Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
Your weapon is your knowledge. Your wits will be put to the ultimate test!
The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of ""ABC"". Your intelligence will never have been so challenged!
You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to cross examinations and deadly puzzles!
Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderer’s plans!
o Examinations: The player can collect information by examining suspects and paying attention to what they say, how they say it and how they feel.
o Puzzles: The player will have to solve puzzles in order to obtain more clues.
o Brain Deductions: Depending on the clues collected, the player will be able to make deductions and find out more about the murderer.
o Timeline: As the player draws conclusions and progresses through the story, he can use Poirot's Timeline. This means that Hercule Poirot can build a timeline with all the relevant events revealed during the investigation.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Ratings and Reviews
With all due respect to Batman, Sherlock Holmes, and Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot might be our favorite fictional detective. Agatha Christie’s dapper Belgian sleuth shines in this wonderfully well-produced adventure game, dripping with visual atmosphere and puzzles that require true deductive thinking. Outsmarting an uncooperative witness or piecing together a tricky clue had us bellowing a triumphant, “Oui oui!”
Good game. Amazing graphics. Attention to details. Very interesting story. Reconstruction part is fantastic. The voice over is amazing.
Things I found annoying: You can’t save the game and when the app goes to the background in some sequence it brings you back to the beginning of this sequence. The achievements and trophies are nice for young ages but older find it childish. You should give it as an option. It damage the serious aspect of the game. The ego points are also useless. When reviewing people the third thing disappears too quick and you can’t read what it was. When deducing based on clues the conclusion disappears to fast and can’t be read. In deduction screens sometime he questions but are vague like “what do we know if A” where almost all answers can be true but the game is looking for one of two out of 8.
Things to improve: the game is too much pushing the player into the right direction and doesn’t give option to be totally mistaken in the investigation. Just like the graphical reconstruction it would have been nice to have a text broader reconstruction of the serious of events. It’s hard to follow especially if you don’t play the game same day and if there are many names.
Really wanted to love this...but slow & buggy
Proceed with caution before buying this game. As background, I really really really love Poirot and have read all of the novels Dame Christie wrote with our favorite Belgian detective. Was so stoked to play this game I jut bought it straight away.
The game has its merits: challenging puzzles, glamorous English pre WWII scenery, costumes and architecture, twist ending for those that aren't familiar with the story. Hell, I guess the price was worth it just to explore Poirot's fabulous Whitehaven apartment mansion in post WWI London!
The cons: often times the puzzles are challenging Because the programming of touchscreen "hotspots" are poorly done, and often not responsive on an iPhone 6 screen, perhaps it works better on a laptop or iPad. Slow load times of the game, new scenes and frequent crashing starting in the third murder scene's mansion were highly disappointing and really detracted from my enjoyment of this game. Plus, when you move to another active app for an indeterminate amount of time (as everyone does when playing games on a mobile phone), the game has to restart and you often lose your progress.
I give it 4stars only out of my love for all things Agatha Christie, frankly the game gets a C minus.
That being said, if they fix the bugs and make more Poirot or even Miss Marple or Tommy & Tuppence games I would be all over it...but only if they functioned better.
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- 1.1 GB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Copyright 2016 Anuman Interactive SA - Copyright 2016 Agatha Christie Limited
- In-App Purchases
- 5 clues $0.99
- Unlimited clues $2.99
- 25 clues $1.99
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