8 Agatha Christie Mystery Games to Play on your Computer

May 20, 2014 by

Agatha Christie Computer Games Online for PC - Poirot Murder on the Orient ExpressThis post is full list of all the Agatha Christie video games. All available to buy online. Listed in order of release. For news and reviews of each game, check out my review blog posts, links included below.

The list includes mainly Hercule Poirot games, with one Miss Marple game. And they are either hidden object games. Or point-and-click adventure mystery games. All of them are available for PC.

Update February 2016: I’ve added the NEW Agatha Christie game release to this list. Available for iOS, PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. See below for details.

Agatha Christie’s books work so well as computer game adaptations. Because of a couple of particular devices that she used to great effect in her brilliant stories.

Firstly, the ‘locked room’ set-up – whether it’s a steamer boat like in Death on the Nile. A train like in Murder on the Orient Express. Or on an island as in And Then There Were None. This ‘enclosed’ location is an excellent set-up for a murder mystery game. This means that in the game you have a specific area within which to search for evidence. Collect clues and find people to interview either as witnesses or suspects. And because the location of the crime is limited. It also means that there will only be a certain number of people. Who will have had some sort of relationship or interaction with the victim prior to the crime. This gives you a list of possible suspects that you’ll need to interview to eliminate from your inquiries.

Secondly, her use of red herrings. These keep you on your toes. There are plenty of plot twists and turns, that are designed to trip you up. And send you off on tangents and so you’re never quite able to just guess whodunit!

These games use these devices and so they keep you engaged and challenged in both the story and the game play. You’ll need to get sleuthing and collect all the evidence before you can make a proper deduction. In addition to this some of these games don’t strictly adhere to the original story. Partly to make it easier to adapt to a game version. But it also means that even if you have read the story. You can still play it without knowing the game ending.

Agatha Christie Computer Games List

All of the Agatha Christie computer games, listed in order of release.

1. Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie Games - And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie Games – And Then There Were None

From: The Adventure Company.
Released: 2005.
Genres: Point and Click adventure game.

Plot: Prepare yourself for an extraordinary investigative thriller in this superb adaptation of the world’s Best-Selling Mystery novel. Play as the new eleventh character, Patrick Narracott, the boatman who takes the guests to Shipwreck Island. Mysteriously, you also end up trapped with the others. Command an exhilarating adventure as you solve the mystery and find the killer before you become the next victim. [Source: Amazon]

This is my favourite mystery detective game of all the Agatha Christie games for PC. From the spooky atmosphere – evoked by sound effects, background music, visuals and of course the storyline. To the isolated setting – an island that is completely cut-off for the weekend.  There are only 10 people on the island plus you (or are there?) and one by one they seem to be being killed off in the manner set out in a very gruesome nursery rhyme! Very eerie!

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2. Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie Poirot Games - Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie Poirot Games – Murder on the Orient Express

From: The Adventure Company.
Released: 2006.
Genres: Point-and-click adventure game.

Plot: The world-famous mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, comes alive in this all-new exciting video game adaptation. Murder on the Orient Express is filled with spectacular twists-and-turns and also includes a surprise ending that is different from the original novel. Aboard the historic train, as Antoinette, a new character introduced in the game, you must help the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solve the puzzling murder of Mr. Ratchett. Is the victim really who he claimed to be? What motive would any of the passengers have that would bring them to commit this heinous crime? It’s up to YOU to find out! [Source: Amazon]

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3. Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun

Agatha Christie Poirot Games - Evil under the Sun

Agatha Christie Poirot Games – Evil under the Sun

From: The Adventure Company.
Released: 2007.
Genres: Point-and-click adventure game.

Description: Evil is Everywhere… Even in Paradise. 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. [Source: Amazon]

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4. Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie Poirot Games - Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie Poirot Games – Death on the Nile

From: Floodlight Games/Oberon Games/i-Play.
PC release date: April 2007.
Genres: Hidden object puzzle game.

Plot: Hercule Poirot investigates a thrilling murder mystery and must find hidden clues, interrogate suspects, and much more in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. Uncover clues and evidence directly tied to the story. When you have enough evidence, question the passengers in the salong and discover the identity of the real murderer!

See also (on my review blog): Death on the Nile Game Review.

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5. Agatha Christie: Peril at End House

Agatha Christie Poirot Games - Peril at End House

Agatha Christie Poirot Games – Peril at End House

From: Floodlight Games/Oberon Games/i-Play.
PC release date: November 2007.
Genres: Hidden Object puzzle game.

Plot: Calling all seek and find fiends – The biggest selling novelist in history is back with another spine tingling challenge for Hercule Poirot. And his faithful companion Hastings. Set on the beautiful Cornish coast. There has always been an air of evil at End House and with three attempts on our heroine Nick Buckley’s life in as many days. It is up to the famous Poirot to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.

See also (on my review blog): Peril at End House PC Game Review.

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6. Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly

Agatha Christie Poirot Games - Dead Mans Folly

Agatha Christie Poirot Games – Dead Mans Folly

From: Floodlight Games/Oberon Games/i-Play.
Released: October 2009.
Genres: Hidden object puzzle game

Plot: As a guest at the beautiful Nasse House, you are invited to take part in a thrilling mock-murder game. While visitors follow clues to find the killer, those in charge find themselves with a rising sense of uncertainty. Join famed detective Hercule Poirot as you discover that this charade could be the perfect disguise for a despicable scheme! Find hidden clues, decode messages and solve puzzles to unravel a story of deception, secrets and a fatal end in Agatha Christie: Dead Man’s Folly.

See also (on my review blog): Dead Man’s Folly PC Game Review.

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7. Agatha Christie: 4:50 from Paddington

Agatha Christie Miss Marple Games - 4.50 from Paddington

Agatha Christie Miss Marple Games – 4.50 from Paddington

From: Floodlight Games/Oberon Games/i-Play.
Released: July 2010.
Genres: Hidden object puzzle game.

Plot: While traveling through the English countryside, Elspeth McGillicuddy witnesses a frightful event through the window of a passing train: murder! With little evidence, no one will believe her. No one, that is, except her good friend, and amateur detective, Miss Jane Marple. Join the celebrated sleuth on a Hidden Object hunt for the truth about what Mrs. Gillicuddy saw that fateful night in Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington!

See also (on my review blog): 4:50 from Paddington PC Game Review.

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8. Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

From: Microids/Artefacts Studios.
Released: February 2016.
Genres: Point-and-click puzzle game.

Description: Adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel, ‘The ABC Murders’ is an adventure and investigation game, offering sharp-minded gamers the chance to step into the shoes of Hercule Poirot. Join the famous detective as he attempts to unmask the elusive murderer known as “ABC” by solving puzzles, and exploring crime scenes, rendered stylishly in cel-shaded, real-time 3D. To solve the case, players will have to talk to characters, gather evidence and solve challenging puzzles in order to collect clues and piece together the mystery in order to bring this murderer to justice. [Source: Amazon]

See also (on my review blog): The ABC Murders Game Review.

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For the latest Agatha Christie games news and reviews. Check out (my other game review blog): Agatha Christie Games List for iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox.

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  1. Audrey
    May 22, 2014

    I really like Poirot games. My favourite is Dead Mans Folly

  2. Sara
    May 24, 2014

    Hi thanks for the round-up. I played Peril at End House and DEath on the Nile awhile back. I really liked them both, nice atmosphere and beautiful hidden object scenes.

  3. Alex
    May 27, 2014

    I loved playing Dead Mans Folly on my Mac – gonna have a go at playing it on my ipad now!

  4. Bree
    May 31, 2014

    the 4.50 from paddington game is my favourite :)

  5. kay
    June 9, 2014

    Death on the Nile is very good!

  6. Anne
    June 11, 2014

    thanks :)

  7. fran
    June 16, 2014

    I need to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it. I have got you bookmarked to check out new posts

  8. Nicki
    June 16, 2014

    In my opinion, this is the best site for finding top mystery detective games :)