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  • Summary: Born from the unnatural union of vampire and human, BloodRayne is blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight. BloodRayne 2 challenges the supernatural anti-heroine with her most personal battle yet as she hunts down each of her wicked siblings who are carrying on the legacy of their dead father, Kagan. They have created "The Shroud," a mysterious substance which, when released, renders the sun?s lethal rays harmless to vampires. Now only BloodRayne stands between an unsuspecting humanity and a horrifying vampire dawn. Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor ? fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers ? BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Built upon a modified version of the Infernal Engine, BloodRayne 2 introduces threatening new bosses, all new environments set within a huge modern day city, a range of new supernatural powers and new motion-captured movements complete with soft-body physics. [Majesco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Whether she’s harpoon-tossing enemies into a crusher on a garbage truck or a downed helicopter’s whirring blades, or rail sliding 40 feet and slicing through a bunch of enemies taking shots at her, Rayne has the gaming world by the throat.
  2. It's easy on your hardware (mid-range rigs will run it without a hitch) and it offers a sufficient number of gameplay hours. Providing, however, you play it with the right frame of mind.
  3. A hugely enjoyable, polished action-adventure with buckets and buckets of OTT gore. If you thought "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines" too cerebral, its slasher B-movie blood relative could HAVE MORE BITE.
  4. It just has such a bad story that you won't play it after a while.
  5. BloodRayne 2 could have been great if the gamepad support wasn’t so quirky, but the PC version is just too clunky to recommend unless this is your only alternative.
  6. 68
    If you didn't like BR2 on the consoles, its awkward controls and dated visuals on the PC won't change your mind. In the time between the console and PC releases, several titles have come out that nearly eliminate BR2's fun factor. At this point, it's just a competent port of a passably fun game.
  7. Everything about BloodRayne 2 - save some of the snazzy 3D effects - screams "1998." [Nov 2005, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35
  1. Diablo-II
    Jan 11, 2005
    10
    BloodRayne is the best game series ever!
  2. Donbazzil
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    Absolutely fabulous game, its nothing other than addictive. Great gameplay, awesome storyline, excellent voiceovers. I can't wait for another installment. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2012
    10
    Bloodrayne 2 was like the best looking game I have ever played in 2005 and the fact that rayne was actually opening her mouth when talking was impressive....I first saw bloodrayne 2 in a pc games magazine where it was rated on the second place before gta san andreas..I felt that controls where good and that graphics were amazing ,well, back in 2005 .The gameplay is great and in concordance with the music which makes you wanna blow up thinks and slash enemies.If you have controls problems try lowering the mouse sensibility or configure buttons.I had no problems with the controls at all.Honestly I don't know why reviewers where so harsh on this game it makes me feel disappointed with them.yes it may be a little linear but this makes it special and helps guiding you trough the cool revengeful story step by step. BLOODRAYNE 2 is definitely a must have game and you should not care what others think. Expand
  4. Static_Rage
    Nov 26, 2006
    8
    Took me an hour or 2 to get to grips with the controls, but when did, this game is great fun, killing people in so many ways, the graphics ain't bad either. Expand
  5. Sr.Dela
    Nov 12, 2006
    7
    The writing was horrible, but you'll soon forget about it once you get into the actual gameplay. It may be easy but that doesn't mean it's not fun. The platforming wasn't that great but the combat system was a few cents short of Prince of Persia. ...well more than two cents, but I still found it to be quite entertaining. The demo is out if you care to see for yourself. I found it has a great deal of class (so long as you don't listen to the dialogue) and great ambience. Expand
  6. JaredT.
    Nov 26, 2006
    5
    The graphics are great. But the controls are horrible, the mouse action is so sloppy you spend more time figuring out what to get your direction then fighting. Expand
  7. HC
    Sep 17, 2006
    0
    Never in my life have I been so utterly enraged at a game's complete lack of any useful control or idiotic disparity between enemies. Within ten minutes of starting this game up, I wanted my money back. BR1 was a masterstroke of low-to-medium budget game design. Stylish, simple, and sexy, it had its frustrations, but was well worth the twenty bucks I paid for it. Even at BR1's worst moments, at least the controls did what I told them to. Not so much in BR2. The only positive thing I can say about BR2 is that it sure is pretty. Whee. Can't jump, can't kick, and what on earth is the point of having fifty moves if none of them actually DO anything? At least in other button mashers, and definitely in BR1, you could plan a tactic or strategy to counter an enemy's move. BR2? Don't bother. I am in full agreement that this game should never have been released for the PC. I have been cheated out of my money. Expand

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