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Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (Windows)

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Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual is a point-and-click 3rd-person adventure game. The game is presented in 2D and contains realistic pre-rendered backgrounds of such locations as Paris, Malta and Istanbul.

Play as Sylvie Leroux, a young archeologist, who stumbles upon a secret involving an ancient legend. After receiving a cryptic phone call from her uncle involving her own research, she travels to meet him only to find that he is missing. While trying to locate her uncle, she becomes involved in a mystery involving archaeological sites throughout the Mediterranean.

Gameplay is primarily inventory based with a few conversational and mechanical types of puzzles.


Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Uncle Olivier's office
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows The security guards having an argument over the phone.
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Istanbul
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows The Vatican

Alternate Titles

  • "Testament of Sin" -- Working title
  • "Testament of Faith" -- Additional Working title
  • "Das Vermächtnis: Testament of Sin" -- German title
  • "Chronicles of Mystery: Rytuał Skorpiona" -- Polish title

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Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Dec 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Cheat Code Central Dec, 2008 3.7 out of 5 74
Gamers' Temple, The 2009 73 out of 100 73
GameZebo Sep 03, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Imperium Gier Jan 27, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
GameBoomers Dec, 2008 B- 67
Worth Playing Feb 08, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2008 58 out of 100 58 Apr 18, 2009 5.3 out of 10 53


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During her adventure, Sylvie runs into Nicole Bonnet (although she doesn't uncover her identity and introduces herself as a bounty hunter on vacation), main protagonist from Art of Murder: FBI Confidential game with her oh-so-recognizable black sports car. In Istanbul, there is even a poster on the wall with Art of Murder 2 saying "coming soon".

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kwbridge (1477) added Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (Windows) on Nov 30, 2008