Van Helsing Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Deep within the mysterious land of Transylvania, monsters that inhabit man's deepest nightmares take form. One man's destiny--and curse--is to vanquish evil and destroy the lethal and powerful Count Dracula. Descend into the murky depths of the Carpathian Mountains as legendary monster hunter Van Helsing. As Van Helsing, you'll battle Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, and other fiendish creatures with an array of deadly weapons and special abilities. Expand
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  1. Mildly intriguing, this action-adventure - based on the motion picture of the same name - offers thrills and chills in limited amounts. [Summer 2004, p.43]
  2. Responsive play control and detailed graphics will make you want to venture deep into the story, but difficult battles against incidental enemies may keep you from your goal. [Aug 2004, p.123]
  3. From the gameplay to the graphics, Van Helsing is one poorly developed game. I don't even care what the excuses are, this game should not have been released in the state that it's in.
  4. Unfortunately, the graphics are simply horrible. The entire game lacks any real pizzazz, and the entire game feels lifeless.
  5. 25
    An absolute crapfest of a portable experience.
  6. It’s obviously slapped together for a quick buck, but it isn’t worth yours. With poor gameplay and underpar production values, you won’t be seeing this title praised by anyone.
  7. So bad that even having a review for the game is a waste. Whatever you do, don’t play this game. The only good thing that might come out of Van Helsing is that you might value your other games much, much more.

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  1. NickB.
    May 26, 2004
    No really, this game is really good. Actually, GameSpot is the only site that has given it a bad score. Well any way it is a good game. If you enjoyed the gba lord of the rings games, youll like this. Expand
  2. EdS.
    May 14, 2004
    I must say, a very impressive game. It follows the movie pretty faithfully, and even has a few scenes not in the movie. The interface took some getting used to, and the graphics and sound prevent me from rating this game any higher. But the overall enjoyment of being Van Helsing and combating the forces of Darkness is enough for me to play this game. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys having a GBA. Really Expand