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Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
48
3.3
Windows
71
3.4
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Description

In this adventure game, players get the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of Agatha Christie's most illustrious characters, detective Hercule Poirot. The story is based loosely on her book by the same name so readers who have read that novel will find this new and different.

Recounting his most recent case to his colleague Hastings, Poirot tells him what took place while he vacationed at a resort on Seadrift Island. When the body of actress Arlene Stuart floats up on shore, Poirot's leisure is cut short and he gets back to what he does best - investigating a murder! The story is narrated by Poirot with side comments by Hastings. Control Poirot as he explores his surroundings (the Smuggler's Rest Hotel, the island and town), and meet and interrogate 20 or so characters.

The game is played in 3rd person perspective in point-and-click, mouse-driven fashion. As is normal in adventure games, there are puzzles to solve most of which are inventory based and require simple common sense.

Based on player feedback from the previous Agatha Christie games, technical improvements have been made to graphics, character facial expressions, lip-synching, the inventory system, and the overall background appearance. The amount of travelling back and forth has been lessened as well. New to the series is the "Finger of Suspicion" hint system to help players discover what to do next.

Screenshots

Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Main menu
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Leathercombe Bay
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Visiting the shops.
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Smuggler's Inn

Alternate Titles

  • "Агата Кристи. Зло под солнцем" -- Russian spelling
  • "Agatha Christie: Zło, które żyje pod słońcem" -- Polish title
  • "Agatha Christie: Meurtre Au Soleil " -- French title
  • "Agatha Christie: Maldad Bajo El Sol" -- Spanish title
  • "Agatha Christie: Delitto Sotto il Sole" -- Italian title
  • "Agatha Christie: Das Böse unter der Sonne" -- German title
  • "Agatha Christie 3" -- Common title

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The Press Says

Adventure's Planet Windows Feb 05, 2008 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Windows Nov 23, 2007 B 75
Puntaeclicca.it Windows 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameZebo Windows Dec 18, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Advocate Windows Jul 04, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
La Aventura es la Aventura Windows Dec 29, 2007 55 out of 100 55
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 12, 2009 11 out of 20 55
Adventures - Kompakt Windows Apr 04, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Video Game Talk Wii Dec 09, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Worth Playing Wii Feb 06, 2009 4.9 out of 10 49

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