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Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor (Windows)

83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Not the best of Nancy Drew, but definitely worth buying! erika hvistendahl (12) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
The most challenging Nancy Drew game yet! Rianna (2) unrated
This is, by far, the best game yet! Angela S (2) unrated
Looking for a Mystery this Holiday Season? Ryan Casey (3) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (15 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Adventure Classic Gaming
Nancy Drew: Curse of the Blackmoor Manor is truly a jewel (no pun intended) in Her Interactive's crown. It is lovely to look at, has great storytelling, and is just plain fun to play. The game can be difficult in some areas, but if you are an experienced Nancy Drew sleuth like me, you will enjoy the challenge.
100
GameBoomers
The best of the Nancy Drew adventures to date, and even if you don’t like the series, this is one you just might wish to try. A well written story, colorful graphics, and interesting puzzles make this a winner.
100
Just Adventure
When I first started to play this game, I was all set to give it a horrible, scathing review. I had one complaint after another, but something weird happened on the way through that I can't quite put a finger on. By the time I had played the game a second time, I had done an about-face, and was hooked. (I always play a game at least three times when writing a walkthrough - once to play and 'enjoy'; once to write the walkthrough; then once again, by following the WT to the letter, to make sure it "works" and doesn't lead a player astray.)
90
GamerDad
A strong storyline and some excellent attention to detail bring this young girl's classic to life. The house creaks and groans, the wind off the moors, it all supports the dark and creepy mood. No music at all, which I thought was odd. The voice work is well done but please remember this game is for lower-end hardware so the lip-synch and facial animations reflect that.
90
GameZone
Once again, that inquisitive young lady, Nancy Drew, is hot on the trail of a spooky mystery. This time around, Nancy actually gets to leave the United States and visit England, where she is the guest of an old, aristocratic family, complete with large, rambling mansion.
83
Just Adventure
Technical blips aside, "Blackmoor" offers plenty for newcomers to the series, and plenty of fresh charm to the seasoned Nancy fan. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself to "Blackmoor Manor" forthwith. A delight in the puzzle department, and pleasantly surreal. Nancy will need your help, as not even she can cope with Bangers and Mash, Werewolf women and bonkers rococo architecture alone. The games afoot, and the alchemists are waiting.
80
GameZebo
Younger players might find some of the puzzles a bit tough, but it's time for the series to mature, much like its intended audience must be doing. In the end, the game's well-crafted puzzles, non-linear progress, abundance of mini-games and improved presentation add up to a fine offering. They also bode well for future installments in the series.
80
Puntaeclicca.it
In conclusione, nella ludoteca di un giocatore di avventure grafiche non possono mancare i giochi di Nancy Drew e questo è l'episodio più completo in ogni senso della serie.
80
Adventure Gamers
When I started to play The Curse of Blackmoor Manor I wondered if there was anything new to say about Nancy Drew and her friends. This is, after all, the 11th game in a long running series. Then, I thought back to the beginning and how hard it must have been to get that first game released. I can imagine Her Interactive walking into a publisher’s office, ready to pitch their game concept to some guy, surrounded by marketing materials featuring blood, guts and plenty of swagger.
80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
Oversized cursor, unidentifiable inventory objects and an annoying puzzle aside, I enjoyed my trip to Blackmoor Manor enough to reward it with the FFC thumb up. The puzzles were challenging, the various ways to end my visit were hilarious, and the minigames added an extra bit of diversion and fun to the game. While the game may be a little difficult and scary for those at the low end of the age requirement, I think the 12+ group will have fun with it. I know that I did.
80
Quandary
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor is another fine Nancy Drew game. The story is fun and woven together well and puzzle-wise it's the best ever, even with the mini games and timed components that might frustrate some players.
80
JeuxVideoPC.com
Ne laissez traîner aucun indice, ou Nancy Drew risquerait de vous démasquer en moins temps qu’il ne faut pour le dire. Aussi connue et redoutable que l’inspecteur Colombo, la jeune enquêtrice américaine s’exporte enfin chez nous. Nancy Drew est une série de jeux d’aventure devenue culte aux Etats-Unis. Dans chaque episode, Nancy doit élucider un mystère différent.. Micro-application et les développeurs de Her Interactive n’ont pas choisi La Malédiction du manoir de Blackmoor de manière anodine. Tout d’abord, il s’agit d’un des tout meilleurs épisodes de la série, ensuite c’est une très bonne entrée en matière dans cet univers. Enfin, la malédiction du Manoir de Blackmoor a aussi la particularité d’être la première enquête de Nancy à se dérouler en dehors du territoire américain, c’est un atout indéniable pour séduire un nouveau public étranger.
78
Adventurearchiv
"Curse of Blackmoor Manor" stellt eine Herausforderung für alle Adventurespieler dar und wird genausogut die Eltern der anvisierten Zielgruppe fesseln. Die Geschichte hat zwei starke Aspekte: zum einen ist sie mit vielen Hintergrunddetails spannend erzählt, zum anderen gespickt mit wirklich abstrusen und unglaubhaften Elementen und damit ziele ich nicht nur auf den Papagei. Irgendwie unglaubwürdig auch Nancys Verhalten - die immer nur höflich auch nach diversen vergeblichen Konversationsversuchen den Bettvorhang nicht zur Seite schiebt, um mit der Hausherrin ein direktes Wort zu wechseln. Wegen der Ambivalenz aus Spannung und Herausforderung auf der einen und Frustration und Kopfschütteln auf der anderen Seite gibt es auch diesmal keine Wertung über 80%.
60
Gamekult
Un petit jeu d'aventure à l'ancienne tout à fait agréable pour peu que l'on se laisse promener par l'histoire et les dialogues et que l'on apprécie le genre point & click et les puzzles qui remuent les méninges. Pas franchement glamour mais efficace et très bien doublé, Nancy Drew et le mystère du manoir de Blackmoor est un jeu d'aventure agréable et très classique, qui satisfera sans peine ceux qui aiment les énigmes retorses et les intrigues alambiquées.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
Malgré une réalisation technique vieillotte, Nancy Drew saura convaincre les amateurs invétérés de jeux d'aventure grâce à ses énigmes toujours très logiques, son ambiance très particulière et sa progression non linéaire. Cependant, il ne faut pas oublier qu'il existe bien mieux sur le marché et que La Malediction Du Manoir de Blackmoor n'est qu'un agréable petit appétitif à côté de titres plus consistants comme la série des Myst.