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Death on the Nile – PC Game Review

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Agatha Christie Death on the Nile PC Game

The Agatha Christie Death on the Nile PC game. Is the first in my current HO series review. Where I review some of my favorite hidden object series.

There are currently only 4 hidden object games. Inspired by Agatha Christie’s classic detective stories. With Death on the Nile being the first. And of course, it features her most famous creation, Hercule Poirot! I’ll be reviewing the other games, over the next few weeks.

There are also point-and-click adventure games based on her books. For more details, see below for links to my Agatha Christie PC games lists.

Agatha Christie Death on the Nile PC Game

Developer: Flood Light Games | Publisher: Oberon Games | PC release: April 2007 | Genres: Detective, Mystery, Hidden Object, Puzzle.


Death on the Nile – Game Details

Description: Embark on a great Seek and Find adventure which brings a whole new way of enjoying the timeless Agatha Christie story of Death on the Nile! Assume the role of renowned detective Hercule Poirot, seeking clues to a mysterious murder aboard a ship, cruising the River Nile. Find hidden objects, clues and the hard evidence that you’ll need to question suspects and uncover the truth behind the Death on the Nile! Was it the obvious former fiance? Or the diamond thief? The answer may surprise you! [Source: Amazon]

Agatha Christie Death on the Nile PC Game Review
Agatha Christie Death on the Nile PC Game Review

Death on the Nile – Game Play & Features

  • Play as the renowned detective, Hercule Poirot. Whilst taking a well-earned holiday, cruising the Nile on the luxury steamboat, S.S Karnak he is tasked with solving another baffling murder mystery!
  • With 12 investigations to complete. And within a time limit!
  • Each investigation involves finding key items or clues (in the HO scenes). Questioning suspects (from a list of topics pertaining to the clues you have found so far). And examining the evidence you have found to extricate additional clues (with puzzle and mini-games) in a bonus round.
  • There are 24 beautifully illustrated hidden object scenes.
  • The HO lists are mostly text lists or collecting multiples of the same item.
  • And there are 14 suspects to interrogate – each with their own personal connection with the murder victim, along with a possible motive! This part of the investigation is not timed.
  • As there are no voice-overs you’ll have to read the dialogue.
  • Poirot’s notebook: includes the details of your interrogations, so you can refer back to it throughout the game.
  • Ship’s map: from here you can choose a room to explore. Or choose to question suspects in the Salon. Or view the clues you’ve collected so far.
  • Cut-scenes with additional dialogue reveal further details of the story, as your investigation progresses.
  • Hints system – you only get 5 hints per investigation level, so use them wisely!
Agatha Christie Hidden Object Games - Death on the Nile
Agatha Christie Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile – PC Game Review

This PC game adaptation uses the hallmark elements of a classic Christie story. From the ‘locked room’ set-up and red herrings. To the long list of possible suspects – each with a grudge against the victim and secrets that may or may not have a bearing on this mystery.

The hidden object scenes are all in-keeping with the era. Which along with the soundtrack, help to set the right atmosphere.

And though sometimes there are a few items that are not as visible as they should be. For the most part, the HO scenes are clear and enjoyable to play.

You will have to be replay HO scenes, in order to find further key items. But as the items are usually randomly changed each time. This didn’t become boring.

Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile HOG
Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile HOG Game

There is a nice variety of puzzles, from quite easy and to a little more tricky.

The questioning of suspects is optional, so if you don’t like to read endless dialogue you can skip this section. However, you’ll miss out on extra clues and make it harder to solve the case within the time limit.

Overall this is a fun relaxing atmospheric mystery game. With some challenging puzzles and nice HO games. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, like me!

Death on the Nile Game on Amazon

*US Amazon: Agatha Christie 3 in 1 Bundle [PC Download]. Also in 4 Agatha Christie HO Games PC DVD Bundle.

*UK Amazon: PC DVD. Also in 4 Agatha Christie HO Games PC DVD Bundle.

This is the 1st in the series. See my post: Agatha Christie Hidden Object Games List. For all the hidden object games available for PC.

More Agatha Christie Games Lists and Reviews

For more Agatha Christie games for PC and more:
Agatha Christie Point-and-Click Adventure Games for PC.
Hercule Poirot: Peril at End House HO PC Game Review.
Miss Marple: 4.50 from Paddington HO PC Game Review.
Hercule Poirot: Dead Man’s Folly HO PC Game Review.
Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders Adventure Game Review. For iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, Xbox One and PS4.

You might also like: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series Games List.

See also my New Detective Games Reviews. For PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone.

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