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This game is based on one of Agatha Christie's most famous novels. Step aboard the beautiful Orient Express, a 1930s train which travels between Istanbul and Paris, to help famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solve a murder mystery.

As the journey aboard the luxurious train begins, Samual Ratchett, an American millionaire, recognizes Poirot and asks for his protection. Even though Ratchett insists that someone is trying to kill him, he won't provide much more information, so Poirot refuses. The next day, an avalanche suddenly halts the train's progression and Rachett is found dead in his cabin. Poirot, who has sprained his ankle when the train stopped so abruptly, obtains the help of Antoinette Marceau, an Orient Express employee, to try and solve the murder. Antoinette, your character, will do the investigating with Poirot offering assistance and pointers along the way if you choose. Naturally, everyone aboard the train is suspect so you have your work cut out for you!

As is typical of the genre, the mystery will be solved by finding and using inventory objects (some of which can be combined), repeatedly interrogating everyone aboard the train and applying your skills of logic and deduction. There are puzzles of various types to solve including a puzzle box, a jigsaw puzzle, a combination safe and a maze. In addition to the standard adventure fare, you can "shadow" your suspects by following behind quietly, and a feature allowing you to eavesdrop on private conversations. Progress is scored using a points system. Control is handled entirely by mouse in point-and-click fashion.

Early in the game you'll be able to choose one of two levels of difficulty. In the more difficult "Challenge" mode, you solve the mystery yourself with only brief comments from Poirot. Get more hints and suggestions from Poirot by choosing the "Cooperative" mode.

The game features several alternate endings to provide surprises for those who are familiar with Christie's original ending. Poirot is voiced by David Suchet who played the character in films.

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Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Windows Cinematics between chapters
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Windows Updating Poirot about my progress.
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Windows This guy has lost his teeth and is dying from hunger.
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Windows Passengers don't like to be questioned.

Alternate Titles

  • "Агата Кристи: Убийство в Восточном Экспрессе" -- Russian spelling
  • "Agatha Christie: Mord im Orient Express " -- German title
  • "Agatha Christie: Morderstwo w Orient Expresie" -- Polish title
  • "Agatha Christie: Le Crime de L'Orient Express" -- French title
  • "Agatha Christie - Assassinio sull'Orient Express" -- Italian title
  • "Agatha Christie: Asesinato en el Orient Express" -- Spanish title
  • "Agatha Christie 2" -- Informal title

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GBase - The Gamer's Base Jan 25, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Dec 27, 2006 72 out of 100 72
HardGamers Nov 30, 2006 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 11, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Nov 27, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 30, 2006 58 out of 100 58
Digital Entertainment News (den) Feb 16, 2007 5 out of 10 50
UHS (Universal Hint System) Dec 27, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Fragland.net Feb 08, 2007 45 out of 100 45
Aventura y Cía Feb 25, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Jeanne (75402) added Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (Windows) on Dec 11, 2006