On February 28th 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot in the back at close range while walking home with his wife from a cinema. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital 10 minutes later. This was the beginning of the largest police murder investigation ever conducted in Sweden, and the case still remains unsolved.
During a particularly sunny August evening, Carol is approached by a mysterious man who wants her help. Carol declines, since the man doesn't want to reveal his identity. The next morning, the body of the man is found floating in the Norrkoping River.
Carol decides to determine why the dead man wanted to hire her. After discovering several connections between him and the murder of Olof Palme, she soon finds herself in deadly danger.
The game is mouse driven and features a classic adventure game interface.
There is absolutely no need to have played any of the previous Carol Reed games to fully enjoy Cold Case Summer. The game starts with an interactive tutorial which explains how to play. And don't worry about getting stuck. The game features a hint system which you can consult any time.
The game takes place in Sweden, but is in English. All dialogue has optional subtitles.
The game contains no graphic violence or strong language. It has no action sequences, and is suitable for ages 15 and up. You can't die in the game.