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)
Chris Lytton ...
Crash (voice)
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 character Gabriel Knight ranked #2 in Computer Gaming World's November 1996 listing of the 15 most memorable game heroes. 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 »


Grace Nakimura: I told you, it's that voodoo book you're researching, that stuff can seriously screw up your karma.
Gabriel Knight: I'm sure that's it. Maybe I should write a horror novel on passive resistance instead.
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References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

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Immerse yourself in this realistic psycho-thriller
15 March 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Gabriel Knight immediately made an impression on me as it was one of the few games I have been able to completely immerse myself into.

I turn off all the lights and close the curtains, turn up the sound and discard my life and responsibilities for a few precious hours.

A form of escapism? most definitely, I played Gabriel Knight not just for the entertainment, but for the plot and story, I hungered for more, I wished to experience everything that Gabriel experience.. so unlike my dreary mundane life.

One unique characteristic of this adventure game is its "real life" setting. It seems the norm these days for adventure games to be set in magical fantasy cities or post apocalyptic war-zones. In either case it certainly raises an eyebrow when you come across a game set in modern day New Orleans. A normal city with magical properties of its own. The unique blend of white, carribean and French influences make it unlike any other place on earth. And this comes through in the game. The setting and backdrop to the drama that unfolds has a life of its own and certainly adds to the flavour of the game.

The gameplay itself un folds in a somewhat pedestrian fashion and there are a great deal of questions that you must find answers too in order to unravel the plot. However it is this pedestrian real world approach that makes the game more enjoyable. Such attention to realism makes it all the more easier to delve into.

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