Vampires have always been a part of popular folklore for centuries now. There has always been a fascination for vampires because of the nature of these mythical creatures. Vampires are supposed to be creatures of the night and they feast on the blood of the living. Count Dracula is one of the most well-known vampires in popular fiction out there. Vampires have inspired literature, movies and even video games.
There are even online casino games that are based upon vampires. For example, you could check out this game called Blood Suckers made by NetEnt. It’s a pretty engaging game set in the Victorian era with symbols like crossbows, garlic and bibles thrown in. For those who are wondering what the role of garlic is, according to legend, garlic is one of the few things that a vampire cannot stand. It’s a deterrent like a bible or a cross so keep one of these three things on you the next time you walk down a road that’s supposedly haunted by vampires. Meanwhile, here are a few more video games that are based upon vampires that will send a chill down your spine.
Blood Knights is an RPG game that has both single-player and co-op options. As the vampire hunter, your job is to stop the vampires from getting the Blood Seal. In this battle between humankind and vampires, you get to discover hidden secrets, engage in fights and solve puzzles.
Vampyr is a very popular game that’s available both on PS4 as well as Xbox. The game is set in London sometime around World War 1 and you play a doctor called Jonathan Reid. But you have just turned into a vampire and you are caught between your idea of humanity and your vampire instinct to do evil. This is the plot twist because to survive you do have to kill.
Vampire: The Masquerade
Vampire: The Masquerade is one of the most popular vampire games out there. It was originally developed in 1991 as a paper and pencil game but as it caught on they made a video game version of it. Initially, the game drew a lot of flak as it had a lot of bugs in it. However, many fans started working independently on the game and started fixing those bugs with patches and the newer version of the game is highly recommended if you haven’t played it already. THe other thing about the game is that it has many different endings so you will be tempted to keep coming back to play it.
Dark is a brilliant RPG that is known for its great gameplay. As the player you are a vampire who can’t remember what happened. You haven’t quite completely turned into a vampire but you still have many superpowers that allow you to defeat your enemies. One of the powers is also to turn invisible. But beware – each time you use your special power, your blood points get depleted. This means you need to find an unsuspecting victim to drink blood off.
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi
Nosferatu is a game based on the old 1922 movie by the same name which is supposed to be one of the greatest horror movies of all time. The original Nosferatu was based on the character of Dracula but it has still become a villainous character of its own. You play James Patterson who is trapped in Castle Malachi and has to fight Nosferatu’s evil ways. It’s not exactly a very polished gameplay but it’s still a great game for vampire lovers.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania is another very popular PC game which is filled with action and thrilling combat. You play Gabriel Belmont who has to fight the forces of darkness with nothing much but a crucifix. The gameplay begins with a lot of furious combat but soon it becomes more tactical and you need to use strategies to fight your opponents. As you progress through the game, you start gaining special powers including magic.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
This is a wonderful game based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The protagonist (or the player) is the famou vampire hunter – Van Helsing. The game is set in Europe of the 19th century and has some great graphics and great combat. There are many creepy creatures waiting in the darkness for you so beware.
Nocturne is a really spooky game which may not be completely based on vampires but still worth checking out. You are part of a secret agency called Spookhouse that works on finding out about paranormal activities. You are asked to go and find out more about this nocturnal world where strange things lie in wait for you.
There are several more vampire games available to play online. But for now these should be just fine to sink your teeth into.