

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