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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 Town of Chartres
Belief & Betrayal Windows On the streets
Belief & Betrayal Windows Rome
Belief & Betrayal Windows Title screen

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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Adventure Classic Gaming Aug 01, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Aug 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Island Aug 23, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameBoomers Jul, 2008 B 75
Adventure Corner Mar 27, 2007 74 out of 100 74 Apr 20, 2007 14 out of 20 70 Mar 25, 2007 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 27, 2008 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2007 66 out of 100 66
IGN Jun 19, 2008 5.4 out of 10 54


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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