Vampire video games is not well-known and a sub-genre in supernatural. These beings can be a protagonist and antagonist. Some maybe anti-hero and villain in different scenarios. Vampires feed on blood to live and co-exist with human society. Dhampire did exist as well but have little representation in gaming. Vampires have to fight to survive like Blade with extraordinary abilities. The hero could be a gun-slinger, blade-wielding and plasma draining entity. The story is no Candy-Land but dark and gritty atmospheric. Goth lovers will embrace vampire culture and occult style. I will be talking about 5 vampire games that will suck your blood. It’s almost Halloween and what better way to take about vampires. Note: I played some Vampire video games and watch tv shows. Let’s get right to it with number 5.
5. BloodRayne – Terminal Reality
Blood Rayne is a hot red-heared blood sucking heroine. Rayne is a dhampire looking for her father. She is armed with blades and guns. Blood Rayne is a hack n slash blood sucking video game. Let’s just say she is like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rayne is a anti-hero in some way because revenge for her mother. Brimstone Society gives her mission to defeat supernatural threats. Rayne also fights Nazis, who wants to bring back a demon lord. Using her vampire power like Daemities, Rayne wants justice. There are live action BloodRayne movies but not very good. BloodRayne is available on Playstation 2, Xbox and PC.
4. Code Vein – Bandai Namco Studios
Code Vein is based on vampire’s motifs. There is very little about this game. Critics stated “it’s inspired by Dark Souls series” with an open world aspect. Gameplay elements is action role playing with third-person perspective. Code Vein look like God Eater with using blood weapons. I can’t wait for more info on Code Vein in the near future. Code Vein is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
3. Darkstalkers – Capcom
Darkstalkers is a fighting game with different monsters. There is one vampire named Demitri Maximoff, who want to rule Makai world. Demitri is a rival of Morrigan Aensland, a succubus princess of Makai. He consume their blood and intruders his servants. His iconic moveset is turning characters into opposite gender. Which is called the “Midnight Bliss” and spiral attack. Demitri is one of the characters that doesn’t get a lot of praise. His Midnight Bliss move is a noted in Darkstalkers history. Darkstalkers is available on various consoles.
2. Tsukihime – Type Moon
Tsukihime is a visual novel about Shiki Tohno, who have the ability to see death lines. This skill is called “Mystic Eyes of Death” armed with a switchblade, he could destroy objects. One character who is a vampire named Arcueid, who is True Ancestor that lack qualities. Arcueid need blood to survive and befriends Shiki Tohno. There is another vampire named Michael Roa Valdamjong who wants Shiki host body for his reincarnation. Melty Blood have these two characters if you want to check them out. Tsukihime is available on PC.
1. Vampire: The Masquerade Series – Troika Games
Vampire: The Masquerade is based on tabletop board game. Troika Games brought us two Vampire games. Bloodines and Redemption, both games have different perspectives in gameplay. Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption is more of a standard style RPG. Player have party members and Bloodines doesn’t. Bloodlines gives players choose of vampire genres and clans. Choose skills such as picking locks, fire arms and hacking a computer. You can drink blood from humans and can’t kill them. In Bloodlines you have to abide by rules in masquerade without losing humanity. Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and Bloodlines are available on Steam.
Vampires stalk the night
There are more vampire video games such as Vampyr, Night Trap and Fortune Arterial. Castlevania is another mention about vampires. I hope you enjoy this list. Make sure to have a happy Halloween and check out these games. Don’t like these being suck your blood dry at night. Those are my top 5 vampire games and some of them are dark. Darkstalkers is questionable went it comes to tone. There might be more coming days and years.