Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon

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Pilgrim is an adventure game loosely based on Paulo Coelho's novel The Pilgrimage. It is set in Southern France in the year 1208. Summoned to his father's side, the protagonist Simon Lancroix is told that he must obtain a valuable manuscript in a secret room and deliver it only to Petrus, a friend who lives in Toulouse. His pleading hints that this mission might be dangerous, but Simon agrees even though he doesn't understand. Shortly thereafter, his father dies. The interaction begins in the library as you start Simon's adventure.

This is a first person, point and click game with a somewhat unconventional interface. The inventory contains objects which can be used as well as clicked on during conversations. Icons of the people Simon has met or heard about also act as conversation topics when clicked on. The game features an in-game hint system which provides very vague clues to the many puzzles Simon will encounter. A comprehensive encyclopedia is accessible at any time to document and elaborate upon the historical facts of the era and to the game itself.

Angels, demons and people from all walks of life will help (or hinder) Simon's progress towards his goals as he travels around France's towns and countryside. Locations are varied with marketplaces, villages, a ruined fortress, gothic churches and, later, fanciful environments. Puzzles include several mechanical problems, helping other characters with objects and information as well as creative environment manipulation.


Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon Windows Become like a mouse in a maze
Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon Windows The demon called Hades
Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon Windows Do you dare grab the glowing green bottle?
Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon Windows Which pictures should be displayed on either side?

Alternate Titles

  • "Pilgrim: Par le Livre et par l'Epée" -- French Title
  • "Pilgrim: Das Geheimnis der Schrift" -- German Title
  • "Pilgrim 2" -- Re-Release Common Title
  • "Pilgrim" -- Re-release Title
  • "Pielgrzym" -- Polish Title

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User Reviews

Arxel Tribe's first creation .. provocative and entertaining Windows Jeanne (75486)
If you can get over the primitive interface, an interesting concept awaits you. Windows RussS (781)
Absolutely beautiful. Windows The Hog (3)
I broke both cds to this games! Worst ten bucks i ever spent! Windows Shayne Bates (13)

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Windows 3.x 1998 A 100
PC Jeux Windows 3.x Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Jeux Windows Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Puntaeclicca.it Windows Apr, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 24, 2004 14 out of 20 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Dec, 1997 64 out of 100 64
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1997 64 out of 100 64
Quandary Windows Jul, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Windows 3.x Dec, 1997 59 out of 100 59
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 1997 58 out of 100 58


Topic # Posts Last Post
I found a way to run it in fullscreen 1 Nicholas Parkanyi
Jul 28, 2010
install problem 10 alex grros
Sep 06, 2008


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