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. Production is based on a novel by Agatha Christie under the same title and is the first installment in a planned game series describing the adventures of a famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Plot of the Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders starts when the detective receives a letter from a serial killer, who identifies himself as A.B.C., in which he informs of the date and place of his next crime. When the panic begins to spread in the society, the task of capturing the guilty, falls, of course, on the shoulders of our protagonist. Title employs a third person view, and during the game we visit successive locations, investigate crime scenes, collect evidence, interrogate witnesses, and solve subsequent criminal puzzles. The game features a colorful, slightly cartoonish visual style.

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PC / Windows
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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders | PC

Adventure, point-and-click, books, Detective, Interwar period

Companies responsible for Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Microids/Anuman Interactive | game developer

Microids/Anuman Interactive | publisher   Official website

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders release date for PC:

game language:
English

04 February 2016 | Worldwide

04 February 2016 | Europe

04 February 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 83 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 13 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders | XBOX ONE

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

04 February 2016 | Worldwide

04 February 2016 | Europe PAL

23 February 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (PS4) Cover
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders | PS4

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders release date for PS4:

game language:
English

04 February 2016 | Worldwide

04 February 2016 | Europe PAL

23 February 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.8 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Android OS
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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders | Android

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders release date for Android:

game language:
English

29 September 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Expectations: 9.7 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (iOS) Cover
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders | iOS

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders release date for iOS:

game language:
English

29 September 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

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

System requirements

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

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders launch trailer

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders launch trailer | 2:07

Zwiastun na premierę gry Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders, detektywistycznej przygodówki opracowanej przez studio Microids.

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.