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Murder in the Abbey

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
3.0
Windows
68
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 church
Murder in the Abbey Windows The practical map allows quick travelling to any place within the area
Murder in the Abbey Windows The crack of dawn casts a reddish light on the scenery
Murder in the Abbey Windows Hopefully not our last supper

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
Meristation Windows Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Nov 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameBoomers Windows Sep, 2008 B 75
Game Captain Windows Jun 25, 2008 73 out of 100 73
Digital Chumps Windows Sep 03, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun, 2008 62 out of 100 62
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Jul 02, 2008 3.22 out of 6 56
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 01, 2008 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Intriguing 62 Indra is here (19679)
Jul 02, 2008

Trivia

The story of the game was heavily inspired by the novel Il nome della rosa (1980) from Umberto Eco better known as The Name of the Rose.

The book tells the story of the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and his apprentice Adso of Melk who journey to an abbey where a murder has been committed. The story was adapted into a movie by director Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1986 with Sir Sean Connery as William of Baskerville.

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