Transform yourself into the next Sherlock Holmes. The App store has a ton of detective games/apps that will have you breaking your head to solve the story arcs. Strung together with music, images, mysteries, puzzles and easy clicks, these games will ensure that you have quite a time.

From train mystery to swap puzzles to psychic powers, these iPhone detective games can turn out to be very addictive:

Best Detective Games for iPhone and iPad

#1. Detective Grimoire

Detective Grimoire iPhone and iPad Game IconDetective Grimoire was released this year (2014). You have to search the swamp, talk to suspects and put the clues together to find the culprit. The innovative soundtrack, colorful graphics and realistic characters come together to build a mysterious ambiance. Looking for the answers to these mysteries can become a compulsion!

Price: $3.99
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#2. Cognition Episode 1

Cognition Episode 1 iPad Game IconCognition Episode 1 is a psychic FBI agent game. You have to solve your brother’s death and find the mysterious ‘someone’ who is leaving behind the clues. It has gray-shade ambiance that makes searching for the culprit more thrilling and bewildering. However, it can be taxing on your eyes. The upcoming episodes of Cognition Episode will keep you curious and glued to the game. The only drawback is that the game is only compatible with iPad. Sorry iPhone users!

Price: $3.99
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Also Read: Best iPhone Puzzle Games 2014

#3. The Last Express

The Last Express iPhone and iPad Game IconThe Last Express is where you solve a mystery in a train. Yes, it’s completely based on the popular Orient Express and the events unfurl in this train. It has clues in the form of conversations you overhear and details you piece together. The historically accurate graphics make it alluring. It has been a popular game on the PC and continues to be a popular game for iOS.

Price: $4.99
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#4. Max Payne

Max Payne Mobile iPhone and iPad Game IconMax Payne is a cop game where you play the cop who is under suspicion. The trial to save yourself from hands of other cops forms the game-play. The on-the-edge challenges keep you and your brain intrigued and fascinated. It might turn out to be one of those games you visit everyday. Or every hour. You are warned!

Price: $2.99
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#5. Ghost Trick

GHOST TRICK iPhone and iPad Game IconGhost Trick is an intriguing detective game. You are already dead when the game begins. You cruise through the game as a spirit, a ghost: you can possess objects in the game, you can manipulate things and you use these powers to try to figure out what happened. You’ll have to do that overnight. Ghost Trick is based on the Nintendo DS game. The free version gets you Chapter 1 and 2. An in-app purchase of $9.99 unlocks all chapters.

Price: Free
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Got a favorite detective-puzzle game that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments!