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Gabriel Knight Mysteries: Limited Edition (Windows)

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Written by  :  jTrippy (63)
Written on  :  Apr 15, 2009
Platform  :  Windows

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Summary

Two great games, but worth the price?

The Good

There's nothing to not like about these two classic adventure games. Both of them are milestone examples of the genre, and essential for any vintage gaming fan to own. The addition of the novelization of the first game adds a lot of value, and the CD soundtrack to Gabriel Knight 2 is gorgeous and well worth a listen.

The Bad

There really isn't enough of a package here to justify the (at the time) $50 price tag. Now that the package is out of print, the value has gone up. The games aren't supremely compatible on today's Windows machines without some third-party patching, so these are essentially the same versions of the games you can find for cheaper individually on Ebay.

The Bottom Line

The GK Mysteries package is recommended for the completist only. If it's just the two games you're looking for, you'd do better bargain hunting for them individually rather than swallowing the absurd price for what is essentially abandonware.