The ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents convinces James that his friend is a victim of something sinister. The Vatican's involvement inspires James to get to the bottom of this mystery...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (473 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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February 23

Shadows on the Vatican - Act I: Greed - Update 2 (23/02/2015)

Today we're publishing another important update which adds the Russian and Polish localization and solves several issues in the game. You can find the changelog and more information here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/286360/discussions/0/618453594745517430/

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February 12

Shadows on the Vatican - Act I: Greed - Update 1 (12/02/2015)

Today we're publishing an important update which solves several issues in the game. You can find the changelog and more information here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/286360/discussions/0/618453594745517430/

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Reviews

“Shadows on the Vatican makes a promising debut with Act I: Greed and advertises its potential well by setting up a complex, controversial story; creating a tidy, streamlined world that matches the gravity of the plot; and incorporating an engaging cast of characters.”
Adventure Gamers

“Shadows On the Vatican – Act I: Greed is a wonderful opening to this four part episodic point and click adventure game. The voice acting and soundtrack is amongst the best I’ve heard in a long time – which is all the more impressive as this game is made by a small Italian company most of you reading this have never heard of.”
Diehard Game Fan

“It’s definitely a very good title to play not only for the adventure games lovers, but even for who is not into this genre, since it features the simplicity of a very intuitive technical compartment, cleverly mixed with an intricate and worthy plot, which prefigures a compelling ending since the beginning. The Vatican will swallow you, leaving your mouth watering.”
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About This Game

Visiting Rome from Chicago, where he works as a doctor, ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents is enough to convince James that his friend is a victim of something shady and sinister. The Vatican's involvement and some strange parallels with his own traumatic past inspire James to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Along this dangerous and disturbing path, James finds the most unlikely travelling companion who will question his deepest beliefs. And so the two characters begin both a physical journey in search of the truth, and a metaphysical exploration of the inner soul and the darkest secrets that everyone hides, even a "champion of the faith" like James.

Rome is the stage for this adventure – a city bathed in eternal twilight, its skies tinted the color of blood spilled in more than thirty years of intrigue: blood of innocents and guilty, unknown and famous victims alike.

KEY FEATURES

  • Shadows on the Vatican is a thrilling new point-and-click adventure in 4 acts, inspired by real events in recent Italian history and freely adapted from the bestseller of David Yallop "In God's Name".
  • Art direction by Lorenzo Ruggiero (Marvel/DC Comics)
  • Over 10 locations per episode with high resolution graphics and Full HD support
  • Realistic characters with hours of motion-capture animations
  • Well integrated puzzles and several hours of gameplay
  • Animated coloured comics by award winner Daniela di Matteo

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1280x720 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 200-series/Radeon 300-series/Intel HD 3000-series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1920x1080 for the Full HD version
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Hmm, this is my 1st time to play a point-and-click adventure game and I can say it is somewhat good enough to be played by others, too. The story is nice, though it isn't that rich. The graphics and animation is bad, especially for HD but the gameplay is ok. Overall 6/10

Go ahead and play this game. Now I'm waiting for the next chapter...

Edit: Additional comment

What I dislike from the achievements is the "Dialogue Skipper". I really don't like it because you are encouraging people just to skim or even skip it at all and not get interested with the story. I earned this achievement on a 2nd run but I had a friend who just skipped it all on her 1st try.

What devs should encourage is for the gamers to have a lot of playing time on their game so they would recommend it to others and not just do it for the cards and uninstalling it afterwards.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
The story begins.

PRO:
+ Remembers me of Broken Sword from childhood
+ The story is brilliant and interesting,
+ Sound is great
+ Backgrounds of Roma are very nice

CONTRA
- Animations are not the top

CONCLUSION:
If you are looking for an adventure game not so long and with a great story this first episode is for you.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
A normal Point&Click game, with a few puzzles (none of which are difficult), & an interesting story.

The story (no spoilers) was pretty good, & kept me interested the whole way through. 6/10.
The graphics were watchable & fine, but i believe below average. 4/10.
The sound was good, maybe even the 2nd best thing in the game, behind story. 6/10.

Overall, i really liked playing Shadows on the Vatican. I found the story to be quite solid, & i was into it almost straight away. It was very short (it took me 3hrs), but it was only Episode 1, so it's kind of like an intro to the story & characters.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Act I is a really nice start to this game

Pros:
-Interesting story
-Nice seting
-Chars they are just kinda perfect for the role and this game it just fits
-Will leave you wanting more and since act II is coming soon(it's actually on steam greenlight atm imma go vote it up after the review)

Cons:
-There is 1 part of the game which was pure guesses till you finish it or I just never saw the clues(had 1 glitch but nothing worth mentioning) xD

Also this is set in acts so the main story will be long and this act was was kinda short but still long enough not to go into my cons list
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Nice Acient Rome story...
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