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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.
Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Bram Stoker's Dracula1993SEGA CDSony Imagesoft2.78
Master of Darkness1992Game Gear, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master SystemSEGA Corporation3.94
Dracula the Undead1992LynxAtari Corporation2.25
Brides of Dracula1992Amiga, Atari STGonzo Games4.50
The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo: The Vampire's Coffin1992Macintosh, VIS, Windows 3.xRadio Shack5.00
Dracula Hakushaku1992FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000FairyTale4.40
Monster in My Pocket1992NESKonami, Inc.3.97
Night Trap19923DO, DOS, Macintosh, SEGA 32X, SEGA CDDigital Pictures, Inc.3.62
Count Duckula 2 Featuring Tremendous Terence1992Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.1.52
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge1991Game BoyKonami, Inc.3.59
Super Castlevania IV1991SNES, Wii, Wii UKonami, Inc.4.07
The Menagerie1990ZX SpectrumZenobi Software...
Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun!1990DoJa, NESKonami Corporation4.36
Makai Prince Dorabocchan1990TurboGrafx-16Naxat Soft...
Transylvania III: Vanquish the Night1990Apple IIgs, DOSMerit Software3.32
Count Duckula in No Sax Please - We're Egyptian1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.2.92
Castlevania: The Adventure1989Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSKonami, Inc.3.64
...A Personal Nightmare1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsBox Office, Inc.3.38
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UKonami, Inc.3.91
Fright Night1988AmigaMicroDeal Ltd.3.30
Vampire's Empire1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumDigiTek, Inc3.40
Night Hunter1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, ZX SpectrumUbi Soft Entertainment Software3.79
Dracula in London1988DOSPersonal Companion Software3.27
Dance of the Vampires1988Commodore 64Interactive Technology...
The Astonishing Adventures of Mr. Weems and the She Vampires1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPiranha2.80
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Selected Covers

Fright Night Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Fright Night
Night Trap SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Night Trap
Vampire's Empire Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Vampire's Empire
Bram Stoker's Dracula SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Bram Stoker's Dracula

Selected Screenshots

You and uncle are heading toward town
Screenshot from Dance of the Vampires
Title screen
Screenshot from Dracula the Undead
Title screen
Screenshot from Fright Night
Title screen
Screenshot from Dracula Hakushaku
Title Screen
Screenshot from Night Trap