User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King2003Game Boy AdvanceTHQ Inc.3.46
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow2003Game Boy Advance, J2ME, Wii UKonami of America, Inc.4.21
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence2003PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.86
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Call of the Siren2002Windows3.33
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2002XboxElectronic Arts, Inc.3.49
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.54
Yuki's Vacation2002WindowsTotally Screwed Software2.70
Vampiromania2002WindowsOrganizações Globo SA1.75
The Legacy of Kain Series: Blood Omen 22002GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive, Inc.3.80
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance2002Game Boy Advance, Wii UKonami Corporation3.75
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.38
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra2002WindowsKonami of America, Inc.4.00
Erevos2001WindowsGrenadios2.29
Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse2001PlayStation 2Metro3D, Inc....
Vampire Night2001PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.20
Terror T.R.A.X.: Track of the Vampire2001BrowserWizards of the Coast, Inc....
Blood & Lace: A Gothic Novel2001WindowsGiunti Publishing Group...
From Dusk Till Dawn2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.47
Heróis e Vampiros2001BrowserOrganizações Globo SA2.38
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon2001Game Boy Advance, Wii UKonami of America, Inc.3.84
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 22001PlayStation 2, WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.93
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption2000Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.87
Tsukihime2000WindowsType-Moon4.60
Blade2000Game Boy Color, PlayStationActivision Publishing, Inc.3.77
Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service2000DreamcastCapcom Co., Ltd.5.00
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Selected Covers

Vampiromania Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Vampiromania
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Selected Screenshots

Buffy - XBox - The Master
Screenshot from Buffy the Vampire Slayer