Vampire games

It remains a mystery that there are that few vampire games out there. Not to mention good ones. Here are all the (more or less) major releases with a “vampire setting”.

The good ones

Vampire The Masquerade: Redemption

The only really cool vampire game. Controls weren’t its strength but everything else (atmosphere, music, graphics, characters, storyline, setting) was great!

Some of the greatest music in games

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines

Pretty much the biggest dissapointment in gaming for me. Almost couldn’t keep playing after the awful intro. Bugs got eliminated a lot with fanpatches but still not very appealing – setting and idea is incredible. Too bad the execution was as bad as it was. No good score, awful animations, boring 1st person gameplay, almost no atmosphere thanks to a sterile and empty city.

The rest

Dark (2013)
Blood Knights (2013)
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (2013) – Hack n Slay
Infamous: Festival of Blood (2011) – Action Adventure – Good
Castlevania (1986 – 2010) – Action Adventure – Okay
A Vampyre Story (2008) – Adventure – Okay
Dracula (2008) – Adventure – Okay
BloodRayne (2002 – 2004) – Action Adventure – Crap
Legacy of Kain (1996 – 2004) – Action Adventure – Okay

9 thoughts

  1. You call VTM:B a dissapointment? What a pity…. I strongly disagree (but I don’t know a thing about making games). Even with all it’s flaws, I think the idea is wonderful (incredible, as you said), but the bugs never really bothered me. I’m in love with every aspect of the gaming experience. The music, cool. Characters, cool. Gameplay, cool. And those vampire chicks were hot as hell! Then there’s the bugs, oh well. that does suck.
    Although, honestly, I have never played Redemption yet. After reading your opinion about it, maybe I should give it a try.

  2. Sphuxis (September 29th, 2012 @ 19:50)
  3. I understand that most people feel like you – maybe it just was the expectation I had. One of the games I was looking forward to the most and then… everything was so badly executed.
    Again, the idea and setting and everything behind it were amazing. But yeah, overall it just wasn’t a good game for me. Also I can’t stand 1st person fighting (And the 3rd person view looked horrible ;)).
    Anyway, Redemption was a completely different game, no idea if you would like it – the fighting system was more of a “hack n slay” and it didn’t control very well. I still hope there will be another sequel (of Redemption and/or Bloodlines) of some kind though.

  4. Simon (September 29th, 2012 @ 20:53)
  5. Redemption played like Diablo.
    Bloodlines played like an FPS with a leveling system tacked on.

    I preferred bloodlines because of the atmosphere, it was far more immersive than Redemption.

  6. Frothy (February 18th, 2013 @ 00:05)
  7. Ya, for me it was exactly the other way around ;)
    Bloodlines had no atmosphere at all, whereas Redemption was pure mood. Great gothic setting, great atmosphere, great music, great characters. Everything Bloodlines didn’t have (for me). Plus 3rd person always trumps fps. Again, I know I’m in the minority here, so yeah. I’m happy for you that you could enjoy Bloodlines as much as you did.

  8. Simon (February 18th, 2013 @ 00:26)
  9. There was just something about walking down the streets of LA, and enjoying the scenery.

  10. Frothy (March 8th, 2013 @ 19:14)
  11. Can I ask a question? can someone from a different country play this game? like, lets say… Philippines? somewhere around asia?

  12. Michael (March 15th, 2013 @ 14:17)
  13. Are you talking about Bloodlines or World of Darkness? ;) There is no information about WoD regarding that so far.

  14. Simon (March 16th, 2013 @ 08:38)
  15. Bloodlines disappointment? I can only laugh at that fact.

  16. Deventh (August 13th, 2013 @ 03:24)
  17. Glad we agree it’s a fact… ;)

  18. Simon (September 23rd, 2013 @ 09:18)

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