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10 to Adult
Retail Release August 2010

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Nancy Drew®: Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED

Play the Game that Started the Award-Winning Series! As a tribute to Nancy Drew’s 80th Anniversary, Her Interactive has remastered the first game that launched the award-winning adventure series. With completely updated graphics and new puzzles, this special edition will appeal to old and new mystery game fans alike!

(Will not work on Catalina, Mojave, or Big Sur)

Free Strategy Guide with Game

You’ll get this free strategy guide walkthrough with your purchase of the game from Her Interactive.

Already own the game? You can purchase the Official Digital Strategy guide here!


“The Nancy Drew games have come a long way in the past twelve years, with major improvements in sound and graphics. The first one ever, Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill!, had one of the best stories, though… So this new remastered version was a great way for Her Interactive to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Nancy Drew character. ” ~Common Sense Media

“Considering how old the original game is, it’s pretty remarkable just how modern the remastered version of Secrets Can Kill feels. It may be smaller and shorter, but other than that there’s little to differentiate the game from more modern Nancy Drew games like Trail of the Twister. And the new features, especially the new ending, make it worthwhile for fans who already played the original.” ~Gamezebo

“All in all, Secrets Can Kill is a very good game with an interesting storyline that requires a lot of thinking. Still, it’s only likely to be picked up by those who are already fans of Nancy Drew, and that’s a shame. A lot of folks will be missing out on an enjoyable adventure game.” ~The Adrenaline Vault

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Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED
Average rating:  
 9 reviews
 by cate
secrets can kill

ive never played this one but i just wanna thank it for starting the whole Nancy Drew games which gives me good memories and enjoyable video game moments.

 by Miri
New Look Same Great Taste

Secrets Can Kill Remastered

If you played the original you know about the old-school graphics and changing from one disk to another to play in different locations. All of that is gone, also the original villain is not the villain in this game, so even if you've played the original, this is still worth playing. It is short, but seeing the game that started it all get a makeover was long overdue.

 by Angela
Short but good

I never did get to play the original, so all I know is the remake of the first game in the series. I kind of had an idea as to who did it, but I did not see the rest of what was coming. The game probably would have been longer if I had roamed around the library to look at every book, or hunted down every coin, but I got caught up in trying to figure out who did it, and had the game completed in no time at all. Oh....totally love Aunt Eloise's security system. I need that in my house. 🙂

 by SIN
Reliving the Masterpiece

A fantastic remake of what started this great masterpiece of a series! If you're a fan of or even just starting out with an interest in mystery/whodunit games, this would be my #1 recommended series hands down. And it doesn't matter if you've played the original Secrets Can Kill game because this is beautifully redone with different puzzles and a new yet equally intriguing plot ;D

A Favorite

I've played almost all Nancy Drew games, Secrets Can Kill has been my favorite, the plot was great and I had a lot of fun playing!

 by Sarah Winn
High School Scandal!!!

The story that started it all - new and improve. This is it, the game we have to thank for the whole series. A brilliant who-done-it with clues hidden around every corner. An intriguing story line, a culprit list were everyone truly has something to hide, and an all new ending. If you're just discovering the Nancy Drew game range, this is the perfect game to start with.

 by Loretta
Awesome Remake

I enjoy this remake of the first Her Interactive Nancy Drew game. I like what they added to it and the throw back to the other games. A very good play.

 by Theresa
Great Game for beginners and longtime fans!

This game was a great remaster of Her Interactive's first ever Nancy Drew game! Solving this mystery is super fun and there are not too many puzzles in this one, which makes it great for beginners.

It's also great for longtime fans too, because there are lots of hidden Easter eggs that reference past games, and the books. While this game is shorter than some of the others, it's still a great murder mystery, and you get to snoop a lot in this game! I definitely recommend this game!

 by SpyGirl
A Great Who Done It!

Secrets Can Kill remastered is a game I'd highly recommend. The plot is one of the best. It alone makes this game super. The graphics are good, the characters ALL seem suspicious, making this a real who done it! There aren't too many puzzles here, although there are a lot of codes.

SCK isn't a very long game, but it's not super short.

Overall, a superb game! Highly recommended!

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ESRB Rating:





10 to Adult


Retail Release August 2010

Operating System:

Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10/11

Mac OS X: 10.5.8 Leopard/10.6.8 Snow Leopard/10.7 Lion/10.8 Mountain Lion/10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite/10.11 El Capitan/10.12 Sierra/High Sierra.

NOTE: Will NOT run on Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, or higher Mac operating systems

Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB or more of hard drive space
  • 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • 24X CD-ROM drive
  • Mouse and speakers

Mac Minimum System Requirements:

  • Intel processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.1 GB or more hard drive space
  • Intel GMA 950, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet connection the first time the game is launched
  • This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac)
  • Mac OS X: 10.5.8 Leopard/10.6.8 Snow Leopard/10.7 Lion/10.8 Mountain Lion/10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite/10.11 El Capitan/10.12 Sierra/High Sierra.
  • NOTE: Will NOT run on Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, or higher Mac operating systems
  • New ending
  • New challenging puzzles
  • Updated graphics
  • Single installation – no switching between discs necessary
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Game Characteristics

  • Point & Click Gameplay
  • Mystery Adventure Genre
  • Interactive Storyline
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • Rich and Intriguing Characters
  • Single Player Game
  • First Person POV
  • Subtle Hints System
  • Challenging Puzzles
  • Gorgeous Environments
  • Detective Investigation
  • Immersive Controls
  • Realistic Settings

Connie Watson

Connie is a tough girl who is into judo. She spends most of her time hanging out in the student lounge. Connie is a pretty normal girl, with a dark secret.

Is Connie Watson hiding a dark secret?

Daryl Gray

Working at Maxine’s Diner, Daryl is the rich, pretty-boy of the school who drives a Porsche. But if his family is so wealthy, why does he need to work at the diner?

Daryl Gray, rich pretty-boy

Hal Tanaka

Hal is a foreign exchange student from Japan. He is trying to get a scholarship so he can go to college. He admits to making mistakes, but he won’t talk about them.

Hal Tanaka, foreign exchange student

Hector Sanchez

“Hulk” is a stereotypical jock who may even play professional sports one day. Hector does pretty well in school, the girls all love him, and he SEEMS to have a great life.

Hector Sanchez, stereotypical jock

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