The Inquisitor

Jesus did not die on the cross, but came down and unleashed vengeance on all the nonbelievers. 1500 years later, an army of Inquisitors brutally enforce the faith. In this dark fantasy adventure you solve intricate cases & unveil abysmal secrets as Inquisitor Mordimer Madderdin.
The Inquisitor is a story-driven, dark fantasy adventure game with action elements, that compels you to face difficult moral choices. The game is set in an alternative version of (religious) reality. Inspired by bestselling Inquisitor book series by Jacek Piekara. Once nailed to the cross and near death, Jesus becomes consumed by utter rage. He breaks free and unleashes violent vengeance on all the non-believers. Centuries pass and now an army of zealot Inquisitors brutally enforce the faith in this blood-soaked Church.
You are Mordimer Madderdin, an Inquisitor in God's service, sent to the town of Koenigstein which is plagued by a series of mysteries and sin. Solve the various cases and crimes of those who have transgressed against the faith, all while uncovering the truth of a darker evil from another realm that is trying to enter the world of the living.

Be the ultimate Holy Judge and Jury

Your role as an Inquisitor is to maintain order and enforce the faith in God. But the world is full of sinners who have lost their way. Decide the fates of those you judge in multiple story-driven cases and missions. This is a world where morality and what is right have long strayed from each other. So, will you show mercy or undying belief in The Holy Law?

A morally tainted, non-linear tale

This is a dark and gritty story centered around a religion preaching revenge and violence. Multiple branching story choices will test your morality. Choose your path and decide what kind of Inquisitor you will be - one of pity or one of retribution - and ultimately what mark you will leave on this world.

Enlightened sleuthing

Mordimer has unique skills and abilities that allow him to solve the various crimes and mysteries that have befallen Koenigstein. Track down and interrogate suspects. Discover the hidden truths of the city and its inhabitants. Piece together the evidence and make your final judgments.

Delve into the Unworld

Unbeknownst to those around him, Mordimer has the ability to enter the mysterious Unworld. There he can discover the deeper secrets that suspects have tried to hide in their souls. But there is a grave risk when venturing into this world and the dark force which reigns supreme here will do everything it can to destroy you for stepping foot into its realm.

Persuasive interrogations

The 1500’s remain a cruel era of justice. As an Inquisitor, you have free rein to use whatever methods and tools deemed necessary to persuade suspects to reveal ‘the truth’. These optional interrogations date back to the times of the real Inquisition and it’s up to you to decide if and how much force to apply to those under your investigation.

Let your sword do the talking

Sometimes a tongue just needs to be cut right out in order to loosen it. A full sword-based combat system means various cases will let or even require you to use brute force. Master your blade, find your openings, and use your enemy’s weak points against them.

Available Achievements

Animals protector
15 XP
Avid Collector
30 XP
Blades from Caloga
15 XP
Code breaker
15 XP
Dust to dust
25 XP

The Inquisitor Ratings & Reviews

  • 33%
    Critics Recommend
  • 54
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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PC Gamer
by Robert Jones
79 / 100
The Inquisitor is a grim yet strangely gripping dark fantasy story, memorable if a little rough around the edges.
by Phil Hornshaw
6 / 10
Playing a medieval church cop hunting a vampire is a great concept, but blurry choices, weak combat, and a ton of handholding keep The Inquisitor from leading a compelling inquisition.
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The Inquisitor System Requirements



OS versionWindows 10 (64 Bit)
OS versionWindows 10 (64 Bit)
CPUIntel Core i5-8400 / Ryzen 5 2600
CPUIntel Core i7-7700K / Ryzen 7 2700
Memory16 GB
Memory16 GB
GPUGeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX 590
GPUGeForce RTX 2070 / AMD RX 5700
DirectXDirectX 11
DirectXDirectX 11
Storage23 GB
Storage23 GB
SoundCardIntegrated or dedicated compatible soundcard
SoundCardIntegrated or dedicated compatible soundcard
Additional NotesMinimum: Low settings | Full-HD | Average performance | SSD recommended / Upscaling via FSR recommended || Recommended: Medium settings | Full-HD | Average performance | SSD recommended / Upscaling via DLSS or FSR recommended
Languages Supported
  • Audio: Polish, German, English
  • Text: Russian, Polish, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazil), English, German, French, Japanese, Spanish (Spain)
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