This time of night is dark and full of prey. They’re lurking in the dark, ready to strike. Films and TV shows used to have vampires in them all the time. Even video games had vampires in them! However, vampires have lost some of their appeal in recent years, and games with vampires have become very rare.
The number of vampires has slowed down, but they have had a long history in games. It doesn’t matter if vampires are the main character or the bad guy in a game. They have been a part of them since the 1980s. It’s time to look at some of the best vampire games ever made. Castlevania will be left out, though, so that other games can be shown off.
1. A Vampyre Story
A Vampyre Story is a point-and-click game like the Monkey Island games. It’s about Mona, a woman who is turned into a vampire and forced to live in a castle. Her “husband” comes into contact with a stake. Mona goes on an adventure to get back home.
A Vampyre Story is a puzzle game with a cheesy sense of humour, but it has a wickedly charming art style. Mona is a good character, and A Vampyre Story: Year One is coming out soon. Her story is going to keep going.
2. BloodLust 2: Nemesis
Since 2015, WRF Studios has been quietly building a fun world for vampires. Nemesis is a good follow-up to BloodLust Shadowhunter, which came out in 2015. It builds well on the foundations set by its predecessor. Both games are based on Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, but the BloodLust games are more focused on combat and dungeon crawling than Bloodlines.
Even though these vampire games are rough around the edges, they were made by a small team who worked hard on them. If someone goes into these games knowing that they are cheap, they should have a lot of fun. As far as I can tell, the Vampirem movie from 2021 is also pretty great.
3. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
This is one of the best shows about vampires ever, and there have even been some good video games based on the show. 2002’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the Xbox is a fun action-adventure game, but 2003’s Chaos Bleeds is just a little bit better than it was at the same time. Chaos Bleeds is a movie that takes place during the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and features the “First,” the personification of pure evil in Buffy’s world. It fits in well with the show, and it’s more than just fan service.
Along with Buffy, Chaos Bleeds comes with a few other characters that you can play, like Spike. It’s not only possible to kill vampires as the slayer in this game, but you can also step into the shadows of a vamp.
4. Infamous 2: Festival of Blood
Cole MacGrath has had a very unique life. To make things even more weird, Infamous: Festival of Blood adds vampires to the mix. That doesn’t make Festival of Blood any less fun to play. This game is not canon, and Cole’s meeting with Bloody Mary is just a story Zeke told. But it doesn’t make the game less fun to play.
There are new powers for Cole and UGC missions that make up for the fact that the map from Infamous 2 is used in the new game. A game called Festival of Blood might not last very long, but it is one of the best vampire games for not just the PS3, but for any console as well.
5. Hunter: The Reckoning
Hunter: The Reckoning is a game based on a tabletop RPG. It’s a hack and slash action game that only worked on the GameCube and the first Xbox. This led to Hunter being overlooked even though he had good reviews at the time.
Player: Vampires and a huge group of monsters have taken over. It’s up to the player to fight back. Devil May Cry is a great game, but this one isn’t even close. It’s a good game for people who want to play as a vampire hunter. Hunter: The Reckoning also had two more sequels, Wayward and Redeemer, which were both made into movies.
6. Lunar Knights
He is a very well-known game developer. When he is talked about, most people think of his Metal Gear Solid games or the recent and disappointing Death Stranding. Well, in 2006, Kojima came out with an action RPG that was all about vampire hunters…hunting vampires. Pretty easy to understand.
The Japanese version of the game had a special mechanic that used a solar sensor and a microphone. However, when Lunar Knights was remade for international release, these mechanics were taken out of the game. Fun dungeon crawler Lunar Knights doesn’t stop being fun because it has fun bosses to fight.
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had a good vampire addition, but not much to write home about. That changed when the Dawnguard expansion came out. It added a new group for the Dragonborn to join. In this game, the Dawnguard fight a group of vampires called Volkihar.
The Dawnguard DLC is one of the best vampire experiences in video games, even though it might be a little unfair to add it to the list. The crossbow, the lore, and the places where it is all make it unique.
It will be released on November 11, 2021, for those who want to play this DLC on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood And Wine
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting yet another DLC expansion, this time for the game itself. Blood and Wine is long enough to be its own game. It has over ten hours of main story gameplay and about 50 hours of side missions, which makes it long enough to be its own game.
Geralt is hired by the Duchess of Toussaint to find and kill the monster that is terrorising her land. Because of this, there’s going to be a lot of vampire action and, as always, there are a lot of side missions to do.
9. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
This is one of the best games on PCs, but bad luck and bad business decisions took a toll on it. On the same day as Half-Life 2, Troika was still a little unknown. The game also had a lot of bugs that made a QA tester cry. For one thing, it’s not finished, but it’s still worth playing because it’s Deus Ex with vampires, which is still one of the things that makes us want to get excited about.
To play the game, you pick one of several clans, which change how it works. Then, you can roam the dark streets of Los Angeles in search of soul food, quests, and answers about why the clans are fighting (a particularly bad thing for vampires). Masquerade rules are clever, and they make it easy for you to do anything you want to do. It’s easier to get thralls to give their heads to you as a Toreador than a Nosferatu. If you’re a hideous ghoul, on the other hand, you’ll be skulking through sewers in fear of being seen. A little rough around the edges, but Bloodlines has enough great ideas to make up for it.
10. Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow
Castlevania is one of the most well-known vampire games out there, so it’s sad that so few of the games have been made for PC. As long as the best 3D Castlevania game isn’t on Steam yet, we’re happy to have one of the best action-adventure games ever made.
God of War-style fights are mixed in with frantic, thrilling set pieces in the first Lords Of Shadow movie, which is a lot of fun to watch. Users can play as Gabriel Belmont and fight against the forces of darkness with the help of an iron crucifix and chain whip called “The Crucifix Whip.” Action at first is a little button-mashy, but it soon becomes very strategic. Players have to mix direct and area attacks, dodges, counters, combos, and even magic powers. Better still, in the sequel, Gabriel turns into Dracula. You can’t get any more vampire than that.