Parents' Guide to

Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Solve a mystery while learning about German folklore.

Game Mac, Windows 2011
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The Captive Curse follows the same successful formula as previous Nancy Drew mysteries, combining challenging inventory puzzles and mini-games with a cast of interesting characters to talk to. There are also collectibles to hunt for (coins and medallions scattered throughout the scenery) and trophies to earn. The setting is the weak link this time around, however. The nondescript castle has a layout that makes it difficult and confusing to navigate, and the same goes for the game's other two primary locations. The good does outweigh the bad, but The Captive Curse isn't quite in the same league as some of the other top Nancy Drew mysteries.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Her Interactive
  • Release date: June 28, 2011
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: April 29, 2021

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