Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

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7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2014

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition authentically pays homage to its classic predecessor.

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6 / 10
Nov 2, 2014

Gabriel Knight returns with a modern twist, bringing with him the good and the bad.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2014

A great way to bring a classic adventure game to a whole new audience.

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70 / 100
Oct 15, 2014

It was wonderful to yet again to find myself immersed in a fantastic point and click adventure, filled with unique puzzles and beautiful environments, complemented by Jane Jensen's amazing storytelling.

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Oct 14, 2014

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition is the same great game that won over adventurers two decades ago, complete with shiny new visuals, enhanced sound and some interesting bonus features. This a remake done right and the care and attention that has been invested in it will delight existing fans - hopefully winning over some new ones, too.

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8 / 10
Oct 17, 2014

This remake of the legitimately classic Gabriel Knight takes a few missteps, but succeeds in putting the 90s adventure in contemporary digital hands.

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Nov 8, 2014

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father holds up remarkably well after two decades, but loses some of its soul in this HD remake.

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72%
Oct 15, 2014

If the updated look and feel gets you to play this classic for the first time, it was a worthwhile endeavor.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2014

A true classic revitalized that's easy to recommend to anyone who enjoys a great story, with bonus content to boot for those interested in videogame development or history.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2014

There's a famous Doug Larson quote that goes: "Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days" Unfortunately for Gabriel Knight's 20th Anniversary Edition, the lead character himself - much like his dated wit - isn't sharp enough to carry this off.

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Oct 21, 2014

Unless you're allergic to pixel art or Tim Curry makes you violently ill, you're better off experiencing the original than this competent-but-sterile 20th anniversary remake.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2014

It is superior to the original game at a glance, and I believe it's a strong game in its own right.

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3 / 5.0
Oct 15, 2014

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is a good point and click adventure game, and its 20th Anniversary Edition is a very bad port. Technical issues abound, the high-definition graphics look far worse than their DOS forebears, and nearly every change that's been made is for the worse.

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7 / 10
Oct 15, 2014

What it ultimately comes down to is this: Although it suffers from some of Phoenix Online Studios' usual technical issues, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition is a perfectly valid way to experience one of the best point & click adventure games of the 90s.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2014

We highly recommend Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition to anyone with the slightest interest in point n' click adventures. Even if you just enjoy a dark supernatural storyline, there's enough here to keep you entertained.

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6 / 10
Oct 15, 2014

This is almost a director's cut of the game; it is just a shame that the voice acting and some of the dated elements let it down so much.

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77 / 100
Oct 28, 2014

Gabriel Knight is a game best thought of in the past tense. It works the second the game is finished and becomes a highlight reel. The pulp plot briskness, with the seared-in mood acquired from wandering in circles. The moment-to-moment frustrations fade. That's why playing the 20th Anniversary remake of Gabriel Knight broke that spell again.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2014

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary is a worthwhile remake of the classic Sierra point-and-click adventure game. However, big-time fans of the original will most likely dislike some aspects of the newer incarnation.

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