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Description

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.

Screenshots

Murder in the Abbey Windows The church
Murder in the Abbey Windows The chef
Murder in the Abbey Windows Poor Bruno in trouble
Murder in the Abbey Windows The blacksmith

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

No usual suspects in this crime Windows micnictic (385)

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Dec 09, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Windows Sep 09, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
ComputerGames.ro Windows Sep 27, 2008 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 30, 2008 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun, 2008 62 out of 100 62
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2008 60 out of 100 60
Worth Playing Windows Oct 14, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 26, 2008 58 out of 100 58
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

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Intriguing 62 Indra is stressed (19946)
Jul 02, 2008

Trivia

When asked about the origins of the game, Emilio de Paz noted that the team is a big fan of La Abadía del Crimen, and that the game is closer to that old game than to Umberto Eco's book.

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