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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
Score distribution:
  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
  1. KevinH.
    Nov 25, 2007
    8
    I have played all the agatha christie games and this is definitely the best one. It took awe a little while to get going, but now it looks like they are hitting their stride. Expand
  2. AlonzoR.
    Nov 9, 2007
    8
    If you dont like agatha christie, you will probably not like this game but i love her books. this game is slow and maybe why some people dont like it, but if you like a good mystery and fun puzzle you will not be let donw! Expand
  3. StefanE.
    Dec 31, 2007
    7
    Not everybody will like this game because it takes some time till the story gets really started but generally it's a good game with nice characters and it's certainly one of the better adventures that I have played so far. Expand
  4. MelissaG.
    Nov 27, 2007
    6
    I liked it, but some of the puzzles were weird.
  5. John
    Oct 28, 2007
    5
    Like Kim Y., I've also encountered the slowing down and screen turning white effect! This completely ruins what would have been quite an enjoyable experience in this game. The story is getting quite interesting, but I doubt if I'll be able to finish it because of this severe bug! Expand
  6. JordanU.
    Oct 5, 2007
    0
    Worst game I have ever played, avoid as if you'r life and soul depended on it!
  7. KimY.
    Oct 21, 2007
    0
    loaded game, played it and then it starts to go really slow and then the screen turns white and you can't see anything. I uninstalled it, cleared my cookies and reinstalled it to only have it happen again. Ticks me off that there is no patch for this! Expand