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Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon (Windows)

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Pilgrim is an adventure game set in the Middle Ages after the Crusades during the 13th century. It is the time of the Knights Templar, the Black Plague and the Inquisition when many were tortured and burned at the stake because of their religious beliefs.

Summoned to his father's side, Simon (your character) 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 Several times during the game, you'll get a pictoral recap of what you've learned.
Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon Windows A shopkeeper needs some help.
Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon Windows I will have to use this *thing* if I want to get out of here.

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 Jeanne (75633) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
If you can get over the primitive interface, an interesting concept awaits you. RussS (781) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Absolutely beautiful. The Hog (3) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
I broke both cds to this games! Worst ten bucks i ever spent! Shayne Bates (13) 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars

The Press Says

PC Jeux Oct, 1997 82 out of 100 82 Apr, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Adventurespiele Sep 11, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Nov 24, 2004 14 out of 20 70
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 64 out of 100 64
Quandary Jul, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Dec, 1997 59 out of 100 59
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1997 58 out of 100 58
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 45 out of 100 45


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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Andrew Hartnett (2266) added Pilgrim: Faith as a Weapon (Windows) on Sep 18, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75633)