Noir Games

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Created Oct 9, 2018 by RAWG Editorial
15 years have passed since Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne went gold. But the noir esthetic of the game still holds strong with the dark, twisted tones and story. Here is RAWG's list of Noir titles that came out over the years.
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    Max Payne 2 was arguably an improvement in simply all of the aspects of the original one. The noir tone was kept through comics, voice acting (Max's narration was so damn good), score (those pesky vio…
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      Tim Schafer's classic that has the spirit of noir with the "Crime, Corruption in the Land of the Dead!". Its noir influences stem from film classics like Casablanca, On the Waterfront, The Maltese Fal…
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        An interactive movie that puts the player in the shoes of several characters all trying to achieve one goal: find out who's the Origami Killer.Game's story, melancholic look and overall tone puts this…
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          Oh, this is noir through and through. Femme Fatale, private investigator, convoluted plot, dark aesthetic and so and so forth.And it's a great ending to a great franchise."Would you kindly?"
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            Yeah, it's got Noir in the title but for a good reason. The story follows a cop climbing through the ranks dealing with corruption on the inside. The ending is bittersweet, fatalism shows throughout t…
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              While the game itself wasn't received well, it was an interesting spin on the tried formula of an investigator trying to solve his own murder. But as a ghost! Here noir lies mostly in a convoluted sto…
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                This strategy game that asks the player to manage their own police force with corruption issues, constant understaffing and other work-related problems comes with the gripping plot. And the plot could…
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                  Another Noir-holding title, but now set in Terry Pratchett's universe of Discworld that follows a private investigator who gets in the conspiracy surrounding higher-ups of the fictional city. A point-…
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                    A graphic adventure with point-and-click gameplay that received favorable reviews due to its compelling storyline and retro visuals. And those visuals helped create a noir story with twists and turns …
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                      Another point-and-click adventure. But it's Blade Runner, and not a retelling of the original film but a different story set in the same timeline. It's a futuristic noir where the player is tasked wit…
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