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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. Using the Wiimote controller, gameplay in this traditional PC adventure game can be taken to a new level of interactivity. For instance, players will have the freedom to control their character's actions, such as using a digging motion to unearth clues, or spinning the handle of a safe using the Wiimote; and the introduction of timed puzzles where, for example, players must race up a set of stairs from a boat docked below. [The Adventure Company] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. 80
    Whilst "Zack & Wiki" is the Wii's first true puzzle-based point-and-click game, Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None proves to be the system's first proper out-and-out PC-style adventure, complete with a classic gripping tale filled full of intrigue and mystery.
  2. Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None is a smart adventure game with solid puzzles and a top-notch mystery, but its dated visuals and slow pace will have limited appeal for players who are used to more modern fare.
  3. Playing And Then There Were None, you get a feeling that there's an opportunity for someone to do the whole classic detective thing properly - we're talking about playing as Hercule Poirot in a point and click style game based on one of the classic books. With good graphics too. Get it done.
  4. 49
    Both the presentation and the gameplay mechanics are dated by today's standards, and yet if you grew up with games of this type, you may find yourself more forgiving of the title's shortcomings than new-generation players will be.
  5. While the game is a budget title that still doesn’t excuse its myriad flaws and failings.
  6. Sleuthing is largely irrelevant as the characters keel over whatever you do. [Mar 2008, p.75]
  7. Agatha Christie would turn over in her grave if she knew what kind of horrible game they made out of her wonderful book.

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  1. JonasS.
    Feb 20, 2008
    This is a great old style adventure game. It does look quite good although not exceptionally. The atmosphere of the game is really well established as you try to find out the killer. The Wiimote works well with the game, just as the mouse did on PC. In addition to that, there are some pretty nice wiimote´specific actions. The voice acting is good with nice english accent and the music is outstanding. I do really recommend this game to every adventure game fan out there. You shouldn't think this as an action game or anything, just plain adventure. This game really shows that the Wii is the perfect platform for adventure games. Expand
  2. SteveW.
    Feb 25, 2008
    Its an adventure game by The Adventure Company and if you know what that means you know what you'll get. Visually its quite good. About 2 1/2 hours into it and the story is compelling. It does seem easy so far, but I am enjoying watching the story unfold. If you have never read the book, and enjoy adventure games on the PC, this one is a no-brainer. Collapse