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The Colonel's Bequest

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga

Alt names
The Colonel's Bequest: A Laura Bow Mystery, Laura Bow 1
Released in
United States
Detective / Mystery, Interwar
Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.70
4.32 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest (also known as The Colonel's Bequest: A Laura Bow Mystery, Laura Bow 1) is a game published in 1989 by Sierra On-Line, Inc., the theme is detective / mystery, interwar. It features a adventure genre and uses a 3rd-person perspective.

Comments and reviews

Cole 2016-08-01 1 point

When I click on "play" for this game, it asks me to click a name based on the fingerprint. Which ever one I click on says that "it's sold out" how can I play the game?

Raz 2016-06-21 0 point DOS version

Sierra really did an outstanding job with presentation for these games. I remember for Colonel's Bequest we got a booklet that was covered in a magic-eye type layer that you had to use a red tinted "monocle" to decipher. The booklet had fingerprints that showed up under the red monocle. I don't think this will ever happen again for a game box since nobody pays attention to the contents anymore unless you pay the stupid price for a collector's edition.

ermete 2015-10-11 0 point

On of the best adventure game I've ever played.
Since it is possible to complete the game without understanding all the plot it has a great replay value!

taotek 2015-09-19 0 point

Damn..... I was really addicted to this game as a little kid :).
Can remember playing this alone in my room in the evening. I constantly had a underbelly feeling while playing because of the eery setting. There was a constant threat of you getting killed.. :D
Amazing game!!

fanny whistle 2014-12-04 0 point DOS version

omg this gam is so awesome i remmber playin it when i was a kid. anyone no wher i can get some more cool myster game?

Peaches jo 2014-04-06 0 point DOS version

OMG! I remember this game and I loved it! I am so glad I am able to play it again. ^_^

OkSrsly 2014-03-26 1 point DOS version

I loved this game so so so much. I can't even begin to describe. I don't think I ever found EVERYTHING out, but I remember when I started to figure things out, it was incredible. It is limited as most older games would be, but it's wonderful. Absolutely great storyline, lots of fun, colorful characters, I can still hear the hour chime of the clock in my head.

DMC14 2012-11-25 0 point DOS version

i burowed my mates copy in when i was a young fella and i remember playing it for ages trying to finish it. cant recal if i did or not. i reckon i would've.

Nowhere Girl 2011-10-08 1 point DOS version

For me the graphics are pretty nice, considering the limitations of EGA. Having to type commands is much worse. And the typical Sierra interface - not much later than this game - was known for being very comfortable and intuitive. It's just a pity it wasn't yet developed at this time.
Some people want to remake this game; my suggestions would be: don't change the story, at most fix the illogical elements (like somebody being killed right after Laura saw him or her sleeping or walking) - but introduce the Sierra interface! However, I can have my opinions, and still it's pretty unsure if there will indeed be a remake...

Dave 2011-02-28 0 point DOS version

The graphics look simplistic but this is one captivating game. Excellent plot and remarkable for the year it was released. Must-play for any adventurer

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