The BEST crime-solving game is calling players for duty! Are you ready to prove your detective skills and step into a riveting world of danger, betrayal … and murder? Homicide Squad is a heart-pounding hidden object and match-3 game filled with rousing gameplay and perplexing murder mysteries!

Download this captivating crime game now and embark on a highly interactive hidden object journey. Play alongside the wisecracking Detectives Turino and Lamonte as they purge New York City of criminals and restore law and order. As cases stack up on your desk, you’ll visit unique locations and examine troubling murder scenes. Enjoy immersive gameplay and engaging storylines as you investigate haunting cases, interact with intriguing characters and catch twisted killers. Do you have what it takes to find important objects and solve a baffling crime? There’s only one way to find out! Grab your magnifying glass and put on your detective’s hat because this is one criminal thrill ride you won’t want to miss!

A string of horrifying homicides has been reported across the city in this gripping murder mystery game. To bring the perpetrators to justice and reinstate peace of mind for residents, you’ll have to:

CHOOSE your favorite gameplay mode for any scene

• FIND hidden objects and use them or
• MATCH gems in a row,
• INTERROGATE cagey suspects,
• ANALYZE strange clues, and
• SOLVE mind-blowing crimes!
• Game Center Support
• iPhone XR Display support
• iPad Pro Display Support

Plus more criminal cases and quests are coming in regular updates that are absolutely FREE!

While this game is absolutely free to play, you have the ability to unlock optional bonuses via in-app purchases from within the game. You may disable in-app purchases in your device settings.

If you like making in-app purchases in this game, Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes also offers three optional, auto-renewable subscriptions that provide substantial benefits compared to individual in-app purchases.

1. Bonus Tokens: Get three bonus tokens every time you successfully search an ordinary scene or complete laboratory research! The monthly subscription is only $9.99.
2. Energy Freeze: Play for 30 minutes every day without having to spend any energy! The monthly subscription is only $19.99.
3. Double Energy: Double how fast your energy restores itself! The monthly subscription is only $14.99.

A one-time, seven-day trial is available for both the Bonus Tokens and Energy Freeze subscriptions. At the end of the trial period, each subscription will be automatically renewed unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the trial period. Payment for the renewal will be automatically debited from your account.

Payments for the monthly subscriptions to Bonus Tokens, Energy Freeze and Double Energy will be charged to your Apple ID account with the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions or turn off auto-renewal by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.

Should you choose to subscribe, please note that the current payment period cannot be canceled or prorated.

Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese

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What’s New

Version 2.31.3803

This update makes a few improvements to the previous one that features:

NEW HIDDEN OBJECT SCENE – Five years ago, right before Thanksgiving, a strange incident dragged Detective Lamonte's mentor’s name through the mud. Some important documents belonging to Professor Harris mysteriously disappeared, just prior to the elections at the Military Academy – and she just so happened to be a candidate. Will you be able to help the detectives recall whether it was just a pre-election intrigue or the tip-off to a much bigger secret?
THANKSGIVING DAY EVENT – Complete 32 challenging quests and piece together six exclusive collections. Be rewarded with the Harvest Festival Medal, unique avatars and a special decoration: the Thanksgiving Day Parade, which offers $800 in cash and one Striped Brush every 24 hours for three months!
FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS – Experience these important optimizations for yours

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
36.7K Ratings

36.7K Ratings

Annoyedwithglitches ,


Now that the game is updated, it now takes WAY too much energy to play each level. Before, the forensic level only used 17 energy, and now, it takes a 76 energy to complete the level. That is an incredibly INSANE jump. It takes forever for energy to refill, and even if it’s completely full, I can only play six or seven levels before I have to wait HOURS in order to even play ONE level. Additionally, they make it incredibly difficult to assemble a collection since they rarely give more than one token or item needed to assemble it. I used to love this game, but I’m thinking about deleting it. One time I didn’t play for an entire day, and I still didn’t have full energy. There is no reason that my energy doesn’t fully fill up in 24 hours. It seems like with every update, all they do is try and make the game more difficult to play without spending money. I really liked the game at first, but it’s getting ridiculous. I shouldn’t have to use so much energy to complete even basic levels.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We value your opinion – rest assured it will be discussed with our team. Sorry for any frustration.

Angel Bix ,

They have changed since it was S.E.D.

I played this game when it was called S.E.D. (Special Enquiry Detective). I had leveled up in the game and had quite a few flashlights and other boosts. Then one day the game just wouldn't open. I enjoyed playing it but noticed the name changed to Homicide Detective. So silly me, I download the Homicide Detective thinking it will "update" my app and will sync my progress. Nope! It is a whole "new app" with the same characters and same stories, and my progress and power ups lost! I am forced to start over! Grrrrr! It has changed in its format somewhat. It now integrates the collections as you work the scene. Before those were basically left unfounded unless you wanted to play endlessly on a solved case and level up your "rank" in order to find the collection items, which I never did. Another change is they have "dumbed it down a bit" by keeping the hidden items in the same place, so it's easier to find them. Before, it was more of a challenge because they moved them around each time you played the scene. So here I am starting over from case 1 and without all my power ups, that I had accrued. The graphics and storyline still seem the same which were good, but the stories take forever to progress, which may make or break me. We will see if I stay interested. And if they try to force purchases in order to progress well then this game will be deleted.

dsbrady ,

Update made it frustratingly difficult

I've been really enjoying the game (with a few minor complaints, such as the incessant pushing of in-app purchases common to games like this that I didn't pay to get), but the latest update (version 1.9.8) has made the game much less fun. Before this update, some scenes were challenging, and some were easier, but overall it was a good mix of a decent enough challenge without being impossible. But, the latest update has added so many objects in a scene that it's overwhelming and no longer fun (additionally, some items have changed names and changed appearance). In one scene that I was reliably winning 4/5 attempts, I've now won 1 time in 10 attempts and it's getting frustrating. Additionally, they've changed the "add 45 seconds" boost if you fail a scene so that it not only uses up a boost in your inventory but says you may lose some other items from your inventory if you do use it. Umm ... no, thanks. Either make that an unlimited boost (that makes you lose something out of your inventory) or a boost limited to how many you have in your inventory.

I suppose people weren't using enough hints (and buying more), and I get they need to make money. But if the game isn't fun, I just won't play at all. If I remain frustrated much longer, I'll probably just find another game to play, which is too bad, because I've been really enjoying this one.


G5 Entertainment AB
214.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Cluster of Crystals $1.99
  2. Tray of Crystals $4.99
  3. Trunk of Crystals $19.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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