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.
Related Game Groups
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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.0.00
Realm of the Undead1984ZX SpectrumExpress Programmes Company...
The Menagerie1990ZX SpectrumZenobi Software...
The Master1986ZX SpectrumArtic Computing Ltd0.80
Dark Vampires: The Shadows of Dust2006WindowsIncaGold GmbH0.83
The Astonishing Adventures of Mr. Weems and the She Vampires1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPiranha2.80
City of Eternals2009BrowserOhai1.17
Daemon Summoner2006PlayStation 2, WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment Ltd.1.50
Count Duckula 2 Featuring Tremendous Terence1992Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.1.52
Dracula: The Days of Gore2006WindowsIncaGold plc1.61
Vampyre Cross2007Commodore 641.62
Vampiromania2002WindowsOrganizações Globo SA1.75
Dracula Twins2006WindowsLegendo Entertainment AB2.00
Castle Dracula: Adventure 51985Commodore 16, Plus/4MicroDeal Ltd.2.00
Dracula the Undead1992LynxAtari Corporation2.25
Erevos2001WindowsGrenadios2.29
Gothos1997Macintosh, WindowsMicroforum International2.33
Heróis e Vampiros2001BrowserOrganizações Globo SA2.38
From Dusk Till Dawn2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.47
Vampire Physics2011Browser2.50
Vampire Skills2011BrowserFast Games2.50
William R. Fisher's Beyond the Spirit's Eye2007WindowsWRF Studios2.63
Yuki's Vacation2002WindowsTotally Screwed Software2.70
Night Hunter1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, ZX SpectrumUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.79
Bram Stoker's Dracula1993SEGA CDSony Imagesoft2.78
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Selected Covers

Heróis e Vampiros Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Heróis e Vampiros
City of Eternals Browser Front Cover
Front cover for City of Eternals
Bram Stoker's Dracula SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Bram Stoker's Dracula
Night Hunter DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Night Hunter

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from The Menagerie
Title screen
Screenshot from Dracula the Undead
Long battle... Die you hunter!
Screenshot from Heróis e Vampiros
Information Chart
Screenshot from Erevos