The Messenger (original French title: Louvre: L'Ultime Malédiction, "Louvre: The Final Curse") is a 2001 adventure computer game developed by Canal+ Multimedia and Index+, and published by DreamCatcher Interactive and Microïds.
The developer's synopsis, transferred from the description on the actual game box:
Morgan Sinclair, a Secret Service Agent, has been charged with the mission to retrieve 4 artifacts, called Satan’s Keys, from the Louvre Museum. These four keys, when joined together, cause complete global annihilation. Go back in time to three periods in time when various kings used the Louvre as their residential palaces: Charles V Mediaeval period, Henry IV Renaissance period, Louis XV 1789 French Revolution period, and return safely to present day. In this race again evil and against time, you as Morgan must find the keys before the vengeful descendants of an evil cult of Black Templars combine these mystic artifacts triggering Armageddon.
- Ron Dulin, GameSpot - "There are two types of adventure games. There are those in which the puzzles and story are fully integrated with the game, and one lends itself to the other. And there are those that are primarily a series of puzzles, in which the story, if there even is one, is an afterthought. The Messenger is an average example of the second type, desperately trying to pass itself off as the first."
- GameZone - "Everything about this game is solid. Unfortunately there is nothing about it that will knock you into next week. If you are an adventure guru, then it's worth your paper."
- Game Over - "It has its share of problems, but its puzzles are reasonable, it will give you somewhere around 15-20 hours of gameplay, and you can get it for $20 or less. If you're looking around for an adventure to play, and if you haven't tried, say, The Longest Journey yet, then The Messenger is a reasonable choice."
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