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Dracula: Origin (Windows)

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Description

In Dracula: Origin, the player takes the role of Van Helsing, the famous vampire hunter, in the chase of Dracula, before he performs a ritual to save his lover's soul. In a faithful recreation of Bram Stoker's mythology, the player learns about the origins of Dracula's curse, how he took the path of evil when his beloved one committed suicide, thus becoming damned forever, and how he finally made a pact with the Prince of Darkness to become a vampire. With time he learns of a ritual that could bring damned souls, like that of his deceased lover, from their prison. Centuries pass and the Count finds a girl, Mina, that looks exactly like her and begins to seek the girl and the manuscript where the ritual is described, while Van Helsing goes after him.

Through the usual 3D characters over a detailed 2D background, this point-and-click adventure of classical style, takes you, Van Helsing, from London to Transylvania, passing through Egypt and Austria in the search for Dracula. There are also 40 different characters to gather clues from and 150 objects to use and combine in order to solve the different puzzles and mysteries of the game. The game mixes regular inventory and environment based puzzles with more difficult riddles that require logical thinking or pose language or maths problems. The player has access to reports where tasks are detailed, various documents and a log of all dialogues in the game.

There are some helpful features for adventure players, such as a key that highlights all hotspots in the environment and double clicking to quickly move between areas.

Screenshots

Dracula: Origin Windows Another riddle
Dracula: Origin Windows Dracula in a cut-scene with Van Helsing
Dracula: Origin Windows Loading screen (Egypt)
Dracula: Origin Windows Inside a tomb

Alternate Titles

  • "Охотник на Дракулу" -- Russian title
  • "Drákula: Zrození" -- Czech title
  • "Dracula: Początek" -- Polish title

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The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameBoomers Jun, 2008 B+ 83
Game Vortex Jun, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Chief Jun, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Games (Germany) Jul 30, 2008 71 out of 100 71
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Adventure Island Jul 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Adventure Gamers Jun 20, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Bonusweb Jul 04, 2008 66 out of 100 66
HardGamers Jun 14, 2008 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Shared assets

Some scenes, like the inventory screen and the loading screen resemble Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened.

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MichaelPalin (1195) added Dracula: Origin (Windows) on May 18, 2008