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Nancy Drew®: The Silent Spy

Defuse a Toxic Plot and Reveal the Truth Behind Kate Drew’s Death!

Nearly a decade ago Agent Kate Drew left home to neutralize a biochemical weapon in Scotland. While her assignment was a success, Kate died in a car accident; or so we were told. Now the echoes of a similar plot reverberate and it’s up to you, as detective Nancy Drew, to thwart the sleeper cell and expose the truth about your mother’s tragic demise.

Bonus strategy guide for The Silent Spy





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Game Features

  • Solve the most personal Nancy Drew mystery adventure ever! Learn about Nancy’s mother and what really transpired during her final days
  • Tinker with cutting-edge spy gadgetry! Expose dead drops and black operations by gathering intelligence and new leads
  • Experience Nancy’s childhood memories! Trigger vivid memories of Kate Drew as you discover critical information
  • Match wits with new twists! Characters change their motives as your investigation unfolds
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Scottish heritage! Investigate a remote training arena dedicated to the culture of the Highland Games
  • Spy at different difficulty levels! Play at amateur or master sleuth level and erase 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 Physical Copy



Nancy Drew: Mac Physical Copy







ESRB Rating:







10 to Adult



Retail Release October 22, 2013


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 cmpatible 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)





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“In terms of the typical Nancy Drew, this game takes its story to another level. This wasn’t a solve-it and save an innocent person from going to jail game, this was a preventing wide-scale disaster and saving the world game. A change of pace (if it can be called that) in a very real sense.” — Game Industry News

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“I also have to say, this was unanimously voted our entire family’s favorite Nancy Drew game ever! Some of my favorites were the archery, zip-lining, and learning to play the bagpipe. The puzzles in the game were challenging, yet not so hard it made you want to quit playing! — Hope’s Cafe

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“Nancy Drew – The Silent Spy became even a better game than the previous one. A great story and awesome puzzles are still the key elements of this game.” — 3rd Strike

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“The Silent Spy is a full-on spy thriller complete with secret hideouts, daring infiltrations, coded messages, and high-tech spy gadgets. Ruggedly scenic, history-rich Scotland is a fantastic setting, and kids will learn a lot about Scottish culture along the way. The puzzles are as challenging as ever, and the storytelling is mature and compelling. Like its predecessors, the game lets players fast-forward through the dialog if they choose. The Silent Spy is a high point in a series that’s already full of fantastic titles.” — Common Sense Media

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“Nancy Drew has made a career out of solving mysteries. Occasionally she faces danger — especially when she’s discovered the identity of a perpetrator or when she’s uncovered information that’s worth money — and the perpetrator feels it’s in their best interest to shut her up. But I can’t remember any previous Nancy Drew game where a major city full of people, and ultimately even the world, depended on Nancy’s uncovering an evil plot and living to tell the tale. The Silent Spy has a more serious plot than previous Nancy Drew games.” — Gameboomers

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“Nancy Drew The Silent Spy is one of the most heart wrenching Nancy Drew Personal Computer (PC) games I have ever played. We learn quite a bit of interesting information about Nancy’s mother… It was a pleasure for me to play and review Nancy Drew The Silent Spy on the PC.” — Family Friendly Gaming

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“It’s got the excellent dialogue, the beautiful art, the well-acted voice overs, and the mind-bending puzzles players have come to expect and enjoy. If you’re a fan of the series, or of adventure games in general, this is a title you should get.” — True PC Gaming

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“The teenage sleuth, whose popularity among young girls has remained for more than 80 years, has seen her fair share of adaptations. Yet no version of Nancy Drew has been as lively and interactive as the series of computer games. With 29 “Drew” games under their belt since 1998, Her Interactive is still going strong with at least two new releases a year.” — The Daily Nebraskan

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“Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy is a solid entry in the Nancy Drew stories, with an especially well-done premise…
If you like adventure games and spies, this is a game for you.” — GameCola

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“All in all, Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy is another great addition to the franchise. With this game, I applaud Her Interactive for taking the series into a more serious and mature direction. At a minimum, the game helps to develop Nancy as a deep and compelling character. The fun puzzles add to the enjoyment of the game – they are just difficult enough to be challenging without crossing over into frustration. I highly recommend this game to all fans of the series. I also recommend this game as an introduction for gamers who have yet to try out the series.” — Adventure Classic Gaming

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“The Silent Spy has to be the best Nancy Drew PC Game I’ve ever played by far. Even the music was incredible, like Kate’s Theme which I’ve had to listen to on YouTube over and over again. The entire soundtrack was gorgeous and didn’t even sound like video game music. Plus the story line was heart wrenching completely through. I’m twenty five years old and I was tearing up through the game.” — Our Whiskey Lullaby

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“The plotline about Nancy’s mother is supported by strong writing. There are phone conversations between Nancy and her father, which are fraught with emotion about their lost family member. Additionally, there are five flashbacks which feature Young Nancy and her mother at home. One of Kate’s old acquaintances features heavily in the plotline, as well.” — The Arglefumph Blog

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“If you’ve never gotten into this series of games in the past, this is a great place to jump in. Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy is a super fun, challenging, and attention grabbing title that will keep you attached to your screen for hours. I have enjoyed each and every title previously published, but I was extra pleased with this newest addition, due in large part to the intriguing plot, as well as the variety of puzzles and locations to explore. I’ve always been a Nancy Drew fan, now it’s time for you to become one too.” — Computer Times – Editor’s Choice Winner

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“Fill in the blanks between Kate’s love for her daughter and husband with ‘Kate wanted to save the world but now Nancy is the only one who can finish the job’ and you’ve got a genuine driving force behind a story that will stop you from putting your computer mouse down until the plot is uncovered and justice is served.” — J Station X

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 97 reviews
Very One-Dimensional

I've tried to play this game twice but never finished. Part of it is that I do not enjoy games which incorporate Nancy's personal life to any large degree. But I found this story lackluster and not at all engaging. There isn't much to do, it doesn't really feel like you really get to explore and solve the mystery on your own.

Favorite Game Ever!!!

The Silent Spy is my favorite game ever! I have played it so many times that I have almost memorized all the puzzles answers it is such an amazing game please make more games like this one! Where you are able to become close to Nancy Drew's personal life. Now if we could only get Her to make a game about Nancy and Ned...... or another game continuing her mother's legacy (even though in this one we sort of did that) it sounded like in this game that this will continue and looking at all the other reviews it looks like most of the ND fans want it to continue! I have played all but the very first Secrets Can Kill ((Her had already stopped making it when I became a true fan.) I had always just watched my older sister play the games and try to put my still even now young thoughts into the game, but now I play the games at age 13 and I love them.) and I have got to say that this is the best game yet! I can't wait for #33 even though i do have a few concerns for that game I have faith in Herinteractive that they know what they are doing and that they will make yet another amazing mystery for Nancy to solve!

by Jilma & Koolu on Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy

Me and my cousin play ALL the ND games when they come out, and this was by far our favorite! It was compelling, suspenseful, beautiful, heartbreaking, and breathtaking! I never write reviews, but this game DESERVES IT!
We highly recommend it to anyone in the universe!
Stay awesome ND, so excited for the newest one. (#33)

Only Okay

The puzzles in this game were a little sub-par - not very creative, needlessly tedious, not worked into the story very well. I also found the story a little corny and kind of contrived, though it sounds like others liked it. I still had fun playing, just not as much fun as Sea of Darkness for example.


I absolutely loved this game. i love how everyone is a prime subject. It was very hard to guess who the culprit was. The story line was very interesting and i loved that i was a SPY!!! The puzzles were amazing and i loved who you had to really think about each one and do a little snooping. YOU should definitely get this game. the graphics are 10/10 and i really do believe that this is the best one yet. I love the different personalities of the characters. I probably thought everyone was the culprit at one moment or the other. I do wish that there were a couple more places to go though because it did get a little bit annoying having to go back to the hotel and then back to the train station. I do love the fact that you have to buy your own train tickets and make your own money making cookies. Again, the puzzles were amzing, and let me tell you, i got caught many times snooping. Overall this is one of my favorite Nancy Drew games yet and I highly recommend it to everyone!

One of the best!

I LOVE this game! I am so mad I didn't preorder when I had the chance. I certainly won't make that mistake again. I love the atmosphere of the game, and the whole backstory thing with Nancy's mom. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is definitely worth the addition to your collection, however I would recommend playing some of the older games before you get to this one.

One of the best!

I absolutely LOVED this game! The characters were amazing (I loved Bridget), and the story was great!

Graphics: 10/10
The graphics were amazing and I can totally see how Her Interactive have improved throughout the years

Characters: 9.5/10
As I already said, I absolutely loved Bridget! I also really liked Alec. I find that Ewan and Moira weren't an fun though.

Puzzles: 9/10
Lets just say I'm really bad at puzzles but some I dreaded when I replayed the game. Most were fun and challenging though. The puzzle that most likely brought this down to a nine was the phone password. It took me forever. But I did like the picture puzzle with Kate ALOT.

Story: 10/10
This game had flashbacks and such that made this game a nice addition that gave us more insight about Nancy. It's different from the books, and some may not like that but I thought that was what made the game.

Ending: 9.5/10
I loved the ending and the whole joining forces thing, but I found the last puzzle stressful because of the time limit. Other than that it was very good.

Overall I give this game a 9.5 out of ten. This was an amazing addition to the Nancy Drew series.

Secrets and Spies!

Nancy is in Scotland to uncover the truth about the mysterious circumstances around her mother's death. Kate Drew was a spy working for Cathedral against a terrorist organization known as Revenant and now Revenant is back and they think Nancy can uncover the secrets Kate Drew hid before her death!

We get to explore some Scottish culture and learn about Nancy's mother. This game is a nice addition for longtime Nancy Drew fans, but I wouldn't recommend it for a first time player. It's not Her's best Nancy Drew game, but the puzzles are fun and the characters are interesting to engage with.


I've played almost all the Nancy Drew games, and this is by far the most impressive. Everything is perfect! Definitely my new favorite that I play again and again.
Music 10/10
Graphics 10/10 BEST YET!
Plot 10/10
Gameplay 10/10
Well done, HerInteractive. Keep the games coming!

The apple never falls far from the tree

The minute the game started, and I saw the picture of Kate Drew, I knew this was going to be a wild ride, and I was not disappointed. It was awesome to finally get a back story on what happened to Nancy's mother all those years ago. These games are always packed with historical information, and try to stick as close as they can to the culture for the corresponding area. The cast of characters are well developed, with their own unique attitudes and quirks. It was an amazing adventure through Scotland.

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Bridget Shaw

A native of Scotland, Bridget Shaw may be the friendliest person you meet in Glasgow. Her vast knowledge of the area and insights into current events may be helpful, but could her pleasant personality be a façade?


Bridget Shaw, Scotland native



Ewan MacLeod

Your main contact at Cathedral is Ewan MacLeod. He’s here to assist you in your mission to uncover what transpired during Kate Drew’s final days. While Ewan may be the eyes and ears around here, can you completely trust him?


Ewan MacLeod, eyes and ears at Cathedral



Moira Chisholm

Moira Chisholm was a close confidant to Kate Drew. Her memory and personal knowledge about Kate will unlock vital information. But could there be a secret that Moira doesn’t want you to know about?


Moira Chisholm, Kate’s friend



Alec Fell

Alec Fell is the first person you’ll meet after an incident at the train station. His tracking skills could help you in your case. However, keep in mind that he may know more about you than you are led to believe.


Alec Fell, mysterious stranger



Kate Drew

Kate Drew was killed in a car accident… or so you’ve been told. Her secrets are begging to be revealed, but your life and the lives around you could be in great danger if you revealed the truth. Can you uncover the real story and survive?


Kate Drew, Nancy’s mother



Mysterious Caller

A mysterious caller is promising to offer you more insight into the life and death of Kate Drew. What is it that they want from you? Are you willing to help them in return for clues to Kate’s past?


Mysterious Caller



Carson Drew

Your father, Carson Drew, will contact you once you reach Scotland. He’s clearly not happy with the danger you are putting yourself in, and is very hesitant with helping in your case. How many secrets did Carson keep from you all these years?


Carson Drew, Nancy’s father



Ned Nickerson

Ned Nickerson, your boyfriend, is ready to offer his help with your investigation however he can. Being the one person you can completely trust, be sure to call him up from time to time to get a nudge in the right direction with your case.


Ned Nickerson, Nancy’s boyfriend





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