Murder in the Abbey

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Because of a series of mysterious crimes that happened in an old abbey, the former consultant of the royal court Leonardo and his apprentice Bruno are sent in to investigate. But as soon as they arrive someone already tries to kill them and both get caught up in obscure implications about a long guarded secret. As they begin to investigate they realize that not only the old building refuses to reveal it's secrets but also that even the guardians of the monastery from the lowly watchman to the abbot himself are very reluctant to help them.

The Abbey is a classic Point & Click-Adventure with cartoonish 3D-models moving in front of 2D-backgrounds. Every action is accomplished by using the context-sensitive mouse pointer. This way the characters pick up items, interact with the backgrounds and talk with the different characters in multiple-choice dialogues. Moving through several locations including the hospital and the library, the player needs to solve many different puzzles in order to get the NPCs to help him and get closer to the revelation of the mystery that threatens the whole kingdom.


Murder in the Abbey Windows Leonard's and Bruno's cell
Murder in the Abbey Windows Interesting camera angle
Murder in the Abbey Windows The practical map allows quick travelling to any place within the area
Murder in the Abbey Windows Better not become the enemy of an inquisitor

Alternate Titles

  • "The Abbey: Мистическое убийство" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Abbey" -- UK title
  • "Emilio De Paz: The Abbey - Du sollst nicht töten!" -- German title

User Reviews

No usual suspects in this crime Windows micnictic (385)

Critic Reviews

Meristation Windows Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner Windows Jul 17, 2008 78 out of 100 78
GameBoomers Windows Sep, 2008 B 75 PC Gaming Windows Nov 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Windows Jun 25, 2008 73 out of 100 73
Adventure Gamers Windows Oct 16, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2008 56 out of 100 56
MacLife Macintosh Mar 09, 2010 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 01, 2008 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


Topic # Posts Last Post
Intriguing 62 Indra is stressed (20013)
Jul 02, 2008


The original release version had several serious bugs ranging from so-called plot stoppers (prevent you from finishing the game) to even more serious computer lock-ups (blue screens). Reacting on this, Crimson Cow stopped the production and delivery of that edition to work on a patch and do a reprint then.

After releasing the patch on 20.06.08, the company then offered all buyers of the first print a replacement service to get the updated second print for free.

In order to get the replacement, the buyers had to send in the complete box of the first edition, including the DVD, which meant that they couldn't play the game anymore. And because the production of the reprint took longer than expected, Crimson Cow send a free copy of the official soundtrack by Emilio de Paz to everyone as an compensation. The first replacements then arrived seven days later around 28.07.2008.

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