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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)

Gabriel Knight is the owner of a New Orleans bookstore which specializes in rare books. He's also an aspiring writer, and a series of VooDoo related murders currently plaguing the city may ... See full summary »

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Det. Mosely / Jeep Driver (voice)
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Grace Nakimura (voice)
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Dr. John (voice)
Leilani Jones ...
Malia Gedde (voice)
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Wolfgang (voice)
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Madame Cazanoux (voice)
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Crash (voice) (as Chris Lytton)
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Desk Sgt. Frick / Blues Band Leader / Cajun Band Leader / Jazz Band Leader / Muscle Man Pedestrian / Dragon / Gunther (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Gerde / Little boy / Old Lady / Operator (voice)
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Prof. Hartridge / Bartender Stonewall King / Markus (voice)
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Watchman Toussaint Gervais (voice)
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Willy Walker (voice)
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Gabriel Knight is the owner of a New Orleans bookstore which specializes in rare books. He's also an aspiring writer, and a series of VooDoo related murders currently plaguing the city may be just the subject for his new book. In the course of researching these murders, he gets tangled up in the investigation... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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A supernatural psycho-thriller See more »

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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T

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17 December 1993 (USA)  »

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The character Gabriel Knight ranked #2 in Computer Gaming World's November 1996 listing of the 15 most memorable game heroes. See more »

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At one point, Gabriel attends a college lecture which he also records with his tape recorder. At the end he gets drowsy and falls asleep. As he does so the lecturers statement become garbled indicating Gabriel's loss of focus. When the tape is played back, one would expect the end of the lecture to not be garbled, since the tape recorder itself doesn't fall asleep, but the end of the recording repeats the same garbled ending. See more »

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Narrator: Gabriel's mini-stereo isn't exactly high-fidelity. Then again, neither is he.
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References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

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Absolutely fantastic!
25 June 2004 | by (France/Lyon (D.B.I.N.)) – See all my reviews

I bought the game years ago when it was released on 11 floppy disks, now, years later, I bought the CD talkie version and I still play it over and over again, probably every half a year. I keep asking myself "Why?" I know all solutions to all the riddles and quests, I know all the dialogue - and still I can't stop putting that CD in my driver over and over again. This game is absolutely magnificent and probably the best adventure game ever! Although I liked the second part "The Beast Within" too (and totally disliked the third one!) I wish they'd make a fourth part... in 2D, without FMV and without 3D graphics! What wonderful 2D(!) games must be possible these days when you look at todays (mainly 3D) games?

But let's get back to GK:SOTF. Years ago I was so amazed by the beautiful animations, the complex story and the score. Sierra put a lot of effort in this and I hope so dearly that we see such beautiful 2D games again in future... when we all got sick of hi-realistic 3D rendering. That would be my biggest game-related dream: Gabriel Knight 4 in 2D just like part one... with the same voice cast :-)

Parents please keep in mind, that GK is definitely no game for children. Sometimes it becomes pretty gory and bloody. But everybody who's no afraid of a few litres of pixelblood will have a wonderful time.

If you've never played this game, GO AND DO IT!!!


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