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10 to Adult
Retail Release October 22, 2013

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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.

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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

"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

"Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy is a great game in the Nancy Drew series. It was interesting having a game in which Nancy is driven by her personal need to know what happened to her mother. Everything is handled seriously and you can feel how the Drew family misses Kate." -- Save or Quit

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Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy
Average rating:  
 106 reviews
 by Yasmin
Silent spy

I give my honest opinion to new players. This was the first game I played and forever my favourite. I tried other but I didn’t really find them as fun. This is the game I know like the back of my hand and the one I will never stop playing. Hearing people’s secrets. Zip lining. And getting to be a full on spy is the best. The game isn’t super hard and the characters are interesting. I recommend this game for anyone.

 by Yasmin
silent spy

This is the first game I played and I was obsessed. I looked at other Nancy Drew games and I did like them too but this has been my favourite. the mini games were great and it was way better than I thought. You get to zipline, archery, and planting bugs on people to find out there secrets.

 by Finley Witter
The silent spy

This game was better then any other! i know i said i loved other games but the silent spy is truly the best nancy drew game there is! I loved planting bugs on people and listening to them! the flashbacks are the best they made me cry! and then when moira said a silent spy is a dead spy i totally lost it and cried! but i love the characters Zoe is my favorite character! And Alec is my second favorite! This is the best ND game there is! so play it you will not be sorry!

 by cate
The Silent Spy

it was fun. i really liked the flashbacks of when nancy was a kid. characters were good story was ok cookie making was fun (i even made some of those cookies in real life) i dont think a arrow can hold nancy when she zip lines. archery was fun also.

 by Jillian L. Mathews
The Silent Spy

I would totally recommend this game to any one who has a passion for spy stuff and movies!

 by Jillian L. Mathews
The Silent Spy

It's so amazing how you can actually learn about Nancy & Kate Drew's mother & daughter past!!! It's such a heartwarming, feelingly touching emotional plot story! I love these games, all of them!

 by Sunny
The Silent Spy

Wow! Great game! Finally, we get to learn about Nancy's family, especially her mother. The storyline was great, and I was glued to my PC for the duration of the game. I've added this one to my list of favorite ND games. I've been playing ND games since my daughter gave me four games for my birthday about 25 years ago. I've been a "senior citizen" for over 10 years now, and I'm still playing and enjoying the Nancy Drew games. There is no age limit for having fun, so "Dare to play!"

 by Budford
Perfect Mystery

This game was 10/10 for me. The plot, The location, The puzzles, Everything, If you are looking for a great Nancy Drew game I definitely recommend this one!

 by Tianna
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy

This is easily one of my favorite Nancy Drew games; it may even be my favorite!! I loved the setting in Scottland! (there is one point when they sing my favorite scottisch song!) The story was very immersive, you really had to scout and look for clues and put things together in this mystery. I enjoyed the cookie making part but wish that that "working" part had been a little more immersive. The puzzles weren't overwhelming and were very fun! Great game, hope they make more like this!

 by Tali
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.

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ESRB Rating:





10 to Adult


Retail Release October 22, 2013

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:

  • 1.5 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:

  • 1.5 GHz or greater 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)
  • macOS Operating System 10.13 High Sierra or prior
  • 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
  • Practice and learn archery
  • Translate Scottish terms and names
  • Identify Scottish family tartans
  • Unlock a cipher wheel
  • Learn how to play the bagpipes

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


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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