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Nancy Drew®: The Shattered Medallion

No One is Immune to Sudden Death on this Reality TV Show! Ever since the Secret of the Scarlet Hand, the eccentric Sonny Joon always seemed a step ahead of Nancy Drew. That changes when Nancy and George travel to New Zealand and compete in the hit reality TV contest, Pacific Run. Sonny runs the show, but it’s spiraling out of control. Are the mishaps the result of cheating competitors or something beyond this world? Win big to uncover the truth!

Bonus strategy guide for interactive mystery game: The Shattered Medallion







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Game Features

  • Take on teams of competitive contestants! Collect medallion pieces by beating other reality TV teams in a series of contests
  • Quiet on the set! The producer areas are VERY off limits, but solving puzzles will get you inside the mines and even an undersea submersible
  • Forge alliances or betray allies! It’s your choice. Just remember that some contestants bend rules—others won’t hesitate before breaking them
  • Take a squiz at the Kiwi way of life! Play mini games and learn about New Zealand plants, geography and native Maori words
  • Select difficulty levels! Compete at amateur or master sleuth level and erase any mistakes without starting over

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 Digital Download

Nancy Drew: Windows Physical Copy

Nancy Drew: Mac Digital Download

Nancy Drew: Mac Physical Copy









ESRB Rating:







10 to Adult



Retail Release May 20, 2014


Operating System:

Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10

OS X: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard/10.7 Lion/10.8 Mountain Lion/10.9 Mavericks or higher


Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1.5 GHZ or greater Pentium 4 CPU or equivalent class
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 3GB or more hard drive space
  • 128 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • 4x DVD drive
  • Mouse and speakers


Mac Minimum System Requirements:

  • Intel processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3 GB or more hard drive space
  • Intel GMA X3100, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
  • 4x DVD drive
  • 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)








Game Assets

“Nancy Drew is one of the longest running gaming franchises with a female protagonist, second only to Barbie. Nancy Drew’s longevity, financial success, and unanticipated breadth of appeal argues that a primary female character is no hindrance to a videogame series and might in fact be an asset. Although some developers would like to convince us that the work needed to provide the option of playing as a woman is too difficult, for 16 years Her Interactive has built a truly singular female lead.” — Kill Screen Daily

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“Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion is another solid Nancy Drew title for Her Interactive. This is their thirtieth mainline Personal Computer Nancy Drew video game. Here is to them reaching forty.” — Family Friendly Gaming

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“The puzzles are this game’s bread and butter, and they live up to every standard. I quite enjoyed the challenge of some of them, the submarine puzzle being a particular favorite. Also, I cannot remember the last time I had to take out notepaper and write down all of the clues so that I wouldn’t miss an essential bit of information, but I had to do it for this game.” — Killeen Daily Herald

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“This game is different from the other games because it is an adventure rather than a mystery.  The game has a very scripted feel to it, although this is logical since the game follows the stages of a reality show.  I enjoyed playing this game just like I have all the others.” — Series Books for Girls

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“The characters you interact with are an interesting crew. In most of these games, I usually hit up characters for information on whatever case I’m trying to solve and ignore topics that are clearly irrelevant. But I found myself exhausting my conversation options with many of the characters in The Shattered Medallion. You spend a good chunk of the game trying to get a feel for each contestant, and sometimes the best way to do that is to simply talk to them about anything and everything.” — Gaming Discourse


“This game was a special treat for home-school and it took us about 4 nights to beat the entire game. But that’s because once you start playing, you just can’t stop. It really is so addicting that you’ll end up loosing track of time!” — Our Whiskey Lullaby

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“All in all, I definitely enjoyed playing Nancy Drew:  The Shattered Medallion. It’s a little different from previous games but I still found it to be fun and challenging to complete.  If you’re looking for something fun for tweens/teens (or yourself) to do this summer, I definitely recommend Nancy Drew:  The Shattered Medallion Game.” — In Our Spare Time

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“Hooray for thirty games full of mysteries! Nancy Drew still does the trick and combines mindbreaking puzzles with quite nice graphics and music. Although this game might have been more chaotic, it still gives you the pleasure of finding the answer on the smart riddles and hidden clues. The story isn’t that “scary” this time, but you’ll have your “oh damn” moments!” — 3rd Strike

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“Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion’s amazingly funny characters, fascinating dialog and New Zealand setting are fantastic.” — Video Games and the Bible

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“The ultimate goal is to be the team who gets all those medallion pieces first so the race is on! Oh and you get to finally learn more about the mysterious Sonny Joon! I really enjoyed the variety of race locations and the puzzles.  As I said this game has a different vibe than any of the other Nancy Drew games and was really different, but in a good way.” — Check It Out! (Blog)

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“All in all, I definitely enjoyed playing Nancy Drew:  The Shattered Medallion. It’s a little different from previous games but I still found it to be fun and challenging to complete.  If you’re looking for something fun for tweens/teens (or yourself) to do this summer, I definitely recommend Nancy Drew:  The Shattered Medallion Game.” — In Our Spare Time (Blog)

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“For this adventure Nancy is hanging-out in the great outdoors – New Zealand to be specific. It doesn’t start out as a mystery – but you know Nancy – wherever she is, something nefarious will require her attention.” — Games4Women

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Other Reviews Say it All

I cannot say anything here which has not already been said by other reviewers. Please do not waste your time on this game. I miss the "Whodunit" aspect of older Nancy Drew games; MED has hardly any plot whatsoever, barely any mystery, and is nothing more than puzzle after puzzle. The dialogue is disjointed and filled with non-sequiturs, which was incredibly frustrating. The big reveal of Sonny Joon was a sheer letdown, as there is never any acknowledgement of the fact that you have been following him around throughout the history of the game series. I used to think Kapu Cave was the worst ND game; it's MED, by a long shot. Don't play this.


I am a HUGE fan of Nancy Drew games, and have played almost all of them. Sadly, I have to say this one really disappointed me. It wasn't even really a mystery, more of a puzzle. I would have been fine with this, but the storyline and ending where very confusing. I wish the ending could have gone into more details.On a good note, the graphics were amazing as always, and I loved Sonny and Patrick (although his character confused me a bit too).

So Boring

So incredibly boring. From Characters to story line, and even puzzles this game lacked all the way around. I'd even considering removing this from their line up all together and pretending like it never even happened. Save your money and skip this one; you won't regret not purchasing.


This game was very disappointing. The characters were shallow, the story was odd and unsatisfying, and overall I would not suggest purchasing this particular Nancy Drew game.


I thought this game was really fun! very light. It's definitely different from most in that it's less of a mystery. I thought the puzzles were a lot of fun and I liked the story overall. There are a couple mysterious plots but mostly it's kind of just competing on the game show and along the way you discover some stuff that could be suspicious. Not so much solving a mystery but you're still solving puzzles and looking for clues like every game. I thought it was very entertaining and interesting. If you like every other Nancy Drew game like me you will like it, if you only like the "scary" ones you probably won't like it. I'd take this over horrifying mirror ghost girl from Shadow at Water's Edge any day 🙂

Waste of Money!

This was one of the most disappointing ND games Ive ever played. Ive been playing since the first one came out. This ending was so stupid. I dont even wanna give it one star!!! Dont waste your money and pick another game


This game was so disappointing! So boring. The ending didn't even make sense... I don't know. NOT worth it.


The new games have been extremely disappointing 🙁 This one was the worst one yet

A Different Spin to Nancy Drew

Okay, first off, this is not the normal Nancy Drew mystrey games that has been done in the past. This game is more adventurous as you play the role of Nancy Drew on a reality show game based in New Zealand. Overall the puzzels were good and challenging as you complete each level of the game.

The only con was the "villian" how he/she was treated. And some of the characters were also a little flat, like Patrick. However I absolutely love Sonny and his story. Some people do not like how this game is all about him, but come on. We have followed for how many years and we finally get to meet him in person! I wish the introduction would have been more...exciting, but overall it is great. Her Interactive has obviously put in a great amount of time and detail to Sonny's story and it is sad to see fellow Nancy Drew players bash it.

Also, a special person from a previous game makes a phone call apperance and I loved talking to him/her again!

Great game, Her Interactive!

This Could've Been Better!

I'll be honest, this game wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It wasn't even good. I guess it was... okay? I felt this game could have been way better in so many ways. For starters, that was not how I imagined meeting Sonny Joon. I figured we'd meet him and he'd be like, "Nancy Drew, we meet at last." That was a huge let down for me. Another reason, it felt rushed and really... it didn't make a lot of sense. Like the villain, what was their motive? Why did they do what they did? C'mon HerInteractive! I've seen and bought your work in the past but this game, sorry to say, was your worst. 1 Star from me.

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Bess Marvin

Although she is not officially on Team Tui as a contestant, best friend Bess Marvin has come along to support and encourage you and George on this adventure.


Bess Marvin, Best Friend



George Fayne

Your good friend George Fayne is your teammate on Pacific Run. She is sporty and competitive and is excited to share upcoming challenges as a member of Team Tui.


George Fayne, Pacific Run Teammate



Patrick Dowsett

This former rugby star player has the athletic ability to bring his team to an easy victory, but his head just isn’t in the game. Has something else brought him to compete in Pacific Run?


Patrick Dowsett, competitor



Sonny Joon

After years of following his trail, you finally get to meet Sonny Joon! As part of Pacific Run’s production team, he can influence the show results. Could his quirky personality be hiding mischievous goals?


Sonny Joon, Pacific Run Producer


Kiri Nind

Team Tawaki’s Kiri Nind is a fierce competitor on this reality TV show. Off camera she seems nice and may be willing to forge an alliance with you. Can you trust her friendly side, or should you be wary of her fierce façade?


Kiri Nind, fierce competitor



Leena Patel

Leena Patel, the other member of Team Kea, is a bossy overachiever.  She is smart and skilled in solving puzzles, and is a stickler for the rules. If tough challenges arise, would you turn to her for extra assistance?


Leena Patel, overachiever







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