The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark
Delouse your room and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes. America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.
Puzzles and hauntings and puns, oh my!
Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons are tearing it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say.
Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it…
That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine, or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind.
No, he doesn’t smell of fish - it’s a phrase, come on...
Welcome back to Twin Lakes.
Picking up after the events of The Darkside Detective, McQueen has to save his usually-present (in body, if not mind) sidekick Officer Dooley from the Darkside, so the two can get back to what they do best - investigating the city’s many strange, often paranormal, always paradoxical goings-on.
Join them in this frighteningly funny point-and-click adventure as they investigate six more standalone cases bringing them to a carnival, the local retirement home, an amateur wrestling circuit and even as far away as Ireland as they do what they can to keep the Darkside at bay.
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark Ratings & Reviews
- 83%Critics Recommend
- 81Top Critic Average
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by Ed Orr
8 / 10
A fantastic follow up to The Darkside Detective. A Fumble in the Dark is even more of the same irreverent action and spooktacular silliness from the best beat cops in Twin Lakes PD
by Alana Dunitz
8.5 / 10
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark is a must play game for anyone who loves point-and-click adventure games, especially with a supernatural mystery theme. If you enjoyed the first game you obviously must play this title!
by Bob Richardson
80 / 100
A Fumble in the Dark may have lost sight of what made the first iteration great in some respects, but for those who want more of the charismatic duo and excellent observational humor, this is an admirable sequel. More is on the way, as well, so for those who worry we’ll be waiting another three or four years for Francis and Dooley to return, fear not. As for me, I’m okay with the break if it means an assurance of quality in the future.
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The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark System Requirements
OS versionWindows XP
OS versionWindows 10
Memory2 GB RAM
GPUIntel HD Chipset 3000
Storage1 GB Available Space
Storage1 GB Available Space
- Audio: English
- Text: English, French, Spanish (Spain)
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