389727_5After having been in the works for over a year, the Dexter iPhone game has finally arrived in the App Store [$5.99].

In the game, help Dexter choose his next victims while always protecting his identity. Analyze crime scenes, uncover evidence and use stealth tactics to stalk your prey. Is the case best served by the courts or the Dark Passenger? The outcome of every choice and action revolves around the Code of Harry: only kill the guilty, maintain the mask, and above all, don’t get caught!

We've had hands on time with early versions of the game at GDC and E3. The game has been notable for its impressive 3D engine. This gameplay video is from a build back in March, so aspects of the game may have changed from that time, but it gives you an idea of the feel of the game:

Game may have changed since this video was shot

Also remarkable in our discussions with the developers has been the efforts to stay true to the Showtime TV series. The game features a storyline written by the series producer as well as voice acting from Dexter actor Michael C. Hall.


Early reactions are being collected in our forums and we'll provide a closer look after we spend some time with the title.

App Store Link: Dexter the Game, $5.99

  • Sambo110

    YAYAYAYAY. I love Dexter. YAY. Can't wait to play it.

  • arta

    Sweet September!

  • heliotrope

    Yeah, I also love Dexter but this gameplay video looks so boring and the movement is too slow.
    I hope it gets better when it's out.

    • Rev

      When what's out?

      • jordan

        dude, are you stupid?

  • ramon

    The game is already better you idiot!

  • master lee

    awesome im in heaven............lol

  • Kita

    And bought. it seems that 6 dollars is the perfect impulse buy for the newly released high quality games. I still need to get Rolando 2 but I'm still slacking with the first one!

  • Jeron

    Looks like the game has been pulled... temporarily?

    • Kita

      it works fine for me.

  • jackson

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THROUGH IPOD!! idk if my ipod is shit, but it is taking a LOOOOONG time to download

    • Sambo110

      Well duh, it is 400 megs.

      • jackson

        it still shouldnt take 5 hours

  • Kita

    So after playing through the first kill I have to say that this game has amazing production values for 6 bucks. I love how they have voice narration for the tutorials because it draws you into the game that much more (at least for me) The controls are a bit off for me but then I discovered the single joystick mode and it works much better. The gameplay is ok so far and all I really did was find a few clues,sneak up to the victim without getting caught, had a dialogue sequence (like indigo prophecy) and traced some patterns to murder the victim.

    The game is not as near fun as I was hoping it would be (and I'm a die hard Dexter fan) so far but then again the first mission I did only lasted me about 7-10 minutes. The presentation for this game is spot on though and I'm looking forward to playing the rest of the game soon.

  • Jeron

    And... now it's back up. Weird. It showed in search, then didn't for awhile, then did again.

  • SteffenMozz

    I'm def getting this!

  • neoky

    heliotrope, that's the reason the itouch or anything without a real controller will never be a real gaming console.

    • spiffyone

      Viable platform for games =/= "gaming console"

      Games work just fine on the platform, particularly those designed around multitouch or accelerometer based controls (or both).

      The fact that it looks "boring" may be because it's really an adventure game more than anything, and some gamers don't "get" that genre as readily as others do.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      Just continue thinking your old thoughts....boring.
      The rest of the world turns on.

      • http://www.scottcolbert.wordpress.com Scott

        The only thing that really keeps the ipod touch from being a truly viable platform at this point, is battery life. I switched between playing Dexter and a couple of other games, and the battery was down to 15% in about 90 minutes.

  • Surely

    neoky: That's a pretty closed-minded view. How can you know what future technology will allow us to do?

    I would imagine that at some point in the future, we won't need hand-held controllers at all......

    • Moroboshi

      If you mean we'll be waving our arms, or whole bodies around like idiots then I really hope not. I play games to relax after a long day at work. I hope Wii/Natal etc do not take over the game industry.

      • Brad Newsom

        Did you know cell phones use to look like bricks? Technology needs time to innovate and mature. Your the idiot that wants everything now! What a spoiled brat.

      • Surely

        No, that's not what I meant at all.

        You don't think that, eventually, there will be games that we will be able to control with our minds instead of our hands? It's not out of the realm of reality....

  • AaronAMV

    So big T_T

  • jaizzer

    I got this game for my 1g ipod touch, it wont load or start at all. I have rebooted restted and reinstalled to no avail. I am on 2.2.1 which it states on app store will work with

    • Benjamin

      Get 3.0 will word for sure then.now,it only costs 4.95(i know i know it's ridicoulus to charge for itoch users but they do,so the choice is yours)
      works fine for me:iphone 3gs,iphone 3g and ipod touch 2g(probabely too on 3g itouch)

      my advice 64 mb of ram and 300 mhz just wont do the trick.dont update,wait untill apple releases it for free(when 4.0 comes out)and try it then.or best option:get a 2nd hand touch 2g or iphone 3g(will be unlocked soon,becouse the contract of lots of users ends then).or kew top of the line 3gs(btw,the itouch 3g will get camera in about 3-6 months so it's better to wait for that.

      • jaizzer

        I have already purchased the update , didnt like it so downgraded to 2.2.1. it states it works with 2.2.1, so I am mighty cheesed off!

    • Sambo110

      Lol, how can you not like 3.0? It's basically the same but better.

  • stooovie

    I bought it the minute it came out, but I am afraid my iPhone 3G is not up to the task... It's apparently designed for 3GS, there are way too many polygons to be smooth. Switching to first person view helps a little, but I couldn't get smooth framerate. There are awkward pauses for loading, having you staring at a blank screen. Definitely not too impressive compared to latest Gameloft games (Sandstorm or Blades of Fury).

    But it does capture the mood of the series quite precisely.

  • TouchChatterbox

    I wish this was available in Australia! 🙁

  • MB

    To the Australian poster who wished to game was available:- these games seem to often encur the wrath of the classification board (ie get banned).

    I have played the first mission, and an very impressed. The Iphone now pretty much has proven it can do just about any genre well as a portable title. For my money Dexter (and Real Racing, Sandstorm and Gangstar) have got their equivalent PSP equilavelents beat.

  • ramon

    This game is available in Australia you idiot! Australia is always the first country to get new games!

    • Silverfist

      Two posts in this thread, and in both of them you call someone an idiot. Nice...


  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    Am I the only one who thinks that the controls do not work well? I already switched to single stick and screen swiping for camera control because I´m used to this after playing a lot of Modern Warfare...and there are way to much loading times.

  • lizzz

    ok i was really excited for this as it was laoding and when it was done i pressed it and it went to a black screen and then back to the main home screen..i have an ipod touch and don't kow how to make it work

  • Sean Patterson


  • http://toucharcade.com/2009/09/13/showtimes-dexter-game-finally-arrives/#comment-37513 Sean Patterson

    WOW! OMG!

  • Daniel M


    I have an iPod Touch with Dexter, I am up to the Ice Truck Killer mission, and I am up to the second "check your messages", but I can't get to my answering machine, when I got to the phone, the ONLY option i get is to save!! Not fair, Anyone please help with problem would be much apreciated!!


    • Leemur

      hmmm, im thinking the last case is the morelli case.. is that true? and oh yeah, how come there is no ice truck killer level? i mean, the game is over right after we find the barbie in the freezer..is that supposed to be the ending
      ? with him saying he wants to play or is there more to it?

      • anon

        It's probably gonna be episodic. Thanks for the spoiler though...

  • Jo

    Did u get an answer about the answering machine? I'm stuck there too!

  • Andries

    Sweet cant wait to play it