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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 (Year ) Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail ...A Personal Nightmare (1989) DOS, Windows (+3 more) Adventure
7.2
box cover thumbnail 16 Ways to Kill a Vampire at McDonalds (2016) Browser Adventure
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box cover thumbnail 3x3 Eyes: Ky┼źsei K┼Źshu (1995) Windows 3.x, PlayStation Adventure
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box cover thumbnail A Bloody Party (2019) Macintosh, Windows (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail A Vampire's Romance: Paris Stories (2010) Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail A Vampyre Story (2008) Windows, Macintosh Adventure
7.6
box cover thumbnail Action 52 (1991) NES Action, Compilation
2.3
Akumaj┼Ź Dracula: The Arcade (2009) Arcade Action
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box cover thumbnail Akumaj┼Ź Special: Boku Dracula-kun (1990) NES, DoJa Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Amakami Vampire (2008) Windows, OOParts Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blade (2000) PlayStation Action
5.8
box cover thumbnail Blade (2000) Game Boy Color Action
6.3
box cover thumbnail Blade II (2002) PlayStation 2, Xbox Action
5.6
box cover thumbnail Blade: Trinity (2004) BREW, J2ME Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blood & Lace: A Gothic Novel (2001) Windows Action
5.1
box cover thumbnail Blood Knights (2013) Xbox 360, Windows (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
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box cover thumbnail Blood Oath (2010) Windows Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996) PlayStation, Windows (+3 more) Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Blood Ties (2008) Windows, Macintosh Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Bloodlines of Shadow Springs (2021) Linux, Windows (+2 more) Adventure, Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Bloodmasque (2013) iPhone, iPad Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail BloodNet (1993) DOS, Windows (+3 more) Adventure, Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail BloodRayne (2002) PlayStation 2, Windows (+4 more) Action
6.8
box cover thumbnail BloodRayne 2 (2004) PlayStation 2, Windows (+5 more) Action
6.9
box cover thumbnail BloodRayne: Betrayal (2011) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
6.8
box cover thumbnail Bloody Vampire (2012) Nintendo 3DS Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django (2004) Game Boy Advance Action, Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand (2003) Game Boy Advance Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Born Into Darkness (2010) Windows, Macintosh Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993) SEGA CD Action
5.8
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993) Game Boy, NES (+2 more) Action
6.6
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993) DOS Action
6.0
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993) SNES, Genesis Action
5.9
box cover thumbnail Bram Stoker's Dracula (1994) Amiga Action
5.0
box cover thumbnail Brides of Dracula (1992) Amiga, Atari ST Action
6.4
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) Xbox Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000) Game Boy Color Action
5.0
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Call of the Siren (2002) Windows Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003) PlayStation 2, Xbox (+1 more) Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice (2009) Nintendo DS Action
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz (2004) J2ME Action
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box cover thumbnail Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the... (2003) Game Boy Advance Action
5.3
box cover thumbnail Bureau 13 (1995) DOS, Windows 3.x Adventure
6.7
box cover thumbnail Carfax Abbey (1987) TI-99/4A Puzzle
n/a
box cover thumbnail Castle Dracula (1985) Commodore 64 Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Castle Dracula: Adventure 5 (1985) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Castle of Doom (1984) Dragon 32/64 Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Castle of Terror (1985) Commodore 64 Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail Castlevania (1999) Nintendo 64 Action
6.9
box cover thumbnail Castlevania (1986) DOS, Game Boy Advance (+10 more) Action
7.8

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