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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 The snake is guarding an item.
Dracula: Origin Windows In Vienna, Van Helsing talks with his friend, Seward, and the Duchess Orlowski
Dracula: Origin Windows Van Helsing hides inside a wine barrel
Dracula: Origin Windows In Cairo, Mustapha is the only street person who speaks your language

Promo Images

Dracula: Origin Screenshot
Dracula: Origin Screenshot
Dracula: Origin Screenshot
Dracula: Origin Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

2404.org PC Gaming Jul 27, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Gameswelt Jun 17, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Looki Jun 18, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Krawall Gaming Network Jul 23, 2008 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Jul 30, 2008 71 out of 100 71
Gamona Jun 19, 2008 68 out of 100 68
PC Zone Sep, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Jeuxvideo.com May 29, 2008 10 out of 20 50
Gamekult Jun 03, 2008 5 out of 10 50
PC Gamer UK Aug, 2008 49 out of 100 49

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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 (1277) added Dracula: Origin (Windows) on May 18, 2008