BloodRayne GameCube

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Agent Bloodrayne's acrobatic dexterity and quick response time would make Trinity jealous. [1 Nov 2002, p.77]
  2. Packs an amazing amount of depth, challenge and excitement.
  3. 80
    Sure, it's violent, but the compelling play engine keeps the game exciting-even when the content frequently goes over the top.
  4. Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.
  5. Play Magazine
    80
    I welled up every time she said "f--ker" or went into her slow-motion death dance after killing a particularly high-ranking official. [Nov 2002, p.77]
  6. 78
    Don't confuse it for a 3D adventure. So long as gamers go in knowing that -- expecting fights and gore versus puzzle solving and a deep, engaging quest of some sort -- they should come away happy in spite of its quick play through and lack of originality.
  7. Even though the game is set in the 1930s, BloodRayne looks more like a young high school goth-boy's fantasy woman, with a very trendy hair cut and a mix of leather and Victoria's Secret undergarments.
  8. 73
    Despite some nice features, the overly repetitive gameplay will probably wear thin after a bit.
  9. A good third-person action game that's pretty straightforward but has a few nice twists.
  10. While BloodRayne suffers from a lack of originality and has some definite camera issues, the game play makes up for it by busting out with some dynamic game play elements, weapons, and controls.
  11. Game Informer
    70
    I couldn't get over the amateurish production values, camera bugs, and shallow camera controls. [Dec 2002, p.70]
  12. It's not the deepest game out there; in fact, it has almost no depth whatsoever. It's all about violence and action, and fortunately for BloodRayne it is successful in delivering some good action.
  13. Sure the FMVs look incredible and unnecessarily violent, but there aren't enough of them.
  14. The most adult themed game yet to reach consoles. It features loads of mutilation, blood and gore, accompanied with lots of bad language, none of which is bleeped. In short, this isn't one for the kiddies.
  15. 60
    The slick character design and brutal gameplay should be praised. However, stiff animation and chunky battle controls prevent this game from getting [an 80].
  16. Nintendo Power
    58
    When she fills her bloodlust meter, she can kick into Blood Rage Mode - that's when the action really gets fierce. [Dec 2002, p.220]
  17. BloodRayne's dull gameplay, soul crushingly overbearing sexual innuendo and uninspired design adds up to a very below-par package that makes it hard for us to find it in ourselves to recommend it to anyone.

Awards & Rankings

#66 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 17, 2013
    8
    BloodRayne is a pretty decent game with the graphics, controls and there are a variety of guns that can be used in the game. My only complainBloodRayne is a pretty decent game with the graphics, controls and there are a variety of guns that can be used in the game. My only complain about BloodRayne is that it starts off slow. Full Review »
  2. AustinR.
    Jul 3, 2005
    7
    It was ok...sometimes confusing other times not.....more monsters is what it needs....and more of a challanege to beat and kill bosses....i It was ok...sometimes confusing other times not.....more monsters is what it needs....and more of a challanege to beat and kill bosses....i give it a 7 out of 10. Full Review »
  3. D.C.
    Apr 3, 2003
    10
    Awesome! Ups: Wicked gory, great enemies (especially the Daemites, creepy!), fun B-movie plot, killing Nazis, wristblades Downs: More Awesome! Ups: Wicked gory, great enemies (especially the Daemites, creepy!), fun B-movie plot, killing Nazis, wristblades Downs: More monsters would have been nice, and smarter A.I. "Guilty Pleasure" is all I can think of to describe this game. The graphics suit the mood, and it has a style reminiscent of 50's B-movies and EC Comics. The best vampire game ever made. Full Review »