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  • Summary: Famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday. Taking on the role of Hercule Poirot, players can scour a stunning tropical island for clues and delve deeper into the mysterious relationships between over 20 unique characters to search out the killer. [The Adventure Company] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. With a compelling narrative, intriguing setting, stellar acting, gorgeous graphics and character animations, Evil Under the Sun is one of the two finest detective/adventure games I've ever played—the other being Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened.. This isn't a game to be "beaten;" rather, it's a journey to be savored, reflected upon, remembered.
  2. This one is a leisurely and enjoyable journey, one to take if you just want to relax and don't want to tax your own little grey cells too severely. It's particularly good for new adventurers.
  3. This would be a very good game, but it suffers from a fatal syndrome: it will inevitably be compared to the original source material.
  4. I was a little disappointed with the pacing of the game and I also wish that the original novel was included, like the previous Agatha Christie games.
  5. 60
    By the time the murder is committed you’re already bored. The tedium goes untempered by either the graphics or sound-- I’m sure your imagination could paint a more engaging picture of this story if you just picked up the book.
  6. This phlegmatic Poirot caper will likely appeal to hardcore adventure game and Agatha Christie fans, but for the rest of us, Evil Under the Sun is all talk and no action. [Jan 2008, p.80]
  7. Evil Under the Sun suffers from a variety of flaws, glaring and otherwise, but its biggest is that it simply fails to truly draw the player into its world and offers gameplay that is tedious, derivative, and ultimately forgettable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7