Gabriel Knight Mysteries
- Play Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers.
- Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within.
- Read Jane Jensen.
- Take a sneak peek at Gabriel Knight 3.
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Get two critically acclaimed mystery adventure games in one special-value collection! The new Gabriel Knight Mysteries Limited Edition gives you both of author Jane Jensen's Gabriel Knight Mysteries: The Sins of the Fathers and The Beast Within. Each game features a rich, chilling story highlighted by intriguing characters, challenging puzzles, and an engrossing musical score. New Orleans is the setting in Sins of the Fathers, where you must help Gabriel Knight uncover macabre secrets and his own haunted past. And the Dark Forest of Germany is the setting for The Beast Within, where you must help Gabriel Knight uncover the secrets hidden behind the murder of a young girl.
This special Limited Edition also includes two beautifully illustrated graphic novels: Sins of the Fathers and Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned; plus it gives you a sneak preview of Jane Jensen's next chapter in the Gabriel Knight series: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.
Gabriel Knight is a Shadow Hunter, an American character cast rather like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, if a little more diluted. But the Gabriel Knight titles are more than just games--they're more like interactive adventure films.
This limited edition pack includes Gabriel Knight I: Sins Of The Fathers and Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within, a further adventure in which you play either Gabriel or his assistant, Grace Nakimura. It also contains a soundtrack CD, a graphic novel previewing Gabriel Knight III and the full-length novel Sins of Fathers, which is a spin-off from the game.
Working chapter by chapter, you solve mysteries and try to piece together the puzzle. The games work on a points for action system, rather like the old text-based adventure games, only each action is played out in video with numerous cut scenes to keep the game rolling. Gabriel Knight I is a bit old and needs a bit of tweaking to get it to run on a powerful machine but part II is reassuringly fast, if a little dated in video playback. The sound is impressive and as it is set in Germany the language is accurate and amusing--if you speak the lingo.
Overall, the games are intriguing and highly addictive--and totally original. Patience and common sense are needed to play, rather than a powerful machine, as they'll run on very little power. If you are looking for an inclusive package, something totally original, or an investigative mystery game, Gabriel Knight is great fun. --Chris Hall
Top Customer Reviews
the graphics look abit dated at first, but the games are deep and very invloving. true classics... if you like "broken sword" you'll love these...
Gabriel Knight: sins of the father, we meet Gabriel Knight wise-cracking, smart-mouthed, used bookstore owner, who is investigating a series of murders dubbed by the press as "the Voodoo murders" in preparation for a new book he is writing. Yep you guessed it - Gabriel Knight gets in way over his head, and all heck breaks loose.
The interface is the usual point-and-click old-school sierra interface where you right click through certain verbs such as use, talk, walk etc. You can also take items to take out of your inventory and use them later.
The puzzles are very difficult and you probably will find yourself peeking at a solution on at least a few occasions.
The graphics are dated but there not bad VGA hand drawn animation, and it does have a full-talkie soundtrack.
The game is fairly violent in places but the dated graphics don't make it too gory to look at.
Overall brilliant game but a bit hard.
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within, we see Gabriel Knight in Germany investigating a series of murders allegedly the work of Werewolves, meanwhile Grace is back at Gabriel's Castle solving a historical mystery involving the mad King Ludwig II, which she believes to be relevant to Gabriel's case.
The interface is similar to the original but simpler, you dont have verbs this time, you just click-around, but you still have your inventory to use items etc, etc.
This one isn't quite as difficult as the original but it is still hard, however unless you are an amateur at Adventure games you probably wont need a solution.Read more ›
2 games, a bonus cd, a novel and a comic (or graphic novel) for less than 30 quid, not a bad deal.
Sins of the Fathers: (the first game) Puts you in control of Gabriel Knight a New Orleans author and book store owner who is down on his luck and beautify rendered in hand drawn animation. As Gabriel is embroiled in a mysterious Voodoo cult with connections into his past you will be enthralled by the story. So the graphics aren't top notch but the sets are beautify drawn as are the close up of the characters that appear during conversations.
The Beast Within: (the second game) Again you control Gabriel and now Grace as they hunt werewolves in Barvaira. This time the game is presented using FMV (Full motion video/ as in actual actors being filmed on blue screen). Personally I've never been a fan of FMV games but the fact that I played this one all the way through (its the only FMV I have completed) is a testament to the story and acting ability of the cast.
The novel of Sins of the Fathers, is an engrossing adaptation of the first game that you just won't be able to put down. My copy of the book is falling apart I've read it so many times, in fact it was the only thing that go me through a particularly boring school resedentual.
A little computer games history lesson for you young cyberpunk, ps2 owning war machines. Back in 1993 when most people thought doom was the way to go, a little American writer had a dream which soon became reality when she joined Sierra studios. Now your all going 'oh Sierra thats that cool company which made half-life and.....stuff' well they also made a little series called Gabriel Knight based upon the novels created by Jane Jensen.
In those days graphics was no reason to buy a game but simply so that you could see one. When 'Sins of the Fathers' burst onto the scene in '93 covering every well known computer games magazine on the planet with the words 'BLOOD' 'EVIL' and 'MYSTERY', GK became the most infamous best game of the year, if you get that? It didnt have any fancy controls or incredible eye opening graphics to blow you away, but simply converted any normal human being into a transfixed 'cant stop till its done' gamer. The addiction levels created by GK beat Cocaine to the number one spot that year. The main engine of this game is your own brain, whatever you think you can try out and if you fluked it right based upon clues around New Orleans a silly set of notes will ring out from your 8 bit speakers filling you with completion sensations, or simply 'yes i done it fever'. The main game functions utilise a cleverly constructed icon designation system which allows you to try anything, these can sometimes lead to a sarcastic response from our main character Gabe Knight (He's like the coolest guy ever don't ya know).Read more ›