The Darkside Detective

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Grab your trench coat, tune your sixth sense and join the Darkside Division as they investigate the outright bizarre, the downright dangerous, and the confusing cases of Twin Lakes.
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About The Darkside Detective

About this game

Grab your trench coat, tune your sixth sense and join the Darkside Division as they investigate the outright bizarre, the downright dangerous, and the confusing cases of Twin Lakes. Flesh-hungry tentacles, mafia zombies, and the occasional missing sock are no match for The Darkside Detective.

Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will.

He is The Darkside Detective.

The COMPLETE SEASON ONE collection of this multi-award-winning comedic serial adventure sees Detective McQueen and his sidekick, Officer Patrick Dooley, investigating cases plaguing Twin Lakes and its colourful citizens. Point at everything in sight, click around mysterious and eerie locations, and use your wits (or borrow a friend’s) to lay these cases to rest!

Feature List

  • 9 paranormal bite-sized micro cases to investigate around Twin Lakes City, including a Christmas Spectacular Special
  • At least three jokes
  • Cutting-edge, high-definition pixels
  • One free curse removal, up to and including mid-level witch hexes
  • Music from Ben Prunty, the audio manner behind gems such as Into the Breach, Subnautica, and FTL

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
July 27, 2017
Developer:
Spooky Doorway
Publisher:
Akupara Games
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Point & Click
Adventure

Story Rich

Puzzle
Themes:
Pixel Graphics
Investigation

Detective

Comedy

Mystery

Supernatural

Funny
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
2D
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Partial Controller Support

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Critic Reviews

77

GameGrin

100 / 100
"The Darkside Detective is an adventure game that will have you laughing as you solve the mysteries behind the paranormal events plaguing Twin Lakes. With great visuals, music...

GameSpew

90 / 100
"All of the components – the humour, the horror, the puzzles, and the characters – of The Darkside Detective add up to create one of the most entertaining and rewarding point...

Hardcore Gamer

70 / 100
"The Darkside Detective is a charming point and click adventure with a taste for the sillier aspects of horror. Expect to see references to 80s and 90s pop culture while solving...
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
35.48%
Easy
38.71%
Just Right
16.13%
Tough
9.68%
Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 38.71%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
2.78%
Played It
2.78%
Halfway
2.78%
Beat It
66.67%
Conquered It
25%
Completionist! 25%  of players have Conquered It

The Darkside Detective User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 9 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Kelb
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Very fun game. Love the writing. I beat the basic game but the bonus levels are tricky. A good buy.
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Recommended

Damen
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Great point and click adventure. Love the art style. The game isn't very long, but the puzzles are enjoyable jokes are hilarious.
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Recommended

Mr Bombastic
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Wonderful detective game with a lot of humor
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 74% of GameFAQs users said The Darkside Detective is Simple or Easy. 16% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 10% of GameFAQs users said The Darkside Detective is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, The Darkside Detective is suitable for players aged 15 and above.
Yes, The Darkside Detective is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Chipset 3000
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 8 hours.
64% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Darkside Detective. The Metascore is 77 out of 100.
100% of Fanatical users recommend The Darkside Detective. The average review score is 4.7/5
The Darkside Detective was released on July 27, 2017
Yes, The Darkside Detective supports MacOS.
Yes, The Darkside Detective supports Linux.
The Darkside Detective is published by Akupara Games
The Darkside Detective was developed by Spooky Doorway
Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective as Point & Click, Adventure, Story Rich, and Puzzle
Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective as Pixel Graphics, Investigation, Detective, and Comedy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective as Point & Click
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Darkside Detective as Story Rich

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