Excerpt: Agatha Christie is known as the ‘Queen of Crime.’ Apparently some find her stories worth a game, but as we know from movies turned into games, successful books aren’t necessarily successful games.
Conclusion: Perhaps the worst aspect of this game is that you, the main character, do little to actually determine the murderer. Instead you are really Poirot’s minion. The ending and solution inevitably comes from him, with a little input from you.
Conclusion: So, does the game follow the book to a "T"? I have no idea. I wanted to play the game without having preconceived knowledge. However, I have heard that it does an admirable job and only a few things were dramatically changed for playability.
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express review (PC)
15 February 2007
Excerpt: I think I'll be lazy and let a slightly-edited Wikipedia article do my job for me on this one: Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is a video game created by The Adventure Company. The game is based on the book of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was released on November 21, 2006.
Excerpt: If the name seems familiar, it should. This game is based on the famous murder mystery by Agatha Christie and follows the storyline along that railway. You play the role in this story of Antoinette Marceau who is not a character in the book, but one made for the game.
Conclusion: On the strength of its original story, combined with lovely graphics, an interesting cast, and voice acting that really brings each character to life, overall the game provides a decent adaptation of a timeless whodunit.