Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Fun, easy-to-play whodunit filled with puzzles.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages
Violence

One close-up of a gun firing.

Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine is seen poured into a glass.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this game is based on a popular murder mystery, the killing is never shown. Rather, players see a close-up of a gun firing. If your kids enjoyed I Spy books and software, they will like this mystery because it incorporates the same type of gameplay: poring over cluttered photorealistic scenes to find hidden objects. The age-appropriateness is set at 10+ because you need sophisticated deductive reasoning and interrogation skills to solve the mystery.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 1 year old Written bysweettemptation... March 28, 2009
Adult Written bygg36362008 August 11, 2017

SUICIDE WARNING

I BELIEVED the 10+ rating and showed this to my kids 9 and 11.5. Both were horrified at the on-screen shootings and I was horrified to see an on-screen SUICIDE.... Continue reading
Kid, 7 years old April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

I cried

This is the worst game to play with kids

What's it about?

One of Agatha Christie's most beloved mysteries is now an interactive adventure with AGATHA CHRISTIE: DEATH ON THE NILE, a casual PC game that combines the thrill of a murder mystery with the challenge of a Where's Waldo-like hidden object game. You play as detective Hercule Poirot, who is vacationing on a luxury cruise liner and meets the wealthy and beautiful Linnet Doyle and her new husband, Simon. But when Linnet is found murdered the next day, Poirot vows to reveal the killer by examining clues and interrogating passengers, many of whom have a motive for the killing.

You're presented with scenes filled with dozens of items where you're asked to find certain objects before time runs out. Unlike other games of this kind, you can uncover clues and evidence directly tied to the story. In total, there are 14 unique suspect interrogation sequences.

Is it any good?

Casual games are relatively inexpensive, easy to learn, and highly engrossing. You can download the games from the Internet and play for a short time (usually 60 minutes) before you're asked to cough up some cash to unlock the rest. The great characters and thrilling story here, as well as the Mini games and interrogation scenes, all add a wonderful new layer to the fun hide-and-seek mechanic. Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile is a great pick for literary lovers, budding sleuths, and casual game fans It can make for fun gameplay for a parent and child to do together.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this classic tale comes to life in an interactive medium. Is this puzzle format a fun way to solve the mystery? Does it make you want to read the book?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $19.95
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Oberon Games
  • Release date: May 10, 2007
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR

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