All of the Nancy Drew Video Games in Order for PC and Mac (2024)

All of the Nancy Drew Video Games in Order for PC and Mac (1)

At last, I have done a Nancy Drew series order list! One of the longest running point-and-click mystery adventure series has a lot of games. Starting from 1998 to the present day. These are top-rated mystery-solving adventure games from HeR Interactive and based on the popular detective book series.

ALL of the Nancy Drew mystery adventure and hidden object puzzle adventure computer games are included below. Listed in order of release date including the latest releases. All on PC and from 2010 also on Mac – on DVD or online to download.

These are the perfect video games for detective and puzzle-solving fans – for kids and adults.

April 2023 Update: HeR Interactive have announced details of their new Nancy Drew game, for details of game #34, see below for details.

Nancy Drew Games for PC and Mac

From: Her Interactive.
Genres: Hidden Object, Mystery Adventure, Puzzle, Point-and-Click, Detective Games for Kids and Adults.

  • Nancy Drew Games for PC and Mac
    • 1. Secrets Can Kill
    • 2. Stay Tuned for Danger
    • 3. Message in a Haunted Mansion
    • 4. Treasure in the Royal Tower
    • 5. The Final Scene
    • 6. Secret of the Scarlet Hand
    • 7. Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
    • 8. The Haunted Carousel
    • 9. Danger on Deception Island
    • 10. Secret of Shadow Ranch
    • 11. Curse of Blackmoor Manor
    • 12. Secret of the Old Clock
    • 13. Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
    • 14. Danger by Design
    • 15. The Creature of Kapu Cave
    • 16. The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
    • 17. Legend of the Crystal Skull
    • 18. The Phantom of Venice
    • 19. The Haunting of Castle Malloy
    • Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses
    • 20. Ransom of the Seven Ships
    • 21. Warnings at Waverly Academy
    • Nancy Drew Dossier 2: Resorting to Danger
    • 22. Trail of the Twister
    • 23. Shadow at the Water’s Edge
    • 24. The Captive Curse
    • 25. Alibi in Ashes
    • 26. Tomb of the Lost Queen
    • 27. The Deadly Device
    • 28. Ghost of Thornton Hall
    • 29. The Silent Spy
    • 30. The Shattered Medallion
    • 31. Labyrinth of Lies
    • 32. Sea of Darkness
    • 33. Midnight in Salem
    • 34. Mystery of the Seven Keys
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1. Secrets Can Kill

Released for PC: 1998, Remastered for PC and Mac: August 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Death, danger, and deception weren’t on the curriculum at a Florida school, but when Jake Rogers is murdered to protect a lie, everything changes. With the town in fear and the students in shock, you, as Nancy Drew, are the only one who can uncover the truth. Dig into a deadly mystery and discover a secret worth dying for before the murderer strikes again! [Source: Amazon]

2. Stay Tuned for Danger

Released for PC: November 1999 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: In Stay Tuned for Danger, the lead actor on Light of Our Love is receiving frightening threats. It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to find the perpetrator before it’s too late. You’ll have to go undercover as an extra on the show to expose the sinister scoundrel! [Source: Amazon]

3. Message in a Haunted Mansion

Released for PC: November 2000 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 3 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: As Nancy, you’ll hang your hat in San Francisco where you’ve been invited to help a family friend renovate a historic Victorian home. Some strange things have been happening in the old house–could it be spirits from the past? Or just shifty characters on the make? Use your magnifying glass to search the place from top to bottom for clues. [Source: Amazon]

4. Treasure in the Royal Tower

Released for PC: June 2001 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 4 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Follow Ancient Clues to Find Marie Antoinette’s Legendary Secret! While snowed-in at the Wickford Castle Ski Resort you, as Nancy Drew, are trapped in a place that’s as strange as its history. The castle is a riddle, full of dead-ends and detours that hint at a legend left behind by Marie Antoinette! [Source: Amazon]

5. The Final Scene

Released for PC: November 2001 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

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? [Source: Amazon]

6. Secret of the Scarlet Hand

Released for PC: June 2002 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: After taking an internship as Deputy Curator at the Beech Hill Museum, you, as Nancy Drew, soon discover the job will be more than just learning about ancient Mayan artifacts! Facing a series of thefts with the only clue being a mysterious scarlet hand print. Will you be able to catch the culprit red-handed or will this mystery remain entombed forever? [Source: Amazon]

7. Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake

Released for PC: November 2002 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 6 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

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Plot: A friend’s frantic note sends you, as Nancy Drew, on the trail of a mysterious pack of dogs. Local residents say that the dogs have come back from the grave to protect their master’s secrets. Are the ghostly legends true, or is there a flesh-and-blood explanation for the haunting howls? You must solve the mystery before the hounds catch your scent! [Source: Amazon]

8. The Haunted Carousel

Released for PC: July 2003 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: As Nancy Drew, you must explore a seaside amusem*nt park that’s swirling with secrets. Late at night, the merry-go-round takes off on bizarre riderless journeys to nowhere. Are the painted ponies searching for their missing lead horse, or is there another explanation for the midnight rides? Take a spin with danger to unravel the mystery of a ghostly carousel! [Source: Amazon]

9. Danger on Deception Island

Released for PC: October 2003 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 2 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

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Plot: A much-anticipated vacation to a remote island in the Pacific Northwest abruptly runs aground when you, as Nancy Drew, discover that an unseen assailant has vandalized the whale-watching boat owned by your host, Katie Firestone. But that’s just the first in a string of nasty “accidents.” Is the trouble in Snake Horse Harbor related to the orphaned orca whale roaming the nearby channel, or is there a deeper threat shrouded in the approaching fog? Plunge into danger to bring a mysterious island’s secrets to the surface! Dare to Play. [Source: Amazon]

10. Secret of Shadow Ranch

Released for PC: June 2004 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Take a Wild Ride into Terror and Trickery to Rein in a Ghostly Secret! Ropin’, ridin’ and revenge. A ranch vacation takes a terrifying turn when a ghostly horse appears in this mystery game. Is it driven by the vengeful commands of its long-dead master, Dirk Valentine? Or is a living villain behind the ranch’s string of bad luck? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to figure out who’s wearing the black hat before your investigation is ambushed. [Source: Amazon]

11. Curse of Blackmoor Manor

Released for PC: October 2004 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 7 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: All is not well in Blackmoor Manor, a Fourteenth Century English mansion haunted by a tragic past. You, as Nancy Drew, embark on your first international adventure to visit Linda Penvellyn, your neighbor’s daughter and newlywed wife of a British diplomat. A mysterious malady keeps Linda hidden behind thick bed curtains. Is she hiding from something or someone, or is a more menacing threat stalking her? Face your fears to find the truth! [Source: Amazon]

12. Secret of the Old Clock

Released for PC: July 2005 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: The year is 1930. A fiery explosion at the Lilac Inn leaves its owner, Emily Crandall, teetering on the edge of sanity and propels you, as Nancy Drew, headlong into adventure. A will left behind by an eccentric millionaire could solve Emily’s problems, and fortunately, you’ve got a car and can drive anywhere you want. But watch out! When you’re on the trail of a desperate villain, the road can get very bumpy! [Source: Amazon]

13. Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon

Released for PC: September 2005 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 5 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: The Hardy Boys have invited you, as Nancy Drew, on a train ride out West hosted by beautiful and prominent socialite, Lori Girard. Lori has gathered the greatest minds in mystery to solve a century-old secret and the haunted train is their best clue. The luxurious train once belonged to Jake Hurley, who set out long ago to find the mother lode during mining mania. Years later, Jake’s train was found in Blue Moon Canyon with the engineer slumped over in the car – dead. Jake had mysteriously vanished… Climb aboard as Nancy Drew and see if you can uncover the truth at the end of the line! [Source: Amazon]

14. Danger by Design

Released for PC: July 2006 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Fashion designer Minette might be at the height of her career, but rumors have been flying about her bizarre behavior. Is this designer diva coming apart at the seams, or is someone keeping her spring collection unfashionably behind schedule? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to travel to Paris for an internship and sew up this case in style! [Source: Amazon]

15. The Creature of Kapu Cave

Released for PC: October 2006 | Rating: 6/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Say Aloha to Trouble in Paradise! Working as a research assistant in Hawaii sounds like fun in the sun, but ther’s big trouble brewing on the Big Island. Someone or something destroyed the environmental experiments in the forest around the Hilihili Research compound. Is it the mythical Kane ‘Okala or unfriendly rivals? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, with the help of the Hardy Boys®, to uncover hidden secrets among the strange whispers that haunt the mountains and forests! [Source: Amazon]

16. The White Wolf of Icicle Creek

Released for PC: June 2007 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Mournful howls and thunderous explosions roll across the frozen Canadian mountains surrounding the Icicle Creek Lodge. Former guests say that the resort is jinxed, but the staff blames a mysterious wolf. Is the wild animal connected to a lurking saboteur, or is the wolf warning the residents of bigger danger? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to uncover the secrets before someone leaves you out in the cold! Follow a trail to hidden secrets and sabotage! [Source: Amazon]

17. Legend of the Crystal Skull

Released for PC: October 2007 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Bruno Bolet was the proud owner of the “Whisperer,” a crystal skull rumored to protect its holder from almost any cause of death — except murder. When Bruno passed away, his nephew Henry came to wrap up his affairs, but he couldn’t find the skull among the clutter of the creepy Bolet manor. You’ll need to team up with Nancy’s best friend Bess Marvin to find this mystical artifact before it falls into the wrong hands! [Source: Amazon]

18. The Phantom of Venice

Released for PC: July 2008 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 1 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: The stakes have never been higher as Nancy Drew joins an international undercover investigation to track down a phantom thief in Venice. The police have few leads and you might be the only one who can stop the thefts of historic artifacts. Can you spy on suspects and collect clues before the crime syndicate catches up to you? [Source: Amazon]

19. The Haunting of Castle Malloy

Released for PC: October 2008 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Touted as the most romantic event to grace the ruined halls of Ireland’s Castle Malloy, the Simmons-Mallory wedding was supposed to be a fairytale beginning, but now the groom is missing! Did a banshee crash the wedding or is this a case of cold feet? Can you, as Nancy Drew, unravel the knot of scattered clues and scary superstitions? You’ll to catch more than a bridal bouquet to make this is a happily ever after! [Source: Amazon]

Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses

Released for PC: November 2008 | Rating: 8/10 (Number 9 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.

Plot: You, as Nancy Drew, are on the set of a controversial remake of the famous 1930’s film “Pharaoh!” The studio original movie released with an alternate ending due to the untimely death of Lois Manson, the film’s star, and became a box office smash. Now, Nancy Drew is undercover on the set to get to the bottom of suspicious press leaks and uncanny accidents that have the production schedule in jeopardy. Is someone trying to sabotage the movie or is it a curse of the fallen film star? Seek the source of sabotage on cursed Hollywood set! [Source: Amazon]

20. Ransom of the Seven Ships

Released for PC: July 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Your friend Bess Marvin has been kidnapped and the only chance you have to save her is by solving a 300-year-old Bahamian mystery! Dangerous waters keep treasure hunters from exploring the reefs around Dread Isle, but this remote island might hide the riches of El Toro’s lost fleet! Can you, as Nancy Drew, track down the treasure before time runs out? [Source: Amazon]

21. Warnings at Waverly Academy

Released for PC: October 2009 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.

Plot: You, as Nancy Drew, are undercover at a prestigious girls’ boarding school to discover the culprit behind threatening notes and dangerous accidents aimed at its valedictorian candidates! Is there a secret someone wants to protect or are the malicious pranks intended to scare away the competition—permanently? Solve the mystery before the threats turn deadly and you’re expelled from the case! [Source: Amazon]

Nancy Drew Dossier 2: Resorting to Danger

Released for PC: November 2009 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.

Plot: A bomber plagues the Redondo Spa! Can you defuse the situation? The annoying explosives are pranks, but it could drive away the Redondo’s clients and celebrities. Nab the culprit or you’re out of business! [Source: Amazon]

22. Trail of the Twister

Released for PC and Mac: June 2010 | Rating: 6/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: $100,000,000 is at stake in this competition to discover a formula to predict tornado touchdowns. But when equipment starts failing and crew members are injured, you as Nancy Drew, must join the team to keep them in the competition. Is it just bad luck that’s plaguing the storm chasers or is someone sabotaging their chances of winning? [Source: Amazon]

23. Shadow at the Water’s Edge

Released for PC and Mac: October 2010 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Nancy Drew heads for Japan where she’s staying at a traditional ryokan (inn) for a little R&R with Bess and George, but when reports of a vengeful ghost start scaring away the guests, Nancy’s vacation takes a turn for terror! It’ll be up to you, as Nancy Drew, to uncover the secret that lies beneath the surface, before the ghost can take its revenge! [Source: Amazon]

24. The Captive Curse

Released for PC and Mac: June 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: A terrifying myth comes alive in Germany! Many years ago a monster stalked the German forest surrounding Castle Finster. According to locals and storytellers, the monster disappeared when it claimed a victim. Now everyone is frightened by the sights and sounds of something large stumbling through the darkness. Can you solve the mystery before the monster adds another chapter to this legend? [Source: Amazon]

25. Alibi in Ashes

Released for PC and Mac: October 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: A local contest turns into an arson scene and now deceit smolders among the charred ruins of the River Heights Town Hall. Police have several suspects, but well-placed incriminating evidence and poisonous local gossip compelled authorities to make only one arrest: Nancy Drew. Can you, as the teenage detective and her closest friends, catch the real arsonist and extinguish the accusations among the embers? [Source: Amazon]

26. Tomb of the Lost Queen

Released for PC and Mac: May 2012 | Rating: 8/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Enter the Cursed Tomb of the Lost Queen! Egyptologists and archaeologists are abuzz about recent discoveries by a university dig team, but suspicious accidents left the group isolated and leaderless. Is a curse burying their progress or is someone sabotaging their success? Find out as you assume the role of Nancy Drew and uncover the lost secrets buried within the Tomb of the Lost Queen! [Source: Amazon]

27. The Deadly Device

Released for PC and Mac: October 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Fear lingers in a remote laboratory after a physicist’s suspicious demise. A police investigation resulted in nothing except a case as cold as the secretive personalities and steel walls that enshroud a top-secret Tesla-inspired facility. That’s why the lab owner asked you, as Detective Nancy Drew, to expose the terrifying truth about The Deadly Device! [Source: Amazon]

28. Ghost of Thornton Hall

Released for PC and Mac: May 2013 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 8 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Jessalyn Thornton’s fateful sleepover at the abandoned Thornton estate was supposed to be a pre-wedding celebration, but the fun ended when she disappeared. While her family searches for clues, others refuse to speak about the estate’s dark past. Did something supernatural happen to Jessalyn, or is someone in Thornton Hall holding something besides family secrets? [Source: Amazon]

29. The Silent Spy

Released for PC and Mac: October 2013 | Rating: 9/10 (Number 10 in my 10 Best Nancy Drew Games List) | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: 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. [Source: Amazon]

30. The Shattered Medallion

Released for PC and Mac: May 2014 | Rating: 6/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: 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! [Source: Amazon]

31. Labyrinth of Lies

Released for PC and Mac: October 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: A museum curator hires you to assist with the most anticipated event of the year, but artifacts from the exhibit are mysteriously disappearing. Are these mishaps connected to the amphitheater’s upcoming performance? Or is an unseen villain pulling strings behind the scenes? Uncover the truth and recover the missing artifacts from the Labyrinth of Lies! [Source: Amazon]

32. Sea of Darkness

Released for PC and Mac: May 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town’s local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Captain Magnus sail away with a legendary treasure, or was he carried off into the night? Take the helm as detective Nancy Drew and set a course for the Sea of Darkness! [Source: Amazon]

33. Midnight in Salem

Released for PC and Mac: December 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot: Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts, investigating an arson at the haunted Hathorne House. Joined by the Hardy Boys, Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson. She discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem Witch Trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and you, as Nancy Drew, must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight in this all-new 3D mystery adventure. [Source: Amazon]

34. Mystery of the Seven Keys

Released for PC and Mac: Currently in development and HeR Interactive haven’t not announced a release date yet | Rating: none yet | Genre: Point-and-Click Mystery Adventure.

Plot and game play inspired by the Nancy Drew book, Diamond Deceit (83rd book in The Nancy Drew Files series, published May 1993). Set in Prague, The Czech Republic.

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