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Dracula Unleashed

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
64
3.5
Macintosh
...
5.0
SEGA CD
57
3.7
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Description

Dracula Unleashed is an interactive movie in the same vein as Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. Basically, you can choose from several locations to go to, and at each location you are shown different events through live-action video clips. Clues in the videos will point you to where you should go next. You also have an "inventory" which you can use to affect the outcome of certain clips (for example, if you enter an asylum with the blackjack you'll be able to defend yourself against any escaped inmates, but if you don't bring the blackjack with you you'll be killed). Time is constantly moving and new events will pop up at different times of the day.

In Dracula Unleashed it is the year 1899, ten years after the destruction of count Dracula chronicled in Bram Stoker's novel. You take the role of Alexander Morris, the younger brother of Texan Quincey Morris who died defeating Dracula. Alexander has come to London to investigate the circumstances of his brother's death, but became sidetracked when he fell in love with and proposed to a local girl named Annisette.

Now, the dawn of a new millennium approaches and an evil force is stalking the streets of London, draining victims of their blood and transforming innocent women into bloodthirsty vampiresses. With the aide of your brother's old friends, the survivors of Dracula's evil, you must uncover the identity of this new vampire and prevent him from transforming Annisette into his queen of the night. Do not fail her, or she will personally rip your throat out.

Screenshots

Dracula Unleashed DOS Lush static illustrations during narrated flashbacks
Dracula Unleashed DOS Detailed location-specific etchings and engravings decorate the interface when the video clips have been completed
Dracula Unleashed SEGA CD The Saucy Jack bar
Dracula Unleashed DOS Atmospheric illustrations of locations before you enter them.  This is your home; your transportation, a carriage, awaits on the right.

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User Reviews

A Solid Graphic Adventure Game With FMV SEGA CD ETJB (447)
A surprisingly decent, if frustrating, interactive movie game. DOS Ray Soderlund (3500)

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Tilt DOS Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Game Players SEGA CD Jul, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Apr, 1994 7.3 out of 10 73
Sega-16.com SEGA CD May 03, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Just Adventure DOS Oct 30, 2003 C+ 58
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 44 out of 100 44
Adventure Corner DOS Oct 12, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Aug 09, 2002 D 25

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Trivia

Platform independent release

A remastered version of Dracula Unleashed on DVD was released in 2002. It features much higher quality videos and sound plus "A making of" clip. Game can be played on usual DVD-player with a remote control, as well as on DVD-ROM, PS2 and X-Box.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #13 Most Memorable Game Villain (Count Dracula)
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