Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. It's a great introduction, and sets a high standard. Christie fans, detective game fans, and adventure game fans won't want to miss this.
  2. An old-school murder mystery with intriguing puzzles and an intensive atmosphere. No big surprise, since the game is based on an Agatha Christie novel. [Jan 2006]
  3. The atmosphere and surroundings surround the story perfectly, which unfolds in a way that would surely have earned Lady Agatha’s seal of approval. One feels that there could have been more gameplay-wise though - as well as several bugs and imperfections avoided.
  4. Despite these few quibbles, I’ve had more fun with this game than most of the other adventure games I’ve played lately. A good, professional job.
  5. And Then There Were None is, as the developers hoped, a "loving tribute" to the classic Agatha Christie novel on which it is based. With a sterling script, fascinating characters, superb voice acting, beautifully detailed graphics, and sensibly practical puzzles, it ranks among the best adventure games of the last couple of years.
  6. A tad creaky, but pepped up with plenty of spine-tingling and head-scratching action. [Jan 2005, p.106]
  7. It feels like developer Awe Games worked out all of the dramatic scenes in the game, but then had trouble figuring out how to incorporate puzzles into the story, and then ran out of time before they could come up with an answer. As a result, the puzzles in And Then There Were None are equal parts laughable, bizarre, and inconsequential.
  8. This is an interesting and somewhat fun game, but it will appeal to a rather select audience and not the masses. If it sounds like your cup of tea, it probably is.
  9. What's lacking in ATTWN is, regrettably, the most essential element of any mystery: suspense. [Jan 2005, p.110]
  10. A good time, although the gameplay mechanics drag down what could otherwise have been a great title. The puzzles are varied and challenging, the graphics are (mostly) of a good quality, the inventory and journal interfaces are well-organized and intuitive, and the voice actors are believable.
  11. It can feel slowly paced and has its annoyances – some of which are inherent to the genre – but if you’re looking for a casual game that plays as much as a story as it does a game, you’ll probably want to give this one a look.
  12. A generic adventure gaming bolstered by a decent plotline.
  13. 70
    There are certainly some choices made with the design that I find uninspired, but for the most part, gamers that enjoys the Agatha Christie mystery will enjoy taking part in event.
  14. Perhaps we missed something but the two games we were able to pursue in the time allotted both ended at apparent dead ends. We had very little incentive to sit through the dialogue yet again to explore other paths.
  15. 68
    Its story is masterful, woven by an absolute master of the genre. However, the graphical flaws and awkward missteps keep this from being a truly great game.
  16. It is slightly let down by some rather pointless puzzles, a few frustrating moments where it’s unclear what you have to do to progress, and the rather lacklustre character graphics. In essence, it’s a rough diamond – nice, but missing a lot of polish.
  17. Much of the game will simply be roaming the entire island, area by area, until you trigger some new event which will move the plot along.
  18. It hits certain points well enough that fans of the genre who are willing to overlook the somewhat tired gameplay formula will be rewarded with good atmosphere.
  19. And Then There Were None is a pretty solid attempt to revive the long neglected point and click genre with some fiendish puzzles that even hardened wannabe detectives will have a hard time figuring out.
  20. For casual adventure fans, it's a decent alternative to some of the more graphic murder-mystery games, such as last year's superior "Still Life". [Sept. 2006, p.76]
  21. An enjoyable murder mystery with many excellent elements, but it is let down by sloppy implementation and inattention to detail.
  22. Despite the different endings, the game does not have enormous replay values, but the original Christie novel is included for good measure.
  23. I found the game quite disappointing when I could not solve the mystery but rather hear the murderer tell the tale at the end about why they did it and some of how.
  24. A better word for the new story might be laughable. I understand the rationale behind the change, but the ending is ridiculous. Thankfully the book’s ending is included, so you can see what really should have happened.
  25. It is very much ‘the game of the book’ and as such has to be played as events in the book dictate.
  26. 50
    I understand the need to change the identity of the murderer in order to create suspense for those who have already read the book. Unfortunately, the new ending feels tacked on and incredibly contrived.
  27. There's just not enough imagination, invention, and engagement with the source material to entice me back. If you think the game plot sounds interesting then you're really far better off reading the book or getting hold of the superb 1945 movie.
  28. Text can't be skipped, which may be fine for a dramatic piece of dialogue, but is eminently frustrating when you're having to wait for your character to lengthily tell you that you can't do something for the umpteenthmillionth time.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    5
    A great murder mystery with an appalling ending, this game frustrates you till you look on YouTube to find the answers to the puzzles. AA great murder mystery with an appalling ending, this game frustrates you till you look on YouTube to find the answers to the puzzles. A mysterious adventure, but no tea and crumpets found here.
    5/10 - Ben Hazelden
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  2. KentC.
    Feb 22, 2008
    9
    Can't understand the negative reviews either. Just don't review games that you have no intrest in, and give them just some random Can't understand the negative reviews either. Just don't review games that you have no intrest in, and give them just some random bad scores. The general hate by casual FPS-reviewers for turn-based, slow adventure and all a bit out of the general games seems so hilarious. "I just don't like this game, because casual gamer may not like it so I don't like it either". I could review any good FPS-game and say its stupid because you have to kill so many people/monsters and just walk (run most of the times) one-way tube all the time. Wake up and play something else than just your GoW and CoD4 ("Woa!! Nice graphics and guns! More guns! No more of those stupid puzzles, give more action!"). Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jul 24, 2007
    1
    Very embarrassing for a detective game, mystery fans will be disgusted.