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Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

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

Game Windows 2007
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Prescreen to judge if you’re comfortable to show to U12s.

This review relates to the 1978 original version unlike, I believe, some of the other reviews here. We watched this one as the reviews of the remake appear to suggest it’s not suitable for kids. The movie is entertaining although has dated rather badly with hammy acting and some very stereotypical characters. However don’t be fooled because there are some violent scenes and sex references here. Angela lansbury’s character acts drunk throughout the movie and mentions sex on a number of occasions. In addition the deaths range from fairly mild, to showing gunshot wounds to the leg and head, and ending up with self inflicted gunshots (suicide) at the end. If you are not comfortable with this concept I would not let your kids watch this. I was actually fairly shocked by the ending as the suicide is shown on screen. The rest of the movie perhaps would be fine for a mature 8-10 year old but that one end scene may make many feel uncomfortable. My 9 year old asked why someone would kill themselves and we then had to sensitively explain the scene. If I had known this was coming I would not have shown this movie to her. On that basis I think this is one of those ‘old’ movies that people assume is harmless because it has a historical PG rating, wheres personally feel it should be classified as a 12A if it was released now.
age 18+

Not for kids!

This movie was absolutely full of sexual innuendo. I took my teenage grandsons and was so embarrassed. We left. Could have been a strong story if it wasn’t so vulgar.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Oberon Games
  • Release date: May 10, 2007
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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