Murder in the Abbey is a throwback to the old-time adventure game genre. While there are some differences in the puzzle quantity and type as compared to older classics, there are more similarities than not. As a result, GameZone had a distinctly pleasurable time playing Murder in the Abbey.
The game takes place in medieval times. A monk and his novice are traveling to a remote abbey, located on a precipitous cliff. As they near the abbey, a large stone is suddenly loosed from above their heads. They narrowly escape death from the falling rock. The monk, Leonardo de Toledo, sees the culprit above them and gives chase on his horse. He isn't able to catch him, but realizes that the man must be from the abbey, as it is the only place he could be.