Top Ten Nancy Drew PC Games

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My top ten list of HerInteractive's Nancy Drew PC game series. May not be exactly accurate, 'cuz it's really hard to decide on some, lol.

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1Curse of Blackmoor Manor

I love the setting and the music. It has an intriguing story and some twists to keep you guessing. The characters are full of...well character. There are lots of puzzles that are difficult but rewarding. And it's just the perfect Nancy Drew game for fans of puzzles, creepy stories, and mysteries. If you're a fan of other Nancy Drew games and you haven't tried this one, do yourself a favor and experience The Curse of Blackmoor Manor!

Even though it's not my own personal favorite, I have to admit that it is the best one they ever made. The plot is thorough, the puzzles are challenging, and even though it all takes place in one location, it feels HUGE. Complex, shocking, and long enough to satisfy even the most insatiable sleuths. Never a dull moment in this game!

I literally never get sick of playing this game, it's the best and 11 years old! They should consider remastering it

This game was so scary and so exciting! Amazing mansion, creepy story, shocking ending, THE BEST!

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2Warnings at Waverly Academy

My favorite game in the series by far: I love the realistic characters, detailed plot, setting (an all girls boarding school! ) and the incredible graphics. 10/10, would highly recommend.

I loved the university idea and the secret club thing. The end was a little stupid though.

The ending wasn't the best but it is defiantly one of the best Nancy Drew games I've ever played.

My favourite Nancy Drew game of all of them, even after all these years!

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3Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon

I love the Hardy Boys and the concept of a mystery on a train is a classic. Love this game.

My daughters and I have done these every summer for years - this is our favorite!

The atmosphere is cool, the hardy boys, the tranquil music, it just says it all!

I thought this one was very interesting! LOTS of puzzles to keep you busy!

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4The Secret of Shadow Ranch

This is my most favorite Nancy Drew game. Not only is the setting nice and homy, the characters lovable (Dave especially), and the music beautiful - on top of all this, you find out through letters and journal entries, an amazing old love story between an outlaw and the sheriff's daughter. It just doesn't get better than this!

It was the first of the Nancy Drew games I've played and definitely the best out of the games I have. I love how you can explore far out into the area- the ending definitely got my heart racing.

After playing all of the games, I thought that this one was the most young-user-friendly. I wish there was more history background involved- as many of the Nancy Drew games are-but I enjoyed the scenes as well as the minor daily routines to keep you on track.

Interesting challenges, touches of humor, terrifying ending. Loved it.

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5Shadow at the Water's Edge

This is definitely the easily Nancy Drew game in the series and you really get the feel for Japanese culture. Her interactive went above and beyond with the characters and each one has a distinct personality. The phone conversations are also really fun with Bess and George and Savanna and Logan and it definitely makes the game way more enjoyable. Also, I'm not much of a puzzle person, but the puzzles in this game are very fun and have to do with Japan for example when you make Bento and solve Sudoku. Also, in this game you get to explore many areas of Kyoto and it's very spread out. The most memorable thing about this game though, is the ghost sightings. H.I. spread out the hauntings very well and they were very scary. The ending with the culprit is also very good and this is just an overall great game. I definitely recommend buying this one and if you do, it's best if you play it in the dark!

I loved this game because it's so different from the other Nancy Drew games. Here, you are well and truly absorbed by the Japanese culture. Plus, the mood of the ryokan is perfectly scary - I had trouble walking through the hallways.
Which is exactly why you can appreciate the Expo. I used to go hide there whenever I could because I was so spooked. The contrast between the ryokan and the Expo is enough to make for an amazing gameplay!

The setting is perfect. I'm a big fan of Japanese culture, and a lot of Japanese stuff was here. Even anime girls. The puzzles were fun, with the exception of the IMPOSSIBLE TO SOLVE picture backing puzzle thing. It's pretty spooky, which made it even more fun for me. Loved this game!

This one is scariest in the whole series! I played only at night, and I wet my pants, screamed, and had to literally slam my laptop shut! Scariest game ever!

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6Treasure in the Royal Tower

I love how this game dedicates to Marie Antoinette and they even explain that she wasn't a bad person. I love how beautiful this game is made, the scenery is amazing and the characters are enjoyable as well.

This was the first and one of the best Nancy Drew games I've ever played. For young mystery fans who love Nancy Drew, but get scared to easily Play this game! Absolutely love it!

Loved the history and the setting of this game! The characters were very interesting as well!

The rooms and all the places you can explore are perfect!

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7Alibi in Ashes

Was good game with the way you could play as other characters. Nancy being allowed to wander the precinct was a little unrealistic but fun.

It is interesting to play the Nancy Drew Characters in their point of view. Its has a different feel to it and the characters were represented in the best way.

8The Silent Spy

The best game of the series fun yet challenging puzzles and a interesting story with amazing graphics and the games characters are great as well as the tasks are fun and keep you on the edge of your seat. (10/10 would play again)

It was a breathtaking game! The graphics, characters and plot were great and I loved learning about Nancy's past and about what happened to her mom after all these years.

Maybe my all time favorite and game. What fun! And an intimate look into Nancy's family life.

BORING! Was too short and story wasn't very interesting.

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9The Phantom of Venice

Amazing game, I wish it was available on Mac! Interesting characters and unique settings. Authentic-sounding music, great details, interesting plot. After playing this game and then actually going to Venice, I felt like I had already been there! Also, Scopa, the mini-game, was so much fun I would play it over and over on its own.

I loved the music in this game, and the tasks were really fun! It really made me feel like I was in Italy!

Beautiful gameplay! I love how it just keeps you suspense until the very end! Would recommend this to anyone who appreciates a great mystery

First Nancy Drew game I ever play, fun but not the best

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10Danger on Deception Island

The fear factor is a bit lacking but when you start learning more about whales and starting to care.. Things become more tense. This game played a big part in my lifelong obsession with whales.

Its awesome and I love the cute whale and the end has a coll twist that no one would ever really expect. Also the puzzles to solve are really cool and pretty easy so you don't spend your whole life trying to figure them out.

I thought the whale was really cute! I had lots of fun playing this game, solving puzzles, finding clues, and building sand castles!

This game was great! I loved the setting and all the tasks that you needed to complete

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The Contenders

11Ghost of Thornton Hall

This one was awesome how everything revealed itself! Like the spider that was in the friends hair you saw it when you opened that thing in the floor! Awesome.

This game is the best one because the story is engaging, the characters are all deep, the villain is one THE best and most importantly of all, the horror is real because it revolves around sadness.

One of the most intense/scariest games I've ever played! Absolutely loved the characters and story.

Is this one of my best

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12The Shattered Medallion

Seeing sonny joon is the only reason to play this game. now I said play do not buy

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13Danger by Design

This is the best nancy drew game ever in my opinion. The setting was gorgeous, the music was great and it had lots of interesting and fun suspects. Overall it was an amazing game.

This game had a unique story and beautiful setting with interesting characters and a surprising ending. A great game all around!

14The Haunted Carousel

One of my favorite and games. If you like finding lots of objects this is a good game to play.

This was my first, and favorite Nancy Drew game hands down! LOVE IT!

15Message in a Haunted Mansion

Classic and! Spooky seances and you get to sneak around - A LOT! Code cracking and actually useful inventory items make this one of the best and games there is.

The creep factor in this one is excellent! The first one I ever owned and was super pleased with it!

16Tomb of the Lost Queen

This is the best game. It has so much puzzles and cheracters I really didn't expect that kind of end. Misterys, puzzles, story. I really liked mummie!

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17The Deadly Device

By far, this one's my favorite. The characters are a lot of fun, and the puzzles not too bad. Plus, even though I know that a lot of people like being scared out of their wits in and games, this was a nice change from ghosts and monsters.

18Secret of the Old Clock

The vintage feel is perfect for Nancy's hoaky enthusiasm. The two houses, miniature golf course, old shed, and the town that you can drive through by map are charming and give the game a huge feel. Each thing you turn your attention to is fun, and the little pitfalls along the way are great problems to solve. Also, there are many in jokes and funny innuendos among the citizens of the town.

19The Captive Curse

This game has a very exciting plot and interesting charactors. It is a little bit scary at times but not too scary:) It takes place in Germany in a castle that is said to have a monster terrorizing it. You really get to walk around a lot. You can go in the woods, castle, courtyard, and rooms in the castle to explore! Even better, there are secret passage ways! I definitely recomend this and game to anyone who wants to solve a mystery that is different from all of the others!

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20Secret of the Scarlet Hand

This is one of the best games I have ever experienced. The history is interesting and extremely accurate, the characters, while a touch on the cheesy side, provide great depth and several intentional and unintentional laughs, and the backdrop of a museum is gorgeous to look at. The puzzles are fair and range from easy to punch-a-wall tough, and it feels like you are Nancy Drew. This is the best one of the series, and I could play it time and time again.

I loved the attention to detail in this game. I've been to the anthropological museum in Mexico City, and this game really does justice to Mexican artifacts and lore. Plus, you get the first inkling of Sonny Joon!

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