Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Murder in the Abbey

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
3.0
Windows
68
3.2
Not an American user?

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 Interesting camera angle
Murder in the Abbey Windows The murder weapon and a first clue
Murder in the Abbey Windows The game is divided into several acts.
Murder in the Abbey Windows The practical map allows quick travelling to any place within the area

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)

The Press Says

Adventure-Treff Windows Jun 30, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Games4Mac Macintosh 2010 81 out of 100 81
Adventure Advocate Windows Dec 15, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Windows Sep 09, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Windows Jun 25, 2008 73 out of 100 73
ComputerGames.ro Windows Sep 27, 2008 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 30, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Just Adventure Windows Oct 01, 2008 B- 67
Adventure Gamers Windows Oct 16, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2008 56 out of 100 56

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Intriguing 62 Indra is here (19671)
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.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by Sicarius (61034) and Zeppin (8339)