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  • Summary: Join The Darkside Detective, Francis McQueen, as he investigates the bizarre, the supernatural and those missing cat cases that keep getting dropped on his desk.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 3, 2017
    92
    Crafted with pure love and soul and aimed with deadly precision at the heart of every thirtysomething who grew up on Blyton, Pratchett, Addams, Lovecraft and Poe, The Darkside Detective, with its’ sublime synth soundtrack and razor sharp wit, is an absolute treat for anyone who had the good fortune of growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. Miss at your own peril.
  2. Jul 27, 2017
    90
    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 and click games I’ve ever played.
  3. PC Gamer
    Oct 15, 2017
    82
    A smart but simple adventure that's exactly the right kind of spooky. It's short, but superb. More please. [Nov 2017, p.81]
  4. Aug 28, 2017
    75
    It has refreshed me.
  5. Sep 12, 2017
    70
    Darkside Detective is a quirky, sometimes overly so, adventure game with simple but enjoyable puzzles that's over before you know it.
  6. Aug 30, 2017
    70
    A smart series of puzzling occult cases, The Darkside Detective has a very distinct sense of humour that you'll either love or hate.
  7. Jul 27, 2017
    55
    The artwork is splendid, the music should be on rotation on my iPhone, and, barring a few bugs, the easy-to-grasp point-and-click gameplay works. Its issues lie in the writing, the element that should be the glue that holds the package together. Its lightweight, cornball comedy opts for cheap and easy jokes I never really find funny.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Jan 19, 2019
    8
    The Darkside Detective is one of the funniest Point & Click games from this universe and from the darkside one.
    The game as a very unique 2D
    The Darkside Detective is one of the funniest Point & Click games from this universe and from the darkside one.
    The game as a very unique 2D and pixel art style, but despite the many differences from other Point & Click games I played in the past, they focus on the principles of any other Point & Click: logic puzzles and a nice story.

    I highlight also the awesome soundtrack, that fits like a globe on the mysterious environment of the game, and also the dialogues of the characters full of jokes and funny moments.

    This game is really a jewel, a awesome acquisition to any Steam collection. A big thumbs up, I hope the Season 2 will come soon.
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  2. mno
    Sep 25, 2018
    5
    Too blocky, too easy, too short and too demanding to be good. But the game offers some good music and a couple of laughs.