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Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder (Windows)

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The Elk Moon Murder is a full motion video adventure game. You take on the part of rookie detective with the Santa Fe police. Anna Elk Moon, a famous native American artist, has been murdered and you have five days to solve the mystery, before "the big boys muscle in", as your chief inspector tells you.

The game features a point & click interface. You have eight hours a day, while almost every action you take decreases 15 minutes of your time. Puzzle solving is not part of the game really. Instead you have to listen to the usual suspects, order forensics and shoot photos. Your goal is to come up with an arrest warrant at the end of the game.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder - Fear the Desert" -- Tag-lined title

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All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games Oct, 1996 B+ 83
Just Adventure Apr 23, 2002 C+ 58
Quandary Sep, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamesmania.de 1996 50 out of 100 50
Adventure Gamers Feb 27, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play Aug, 1996 46 out of 100 46
Entertainment Weekly Aug 16, 1996 C- 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Aug 01, 1996 4 out of 10 40


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Amanda Donohoe, who is a well known actor in the TV series "L.A. Law" makes a brief appearance as one of the suspects in the game.
Isdaron (680) added Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder (Windows) on Aug 18, 2001
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