Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century. The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life?
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Very Positive (65 reviews) - 84% of the 65 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,016 reviews) - 82% of the 2,016 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 24, 2014

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“My 7 Favorite Shooters of 2014: Betrayer is a special game, one I believe everyone should play, given the chance.”
Kotaku

“this is absolutely a project worth supporting if you appreciate atmospheric first-person games.”
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“PAX Prime 2013 Awards: Up and Comer Award. Now for the Up and Comer award, our rising star, I'm going to have to give it to a game that dazzled me.”
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About This Game

Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century.

The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here?

Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.

Key Features

  • Explore large, open environments teeming with danger and discovery. Chart your own course in search of clues and treasures.
  • Switch between two distinct worlds featuring different enemies, obstacles, and threats.
  • Wield early 17th century weaponry including muskets, bows, crossbows, and tomahawks. Upgrade your arsenal by purchasing or finding faster, deadlier, longer-ranged weapons.
  • Charge headlong into battle with guns blazing or pick enemies off quietly. A novel, movement-based stealth system lets you hide in plain sight or use the wind to mask your footsteps.
  • Equip ability-enhancing Charms to complement your play style, granting anything from extra health to faster movement to improved stealth.
  • Play with the default visual style for maximum eeriness and tension or customize the color and contrast settings to suit your tastes.

About Blackpowder Games

Our ongoing mission is to create first person action experiences that are distinctive, compelling, and memorable regardless of scope or platform. Most of the founders began this quest together over 15 years ago at Monolith Productions and have continued to refine and improve our craft as a team ever since. We expect to continue on this righteous path for centuries to come now that the Singularity is just around the corner.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 1GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460/AMD Radeon HD 6850)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible stereo sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit/ Windows 8 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz quad core or better (enhanced for multi-core processors)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 2GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti/AMD Radeon HD 6870)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible stereo sound card
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criz4p84
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I love it.. Between hunting and to be hunted.. Great Story.. Must buy !
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C.Ayala
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Really good game. Now you can configure the aspect of the game to look as you want, solving many problems to some people. The story is really good, will keep you wondering about what's going on and at its actual price, is a bargain.

A true hidden jewel of Steam!
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GraphicX
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A really eerie & enjoyable change in an FPS game.

Quite slow paced, starts off harder than it ends, good atmosphere & not too long.

Good game.
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xXSWAGNEMITE#YOLO420Xx
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
A very atmospheric arcadey shooter with survival elements and a twist: automatic guns haven't been invented yet. Can get repetitive at some point, but it keeps you going until you answer that one fatal question: "What the ♥♥♥♥'s going on here?"

PROS/CONS
+Very atmospheric. Interesting (literally) monochromatic approach adds to that, but it is optional, which is nice.
+Gameplay fits the setting AND is fun. I never thought musket firefighting could be thrilling.
+Hard, but balanced. 1 to 10 disadvantages eventually become 1 on 1, with progression and adaptation.
~~ It is not action packed, nor an horror game. It's something in between.
~~ Story may appear to be disconnected tales in the beginning. Might discourage immediatists.
- Stealth system is almost ignorable. Fire your first shot and perhaps remain unseen. That is, if you haven't been spotted on the move.
- It gets repetitive. Objectives are usually the same. Enemies hardly ever change. Plotline makes you keep moving.

8/10
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Ibrahim
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
If I ever wanted to play a 17th century first person action game, this was it. That being said, the game is tedious at times and the story, while an excellent concept, could have been executed better,

All in all, as a fan of games off the beaten path, where many, many games are simply bad, this one is a winner. Not a smash hit, not a classic, but a good game that you might see as an inspiration in someone else's smash hit or future classic.
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Nikita3007yes
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
good but strange.
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BoomstikComando
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This game is atmospheric as fu#@ and it's great. Definitely play on contrast off, makes it 10x better.
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dustdust
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This had potential to be good, but the bland enviornments (nice art style, but all 7 maps look the same), lackluster story, and backtracking make this game too much of a chore. I wasn't sure what to do to finish the game (I probably have to talk to more ghosts), but I didn't care enough about the story or gameplay to finish it. I did look at the ending on YouTube though, and it ends very abruptly without much of a resolution. The combat is fine, but it's a slow trudge with too much backtracking with little explanation of what I'm supposed to do next. Anytime I play a game where I need to use a guide, it becomes less fun and more of a hassle.
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Sdric
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
TL:DR Betrayer tries so hard to be unique that it forgets about gameplay along the way.


The game tries to be unique by coloring everything black white and occasionally red and replacing the common mini maps arrows with a "play-button" and moaning sounds.

The idea is solid, but the story is lackluster and combat is VERY repetitive since there are not many different enemy types and all of them do the same in combination with glitched hitboxes. On a positive side: Salvaging your amo is a cool concept.

The constant ringing sound makes you feel like you have a tinitus and rappidly shifts from "unique" to "incredibly annoying".

Overall it is a very lackluster game that hides its gameplay issues behind the "art"-tag. People who've played Mad World have seen that this artstyle can be implemented for much more than "being a special snowflake".

Overall it could be fun experience despite it's flaws, but sadly combat and questing are EXTREMELY repetitive.
There are worse ways to spent your time, but also better ways to spent your money.
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random
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
A good solid supernatural horror game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This is not your usual bad steam artsy "experience", this is a proper game with actual gameplay.

If you like exploration games with an ambiguous narrative, jump right ahead. If you arm yourself with a good pair of headphones and turn off the lights, you will have an incredible, immersive experience.

If you're still not sure if the game is for you or not; check out Sexbad's excellent review about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Wvfn-rprQ
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Amazing game, one of the kind. Will stay with me for long time. Highly recommend for any that enjoys immersion, challenging but rewarding combat, dark surreal atmoshpere and horrors.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is one of the most highly atmospheric, and unique FPS games I've ever played. The use of color, and the lack there of, is excellent. The minimalist sound is incredible; having the wind be the dominant effect is uncommon and a real delight. Unraveling the mystery and gameplay was frustrating at first, but well worth the experience. The action and difficulty were great, and the level of spooky was just high enough that my girlfriend couldn't handle playing it after the first few minutes, but the design and effects were good enough to have her just hover over my shoulder and watch.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Just finished the game and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Soooooo ya pros and cons time. Woot

Pros:

-Love the color and atmosphere(Fan of the Black, white and red.)
-The gameply was really good.
-It was just the right length.

Cons:

-There are a few bugs and graphic erorrs, but eh I can over look it since it didn't really ruin the experiance.


hmm that is all I can think of lol. I hope they make another one. ^>^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
The 15th century version of timesplitters that you ALWAYS wanted
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This is very ambitious game which somewhat suffers because of its ambitions. It has great visual style, good sound design and very good storytelling. Stories of the dead colonists are dark, intriguing and they are unveiling in a very interesting way. The biggest issue with this game is its open world which makes atmospheric walks in the black-and-white forests VERY repetitive VERY soon. Consider this before buying - if you can overlook cliche side quests and grinding for enjoying overall visual and sound design plus engaging storytelling, then you will most likely enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Loved this game! been a while since I've experienced such an engaging game such as this one. Excellent gameplay and story
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Incredible atmosphere, brilliant storytelling, phenomenal sound design, and an all around gorgeous game. So glad I played it, and I want to play through it all over again soon.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Tragic tales of corrupted human spirit uncovered through exploration of the visually stylish open world.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Pros:
  • Good atmosphere
  • Two different dimensions and many lost soulds with mysteries to solve about their past
  • Decent combat
  • Good graphics for an indie game

Cons
  • While the combat was decent generally, at times it can be a pain in the bun (I'm talking about those savages)
  • Gets repetitive
  • Horrible stealth mechanics (Sort of forgivable because this isn't a stealth-centered game)

My score: 6/10
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