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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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Castlevania: Double Pack2006Game Boy AdvanceKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Dark Vampires: The Shadows of Dust2006WindowsIncaGold GmbH0.83
Daemon Summoner2006PlayStation 2, WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment Ltd.1.50
Darkwatch2005PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.81
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow2005J2ME, Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.98
Shin Bokura no Taiyō Gyakushū no Sabata2005Game Boy AdvanceKonami Corporation3.92
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness2005PlayStation 2, XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.73
Vampires Dawn 2: Ancient Blood2005Windows4.44
Pathologic2005WindowsBrigades3.98
De Grote Griezelbox2005WindowsTransposia...
BloodRayne 22004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxMajesco Sales, Inc.3.66
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines2004WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.4.16
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django2004Game Boy AdvanceKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.81
Van Helsing2004PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.54
Underworld: The Eternal War2004PlayStation 2Play It Ltd.2.79
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower2004PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.42
Blade: Trinity2004BREW, J2MEMFORMA Group Inc.3.58
Legacy of Kain: Defiance (Special Edition)2004WindowsEidos GmbH5.00
Dracula 2 Pack2004WindowsThe Adventure Company5.00
Vampire Panic2004PlayStation 2Sammy Corporation...
Marshie's Malloween Mix-Up2003Browser...
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi2003WindowsiGames Publishing3.65
Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand2003Game Boy AdvanceKonami of America, Inc.3.80
Legacy of Kain: Defiance2003PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.84
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

BloodRayne 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for BloodRayne 2
Legacy of Kain: Defiance PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Legacy of Kain: Defiance

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from BloodRayne 2
Main Menu
Screenshot from Legacy of Kain: Defiance