Vigil: Blood Bitterness plunges you into the dark and disturbing story of an ancient civilization where you must reveal the secrets of your past and exact revenge on the Evil destroying your universe. Ritualistic killings and blood lust blur the line between your own kind and the Evil you seek to annihilate.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (119 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 29, 2007
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Vigil: Blood Bitterness plunges you into the dark and disturbing story of an ancient civilization where you must reveal the secrets of your past and exact revenge on the Evil destroying your universe. Ritualistic killings and blood lust blur the line between your own kind and the Evil you seek to annihilate. Your ultimate goal is to free yourself from this tormenting place and understand the origin and the purpose of this never ending Evil.

Vigil is a stylized gothic horror adventure game that uses black and white imagery similar to Frank Miller's Sin City™ to create a unique visual that draws you deeper into the gruesome world of your character, Dehon. Avoid deadly traps, solve puzzles to unravel your past, and even devour the faces of your slaves for sustenance towards your ultimate goal of freedom.

  • Easy point-and-click playability
  • Engrossing story with deeply disturbed and complex characters
  • 3D graphics with revolutionary black and white art and dynamic camera angles
  • Challenging puzzles to solve and reveal the mysteries of your civilization
  • Compelling pre-rendered cut scenes to advance the horrific story
  • A gallery of clues in text, pictures, videos and sounds
  • Set up multiple player profiles

System Requirements

    Windows XP/2000, 1.2 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 128 MB DirectX compatible 3D graphics card, DirectX compatible sound card, DirectX 9.0, 255 MB of available Hard Disk Space

Helpful customer reviews
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Well what can I say about this game?

Lets start on how to run it:
Compatability to XP/2k, play now in steam, that will take you to "RIP-Trilogy" page. Hit the download demo button (even if like me you already own the full version). Don't download, just keep the pop-up up. Hit play now again and there you go. Hit ALT + Enter when it locks up. If you hit F12 for a printscreen it will lock up.

Now the good:
It's usually free in a bundle
It's weird and abstract looking
When it runs ... it runs.

The bad:
Hard to get to run
Crappy controls
Good concept, but the actual game sucks


How would I rate this?
Better than getting a prostate exam by freddie kruger.
About as useful as a penguin with explosive diarrhea on a school bus.
I now know to avoid anything by freegamer or meridian4
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
feels like a game that was never finished but released. gave me a headache in 5 minutes. just left click, right click. hard to see what to click. movies are in latin? so you have to read subs, but movies go by super fast. you actually miss whats going on, in the flash that your reading subs. over....bad bad bad
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Pre-Release Review
I like unique and creative games, and that is certainly what this game wants to be, but it falls short on every level. The art style is so abstract that it is very difficult to understand what you're looking at, especially as the camera changes to extremely unusable angles with each new room. The voices and sound effects are just painful to hear. Beyond presentation, the game progression is completely arbitrary. Randomly clicking around is your best way to determine what actions are even available to you. There are game segments which want to be puzzles, without any indication of your goal or the pieces. Finally, the story is ridiculous, less than one dimensional, and completely unrelatable in any way. I hate to talk poorly about a unique game, but this one has earned it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I don't know why is this classified as a Role-Playing Game.

1st, there is zero control over who your character is for you to play it.
2nd, there are so many bugs in it to barely qualify it as a game.
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283 of 382 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
This has got to be... The best game I've ever played!
How have I gone without playing this game before?
I am just speechless at how magnificent this game is.
Sometimes, this game haunts my dreams with its beauty.

Generally, I refrain from reviewing games.
As you may have noticed however, I MUST review this gem.
My life would be incomplete without the Vigil Experience(tm).
Every time I view the game in my library, I tear up a little.

So, for those of you wanting to buy this game, I leave you this:
Usually, take any review you read with a grain of salt.
Carefully read between the lines each for review, even this one.
Keep in mind, I'm not recommending this game.
Sorry reader, but read the first letter of every line.
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