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Theme: Vampires

Group Description

Games that are inspired by vampires, a mythological undead creature of the night that feeds on the blood of the living in order to survive. A person supposedly becomes a vampire either when bitten by another vampire or through the dark arts of necromancy. The characteristics of vampires are widely diverse (some hate garlic, others eat them :p) depending on territorial myth/folklore, legend, or pop culture. The closest original source of the vampire myth may have originated from the Romanian Strigoi mythological creature.

Vampires today however, are usually referred to Western or local European cultures, greatly influenced by either Christian or Jewish mythology. May also include Chinese vampires, who like to jump up and down like bunnies (seriously). These vampires may include some of the several characteristics (specifications may vary):
  • Undead (the creature is already dead, brought to life through unnatural means). May include other non-traditional means, such turning into a vampire through black magic, necromancy, or joining an accountant firm.

  • Appearance may strike as pale as such person(s) not exposed to sunlight, similar to a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) fanboi.

  • Drinks blood for survival and healing purposes. Vampires are equipped with supposedly two pointed teeth for this purpose. Usually targets the victim via main blood artery at the neck. Later adaptations include blood arteries at the wrist.

  • Exposure to direct sunlight is considered lethal. The traditional 'stake through the heart' has a similar effect. Though a head-shot with a shotgun may result a similar desired effect (especially if loaded with silver bullets). Later adaptations however have introduced day walkers, referring to a vampire hybrid entirely unharmed by sunlight.

  • Weakened (or allergic in scientific terms) by garlic, holy symbols (e.g. crucifix, blessed/holy water, etc.), people with diabetes; cannot cross over running water, etc.

  • May have shape-shifting magical abilities, such as transforming into certain beast-like creatures: wolves, bats, rats, etc. No evidence has shown a vampire transforming into a Pokémon monster.

  • May cast no reflections as they have no souls. Then again, neither do lawyers.

  • May have the ability to charm the opposite sex (or anyone for that matter) or possesses overwhelming charisma almost equal to the approvers of MobyGames™, in order to manipulate individuals to do their bidding. This is the part where you should start getting suspicious.
In pop culture, the myth of vampires have either been greatly influenced by two of the following fictional vampires, more so by the latter:
  • A movie: Nosferatu (1922);
  • A novel: Bram Stoker's: Dracula (1897).
Limitations
  • For purposes of this game group, games where vampires do not play a predominate role in the plot/story/theme or are identified merely as random enemies, should be excluded from this game group.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice2009Nintendo DS505 Games S.R.L....
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption2000Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.87
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines2004WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.16
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.54
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain1996PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.05
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption (Collector's Edition)2000WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.81
Blade2000Game Boy Color, PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.77
Scott Adams' Graphic Adventure #5: The Count1982Atari 8-bitAdventure International3.00
The Count1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 64, Electron, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, VIC-20Adventure International3.80
William R. Fisher's Beyond the Spirit's Eye2007WindowsWRF Studios2.63
A Vampyre Story2008Macintosh, WindowsAkella3.66
Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box2009iPad, iPhone, WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc.4.20
Dráscula: The Vampire Strikes Back1996DOS, WindowsAlcachofa Soft S.L.3.00
Count Duckula 2 Featuring Tremendous Terence1992Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.1.52
Count Duckula in No Sax Please - We're Egyptian1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.2.78
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.0.00
The Master1986ZX SpectrumArtic Computing Ltd0.80
Dracula the Undead1992LynxAtari Corporation...
Imadoki no Vampire: Bloody Bride1996PlayStationAtlus Co., Ltd.3.75
Countdown Vampires1999PlayStationBandai America, Inc....
Terror T.R.A.X.: Track of the Vampire1995DOS, Pippin, Windows 3.xBandai Digital Entertainment4.20
Dracula: Origin2008WindowsThe Adventure Company3.56
BloodRayne 22004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxMajesco Sales, Inc.3.66
Pathologic2005WindowsBrigades3.98
The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang1993SNESBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

BloodRayne 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for BloodRayne 2
Pathologic Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Pathologic
Blade PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Blade

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from BloodRayne 2
Main game screen
Screenshot from Pathologic
Title screen
Screenshot from Blade
Starting location, toddling around
Screenshot from The Count