Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic 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. Misses a few crucial tricks which could have given it greater mass appeal. [Mar 2006, p.97]
  5. If you’re after a simple and enjoyable hack and slash game, with lots of violence and blood, Blood Rayne 2 will be ideal, and yes, it’s worth playing, if only via a rental.
  6. It doesn't have much depth, but BloodRayne 2 delivers on its simple promise of offering non-stop carnage. If that sets your blood a-boil, give it a shot. [Oct 2005, p.65]
  7. As great as it is to be sliding down a banister firing off both guns before holding out your blades to slice into two anyone unlucky enough to be standing near the bottom as you pass, the sloppy controls and quirks in the design do prevent BR2 from being anything more than a reasonably-decent third-person action-slasher.
  8. 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.
  9. It just has such a bad story that you won't play it after a while.
  10. 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.
  11. BloodRayne 2 was perfectly fine on consoles, despite the game's problems, but a significant amount of time has passed, and the notion of the exact same game from last year coming out--now on the PC, with serious control issues and graphical hangups--is kind of an offensive one.
  12. You'll sleep through most of the challenges, though, as your vampiric superpowers are so unbalanced that you'll cut a bloody path through the action in no time...even if you suck at these kinds of games. [Oct 2005, p.80]
  13. While Terminal Reality attempts to break up the monotony of this fighting game by including some jumping and leaping "puzzles," turning Rayne into a wannabe Olympic gymnast, it's simply not enough to give this any real depth. It's a good game... for what it is.
  14. Everything about BloodRayne 2 - save some of the snazzy 3D effects - screams "1998." [Nov 2005, p.72]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35
  1. Oct 27, 2012
    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. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2014
    Totally loved this game.
    Unique gameplay, interesting story and a funny combat system.
    I really loved the voice actors, for me nearly the
    best of my "old" games

    Full Review »
  3. Jun 29, 2011
    I found it really fun the game play was fun. The story line was good the only flaw type thing with it is the camera which after awhile i got used to it. Full Review »