Thursday, 10 June 2010

Nancy Drew Detective PC Games - 2008 to 2010

Nancy Drew Adventure and Mystery Detective Game Reviews
Nancy Drew Adventure Mystery Games Review
In this Nancy Drew games review post is a list of games released 2008 to 2010, based on the famous fictional teenage sleuth. The Nancy Drew PC detective games has become a very popular mystery PC games series with over 20 game titles so far! Including hidden object games, strategy games and point-and-click adventures. For details of the other Nancy Drew PC games visit my previous post: List of Nancy Drew PC games.

The games in this post are listed in order of release, including summary of the background story, a quick review from me plus a link to where you can get the free or full downloadable versions for PC online (where available).

Nancy Drew 18: The Phantom of Venice

Step into the shoes of world-famous detective Nancy Drew in Nancy Drew(R) - Phantom of Venice. Somewhere beyond the bright piazzas and open markets of Venice, Italy lurks a masked art thief. Despite months of investigations, the local police have no clues and valuable pieces of artwork continue to vanish. Now it's up to you, Nancy Drew, to solve the case! Use clever disguises to infiltrate a dangerous crime syndicate, collect clues, and capture the caped culprit before he, or she, strikes again. An interactive adventure for players of all ages, Nancy Drew(R) - Phantom of Venice is full of mysterious fun!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, kids
* Downloads available online: Full version PC
* Released 2008 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: For me this is one of the better Nancy Drew mystery adventure games, beautiful graphics, a detective game great for kids. With an involving, fun story line and enjoyable gameplay. Only down side, is that it is a bit short. My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice

Nancy Drew 18 is available on:
  • Big Fish for: PC Download. Requires: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
  • US Amazon: PC Download.
  • UK/EU Amazon: 5 in 1 PC Bundle. This Nancy Drew PC game bundle includes Danger By Design, Creature Of Kapu Cave, White Wolf Of Icicle Creek, Phantom Of Venice and Haunting Of Castle Malloy .

Nancy Drew 19: The Haunting of Castle Malloy

Unveil a ghostly legend and find a vanished groom in Nancy Drew(R) - The Haunting of Castle Malloy! Touted as the most romantic event to grace the ruined halls of Ireland's Castle Malloy, the Simmons-Mallory wedding was supposed to be a fairytale beginning, but now the groom is missing! Did a banshee crash the wedding or is this a case of cold feet? Help Nancy Drew unravel the knot of scattered clues and scary superstitions and uncover the truth. You'll to catch more than a bridal bouquet to make this is a happily ever after! Dare to play Nancy Drew(R) - The Haunting of Castle Malloy today!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure
* Downloads available online: Full version PC
* Released 2008 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: The beginning of the game is really good with an interesting storyline and challenging games. Also really superb graphics that do well to create the right atmosphere of a spooky Irish castle. But the game is a little short compared with some other Nancy Drew mystery games even though it is a large file adventure game. ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy

Nancy Drew 19 is available on:
  • Big Fish for: PC Download. Requires: Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
  • US Amazon: PC Download.
  • UK/EU Amazon: 5 in 1 PC Bundle. This Nancy Drew PC game bundle includes Danger By Design, Creature Of Kapu Cave, White Wolf Of Icicle Creek, Phantom Of Venice and Haunting Of Castle Malloy .

Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses

Join Nancy Drew for all-new fun in Nancy Drew(R) - Dossier(TM) - Lights, Camera, Curses, an original hidden object adventure full of mystery and intrigue! Strange things are happening on the set of the film, "Pharaoh". When the producer calls Nancy for help, she can't resist the opportunity to get to the bottom of a real Hollywood mystery. Is someone trying to sabotage the movie or is it a curse? Search for hidden clues, solve brain-bending puzzles, complete challenging mini-games, and save the picture before it's too late! Nancy Drew fans of all ages are sure to delight in Nancy's latest adventure and the in-game tutorial makes it easy for everyone to play. Help Nancy Drew crack an all-new case in Nancy Drew(R) - Dossier(TM) - Lights, Camera, Curses!
* Game genre: puzzle, hidden object mystery game, kids
* Downloads available online: Free demo/Full version PC
* Released 2008 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: An interactive HOG, great fun and with plenty of replayability.
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses

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Nancy Drew 20: Ransom of the Seven Ships

Dive into danger and solve a 300-year old Bahamian mystery to save your best friend in Nancy Drews Ransom of the Seven Ships, another thrilling adventure for our beloved sleuth! In the Ransom of the Seven Ships you must find the treasure before this vacation paradise turns deadly!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, kids
* Downloads available online: Full version PC
* Released 2009 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: Unique story, excellent graphics and challenging puzzles. Loads of fun and very good value. My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships

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Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

Diffuse an explosive situation in Nancy Drews Dossier Resorting to Danger, an exciting new hidden object mystery for all junior detectives! Download the full-unlimited version of the engaging Nancy Drew Dossier Resorting to Danger game, and catch the bomber before it's too late!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, kids
* Downloads available online: Free demo/Full version PC
* Released 2009 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: Great fun, beautifully drawn, excellent minigames and HO games. Different to the usual Nancy Drew adventure mystery games, this is the second in the Nancy Drew Dossier games, and is even better than the first one. Perfect for Nancy Drew fans and for anyone who'd like to try out the Nancy Drew games, but don't know which one to start with. My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

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Nancy Drew 21: Warnings at Waverly Academy

Nancy Drew must go undercover at a prestigious girls’ boarding school to discover the culprit behind threatening notes and dangerous accidents! The school’s valedictorians are under siege, and only Nancy can figure out who it is! Is there a secret someone wants to protect or are the malicious pranks intended to scare away the competition—permanently? Solve the mystery before the threats turn deadly and you’re expelled from the case in Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, strategy, mystery game
* Downloads available online: Full version PC
* Released 2009 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: This is one of the first Nancy Drew game that I played and it really got me hooked into the whole series. Fun location in this one, with the quirky mix of students at the school. And I enjoyed the use of modern gadgets to help Nancy investigate the mystery! But is a bit short. My rating: ★ ★ ★


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Nancy Drew 22: The Trail of the Twister

University grant competitions usually bring out the best in innovations, but inventor P. G. Kholmeister suspects that someone is sabotaging his Canute College tornado tracking team. That’s why he hired you, as detective Nancy Drew, to go undercover as a new intern! You’ll need to learn fast if you want to survive the stormy rivalries and the dark, spiraling supercells looming over Oklahoma’s heartland! Test your Hidden Object talents in Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, strategy
* Downloads available online: Full version PC
* Released 2010 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: No where up to the usual high standard of other Nancy Drew games. Boring with no clear storyline or interesting puzzles :( My rating:


Get Nancy Drew: The Trail of the Twister

Nancy Drew 22 is available on:
  • Big Fish for: PC Download. Requires: Windows XP/Vista/8.
  • US Amazon: PC Download.
  • UK/EU Amazon: 2 in 1 Bundle. Includes The Trail of the Twister and Shadow at the Water's Edge.

Nancy Drew 23: Shadow at the Water's Edge

Nancy Drew heads for Japan where she’s staying at a traditional ryokan (inn) for a little RnR with Bess and George, but when reports of a vengeful ghost start scaring away the guests, Nancy’s vacation takes a turn for terror! It’ll be up to you, as Nancy Drew, to uncover the secret that lies beneath the surface, before the ghost can take its revenge in Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water’s Edge!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, strategy
* Downloads available online: Full version PC
* Released 2010 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: I like the unique location, it's atmospheric and has some quite tough games to play but not as good as some of the previous games. My rating: ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

Nancy Drew 23 is available on:
  • Big Fish for: PC Download. Requires: Windows XP/Vista/8.
  • US Amazon: PC Download.
  • UK/EU Amazon: 2 in 1 Bundle. Includes The Trail of the Twister and Shadow at the Water's Edge.

Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered

Jake Rogers was murdered and his killer is on the loose. A secret died with him that night, and you, as Nancy Drew, must read between the lines to expose the culprit! Help Nancy go undercover at a high school to solve the mysterious killing and keep the murderer from claiming his next victim in Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill. Immerse yourself in this Adventure game and solve the case!
* Game genre: puzzle, adventure, strategy
* Downloads available online: Full version PC/Mac
* Released 2010 by Her Interactive, Inc.
* My review: This is a revamped version of the first ever HerInteractive Nancy Drew PC game (originally from 1998). The ending has also been updated from the 1st version. The puzzles are good, however this is a very short game. My rating: ★ ★ ★


Get Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered

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For details of the other Nancy Drew PC games, check out my previous post: Nancy Drew PC games list.


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