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 In the third act we get to explore the area at nighttime
Murder in the Abbey Windows The abbot greets Leonardo.
Murder in the Abbey Windows In front of the abbey
Murder in the Abbey Windows The Scriptorium

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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Critic Reviews

Adventure-Treff Jun 30, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Meristation Nov 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Watcher Sep 22, 2008 8 out of 10 80 PC Gaming Nov 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Sep 03, 2008 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 2008 62 out of 100 62
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2008 60 out of 100 60
Worth Playing Oct 14, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2008 56 out of 100 56
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 01, 2008 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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Intriguing 62 Indra is stressed (19987)
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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