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  • Summary: The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. Assume the role of the famous private detective Hercule Poirot and, once again, you find yourself up against a mysterious serial killer who goes by the name of "ABC".
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 21, 2016
    80
    It’s a title for fans of both mystery and point-and-clicks, and, despite its technical shortcomings, is worth the price of admission.
  2. Feb 4, 2016
    73
    Inventive adventure that entertains in spite of a bad control scheme and some graphical issues.
  3. Feb 4, 2016
    70
    A classic adventure game which has taken elements from other similar games. Enjoyable and fun, but with some technical problems.
  4. Feb 15, 2016
    70
    ABC Murders is a traditional point and click adventure, set in the same narrative context of Agatha Christie’s novel. The plot is faithful to the original story, while the game is linear and pleasing especially for fans of the genre.
  5. Feb 26, 2016
    70
    The ABC Murders is a promising start for this new IP based on Agatha Christie's books, but the devs need a bit more work before it can compete with other investigation masters like the Sherlock Holmes series.
  6. Mar 14, 2016
    60
    This won’t rival Frogwares’ best work, but it is a fun way to enjoy an afternoon if you enjoy detective games.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2016
    50
    Ultimately it suffers from clumsy controls and simplicity, but the ABC Murders still boasts a solid storyline (obviously), if you're not seeking a serious challenge, the cosy-crime feel makes it passable for a rainy Sunday with a mug of a hot chocolate (Belgian, of course). [Apr 2016, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    Проходили с девушкой и очень понравилось!
    Легкое времяпровождение и особенно зайдет тем, кто любит детективы.
    Проходили с девушкой и очень понравилось!
    Легкое времяпровождение и особенно зайдет тем, кто любит детективы.
  2. Mar 18, 2016
    8
    I consider i didn't like a lot the game idea, but its f***ing adictive. I spend that 8 hours in 6 days so i think its very short and itsI consider i didn't like a lot the game idea, but its f***ing adictive. I spend that 8 hours in 6 days so i think its very short and its graphics are... but its really adictive. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2020
    8
    Very good game, especially with deficit of good detective games today. The ending may be contradicting, but overall - very positive experience.
  4. Jan 16, 2021
    7
    Agatha Christie was a genius. I have loved every novel written by her that I read. I did not read previously the novel this game is based onAgatha Christie was a genius. I have loved every novel written by her that I read. I did not read previously the novel this game is based on so I really enjoyed trying to solve the crimes being Hercules Poirot. I suppose that if you have read it previously, it may not be so interesting because you already know the plot. Pros: Nice game. Great BSO. Entertaining puzzles. Cons: I wish it would be longer!

    I had a great time playing this one.
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  5. Sep 8, 2018
    5
    What Kind of Adventure?

    Graphic Adventure Was it fun? It was a short/interesting game. Are there any similar games? It reminded
    What Kind of Adventure?

    Graphic Adventure

    Was it fun?

    It was a short/interesting game.

    Are there any similar games?

    It reminded me of Murdered Soul Suspect

    Favorite Character?

    I didn’t think anyone was that likable.

    Would you play it again?

    No, I don’t think there is any replay value with this game.

    Any Complaints?

    Its really short and the controls were iffy at best. There were times where I would have to spend 5 minutes just trying to get the controls to work.

    How many hours did you play it?

    It took about 5 hours to beat the game.
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  6. Dec 11, 2017
    5
    A história do jogo é uma boa história, não esperava menos uma vez que é escrito pela grande escritora Agatha Christie, porém, o gameplay éA história do jogo é uma boa história, não esperava menos uma vez que é escrito pela grande escritora Agatha Christie, porém, o gameplay é cansativo, é um daqueles jogos que você quer que termine logo, um gameplay parado e sem ação com puzzles razoáveis. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2018
    4
    This game is pretty awful. The controls are the worst I've ever encountered, making conceptually simple tasks long and painful. Most of all,This game is pretty awful. The controls are the worst I've ever encountered, making conceptually simple tasks long and painful. Most of all, the one that caused me to ragequit, was that when you're doing a puzzle it's possible to use items but there is no indication of that whatsoever. There are icons for the items there, but they defiantly do nothing. It turns out that you have to use the D-pad to enable the really awful interaction with the items.

    Another awful feature was that whenever Poirot is speaking you can press X to shut him up (not O, like it should be). So whenever he's mentioning to himself that he hasn't solved the puzzle yet, you have to press X, wait a couple of seconds, then press O to undo whatever was wrong. Oh yeah, and L2 to interact, instead of X. It's frustrating every single time.

    One thing the game does do well is the deduction system - you've found some clues, and you put them together to make deductions. There were a couple where I just tried all combinations, but generally that was good and kinda fun. The art work is decent, and role-playing Poirot is a little fun.

    The rest of the game is quite painful though. Poirot is a gentleman built for comfort rather than speed, so it's understandable that he doesn't gallop around the game, but that's no reason for every other interaction to happen at a stately speed as well. If the game allowed interactions at the same speed as any other game, it would be twice as much fun and take a third of the time.

    I hope if more games are built in this franchise that they completely redesign the user interaction. This game gets many things wrong, and that should not be a sustainable practice.
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