Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun

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Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
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Developer(s) AWE Productions
Publisher(s) The Adventure Company
Designer(s) Lee Sheldon
Series Agatha Christie series
Engine 2.5D Engine
Platform(s) Windows
Wii
Release date(s) Windows
  • NA: October 16, 2007
  • EU: November 23, 2007
Wii
  • NA: November 19, 2008
  • EU: December 5, 2008[1]
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun is a video game released for the PC and Nintendo Wii, and is the third installment of The Adventure Company's Agatha Christie series, developed by AWE Productions, based on Agatha Christie's novel Evil Under the Sun. The PC version was released in 2007,[2] and the Wii version one year later.[1]

Evil Under The Sun features Hercule Poirot as the protagonist,[3] unlike the previous game in the series, Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express, which had featured Poirot as a non-playable character. It also features numerous improvements and expanded gameplay elements, with a new inventory system, dialogue choices, and more environments.[3] While players take the role of Poirot, they are actually playing as Captain Hastings playing as Poirot, in an interactive scenario designed by Poirot in order to allow his long-time friend a chance to solve the mystery in the way Poirot would.[4]

Plot (with spoilers)[edit]

The game's plot follows Poirot as he investigates the murder of a noted actress on an island.[3] It is divided into two sections: story-time, in which Poirot uncovers the secrets of Seadrift Island and real-time, in Poirot's office in London in which the player, as Captain Hastings, can request hints, review information and consult the locations of the suspects on a wall map.

Despite the fact that the murderer remains the same, new plot aspects are included, such as new characters, a slight change of location, and the fact that Hastings becomes a part of the plot. Poirot's voice is performed by actor Kevin Delaney.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC Wii
Adventure Gamers 2.5/5 stars[5] N/A
GameSpot 5/10[6] N/A
GameZone 7/10[7] N/A
IGN 6/10[8] 4.6/10[9]
ONM N/A 43%[10]
PC Gamer (US) 58%[11] N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 68.94%[12] 49%[13]
Metacritic 66/100[14] 46/100[15]

Reviews of Evil Under the Sun ranged from mixed to negative. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 69% and 66 out of 100 for the PC version,[12][14] and 49% and 46 out of 100 for the Wii version.[13][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Release Information for Wii". GameFAQs. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Evil Under the Sun - The Next PC Game in the Agatha Christie Series" (PDF). The Adventure Company. March 22, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c Emma Boyes (March 22, 2007). "Poirot investigates again on PC". GameSpot. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Matthew Morrison (October 25, 2007). "Review: Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun". Game Almighty. Retrieved October 31, 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ Rob Michaud (December 5, 2007). "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun review (PC)". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Brett Todd (October 22, 2007). "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Anise Hollingshead (November 1, 2007). "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ Emily Balistrieri (October 22, 2007). "Agatha Christie Evil Under the Sun Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ Aaron Thornton (December 19, 2008). "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Wii Review". Official Nintendo Magazine: 84. February 2009. 
  11. ^ "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun". PC Gamer: 80. January 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 

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