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 (117 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
18 of 19 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
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
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 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
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
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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