High school. It's a place of learning, but it's also a place of rivalry, of alliances and of reckless emotion and now it's the scene of a chilling murder. A harrowing mystery haunts the halls, and in this setting where everyone has a secret to hide, solving the case and finding the perpetrator will be a labyrinthine challenge that only one detective can handle Nancy Drew. Join the fearless super sleuth on an eerie thrill ride to uncover the truth.
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill puts a new spin on one of the most classic interactive game experiences of all time, the original game in the award-winning Nancy Drew adventure series. Relive the mystery that started it all, just in time for the 80th anniversary of the Nancy Drew franchise. And this time, experience the high school manhunt in stunningly enhanced 3D graphics and remastered sound that thrust the classic adventure into the world of futuristic player immersion. Meet new characters and new culprits, encounter new storyline twists and brace yourself for an all-new ending. Nancy may have been around for 80 years, but she's still on top of her game do you have what it takes to keep up with the top teen detective?
Investigate a chilling high school murder as the world's most famous teenage detective in a remake of the very first Nancy Drew game that launched the award-winning adventure series
Commemorate 80 years of Nancy Drew-style sleuthing with vintage references to the beloved, classic books and appearances of original artwork
Meet a modern, redesigned cast of characters who come to life in vivid 3D rendering, and all of whom have murky secrets to protect
Immerse yourself in the mystery like never before, with rich, remastered music and enhanced graphics that are consistent with the current Nancy Drew series
Stay on your toes and watch out for a new ending, a new culprit and new storyline twists that will blow you away
Solve two all-new, mind-challenging puzzles
Put your detective skills to use and keep a task list and clue journal to help you close the case
Earn Super Sleuth awards that will give you an advantage the next time you play
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® III processor or equivalentPC Processor Speed1GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7PC System Memory256MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space600MBPC Video32MB DirectX 9.0-compatible video cardPC Sound Card16-bit DirectX-compatible sound cardPC Drive Type and SpeedCD-ROM 24xMinimum Macintosh System RequirementsMac Processor TypeIntel® processorMac Operating SystemMacintosh System 10.5.8 Leopard, Macintosh System 10.6.3 Snow LeopardMac System Memory512MB RAMMac Hard Drive Space600MBMac VideoIntel GMA 950, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or betterMac Additional RequirementsInternet service required
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Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
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It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.