Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993)

Video Game  |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  17 December 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Mosely / Jeep Driver (voice)
Grace Nakimura (voice)
Virginia Capers ...
Narrator (voice)
Dr. John (voice)
Leilani Jones ...
Malia Gedde (voice)
Wolfgang (voice)
Susan Silo ...
Madame Cazanoux (voice)
Christopher Lytton ...
Crash (voice) (as Chris Lytton)
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)
Prof. Hartridge / Bartender Stonewall King / Markus (voice)
Watchman Toussaint Gervais (voice)
Willy Walker (voice)


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 <>

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Drama | Horror | Mystery






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The bookstore that Gabriel owns is located in the famous Bourbon St of the French Quarter, New Orleans. See more »


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 »


Gabriel Knight: Have you ever called the hair club for men?
Det. Mosely: I'd rather have NO hair than YOUR hair, Knight.
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Followed by The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1996) See more »

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If you are a fan of video games, you shouldn't miss this one!
16 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I admit I don't play video games all that much, but my brother does like to every now and again. When I saw that Tim Curry did the voice of Gabriel Knight I was even more interested. As for the game itself, it is wonderful. The plot is not always easy to follow, but for me that wasn't a bad thing, if anything it added to the fun. Also this plot is quite a clever one, and unfolds with no problem at all.

I was also impressed with Sins of the Fathers's dialogue. Like the plot it is clever, but it is also funny, witty, smart and sophisticated. The look of the game is also to be admired. The colours are excellent, the characters are well-modelled and the backgrounds are great. Also strong is the score, it is very rousing and jaunty, but also beautiful and haunting at the same time.

The characters and voice work are also a big part of why Sins of the Fathers works so well. Gabriel himself is roguish, charming and handsome, with cool lines and asides. Tim Curry, who I have loved for goodness knows how long, does a perfect job voicing him. The other characters are equally engaging and voiced very well by the likes of Mark Hamill and Leah Ramini.

All in all, if you love video games, Sins of the Father is almost something of a requirement if you haven't played it already. Also, check out the sequels, they are just as good, if not better, the third is my personal favourite of the whole series. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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