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Murder in the Abbey (Windows)

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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 abbey has both immense wealth and corruption
Murder in the Abbey Windows Ägidius isn't very happy about the visit of Leonardo.
Murder in the Abbey Windows Title screen
Murder in the Abbey Windows Is there an entrance to the library here? Maybe...

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 micnictic (385) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adventure-Treff Jun 30, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Corner Jul 17, 2008 78 out of 100 78
GameZone Sep 09, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Jun 25, 2008 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Jul 30, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gameswelt Jun 02, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Adventure Gamers Oct 16, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game industry News (GiN) 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Jun 26, 2008 58 out of 100 58
Computer Bild Spiele Jul 02, 2008 3.22 out of 6 56


Topic # Posts Last Post
Intriguing 62 Indra is here (19851)
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 (61014) added Murder in the Abbey (Windows) on May 28, 2008
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