Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch
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A phantom horse visits Shadow Ranch, leaving a trail of frightening “accidents.” Local legend says the horse has come to avenge the hanging of its master, and that misfortune will befall whoever sets eyes on it. The ghostly horse tramples all hope of a restful ranch vacation for you, as Nancy Drew. You must discover the truth from the ghost stories quickly - you might be next on the list for unearthly revenge!

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/8
  • CPU: 600 Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • DirectX: 6.0
  • Hard Drive: 571 MB

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Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel to Arizona with Nancy Drew!! Ok, so this was the first Nancy Drew game I ever played... Honestly this was *and still is* one of my MOST favorite. It is so realistic. The Arizona setting is awesome. The story line is top notch... My favorite part of this game is, one the suspense at the end and two riding trusty ol' Bob. I was super suprized that Dave had a crush on Nancy.. (cant blame him though) If you like, westerns, a hint of romance, farm life, horses, old ghost towns, and devious cooks... this is your game! ENJOY!!
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my personal favorites!! Let me start by saying that I was excited and a little hesitant to play this game. I absolutely love horses and ride in real life so although I love Nancy Drew games I know I get aggravated very easily if the horsey info in anything is just plain (I didn't go through the time to find even one fact about horses) wrong. This game was perfect. It had a nice western feel to it the information given in the game was great and the chores were fun. I thought the story was great and there was so much to look at and do that I never got bored. Since the first time, I've played it about 3 or 4 more times.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HORSEBACK RIDING! GHOST TOWNS! PETROGLYPHS! This is my very first Nancy Drew game and I just love it. I've finally graduated from HOG's to large file and will never be able to go back. Shadow Ranch is a perfect combination of fun, mystery and challenge. Lots of fun mini-games, plenty of people to talk to and a great notebook with task list. (I played as a junior detective). Loved having my own phone (with Web search capability) and getting hints from various characters throughout the game. There's a nice steady pace to the game, great graphics and interesting characters who add richness and dimension to the storyline.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How do they do it? How do HER Interactive manage to keep excelling themselves on the ND games is amazing. As in all ND games one has to talk, walk and explore (a lot ;-) ) and solve puzzles (I find that the newer the game the more puzzles there are) and sometimes one even has to do chores, which I thoroughly enjoy. This is also the case in SSR, but they are not as repetitive as the ones in The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, for example. The game is very challenging, but not the most difficult ND I played so far. It took me about 3 days to complete and that was mainly common sense and logic, unlike The Curse of Blackmoor Manor or The Ransom of the Seven Ships in which I found myself having to think out of the box a lot. (Both of which I can also highly recommend, btw). In SSR I only had to consult a video walkthrough once and that was for the lasso game, which I found quite frustrating as in my mind my aim was spot on. So without giving too much away here a little tip: "Don't look at your aim with the lasso, but look for a perfect geometrical shape to appear, as this is your moment ;-)". I can highly recommend this game and would advise, as I would for all ND games, to take some notes and to only consult a walkthrough as the very last option. To solve these wonderful games without or with as little help as possible is always a good boost for the self esteem.
Date published: 2012-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it.... One of the better Nancy Drew stories. I played it via the boxed version and loved it. Right up there with the best. Perhaps a bit short, but nonetheless fun and interesting to play.
Date published: 2012-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must for Nancy Drew Fans This was the first Nancy Drew game I ever played. Come to think of it, it might also have been the first in-depth computer game I've ever played too! As such, the Secret of Shadow Ranch has always held a special place in my heart. This game offers a beautifully done mystery with lots of tasks of varying difficulties, fantastic graphics, and wonderful voice actors to play these beloved characters. Most of the puzzles can be solved without too much difficulty, but if you get stuck Nancy's friends are always available for help. :)
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yeee Haw! This Is The Whole Kit & Caboodle Nancy finds herself on a ranch in Arizona to solve another mystery. I love bigfile/adventure games and liked the level of challenge in this one. The game has some fun and perplexing puzzles, mazes and coded messages to solve. You will have fun riding horses, roping and lots sleuthing to figure out what is causing the accidents at the ranch. There is a great map feature for easy navigation. Nice music, western theme, some sea ditties that will recede slowly after awhile. No loops droning on. Graphics are fairly average but good as this game has been out for some time. Lots of suspects to question and as expected Nancy's buddies from River Heights are ready and able to offer information to help you throughout the game. Bottom line this is a good solid story.
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Nancy Drew Game Excellent Old West adventure game without the endless, boring junk pile scenes that waste time. I found the game to be interesting and challenging, and the desert scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. I wish the newer Nancy Drew games were of a similar quality. Definitely worth buying.
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from aaaaaah Nancy!!! I love Nancy Drew! I have all 25 games :) I can not decide which is my best. Nancy Drew games have their own style which I personally love. You got help from a friends who you call on the phone, but they'll never say exactly what you need to do, so Nancy Drew games are for those who like games with a bit more challenging. . . so is ''Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch''. must solve the mysterious case of the horse that glows. Magic? or not? You got help from Bess and George, two best friends that you call on the phone, and they give you hint what to do next! there is notebook in which Nancy writes her observations that can sometimes help you with the case. There is another notebook that records every task that you have to do. when you finish that task, you put a check mark! best about Nancy is that you have to personally write on the paper if you see something you think you will need later in the game. Nancy does not record the codes, doesn't draw. So if nancy says ''i'll better remember this'' Write it on the paper! definitely recommend!
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SHA - as good as it gets! Secret of the Shadow Ranch is one of the "middle" games - tenth one made and a frequent favourite with the fans. And no wonder - treasure hunt, fun characters, interesting minigames, lovely backstory, some spooky moments, vegetables, cake and riding horses - this game has it all! Nancy is meant to have a nice vacation with Bess and George in their aunt and uncle's ranch, but when she arrives, she discovers that uncle Ed is in hospital, Bess and George stranded in an airport and there are talks of ghosts going on. It's Nancy's job to find out who or what is behind these spooky happenings. If you are a fan, or even if you are totally new to Nancy Drew adventure games, this is for you. Secret of the Shadow Ranch has finally made it into Big Fish! Get it. Now. :) tuskel, sincerely
Date published: 2012-03-18
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