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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.


Murder in the Abbey Windows The practical map allows quick travelling to any place within the area
Murder in the Abbey Windows The chef
Murder in the Abbey Windows Is there an entrance to the library here? Maybe...
Murder in the Abbey Windows Title screen

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Abbey: Мистическое убийство" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Abbey" -- UK title
  • "Emilio De Paz: The Abbey - Du sollst nicht töten!" -- German title

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Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 13, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Sep 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Meristation Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameBoomers Sep, 2008 B 75 PC Gaming Nov 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Jun 25, 2008 73 out of 100 73 Sep 27, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Game industry News (GiN) 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2008 60 out of 100 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2008 56 out of 100 56


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Intriguing 62 Indra is stressed (19921)
Jul 02, 2008


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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Sicarius (60675) added Murder in the Abbey (Windows) on May 28, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Zeppin (8327)