L'Abbaye des Morts

From Sega Retro


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L'Abbaye des Morts
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: PlayOnRetro, Mega Cat Studios
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
(Cart only)
Sega Mega Drive
(ROM only)
Sega Mega Drive
(Basic Edition)
Sega Mega Drive
(Deluxe Edition)

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L'Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) is a port of the eponymous Windows game for the Sega Mega Drive. The Windows game was made to look and feel like a ZX Spectrum game, and was subsequently ported to a number of different systems, including to the ZX Spectrum that inspired it, the C64 competitor, as well as the Wii and the PSP[6].

A digital copy is available as a name-your-own-price download. Physical versions are available from PlayOnRetro on demand via e-mail, and from Mega Cat Studios.


In the 13th century, the Cathars, clerics who preached about the poverty of Christ and defended life without material aspirations, were treated as heretics by the Catholic Church and expelled out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide from crusaders, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil.


In L'Abbaye des Morts, you play as Jean Raymond, a Cathar monk, trying to escape from a fatal fate at the hands of the Crusade knights who are hunting him.

The main objective of the game is to explore the various chambers within the old church, avoiding numerous enemies, and collecting 12 Cathar crosses that will prepare you to do final battle with the ancient evil that lies within.

To achieve your goal, you will have to locate and access various triggers to open up the game environment and use the cryptic messages from scrolls to work out a few of the hidden access points through out the game.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Mega Drive, World (PlayOnRetro)
L Abbaye Des Morts MD Box.jpg
L Abbaye Des Morts MD Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, World (PlayOnRetro; alt)
L Abbaye Des Morts MD Box Alternate.jpg
Mega Drive, World (PlayOnRetro; Deluxe Edition)

Mega Drive, World (Mad Cat Studios; red)

Mega Drive, World (Mad Cat Studios; blue)

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