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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.
Release Date: Jun 29, 2007
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Includes 4 items: Gumboy - Crazy Adventures™, Vigil: Blood Bitterness™, Obulis, Chains

About the Game

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
212 of 291 people (73%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 6th, 2013
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
1,191 products in account
18 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
This game definetly is.... Unique for sure. No other game quite has the gameplay or graphical stylings that this does. However it soon becomes apparent WHY no other game has these. The camera often hides vital gameplay elements or vital elements are obscured by other similar looking black and white pieces. The controls are confusing and just buggy, the story is... somewhere. No idea where but wherever it is, its consuming a large amount of LSD.

Just avoid.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
461 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
You... probably don't want to buy this.

Crazy, upsetting, bemusing video "quirks" aside the game has a setting that is tedious within minutes, headache inducing cutscenes and nothing in particular to recommend it other than a unique art style that you can get perfectly well from the screenshots.

Stare, sigh, leave.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
616 products in account
31 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Awful game. Every in-game video tries to change the screen resolution, and due to a bug the subtitles are not displayed.

The gameplay is pretty bad, slow and boring. I don't want to play this game again.

Avoid at all costs!
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
876 products in account
15 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Avoid this game unless you're running an ancient computer with Windows XP. It does not work on modern operating systems, even in compatibility mode. I'd be upset if I paid for it, but since it came with a bundle of good games no harm done. I just wish we could purge garbage like this from our libraries.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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