Murder in the Abbey

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
...
3.0
Windows
67
3.2
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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 practical map allows quick travelling to any place within the area
Murder in the Abbey Windows Better not become the enemy of an inquisitor
Murder in the Abbey Windows The church
Murder in the Abbey Windows Ägidius isn't very happy about the visit of Leonardo.

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

Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Oct 13, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Windows Sep 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
ComputerGames.ro Windows Sep 27, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2008 60 out of 100 60
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
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 26, 2008 58 out of 100 58
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Jul 02, 2008 3.22 out of 6 56
Game Over Online Windows Oct 27, 2008 54 out of 100 54
IGN Windows Sep 10, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Intriguing 62 Indra is stressed (19997)
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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