Agatha Christie:
Peril at End House


  • Currently 4.5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.5/5 (23 votes)
| Comments (4) | Views (1,588)

Agatha Christie: Peril at End House

KarmenImagine what gaming was like in your great-grandmother's day, before instant downloads and online puzzles. (Don't worry, we're just imagining—you can hold on to your mouse!) You might turn on the radio, or even more simply, open a book: a mystery book. Say, one by the legendary Agatha Christie. Let's say, "Peril at End House." As soon as you open the book, you find yourself sitting alongside Hercule Poirot in a quiet coastal resort, one filled with odd characters, art deco signs, and Victorian nostalgia.

agathachristieperil.jpgSoon, you meet a beguiling young woman who calls herself "Miss Nick" and claims, rather nonchalantly, that she's come close to death three times in as many days. As you and Poirot listen, glancing about the scene, you realize something isn't quite right. Stories don't quite match up. Odd clues are scattered here and there. Suddenly, there is a murder. Before you know it, you have a mystery on your hands.

Intrigued? Well, luckily, you won't need to scrounge through the used bookstores to solve this mystery; Peril at End House is only a click away. Adapted into a hidden object game by Oberon Media, Agatha Christie: Peril at End House is a classic mystery for the 21st century.

At first glance, Peril at End House may seem like a typical hidden object game, complete with mini-puzzles. As you enter a scene, you are given a list of objects and 25 minutes to find them. However, unlike many games of this genre, you are not searching for random bits of clutter. You're looking for clues: bits of shredded newspaper, knick-knacks which disguise secret compartments, murder weapons and motives. In the meantime, you'll find yourself drawn into a twisted plot, presented as clue cards and comic book panels. As you piece together these hints and clues, a surprising story emerges — one that could only have been conceived by a master of mystery like Agatha Christie.

agathachristieperil2.jpgAgatha Christie: Peril at End House is a pleasant blend of casual gaming and classic mystery. Often, hidden picture games can seem dull and repetitive, with contrived plots that quickly fall flat. This is not the case with Peril at End House. Even if you guess the solution to the mystery early in the game, Christie's clever twists and turns might lead you astray. The blend of art styles (detailed landscapes that are not quite still, period objects with art deco details, interrupted by comics and mini-games) gives the game a clever, eclectic feel—not unlike Christie's strange characters.

If you aren't quite curious enough to download this blend of modern gaming and classic mystery, consider this: In 1932, when Peril at End House was first released in the U.S., a copy of the paperback novel cost $2.00. Adjusted for inflation, that same novel would cost over $27 today. For the mystery lover, the price would be worth it. For the frugal gamer, this quick download is a bargain. Please, enjoy: Agatha Christie: Peril at End House.

WindowsWindows:
Download the demo
Get the full version

Mac OS XMac OS X:
Download the demo
Get the full version

Peril at End House is available to download from these affiliates:
Arcade TownBig Fish Games

4 Comments

Kirkpad May 3, 2008 11:02 PM

I've had this game for a while, and it's quite good. The problem I had with it is that it seemed short. Shorter than the first one at least, unless I'm just getting better. Anyone looking into purchasing this should buy the first one first. And if you're a fan of that one like I am, then buy 'Peril at End House'.

Reply

Great fun, but, at $19.99, a bit too expensive for the length of time it lasted. Beautiful artwork.

Reply

I just got the game and stuck on the first level trying to find the bullet help

Reply

I enjoyed this game, though compared with the other Agatha Christie PC games to download it is a bit short. My favorite is the Murder on the Orient Express PC game, as it has more involved puzzles, mini-games and is longer.

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
2,623 Views
0 Comments
Card Crawl> Dora Dungeon crawling goes card based in this strategic RPG-like spin on traditional Solitaire for iOS. Deal your way through monsters, treasure, and special abilities and unlock new cards, but don't get cocky... you never know what the dealer is going to hand you.  ...
4,405 Views
9 Comments
The Comet's Calling> Dora They're just your average monsters living in a junkyard trying to gather all the food and materials they can before the place closes at the end of the month! A simple and repetitive action game that still manages to shine and charm thanks to a great sense of humour and endearing story and characters.  ...
6,263 Views
15 Comments
Myosotis Chapter 5> Dora The stylish, neon-soaked point-and-click puzzle series comes to an abrupt and puzzling close as PI Rick must solve an odd mixup of puzzles to set right the bizarre events from the rest of the series.  ...
5,388 Views
1 Comment
Living Playground> Dora Tony and her brothers Pablo and Octavio are just your average, ordinary kids who can turn into playground equipment, but searching for snails near an abandoned factory puts both them, and their hearts, in grave danger in this clever, unexpectedly warm free indie horror adventure that deals with family and humanity.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Cadenza: The Kiss of Death

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2015 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!