User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25

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  1. Reflux200
    Jul 2, 2007
    7
    If you like mysteries, then you'll like the story of this game. You pretty much don't know what is going on, but through exploration, movies, and notes, you start to understand the whole culture of your character a bit more. Gameplay, is very simple. If you have a mouse, with two buttons, you have all you need to play this game. One button will make you move where you click, the If you like mysteries, then you'll like the story of this game. You pretty much don't know what is going on, but through exploration, movies, and notes, you start to understand the whole culture of your character a bit more. Gameplay, is very simple. If you have a mouse, with two buttons, you have all you need to play this game. One button will make you move where you click, the other will let you open doors, manipulate objects, eat slaves, pray, and anything else that can't be done by walking. Unfortunatly, part of the gameplay has a problem. You can't save whenever you want, you have to wait to finish the act your on, and let the game autosave. And since the stark, black and white palace your in is alot more dangerous than you think, you'll probably be restarting alot. Normally these aren't really problems, except for the fact that you can't skip dialog, and almost every time you come to a door, there's dialog. So after spending 5 minutes to get to the area you died before, and then finding out that you really can't walk there... be prepared for another 5 minute walk. That is my only gripe with Vigil. Other than that, I can't wait to finish it. Expand
  2. JaredJ.
    Jul 3, 2007
    7
    The only way this could become an eight or higher if it were in color, and spoke English.
  3. JeremiahW.
    Jul 13, 2007
    8
    Decent adventure game worth the $9.95. It is not of the calibur of the SCUMM based games in the old day though. I am interested to see what Freegamer/Meridian4 offer up in the next episode. Pros: Interesting art style, creepy music/atmosphere. Weird story. Cons: Game screams for some AA and AF settings, higher resolutions, and widescreen support. Also in desperate need of an actual save Decent adventure game worth the $9.95. It is not of the calibur of the SCUMM based games in the old day though. I am interested to see what Freegamer/Meridian4 offer up in the next episode. Pros: Interesting art style, creepy music/atmosphere. Weird story. Cons: Game screams for some AA and AF settings, higher resolutions, and widescreen support. Also in desperate need of an actual save feature since what it currently offers is horrible. And a few technical issues in the audio area (hiss and popping). Expand
  4. Jun 14, 2014
    0
    "How to open RIP Trilogy storepage without searching simulator"
    Best game ever 12/10
    Just kidding its the worst game in my library, cant even play it
  5. Mar 6, 2014
    0
    Vigil is hard on the eyes and crashes frequently on modern hardware. This is the kind of game that you shouldn't buy even when it appears in the Steam discount bin.
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Play this game if you enjoy feeling hopeless and frustrated or are just plain curious as to how a game would specifically seek to bring about such a feeling. Otherwise, you'd be wise not to bother.
  2. I hate to pound on a game that at least tries to be different, but Vigil needs a bunch more polish and a bunch more content before I’d even consider it to be a full game, let alone something worth buying, and so you should be wary of it, even at the $10 bargain price it has now.
  3. PC Format
    32
    The core game itself can't stand alone and captivate its audience as much as it confuses them. [Oct 2007, p.65]