If you have read the book Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch, then you will greatly enjoy the game of the same name. only in this game you get to play the role of the detective Nancy Drew. There are a number of shocking twists to the plot of the game and this will keep you hooked onto the game. Nancy has been invited to a ranch that is owned by relative of Bess and George, but when she arrives, as the owners of the ranch, Mr. and Mrs. Rawley are both missing. When Nancy reaches the ranch she soon hears of the rumors that surround the ranch and that involve the existence of a phantom horseman. Her detective instincts kick in and Nancy resolves to find out the truth behind the rumors.
The ghost is supposedly the spirit of the vengeful soul of Dirk Valentine as he had some trouble with the law some time ago. Valentine was also in love with the daughter of the ranch, but their romance did not have a happy ending. Legend has it that he had hidden a very valuable treasure in the ranch and his ghost is seeking the treasure. However, Nancy knows better than anyone that ghosts have no use for treasures and so she decides to find out the truth. However, the curse seems to be working as her companions Bess and George have been stuck at the airport and cannot reach the ranch.
The investigation in Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch is a lot of fun and there are a lot of aspects of the puzzle solving and hidden objects finding that make the game such a huge success. The graphics are very realistically created with some crisp detailing. There is an option to use the cell phone in the game and get an idea or a hint from your friends in the game.