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  • Summary: As the half-vampire BloodRayne, you have sworn your life to protect humanity from the supernatural. Your latest assignment: Seek and destroy the nefarious vampire Jurgen Wolf before he can use powerful occult relics to unleash untold horror upon the world. Slaughter, dismember, and behead devious enemies that seek reinforcements and plan ambushes. Acquire supernatural skills and master brutal weaponry as you progress. BloodRayne is a pulse-pounding thrillride that gets you by the jugular and won't let go until it's over. [Majesco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. While the action and graphics are cool to look at and play through, a poor excuse for a story and a general lack of depth to most of the game could turn off some gamers.
  2. Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.
  3. The combat isn't deep, the level design's not fantastic, and the AI's a bit dumb. But BloodRayne has one big thing going for it: it's fun!
  4. Even those who love the gore and carnage, I suspect that the novelty would soon wear off.
  5. A decent action-adventure that should provide players with some fun moments, albeit without any background or meaning to it. I had fun with it, but not as much fun as I could've had if the story and voice acting were even half-decent.
  6. The replay value is literally non-existent.
  7. If you can get past the unresponsive controls and don't mind the overall tasteless but campless tone, Bloodrayne still offers only a few hours of moderately entertaining carnage. [July 2003, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    This game was somewhat a challenge but otherwise a really fun game! The controls are not that bad and there is a lot of fun Easter eggs the cheat codes are great. The story line was kinda mixed but still overall really fun! Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2012
    10
    Ahh my first action adventure game.I have no words to describe how great this game can be.I beat it 20 times and I would do it again.One time only with weapons.The other time only with swords.Some other time with both.on easy.on normal.on hard.killing everything.fast forwording.It was great.
    The gameplay: is fun,addictive,bloody,explosive
    The graphics: quite good for a 2003 and the resolution adjustment was great.
    The controls:easy to learn
    The music: cool and hypnotic
    The story: good.
    The score:10
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  3. Jan 10, 2013
    9
    Great game! Brutal ways to kill enemies with blades are the essence of game, so try not focus on weapons at the beginning so you can enjoy slashing trough enemies, like you should be able to do in any "Jedi Knight" games (someone should make ultimate brutal game around lightsabre, or katana ^^). Rayne has nice boobs which are so nicely bounce you will forget about Lara. I enjoy it so much in past that this is one of games that I would like to see again in next part ;) Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2014
    8
    Just found this after a few years of staying anywhere.
    After all one of my favourite "old" games, loved the combat styles, the good and
    capturing story.
    Well 11years after release maybe not the best graphic but who cares

    8/10
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  5. Jan 24, 2014
    6
    Yes, to answer your question, it is actually fun. Its a stupid kind of fun, but it doesn't border unplayable by any means. Levels are fairly repetitive, the story line is less than engaging, the voice work is average for all the characters, combat is just a blur of nonsensical movements of keys W, A, S, D, and click wildly on the mouse buttons, the visuals were terrible for 2003, the music is mostly the same mediocre techno tunes throughout each level, the monster design is fairly generic, and yet after all that- the game is fun. Don't ask me how, but its just impossible to not enjoy this kind of a train wreck. Its like a fun train wreck, with clowns on board, disco music, and balloons floating everywhere, and in the middle of all this the train is just careening off a cliff. Its enjoyable because of how bad it is, unlike the films based off this game, which are just bad for the sake of being bad. This must have been one of those "at least we got it too" games when it came out. Obviously its designed for a console experience, not a keyboard and mouse. Of course the controls are so all over the place in hardly matters, as is the level design. Its in fact so inconsistent, repetitive, linear and broken that it barely engages me on any level. The pacing is terrible, absolutely nothing is remotely terrifying and outside of some of the boss fights its an immensely easy game. However, its meant to be one of those games that targets the violence and sex portions of our brains. If this isn't obvious in the way Rayne leaps across the room leg hugging her victims as she moans whilst sucking their blood right out of them, then you need some basic sex education classes to understand where this is going. In fact, as I recall the marketing for this game featured a topless Rayne in "Playboy" magazine- unless I'm thinking of the second one in the series, but either way it gives you the full picture behind the intent of who they wanted to attract to purchasing this mess. Overall its a guilty pleasure, the main menu looks like a paused frame from a softcore pornography film, obviously about vampire ladies, and the main character spouts some of the worst most inconsistent lines ever uttered in a videogame ever, but its fun. Expand

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