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Game Groups > Theme: Vampires

Games that are inspired by vampires, a mythological undead creature of the night that feeds on the blood of the living in order to survive. A person supposedly becomes a vampire either when bitten by another vampire or through the dark arts of necromancy. The characteristics of vampires are widely diverse (some hate garlic, others eat them :p) depending on territorial myth/folklore, legend, or pop culture. The closest original source of the vampire myth may have originated from the Romanian Strigoi mythological creature.

Vampires today however, are usually referred to Western or local European cultures, greatly influenced by either Christian or Jewish mythology. May also include Chinese vampires, who like to jump up and down like bunnies (seriously). These vampires may include some of the several characteristics (specifications may vary):

  • Undead (the creature is already dead, brought to life through unnatural means). May include other non-traditional means, such turning into a vampire through black magic, necromancy, or joining an accountant firm.

  • Appearance may strike as pale as such person(s) not exposed to sunlight, similar to a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) fanboi.

  • Drinks blood for survival and healing purposes. Vampires are equipped with supposedly two pointed teeth for this purpose. Usually targets the victim via main blood artery at the neck. Later adaptations include blood arteries at the wrist.

  • Exposure to direct sunlight is considered lethal. The traditional 'stake through the heart' has a similar effect. Though a head-shot with a shotgun may result a similar desired effect (especially if loaded with silver bullets). Later adaptations however have introduced day walkers, referring to a vampire hybrid entirely unharmed by sunlight.

  • Weakened (or allergic in scientific terms) by garlic, holy symbols (e.g. crucifix, blessed/holy water, etc.), people with diabetes; cannot cross over running water, etc.

  • May have shape-shifting magical abilities, such as transforming into certain beast-like creatures: wolves, bats, rats, etc. No evidence has shown a vampire transforming into a Pok├ęmon monster.

  • May cast no reflections as they have no souls. Then again, neither do lawyers.

  • May have the ability to charm the opposite sex (or anyone for that matter) or possesses overwhelming charisma almost equal to the approvers of MobyGamesÔäó, in order to manipulate individuals to do their bidding. This is the part where you should start getting suspicious.

In pop culture, the myth of vampires have either been greatly influenced by two of the following fictional vampires, more so by the latter:

  • A movie: Nosferatu (1922);
  • A novel: Bram Stoker's: Dracula (1897).

Limitations

  • For purposes of this game group, games where vampires do not play a predominate role in the plot/story/theme or are identified merely as random enemies, should be excluded from this game group.

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Title Platforms Released
box cover thumbnail ...A Personal Nightmare DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Windows, Macintosh 1989
box cover thumbnail 16 Ways to Kill a Vampire at McDonalds Browser 2016
box cover thumbnail 3x3 Eyes: Ky┼źsei K┼Źshu Windows 3.x, PlayStation 1995
box cover thumbnail A Bloody Party Macintosh, Windows, Linux 2019
box cover thumbnail A Vampire's Romance: Paris Stories Windows, iPad, Macintosh, iPhone 2010
box cover thumbnail A Vampyre Story Windows, Macintosh 2008
box cover thumbnail Action 52 NES 1991
Akumaj┼Ź Dracula: The Arcade Arcade 2009
box cover thumbnail Akumaj┼Ź Special: Boku Dracula-kun NES, DoJa 1990
box cover thumbnail Blade PlayStation 2000
box cover thumbnail Blade Game Boy Color 2000
box cover thumbnail Blade II PlayStation 2, Xbox 2002
box cover thumbnail Blade: Trinity BREW, J2ME 2004
box cover thumbnail Blood & Lace: A Gothic Novel Windows 2001
box cover thumbnail Blood Knights Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2013
box cover thumbnail Blood Oath Windows 2010
box cover thumbnail Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain Windows, PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3, PS Vita 1996
box cover thumbnail Blood Ties Windows, Macintosh 2008
box cover thumbnail Bloodmasque iPad, iPhone 2013
box cover thumbnail BloodNet DOS, Windows, Amiga, Macintosh, Linux 1993
box cover thumbnail BloodRayne Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 3 2002
box cover thumbnail BloodRayne 2 Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, OnLive 2004
box cover thumbnail BloodRayne: Betrayal Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now, Windows, Xbox One 2011
box cover thumbnail Bloody Vampire Nintendo 3DS 2012
box cover thumbnail Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Game Boy Advance 2004
box cover thumbnail Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Game Boy Advance 2003
box cover thumbnail Born Into Darkness Windows, Macintosh 2010
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula Amiga 1994
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula DOS 1993
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula SNES, Genesis 1993
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula SEGA CD 1993
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula Game Boy, NES, Game Gear, SEGA Master System 1993
box cover thumbnail Brides of Dracula Amiga, Atari ST 1992
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xbox 2002
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer Game Boy Color 2000
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Call of the Siren Windows 2002
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube 2003
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice Nintendo DS 2009
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz J2ME 2004
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the... Game Boy Advance 2003
box cover thumbnail Bureau 13 DOS, Windows 3.x 1995
box cover thumbnail Carfax Abbey TI-99/4A 1987
box cover thumbnail Castle Dracula Commodore 64 1985
box cover thumbnail Castle Dracula: Adventure 5 Commodore 16, Plus/4 1985
box cover thumbnail Castle of Doom Dragon 32/64 1984
box cover thumbnail Castle of Terror Commodore 64 1985
box cover thumbnail Castlevania DOS, Game Boy Advance, Amiga, NES, Commodore 64, J2ME, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 1986
box cover thumbnail Castlevania Nintendo 64 1999
box cover thumbnail Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3, Sharp X68000, PS Vita 1993
box cover thumbnail Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Game Boy 1991

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