Story Mode

Mission Briefing


Five of the most famous diamonds in the world have been stolen from London, Moscow, Mumbai, and New York.


There’s only one person who has the cunning and the nerve to pull off a crime of this size. Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E network!


Solving the Case


To solve the case, you must visit each crime scene, solve some math puzzles along the way, and check out any clues that’ll help you find the villain.


Once you know where to find the villain, you’ll enter his or her lair, solve more puzzles, find the diamonds, and arrest the villain.


Piece of cake for you, Detective!


Carmen Sandiego


Carmen Sandiego is the world’s greatest thief and the leader of Villains’ International League of Evil, known as V.I.L.E.


Carmen was once the best detective in ACME. Then she betrayed ACME and became a criminal. Ever since then, she and her villains have carried out daring and impossible crimes all around the world.




Villains’ International League of Evil (V.I.L.E.) is a group of villains. Carmen Sandiego is their leader. There is no crime too low for V.I.L.E.


When you find the villain’s secret lair, you’ll need to solve a puzzle to get inside. When you get inside, you’ll need to solve a few more puzzles so you can capture him or her.


Daunted? Don’t worry! You have ACME, the finest detective agency in the world, to back you up!


The Chief


The Chief is the head of ACME. His face is always in the shadows. Some say it’s because he was horribly scarred after a run-in with Carmen Sandiego.


Ivan Idea


Ivan Idea is one of the ACME Detective Agency’s smartest agents. A certified genius, Ivan is an expert in computers, code breaking, and forensics.



So get going, Detective! Move the cursor to Story Mode on the menu and press to get your mission briefing from the Chief.


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