Facts About Gabriel KnightŪ Mysteries
Gabriel KnightŪ - Sins Of
"This is the first time
we have experienced fear from watching a computer game"
- Computer Gaming World -
|Year of release:||1993|
|Number of CDs||- one|
|Features:||- one of the richest,
most complex stories ever available as a computer adventure game
- beautiful, full-color animation and cutscenes
- over 7,300 lines of recorded voice
- full dialogue and riveting music, featuring the talents of professional actors and musicians
- thrilling nightmare sequences which will plunge you into the world of the supernatural
- winner of Game Bytes' "Best of Show" award for product excellence at the Consumer Electronics Show
- rated for mature audiences
|Story:||He started out writing a book on voodoo, now he's fighting for his very soul. Gabriel Knight is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight the dark forces of the supernatural. Tormented by terrifying nightmares, he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. And when he sleeps, the nightmare begins.|
|Related books:||- Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight - Sins Of The Fathers|
|Overview:||- 1994 Adventure Game
of the Year - Computer Game Review
- 1994 Adventure Game of the Year - Computer Gaming World
- 1993 Best of Show - CES
|Order:||- available only in Gabriel Knight Mysteries Limited Edition, see info below|
Gabriel KnightŪ - The Beast Within
"If all adventure games
were this good, we wouldn't need real life any more"
- Computer Life -
|Year of release:||1993|
|Number of CDs||- six|
Computer Gaming World's top honor in 1996: Game of the Year!
- written by award-winning author and game designer Jane Jensen
- directed by Will Binder
- original music score including parts of an opera written by Sins of the Fathers musical director Robert Holmes
- state-of-the-art Hollywood film techniques and digital effects mixed with rich, photo-realistic background shots on location in Germany
-a colossal multimedia achievement utilizing over 80 different locations and more than 600 intriguing backgrounds filling 6 CDs
- rated for mature audiences
|Story:||In this heart-stopping
sequel to Sins of the Fathers, Gabriel takes on the family title and responsibilities as a
Schattenjager, or "Shadow Hunter". Now residing in Schloss Ritter, the castle
the Schattenjagers have called home for centuries, Gabriel is asked to investigate a
series of murders, believed by the Rittersburg townsfolk to be the work of werewolves.
Although doubting at first, Gabriel soon discovers evidence that the local police may not
be telling the whole truth in their stories about escaped zoo wolves...
Meanwhile, Gabriel's partner Grace Nakimura leaves New Orleans for Munich to conduct some research of her own, and to keep an eye on Gabriel. Although Gabriel believes that she will be safe and out of the way while looking into the history of King Ludwig II, she is quickly drawn into the mystery at hand, uncovering records of centuries-old werewolf trials and a dark and dangerous secret involving Mad King Ludwig, the great composer Wagner, and a Bavarian noble called The Black Wolf.
|Related books:||- Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight - The Beast Within|
|Overview:||- 1996 Game of the
Year - Computer Gaming World
- 1996 Adventure Game of the Year - PC Gamer
- 1996 Best Story - Gamespot
- 1995 Adventure Game of the Year - Strategy Plus
- Golden Triad Award - Computer Game Review
|Order:||- click HERE to order from Sierra Store, 14.95 U$D, DOS/WIN, CD-ROM|
*** Gabriel Knight Mysteries Limited Edition ***
|Year of release:||1999|
|Number of CDs||- Gabriel Knight Sins
Of The Fathers - one CD
- Gabriel Knight - The Beast Within - six CDs
|Order:||- click HERE to order from Sierra Store, 39.95 U$D, WIN, CD-ROM|
|First published:||1997 by Roc, an imprint of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Books USA Inc., ISBN: 0451456076|
author , February 4, 1997
Voodoo, murder, and ancient secrets in a neo-gothic thriller
If any of the above words appeal to you, you'll probably enjoy this book. "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers" is the first in a new series of supernatural mysteries. The title character is a down-and-out horror writer and book shop owner in New Orleans. When a wave of homicides dubbed 'The Voodoo Murders' hit the city, Gabriel sees a chance to get some real-life research for a new novel. But the more he learns about both the crimes and the religion, the more the forces that have gripped him since childhood seem to be gaining control. His search for the answers will not only lead him to uncover the crimes of his own family's past but it will lead to a new life as well. The book is plotted as a hard-core intellectual mystery with lots of Voodoo research and some history and mysticism thrown in. If you're already aware of the title, yes, this is a novel based on the CD-ROM game, written by the game's creator. If you never heard of the game, don't let it throw you off the book. The game was created first as a serious, story and character driven mystery and secondly as a game. It won a lot of attention for story in the gaming community, now the series is coming to a general audience. Enjoy!
|Order:||- click HERE to order from AMAZON Bookstore, 5.99 U$D (4.79 U$D in AMAZON)|
|First published:||1998 by Roc, an imprint of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Books USA Inc., ISBN: 0451456211|
Just as Gabriel Knight is finally settling into his ancestral home in Germany, he is called upon in his role as schattenjagger, or "shadow hunter", to help solve the savage killing of a young girl. The authorities claim it was a wolf escaped from the zoo, but the townspeople say it is a werewolf. Gabriel soon becomes certain the answer lies within an exclusive hunting club in Munich that celebrates the nature of the beast. As his loyal assistant Grace delves into the past to discover the truth, Gabriel finds himself ensnared in a sinister trap, in which the beast within himself becomes the greatest threat of all!
|Order:||- click HERE to order from AMAZON Bookstore, 6.99 U$D (5.59 U$D in AMAZON)|
Gabriel KnightŪ - Blood Of The Sacred Blood
Of The Damned ***
|Year of release:||November 22nd 1999|
|Number of CDs||- three|
|Features:||- written by
award-winning author and game designer Jane Jensen
- featuring 3D engine and 3D characters
- absolutelly free environment movement
- genious stereo sound
- finally the best adventure game of the millenium
|Story:||Blood of the Sacred,
Blood of the Damned is set in a small village and valley in rural Europe. The village,
Rennes-le-Chateau, is a real village and is the location of a Great Enigma -- either that
or a Great Scam, depending on your level of belief.
The case begins when Gabriel is invited for a weekend at the home of a currently dethroned royal scion. Grace is delighted, assuming that at last they're moving into the kinds of circles a family like the Ritters ought to hobnob with. But it turns out that the 'Prince's' motivation for inviting Gabriel was not a social one. He has a new infant son and is concerned for his safety because the Prince's family has been plagued for generations by what seem to be a secretive sect of vampires.
It turns out the Prince was right to be afraid. The very first night Gabriel watches guard over his infant son the boy is kidnapped. Gabriel gives chase and winds up at the train station. He follows the kidnappers to Rennes-le-Chateau but quickly loses their trail.
Gabriel will come to realize that the mystery that surrounds the Prince's family and the mystery of this ancient little town are not only connected, but will involve both very real current political agendas and ancient secrets. Once at the town, Gabriel discovers that a tour group arrived about the same time he did. He considers all of the members of the tour suspects even, perhaps, his old friend Mosely, who just happens to be 'on vacation' with the tour. Grace soon joins him and while Gabriel investigates the suspects and his leads on the kidnapping, Grace is convinced that the mystery is tied to the Rennes-le-Chateau's enigma and she sets out to solve it.
|Related books:||- Baigent, Michael, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln: Holy Blood, Holy Grail|
|Order:||- click HERE to order from Sierra Store, 49.95 U$D, WIN95/98, CD-ROM|