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Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun (Windows)

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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.

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Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Outside of the hotel
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Monk's Head Pub
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Visiting the shops.
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Darts

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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Adventurespiele Dec 08, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Oct 24, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Europe Dec 21, 2007 86 out of 100 86
2404.org PC Gaming May 28, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
Worth Playing Nov 14, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
GameStar (Germany) Dec 27, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Looki Dec 24, 2007 69 out of 100 69
GamingExcellence Nov 22, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
GameAlmighty.com Oct 25, 2007 6.7 out of 10 67
Just Adventure Feb 13, 2008 B- 67

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Jeanne (75634) added Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun (Windows) on Nov 14, 2007
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