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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

An old-school murder mystery point-and-click adventure game, developed by a veteran of the genre, the French company Microids.

Adventure | point-and-click | books | Detective | interwar period

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders cover

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

04Feb2016

PC XONE PS4

29Sep2016

AND iOS

The A.B.C. Murders for PC, PS4 and etc. is a detective adventure game with a traditional point-and-click interface, developed for PC, among other platforms, by the Microids company, a developer specialized in this genre. Title is the first installment of a series of games based on the works of a popular crime novel author, Agatha Christie.

Story

Its plot is based on the motifs from the 1936 novel of the same title, which was the eleventh book about adventures of the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. Story told in the game begins when Poirot receives a mysterious letter, in which the serial killer, signed as A.B.C., reveals both place and date of his next crime. The criminal chooses his victims in alphabetical order. The first one is an owner of a tobacco shop, Alice Ascher, followed by a waitress, Betty Barnard, and a rich old man, Carmichael Clarke. The UK citizens begin to panic and it falls on the shoulders of Poirot to bring the series of murders to an end and, of course, to capture the guilty.

Gameplay

In terms of gameplay mechanics, the title stays true to the traditions of point-and-click adventure games. We observe the action from third-person perspective, and the game revolves around the investigation led by the famous detective. During the game we investigate crime scenes, collect material and circumstantial evidences, interrogate witnesses, and solve subsequent puzzles. In the course of the investigation several suspects appear, and we have to check their alibi to eventually prove the guilt of the true perpetrator in the game's finale. The game lacks arcade sequences, but it regularly tests the player's deduction skills and cleverness.

Technology

The A.B.C. Murders for PC, PS4 and etc. features a high-quality visual setting. Colorful, hand-drawn graphics follow a classic, slightly cartoonish style.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3 GHz/AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5770 or better, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz/Phenom x4 9850 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTX 260/Radeon HD 4850 or better, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Android OS

Apple iOS

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 19 February 2016

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders game guide contains lot of tips useful during this pleasant and climatic adventure which is based on a novel of very well-known writer.

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders hands-on – Hercule Poirot takes on Sherlock Holmes

Preview 11 January 2016 15:40

The game advertised with Agatha Christie’s name combines some mechanics from the Sherlock Holmes adventure game series with a more classic point-and-click approach, but if you want a good workout for your brain cells, you may find the production lacking.