Summary: Three different aged people played part of this game, just to gauge our different reactions to it; myself, a 45 year old woman, my 18 year old son and my 8 year old son. None of us cared for it and here's why: DreamCatcher has produced three Agatha Christie games for the PC that are quite good adventure games; above average to superior voice acting, good to excellent graphics and well researched period appropriate locations, music, clothing, etc.
Summary: I really wanted to like this game. Not only have I read all of Dame Christie's books, but I was born about 15 miles from her birthplace (Exeter, Devon, UK). I couldn't stand the story problems requiring you to figure out when someone arrived somewhere, mph, rate of speed, distance, etc. I finally used a web site giving the correct answers. I guess math is still not my cup of tea!
Summary: I was not impressed with this game. I did not get very far. I just put it down and have never picked it up again. Maybe I might when I get some cheats (ha!ha!). I only have one set back on this game and it is the exact times of when someone was killed. I usually like doing riddles but these are not fair. How can you pinpoint the exact time for anything happening in a story. I do not recommend this game to anyone.
Summary: I had a bit of hard time with the way you interview people in the game & the limited way you can inspect each screen, but overall it was enjoyable. Having to actually think & work to solve a problem instead of just picking from multiple choice answers was a refreshing way of solving problems. My son is now working his way through this game & having just as much fun having to actually work for the answers.
Summary: As an Agatha Christie fan, I highly anticipated this video game. After playing for half an hour, I decided I will not play it again. First, you will know who the murderer is if you have read the book. Second, the puzzles range from unclear to dumb (guess which date the murder will be committed? Merry Christmas). Third, too many dialogues and too few interesting games.
Passable Point-and-Click Adventure, Good for Christie Fans
Classic Game Girl & Bibliophile, Amazon
22 November 2009
Summary: Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is a passable point-and-click adventure, and I think it would be especially appealing to Agatha Christie fans. Basically, in the game, you will tag along with Poirot and Hastings, helping them to investigate crime scenes, interview witnesses/suspects/family members, and solving various puzzles along the way that will test your logical and analytical skills.
Clunky, annoying "game" but good text-based puzzles.
Amazon Customer "Ghibli Fan", Amazon
16 February 2015
Summary: This has a rather frustrating interface and it deserves the low reviews. I can see that they wanted to make a puzzle game a bit like layton or phoenix wright, but it has been very poorly executed. You can save gameplay by clicking the start button and exiting to main menu, but at no point does it tell you it will save and you may have to repeat a small amount if dialogue, depending where you save.