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Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (Windows)

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Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual is a point-and-click 3rd-person adventure game. The game is presented in 2D and contains realistic pre-rendered backgrounds of such locations as Paris, Malta and Istanbul.

Play as Sylvie Leroux, a young archeologist, who stumbles upon a secret involving an ancient legend. After receiving a cryptic phone call from her uncle involving her own research, she travels to meet him only to find that he is missing. While trying to locate her uncle, she becomes involved in a mystery involving archaeological sites throughout the Mediterranean.

Gameplay is primarily inventory based with a few conversational and mechanical types of puzzles.


Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Cat
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Malta Street and Plaza
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Temple
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Sylvie on her scooter

Alternate Titles

  • "Testament of Sin" -- Working title
  • "Testament of Faith" -- Additional Working title
  • "Das Vermächtnis: Testament of Sin" -- German title
  • "Chronicles of Mystery: Rytuał Skorpiona" -- Polish title

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Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Dec 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamers' Temple, The 2009 73 out of 100 73
GameZone Jan 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameZebo Sep 03, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Worth Playing Feb 08, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Adventure-Treff Aug 07, 2009 57 out of 100 57
Multiplayer.it Apr 18, 2009 5.3 out of 10 53
Just Adventure Dec 16, 2008 C 50
Everyeye.it Apr 18, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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During her adventure, Sylvie runs into Nicole Bonnet (although she doesn't uncover her identity and introduces herself as a bounty hunter on vacation), main protagonist from Art of Murder: FBI Confidential game with her oh-so-recognizable black sports car. In Istanbul, there is even a poster on the wall with Art of Murder 2 saying "coming soon".

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kwbridge (1477) added Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (Windows) on Nov 30, 2008