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29 Great Games Like The Case of the Golden Idol

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The Case of the Golden Idol is a point-and-click adventure set in the 18th century, where you attempt to solve 12 gruesome deaths. You play by investigating each scene to gather information in the form of words that you piece together to make statements to solve what happened.

Unfortunately, The Case of the Golden Idol is not available on Android, Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/10/2022

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Developer: Color Gray 7 (@ColorGray7)

Costs: Purchase cost

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2 Video Games Like The Case of the Golden Idol Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to The Case of the Golden Idol. This includes games from the Puzzle, Brain Game and Point-and-Click genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

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