The Knights Templar provide great material for medieval video games. In Assassins Creed – they are totally the bad guys. But in other video games they get a better rap.
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The First Templar came out in 2011. The protagonists are a French Templar called Celian d’Arestide and a female French heretic Marie d’Ibelin being hunted by the Dominican Inquisition. The player must uncover the secrets of the Holy Grail through this duo.
Knights of the Temple: Infernal Crusade features a Templar knight called Paul. In this medieval video game he’s got to frustrate the plan of a devilish Bishop called Adelle who is trying to unleash untold evil in the world. Interesting that it pits a Knight Templar as the good guy against a very bad Catholic church.
One of the odder Knight Templar influenced video games is Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars. An American in Paris – a guy called George Stobbart – witnesses an assassination. He tracks the murderer, dressed as a clown, and through him – comes across a medieval manuscript. This embroils him and a female companion in a plot involving some very sinister Knights Templar.
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