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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.


Dracula: Origin Windows One of the riddles in the graveyard
Dracula: Origin Windows This is one of the most unusual puzzles I've ever seen in a game
Dracula: Origin Windows Van Helsing looks into the disappearance of a girl.
Dracula: Origin Windows The streets of Cairo

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 PC Gaming Jul 27, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
Jolt (UK) Jun 21, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81 - Extreme Players Jun 20, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone Jul 23, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jun 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Adventure Corner Jun 24, 2008 74 out of 100 74
Worth Playing Jun 20, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
HonestGamers Jun 10, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Gamona Jun 19, 2008 68 out of 100 68


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Shared assets

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

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MichaelPalin (1279) added Dracula: Origin (Windows) on May 18, 2008