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Belief & Betrayal is a classic point & click adventure by the Italian development team Artematica.

American journalist Jonathan Danter hears of the recent murder of his uncle Frank, who has been considered dead for years. In fact he has been working for the Vatican's intelligence service. Jonathan travels to the funeral in London and gets involved in a church conspiracy which reaches back to the day where Judas betrayed Jesus Christ. With the help of his uncle's assistant Katrin and the computer expert Damian he tries to solve the mystery and visits famous locations like the Cathedral of Chartres throughout Europe.

Gameplay is like in most other adventures. The three parallel playable characters Jonathan, Katrin and Damian examine, pick up or use objects, solve riddles and talk with other persons. A new feature in Belief & Betrayal is a "thought inventory" in which the characters record their ideas about different problems. You can use the notes with objects or with your communicator. With the communicator you contact your partners and send them information which may help them in their current situation. By pressing space key you activate an in-game help just like in Secret Files: Tunguska which highlights all on-screen items.


Belief & Betrayal Windows Man running (after selecting new game).
Belief & Betrayal Windows Uncle's apartment
Belief & Betrayal Windows Underground in Venice
Belief & Betrayal Windows Chartres

Promo Images

Belief & Betrayal Magazine Advertisement
Belief & Betrayal Other Page 19

Alternate Titles

  • "Поцелуй Иуды" -- Russian spelling
  • "Zrada & Víra" -- Czech title
  • "La Malédiction de Judas" -- French title
  • "Jonathan Danter - Nel Sangue di Giuda" -- Italian Title
  • "Belief & Betrayal: Medalion Judasza" -- Polish title
  • "Belief & Betrayal: El medallón de Judas" -- Spanish title
  • "Belief and Betrayal: Das Medallion des Judas" -- German title

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Critic Reviews Mar 12, 2007 76 out of 100 76
GameBoomers Jul, 2008 B 75
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 27, 2008 69 out of 100 69
Game Captain Mar 03, 2007 66 out of 100 66
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2007 66 out of 100 66
Avid Gamer Jul 09, 2008 6 out of 10 60
IGN Jun 19, 2008 5.4 out of 10 54
GameSpot Jul 08, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45
Adventure Gamers Jul 22, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 Mar 06, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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The name of the airplane in Alan's hangar is "Amazon Queen", which is a reference to the game Flight of the Amazon Queen.
Wizo (29536) added Belief & Betrayal (Windows) on Jun 09, 2007