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In New Orleans, Nancy Drew and her friend, Bess Marvin, are vacationing. There, the owner of a mystical and potentially powerful crystal skull, Bruno Bolet, is found dead, but the artifact is missing. Fearing the worst, Bruno's great-nephew, Henry, pleads with the sleuthful duo to find the skull and discover the circumstances which resulted in his uncle's death.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your thinking cap and investigate the case by exploring the Bolet manor and grounds (including its spooky cemetery) as well as the French Quarter and other parts of New Orleans. Talk to Bruno's friends and associates, who all have secrets to hide. Find hidden clues and evidence in inventory objects and reading materials. Solve adventure-type puzzles. Switch roles during the game by playing as Nancy and Bess.

The game is played completely by mouse with the keyboard used only while saving games. Features include several difficulty settings which directly affect how much help is given within the game, improved graphics, non-linear puzzle-solving, and weather and shadow effects.


Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull Windows Intro Screen
Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull Windows Are you sure you don't want this yummy green drink?
Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull Windows Spooky Mansion
Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull Windows Henry Bolet

Alternate Titles

  • "Nancy Drew: Die Legende des Kristallschädels" -- German title
  • "Nancy Drew 17" -- Common Title
  • "Les Enquêtes de Nancy Drew: La Légende du Crâne de Cristal" -- French Title

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Just Adventure Oct 19, 2007 A- 91
GamerDad Feb 01, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adventure Lantern Dec, 2007 82 out of 100 82
GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingExcellence Jan 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Oct 18, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameBoomers Dec, 2007 B 75
Video Game Generation Dec 11, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75 Apr 28, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult May 16, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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Jeanne (75412) added Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull (Windows) on Nov 14, 2007