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#05 Nancy Drew: The Final Scene


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Nancy Drew®: The Final Scene

Search a Darkened Movie Theater to Free a Hostage from her Captor’s Dangerous Plot!

When a high school friend gets kidnapped in a historic theater, you, as Nancy Drew, are plunged into a desperate race against the clock. With the theater being torn down in just three days, can Nancy outwit the kidnapper and rescue her friend before the wrecking ball flies? Or will this be Maya’s final scene?

Bonus walkthrough guide for mystery adventure game: The Final Scene






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Game Features

  • Learn about Harry Houdini and his magic tricks
  • Explore the inner workings of a historical theater
  • Coordinate with the police and local groups to save the landmark theater
  • Choose from junior or senior detective difficulty levels

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


Available On



Nancy Drew: Windows Physical Copy








ESRB Rating:







10 to Adult



Retail Release November 2001


Operating System:

Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10


Additional installation instructions may be required for Windows Vista/7. Click here for more information.


Minimum System Requirements:

  • 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 150MB or more of hard drive space
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
  • 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card
  • 8X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers






Game Assets

“The graphics are crisp and detailed; character management is clear; hints are available at the junior level; voice acting and sound are nicely done. I would strongly recommend the game to younger or newer adventure players. It’s safe, comfortable, finely tuned, and well-constructed.” ~FourFatChicks

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“All in all, though, Nancy Drew: The Final Scene is a must have for anyone who likes good adventure games, and any fan of Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew series will not be disappointed.” ~Adventure Classic Gaming

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“Her Interactive, the makers of the game, describe their corporate mission as “To lead the industry towards a new standard of intelligent interactive entertainment for girls”. I don’t know about the industry, but there is no doubt that Her Interactive is doing its part with Nancy and her escapades.” ~Metzomagic

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 21 reviews
The Greatest of Them All

The Final Scene is, without a doubt, the single greatest Nancy Drew game ever made, and what's more, it is one of my all-time favorite computer games. The story is rich, fascinating, and personal. You will *want* to solve this mystery and know exactly what happened. The suspense is perfect, the atmosphere unforgettable, the soundtrack haunting. There are jaw-dropping, "Oh-my-God" moments, there are terrifying moments, unsettling moments, and this is to say nothing of the game's ending, undoubtedly the greatest final act in Nancy Drew history. I could go on and on about how the villain in Final Scene is the perfect villain, about why every piece of dialogue is so perfectly written, about why the characters are so interesting, about why this is the mystery you will want to turn over and over in your mind - but I won't. Play this game and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

A Must Play!

The Final Scene is easily one of my favorites (and I've played them all)! This game basically invented the phone-suspect! So many great characters are introduced through the phone, its like you have a bunch of people to talk to! The scenery is amazing and I love learning all about the old theatre, magic tricks and Houdini!

Final Scene Successful Suspension

This one was medium, I went on the website a few times and called Ned a lot because I kept getting stuck having nothing to do (there are set days). This game is mainly talking to people, which gets old because you have to walk the whole way across the theatre. The plot is very exciting with a cool and creepy twist (spoiler, it's timed at the end!). I loved learning about Houdini and old theaters (although you don't have to read all the posters on the wall which I did thinking Nancy would need to see them to do stuff). I liked the plot a lot!

A Magical Mystery

Nancy and her friend Maya are going to a premier! Everything is great until Maya is kidnapped right from inside the theater and the kidnapper says that unless Nancy can keep the theater from being demolished in three days she'll never see Maya again!

Nancy must explore a theater with secrets of its own to discover who has taken Maya before there is a terrible grand finale.

In this game we learn a lot about stage magic, Houdini and illusions. The puzzles are pretty easy and the game play keeps moving, a good choice for someone new to Nancy Drew.

First one I Played

When ever this game came out, my sister and I got it for Christmas that year. But I didn't beat it until I was in highschool (but that's okay as it re-awoken my love for these games). My sister and I were totally stuck at the end, like the very very end where the guy makes you leave the building for the demolition. But thanks to youtube guides I got the idea to replay the game, and look up the part of was stuck on.

So it may be alittle too challenging when you are younger, but with the magic of the internet you're never truly stuck!

This game is amazing and great fun, especially to play with family if you're younger. My sister and I still randomly quote this game when ever it is relevant (and sometimes when it is not...) even though we are both in our 20s

The final science review

This is definitely one of my favorite games! The story line and characters are just perfect. Difficulty wise it is in the middle. It has a great amount of suspense in it too! (Now if only it still worked on my computer)


I have played many Nancy Drew games, but The Final Scene remains one of my favorites. The plot is excellent and challenging, yet compared to some of the newer games I did not have to cheat constantly! I wish Her Interactive would create more games based on books.

Love It

I really love this game because it is so realistic but there is some old thing in but still love it

After 30 games, this is still my favorite!

I have bought and played all 30 (soon to be 31!) Nancy Drew games, and this is still my favorite. This is a perfect game. I enjoy games that involve more wandering/discovery than simply following tasks, and this game is great for that. The location is amazing (nothing like an old theater full of trap doors, secret rooms, and great history!), and the characters are great fun. Plus, Nancy is super sassy in this game (because her friend has been kidnapped). I have no complaints at all about this game, and I would love to see the elements that made this great appear in a future game.

Still a Classic

I have been a fan of Herinteractive for about 12 years now, owning all of their Nancy Drew games on almost all platforms. This was the second Nancy Drew games I ever played and it is easily one of my favorites. The characters have such relatable personalities. The mystery is suspenseful. The puzzles are so much fun I want to do them over and over. And the ending is - well, you'll just have to find out.

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Brady Armstrong

The star of the show and the last person Maya would have seen before her disappearance. Is Brady worried that his show might not go on after the theater has been demolished?


Brady Armstrong, star of the show



Joseph Hughes

He has spent an entire lifetime in the theater and is currently its manager. Joseph loves the theater and would do anything to save it, including kidnapping a journalist to stop the planned demolition?


Joseph Hughes, theater manager




Nick Falcone

Nick’s lifeline might not be tied to the theater, but he’s part of a zealous historical preservation group that uses unorthodox tactics. Would kidnapping Maya be a means to his end?


Nick Falcone, member of a historical preservation group




Simone Mueller

Simone, a Hollywood agent, thinks Maya’s kidnapping is a great opportunity to drum up more press. Could she have set-up the kidnapping as a publicity stunt for Brady?


Simone Mueller, Hollywood agent






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