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'The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief' is a thrilling crime adventure in three chapters from the creators of 'The Book of Unwritten Tales'. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story. Paris, 1960.
Release Date: Jul 23, 2013
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Russian language now available!

February 12th, 2014

Dear Raven fans,

we are happy to announce that we have just added Russian language to the game. Hope you will enjoy it.

Cheers
Your Nordic Games Team

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Reviews

“This first chapter's characters, art, puzzles, and mystery get The Raven adventure trilogy off to an amazing start.”
9/10 – IGN

“The first episode of The Raven offers up a captivating story, intriguing characters and brilliant audio production to get the three-part series on track right away.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

“The Raven — Legacy of a Master Thief is not a book adaptation, but it is clearly a loving homage to both Agatha Christie and her books, and one made by people with some skill.”
88 % – RPG fan

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Soundtrack
  • Story book (plenty of background info and artworks)
  • “Making of” booklet
  • Papercraft mask of The Raven (printable)
  • Digital poster (printable)

About the Game

'The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief' is a thrilling crime adventure in three chapters from the creators of 'The Book of Unwritten Tales'. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story.

Paris, 1960. Europe is in the grip of the gentleman master thief The Raven. His burglaries are spectacular and he always emerges unscathed. Young hotshot investigator Nicolas Legrand stuns the public when he confronts the master thief and fatally wounds him.

London, 1964. An ancient ruby – one of the legendary 'Eyes of the Sphinx' – is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the Raven's footsteps? – Legrand is back on the case. At the same time in Zurich a phone rings. Constable Anton Jakob Zellner looks up from behind a mountain of files. He has no idea what lies hidden in a bank vault, just a few hundred meters away from him. As he reaches for the receiver his life takes a crucial turn…

All three chapters are now available:
  • Chapter I: The Eye of the Sphinx
  • Chapter II: Ancestry of Lies
  • Chapter III: A Murder of Ravens

Key Features:

  • King Art's thrilling crime adventure – full of twists and turns – immerses you in both sides of the story, combining elements of classic whodunit and heist stories
  • Cinematic presentation with hundreds of camera angles and dozens of cutscenes
  • Optional puzzles and scoring system for adventure game veterans
  • Notebook and help function for adventure game newcomers
  • Breathtaking real-time 3D graphics in full HD

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM and PixelShader 3.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor:2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
    • Not compatible with MacBook Air 2013

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor:2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
338 products in account
39 reviews
10.0 hrs on record
***Only recommended on sale***

I'm in two minds about The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief. The first episode and a half you follow Anton Zellner, an aging Swiss Police Officer trying to impress the Super Detective Legrand by helping him catch the Master Thief Raven. Zellner is a very pleasant character to follow (a welcome deviation from the usual 20 something point and click character), the voice acting is well-done, the music and settings very nice (some odd glitches here and there, but nothing major).
The puzzles are very simplistic, but mostly make sense. Since the storyline and the characters were interesting, I did not really care that the puzzles were so easy. An easy going game with a nice story I thought.

In the middle of the second episode you switch character and from there onwards the game loses steam. You play the same story, but from a different perspective. Unfortunately, this new perspective brings very little flavour to the story, and the simple puzzles suddenly seemed very tedious without any real story progression. Throw in a few “use the item two times for it to work even though the character gives no indication that would be the case” just to add to the frustration.

By the end I was bored by the game... but I persevered because I did want to know how the story ended. Rarely have I been so disappointed. The ending is just… so bad… so so bad. I really don’t think they could have managed to come up with a worse one without involving dinosaurs or robot ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.

So in conclusion; I really enjoyed the first one and a half episodes of The Raven and that’s why I’m still recommending it (if you can get it in a sale). But frankly, if you start getting bored after starting on the other half of the game, just quit. It doesn’t get better and the end is not worth playing the rest. Personally it makes me wary of episodic games in general. It really felt like they put most of the effort into the first part of the game and the other half was more of an afterthought where they wanted to reuse the same settings to keep costs down. It’s a real shame because they could have made some really great new IP here.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
35 products in account
3 reviews
15.7 hrs on record
One of the most interesting mystery games I've ever played. The gameplay and the setting is fun. The characters are interesting. The mystery is shocking.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
204 products in account
54 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
Ohh...This game very interesting. U should buy it now) 10/10
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
319 products in account
117 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
The controls occasionally feel clunky, but where The Raven excels is in the portrayal of its characters, its game world and its mystery. 7.5/10
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,070 products in account
94 reviews
10.9 hrs on record
7.9/10

+ traditional point and click adventure game in 3d person with good presentation
+ logical puzzles, mostly inventory based and through conversations
+ intriguing story with a twist, investigating the case of a master thief (resembles agatha christies novels)
+ good production values, good voice acting (although i found the main character's voice a bit irritating :)
+ reasonable duration (it took me 10 hours without skipping cutscenes)

- easy puzzles overall, some long and unnecessary dialogues
- a few bugs, especially at the 3rd chapter, animations that stuck , had to terminate program from task manager and restart
- score system, that doesn't really matters (sierra did it so much better so many years ago!)
Posted: March 26th, 2014
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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
32 products in account
4 reviews
10.2 hrs on record
For a point-and-click adventure game, the main character is endearing, the overal scenery graphics are movie quality (there are weird glitches with the character though), and while it was fairly predictable, it was still good old fashioned fun! The music really fit this game as a time piece, and the dialog was well put together, if not a little long in the tooth.

I gave the entire 3 part series of the Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief a 4.25/5.0
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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