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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 Smuggler's Inn
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Main menu
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Calling the sea tractor.
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Leathercombe Bay

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

Adventurespiele Windows Dec 08, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventurearchiv Windows Jan 02, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Quandary Windows Nov, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Windows Nov 23, 2007 B 75
Just Adventure Windows Feb 13, 2008 B- 67
La Aventura es la Aventura Windows Dec 29, 2007 55 out of 100 55
Game Positive Windows Dec 04, 2007 5.4 out of 10 54
Adventure Gamers Windows Dec 05, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Video Game Talk Wii Dec 09, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Feb, 2009 43 out of 100 43

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