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  • Summary: In the classic story And Then There Were None, 10 people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Shipwreck Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island, they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die... Agatha Christie fans, and newcomers to the genre, can look forward to a series of unexpected turns; although the storyline stays true to the original concept, players will encounter new plot twists. The first comes in the form of an 11th character, the player, a boatman who brings the others to the island and then is trapped there himself. To save the lives of the intended victims, the player must unravel the motives behind the murders and uncover the identity of the killer. If successful, he will spare not only the lives of the remaining guests, but also his own. [The Adventure Company] Expand
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An enjoyable murder mystery with many excellent elements, but it is let down by sloppy implementation and inattention to detail.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. BobB.
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    Amazing!!!!
  2. RichardB.
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    Played straight through in one sitting... loved it!
  3. RobD.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    Superb game ok the graphics on the characters are a little bad but the rest is fantastic with nice music that suits the period and detail in the game that is awesome. I loved it missed adventure games i havent played 1 since resi evil and now i have this to wind away at. Trust me its gr8 easy to play and clever in a lot of ways. All i can say is if you have this game gr8 and if you dont then make sure you buy it with a pad and pen so you can go back and see the clues you have revealed. 10 out of 10 for another gr8 adventure. Expand
  4. GertK.
    Apr 13, 2006
    8
    I don't know what the negative fuss is about. This is a wonderful adaptation of the book. It is not a classic point and click adventure and gamers looking for that should, perhaps, avoid it. The game does manage to convey the atmosphere of the book very well and I'd recommend it for any Agatha Christie fan. Expand
  5. 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. A mysterious adventure, but no tea and crumpets found here.
    5/10 - Ben Hazelden
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  6. RandyG.
    Nov 15, 2005
    4
    I wasn't sure what to make of this. I'm a big fan of classic point and click adventures, so I took a chance and picked this one up. If I had to choose one word to describe this game, it would be "tedious". You spend the whole game wandering around talking to other characters hoping to trip the next game "event". If I had to guess, I'd say that the game was almost designed such that one was forced to listen to all the dialog and voice acting. Given that this is 2005 and gaming has evolved, I was hoping for an evolution in the adventure game genre. Unfortunately, this title takes a giant leap backwards not only in technology but also in gameplay. I'm still waiting for the next generation adventure game to come along and blow my socks off, but it's easy to see why the genre is dying a slow death with only titles like this to revive it. And the crashing errors are unforgiveable in this day and age - I have downloaded homebrew games that are more stable. Collapse
  7. Dan
    Oct 30, 2005
    1
    An absolute step backwards for the adventure gaming genre. The story and writing standout as particularly lacking.

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