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.
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Mostly Negative (128 reviews) - 22% of the 128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 29, 2007

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About This 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

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Overall:
Mostly Negative (128 reviews)
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be_happy99910
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Once the game is installed and you press play the game now only takes you to another steam store game which will cost you more money if you're desparate to play the game, its ♥♥♥♥ anyway so don't bother.
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TJ
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
boring
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BluePaw 🐾
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Avoid... it's garbage. Look up a playthrough of it, you'll see you're not missing much for not being able to purchase it. This game had potential by the looks of it, but lost it the moment it took its first breath. Nothing makes sense, you have to figure out the controls yourself, you make one mistake and you have to start the level over. It's dull, it's dumb, creative, but it's like biting a sandwich of ash, crap, and old people sweat.

If you see this game in a pack, avoid buying the pack as you'll be stuck with this game. If you want to remove this game from your library, be sure it's not tied to a pack you bought it with or you'll lose access to those games as well!
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kidcool360
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
It's a great game
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M. Crimson
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Broken.
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Salarn
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 13, 2015
https://youtu.be/A8skXDhP92g

After having to download a demo for a different game in order to make this work, I was already feeling the bitterness.

Drawn in by the interesting high contrast art style, this hot mess of a buggy game fails to play it's videos and offers nothing but frustration.
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ОПТИМИЗИРОВАТЬ
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 30, 2015
I want this removed from my games library.
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A. Wizard
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 14, 2015
My personal RIP Trilogy shortcut. (The game closes and then redirects you to a steam store page of another ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game, this game will not start unless you download RIP Trilogy demo)

The game sucks badly.
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munchmario_
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 23, 2015
"None of your friends have played this game recently. Tell them why they should."

how would i sell this game to someone...wait, i cant.

I'LL TELL THEM TO GET RIP TRIOLOGY INSTEAD.
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Ⓚⓞⓡⓦⓐⓖ👻
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 29, 2015
launched it and it brought me to RIP trilogy Store Page, I guess its so bad it wants me to play a better game.
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churritomang
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 19, 2015
No
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Redhead Animu
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18, 2015
This game sucks.

Nothing else to be said.
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Woody
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28, 2015
Awful
Malwares its way to the RIP trilogy steam page instead of actually launching it.
If you have to you can still launch it (see the other top review for how) but even then it's a pretty horrible game experience.
"Played" this for 5m just so I could review it

No settings other than screen resolution at startup
The colors...jezus
Videos don't work

Avoid like the plague, even though it has the Meridian 4 sticker.

Not being sold anymore, that's a big plus!
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Gato
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 24, 2015
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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casso619
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23, 2015
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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blackgauntlet
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21, 2015
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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Scott.Jpeg
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7, 2015
This is going to be quick, this was the worst game I have ever played and will probally always be the worst game I have ever played, it is worse than dead bits!
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Ithaqua
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31, 2015
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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SinisterBuddha
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7, 2015
So, there are a lot of reviews joking about this being a link to "RIP Trilogy". That's absolutely true, but since I was determined to have this game function, I downloaded the "RIP Trilogy" demo. After that, the game launched!

I figured since I got it running I would give it a fair chance, and so I started up the first act of the game. Only, the game decided it was the right time to change resolution, and the video did not play. I followed the tips and tricks about using the common Alt+Enter screenshot to drop the game from full resolution to watch the videos. Hurray, solved! I kept on, and completed the first area... then the game froze! Last straw, game!

From the bit I played, it was a pretty abtruse point-and-click adventure game. Not helping it was the art style -- there are ways to do a minimalist visual style well (see Killer Is Dead) and there's oversimplification that makes it uninteresting.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Avoid... it's garbage. Look up a playthrough of it, you'll see you're not missing much for not being able to purchase it. This game had potential by the looks of it, but lost it the moment it took its first breath. Nothing makes sense, you have to figure out the controls yourself, you make one mistake and you have to start the level over. It's dull, it's dumb, creative, but it's like biting a sandwich of ash, crap, and old people sweat.

If you see this game in a pack, avoid buying the pack as you'll be stuck with this game. If you want to remove this game from your library, be sure it's not tied to a pack you bought it with or you'll lose access to those games as well!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
https://youtu.be/A8skXDhP92g

After having to download a demo for a different game in order to make this work, I was already feeling the bitterness.

Drawn in by the interesting high contrast art style, this hot mess of a buggy game fails to play it's videos and offers nothing but frustration.
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306 of 418 people (73%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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59 of 75 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
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.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
MINUSES:
- When I click on "Play", it sends me to buy "RIP - Trilogy™". But I already payed for this game, why do I need to pay for another game???
- I can't even launch this game!!!

P.S: If you ask me how and why I got 5 minutes playing, then I answer you I click on "Play", then "Library" (I did it approximately 100-150 times). Because, to write a review you need minimum 5 minutes playnig.
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59 of 78 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
My personal RIP - Trilogy shortcut.
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
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.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2015
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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33 of 43 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 12, 2014
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. Every time you click on something you must wait for an animation to finish. I don't want to play this game again.

Avoid at all costs!
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
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.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Don't waste you money on this. I really don't know if they game is incomplete or is mean to be like this... when i installed it it send me to the page of the game "RIP - Trilogy", i did have to clic on the download demo to be able to start the game.

A lot of black screens where you only hear weird sounds, poor graphics, my monitor was constantly attemping to adjust resolution. Could get to the first level trying to click some parts of the scenery, send me to a dark screen... go to the menu, click on clues, the game crashes.

I suppose my PC is not compatible with this game... i suppose it may work on olders machines.. i suposse the dark screen are the pre-render videos... do you want to try your luck?
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
Horribly made.
Cutscenes didn't work, subtitles didn't work, it lagged like a ♥♥♥♥♥, camera angles took up to 7 seconds to change perspective, clues didn't work and the controls were just so bad.
It's a shame really because I seriously dig the artstyle of this game.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
I don't get this game in the end. It's too indy to understand but the art in game is good, combined of contrast and minimalist concepts resulting in beautiful graphic. This game requires a trick to play cutscenes which you had to put Alt + Enter in the game and then it will run perfectly.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
This game has an interesting art style. That's honestly where anything good ends, from what I've heard the rest of the game is bad but I can't even progress furthur due to game breaking bugs and the "interesting" art style means you can't tell a wall from an open space (really). Just avoid this mess of a game.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Many years ago I got this game in some kind of bundle. The game looks weird which isn't a bad thing but I didn't know what to do. Now after all those years I wanted to try this game one more time to see if this was really that weird. Sadly, the game is no longer playable. When trying to open the game, you will get redirected to another Meridian4 (dev) game called "R.I.P.". Besides I'm pretty sure the game is not even being sold on Steam anymore, but that's no real loss.

P.S. I did not spend this many hours into this game, the game got stuck in the background.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2013
This game is extremely buggy.
Which is a shame, really, because beside that it has nice puzzles, great atmosphere and its overall dark gothic presentation is very good.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2015
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 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
So, there are a lot of reviews joking about this being a link to "RIP Trilogy". That's absolutely true, but since I was determined to have this game function, I downloaded the "RIP Trilogy" demo. After that, the game launched!

I figured since I got it running I would give it a fair chance, and so I started up the first act of the game. Only, the game decided it was the right time to change resolution, and the video did not play. I followed the tips and tricks about using the common Alt+Enter screenshot to drop the game from full resolution to watch the videos. Hurray, solved! I kept on, and completed the first area... then the game froze! Last straw, game!

From the bit I played, it was a pretty abtruse point-and-click adventure game. Not helping it was the art style -- there are ways to do a minimalist visual style well (see Killer Is Dead) and there's oversimplification that makes it uninteresting.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2015
I honestly feel like im cursed for owning this. I'd say to avoid this like the plague, but I think they removed this game. For good reasons. The only positive thing I have to say is that the art style is slightly captivating, besides how broken this game actually is.

Honestly just pretty to look at, not to play. Hell, looking at the pictures on the steam preview is more interesting than the game.
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