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BloodRayne (GameCube)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
71
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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88
GameZone
There's so much that I have to say about this game that I honestly didn't know when to quit! I urge every gamer to go out and buy/rent this game as soon as possible. It is so incredibly entertaining that you will definitely not want to put it down. You're guaranteed to love BloodRayne if you like Onimusha, Devil May Cry and/or Max Payne. But even if you don't like those games, I still recommend that you play this BloodRayne. It is the perfect example of what a third-person action game should be.
80
Kombo.com
Add one part sexy vixen, one half vampire, five parts whoop-ass, and mix. For flavor, throw in some mutated people, freaky bugs, and some nazis and you’ll wind up with BloodRayne, Majesco and Terminal Reality's new action-packed third-person shooter. This is a must-play game that gives the modern gamer a new chance to stomp on the third Reich. If you are a vampire fan to any degree, you will love the story and style of Bloodrayne.
80
PGNx Media
Overall "Bloodrayne" is not a bad game. This game definitely deserves a rental because of it's visual effects. This is definitely a better game than "Blood Omen 2".
80
GamePro (US)
BloodRayne brings its violent tale of a one-woman army to the GameCube. Blending elements of Max Payne, Castle Wolfenstein, and the most vile World War II exploitation movies, BloodRayne’s one of the sickest and most disturbing adventures you’re likely to find. It’s also very fun to play in a guilty sort of way once you get past the weak opening levels and discover you can stomach its content.
78
IGN
BloodRayne is not going to change the videogame industry, It has its problems -- some technical shortcomings here and there, some camera oversights and the occasional level layout difficulty, but I have to admit that I enjoyed playing through the 3D action title; that it delivered a fun little ride while it lasted.
75
The Video Game Critic
BloodRayne is has style to burn and enough originality to suck in casual gamers with an appetite for blood. It's a good time, but definitely for mature gamers only.
74
GamersMark
BloodRayne is one fun and bloody game, and a decent addition to the GameCube’s ever growing Mature rated game library. But the game disappoints a bit in terms of length and is hindered by camera problems. I do not suggest a purchase of this title but the game is an ideal rental.

The Good - Easy to learn controls - Fast paced gameplay - Early on in the game, if you look hard enough you can find a Nazi storage box that contains the Ark of the Covenant (Raiders of The Lost Ark anyone?)

The Bad: - Too linear for its own good - Doesn’t last long enough - Camera is somewhat frustrating
73
Retroage
BloodRayne to udana gra akcji i każdy kto ma ochotę postrzelać i pociachać przy tym trochę korpusików powinien być zadowolony z zakupu tej pozycji. Tytuł z tych poważniejszych i krwistych, których za wiele na GameCubie nie znajdziemy, wiec tym bardziej warto się nim zainteresować. Jeśli do tego dodać przeuroczą i seksowną główną bohaterkę, której nie da się nie lubić, to mamy z tego całkiem udaną grę godną polecenia każdemu domorosłemu sadyście.
73
GameSpy
In the end, BloodRayne is a mid-level action game that chooses style over substance. Despite some nice features, the overly repetitive gameplay will probably wear thin after a bit. If you don't want to rent it, wait until after the holidays to swoop in for the kill.
72
GameSpot
BloodRayne, a third-person action game featuring a red-haired, scantily clad female vampire as the main character, may seem like just another generic action game with a provocative box. But there's a great deal more to the game than you might think. Even if you do give it a chance, it's possible to miss all that's good about BloodRayne since the first hour or so of gameplay is actually pretty bland--most of the really interesting stuff doesn't show up until later in the game. The slow start can make BloodRayne a tough game to stick with, but those who do will most likely find BloodRayne to be a surprisingly fun action game for the GameCube.
70
Game Informer Magazine
It's just another average third-person hack n' slasher, augmented with some cool blood-sucking animations and a ton of gore. If you love this kind of thing, it might be worth your $50, but I couldn't get over the amateurish production values, camera bugs, and shallow combat control. It's not a horrible way to kill a few hours, but I think your time is more valuable than this.
65
Consoles Plus
La trame de fond est sympa, mais, autant le dire tout de suite, ce jeu est une horreur. Le graphisme est terne et surtout très moche, l'animation des persos est presque risible tant elle est médiocre, et la jouabilité est tout simplement exécrable.
60
NintendoWorldReport
All in all, Blood Rayne could have been something really great, given the proper time, but in essence this is really a tribute to the game that isn't exactly average, but a little bit less than good.
60
Christ Centered Game Reviews
Bleh. Bloodrayne is extremely gory and has many flying body parts. It also involves a battle against a former Satan, and Bloodrayne herself is half vampire. There is a lot of blood sucking in this game. And a lot of cussing. Rayne herself is the main perpetrator, sayin' every word in the book at times. This game is not for kids. Rayne and her mentor Mynce both wear revealing clothing, and Rayne often moves in a suggestive manner during cutscenes. Rayne also tends to use her mdiddle finger alot. Overall, Bloodrayne is an fun, if short lived action game, with many-a christian downfalls.
25
Just Adventure
What grates me the most though is not the immaturity of the developers because, after all, they’re just trying to make a buck by appealing to the lowest common denominator. No, the bigger whores are the professional reviewers who are more than willing to overlook the gratuitous violence and rampant sexism that is prevalent in too many of today’s games as long as they have an enjoyable gaming experience and don’t have to struggle with the controls. But by doing so, they continue to perpetuate the stereotype that most gamers are drooling, addle-brained teenagers content to luxuriate in a sea of sex and violence.