Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile

 
Fun, easy-to-play whodunit filled with puzzles.

What parents need to know

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Violence

One close-up of a gun firing.

Sex
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Wine is seen poured into a glass.

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.

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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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 for (Windows)

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