Mystery adventure computer games have some great examples in the interactive adaptations of Agatha Christie’s novels. Unlike action games, the adventure genre lays its emphasis on the narrative rather than combat. And as they need an interesting plot and solid characters, her stories are an excellent basis for mystery PC gaming.
The single player format also lends itself well to these books as her murder mysteries evolve around a central character, such as Hercule Poirot (her most famous detective creation). Usually it is up to this main character to explore closed areas i.e. the crime scene, discover clues and solve puzzles to uncover the murderer and his motives. Similarly adventure gamers are required to find and use objects, solving riddles and problems, exploring a restricted area or room and generally interact with the environment. It is more of an intellectual journey or quest to find and eliminate suspects unlike action PC gaming that deal with more of the physical challenges of gaming, like fighting opponents.
Her novels still out sell many books in the crime fiction genre, which considering that some of her stories were written eighty years ago, is pretty good going. The strength of her plots, her characters and inimitable style of twists and use of clever devices make it easy to make great mystery adventure computer gaming from her stories.
Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling crime fiction writer has had 6 of her famous mysteries made into adventure & mystery computer games. For those who haven’t read her books, you will find that these interactive adaptations are not only a great introduction to some of her finest stories but they are in themselves excellent examples for adventure & mystery PC gamers. For fans of murder mysteries, these adventure computer games are an excellent way to get immersed in your favorite Agatha novels. But also fans of problem-solving and puzzles will find these Christie PC downloads very enjoyable.
By Vee Berrie