The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing PC

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. May 29, 2013
    74
    This is an action-RPG that offers more than just addictive loot gathering, and that's something we don't see enough of.
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    70
    There is something appealing about The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, despite its rough edges and run-of-the-mill gameplay mechanics. You don’t want to leave this world, but the end titles start crawling mere 15 hours into the campaign.
  3. Jul 14, 2013
    70
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is everything a legit action RPG should be. No more, no less. If you are sick of all those killings like in the classic Diablo genre, and you desire a bit of creativity, look elsewhere. The rest of you hack-and-slash positive gamers should certainly think about a purchase.
  4. Jul 8, 2013
    70
    For a game that seems to be positioning itself as the anti-Diablo, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing puts in a strong, if kind of rough, performance.
  5. CD-Action
    Jul 2, 2013
    70
    A surprisingly charming way of wasting 15 hours. [CD-Action 08/2013, p.76]
  6. Jul 2, 2013
    70
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a nice action-RPG with some new mechanics and a nice, steampunkish setting. Nevertheless, the lack of an interesting story and an almost linear gameplay prevent the game from reaching the same level of Diablo III or Torchlight II.
  7. Jun 21, 2013
    70
    The gameplay is well-executed, albeit it gets increasingly repetitive as you move on with the story (which, as we’ve already said, leaves a lot to be desired).
  8. Jun 21, 2013
    70
    As an action-role-playing game, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing does not disappoint, especially for anyone starved for more of this particular sub-genre.
  9. Jun 12, 2013
    70
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is surprisingly entertaining, and it deserves to be played by those looking for a good adventure. It’s visually beautiful and well written. NeoCore Games has been able to create an amazing atmosphere worthy of a monster hunter game. On the other hand, the game doesn’t provide us with anything new or breathtaking, but it does offer waves and waves of enemies, a lot of loot to find and huge maps to explore.
  10. Jun 7, 2013
    70
    Miraculously miniscule price tag or not, Van Helsing is a damn (and probably damned) solid game.
  11. Jun 3, 2013
    70
    You’ll find some great ideas here, and players who prefer Diablo 2 to its sequel will certainly love Helsing’s emphasis on character customization. But the story fails to elevate the familiar action to anything special. Mechanically, this is a great action RPG, but it lacks heart.
  12. May 30, 2013
    70
    Not exactly Incredible, but a charming and capable action-RPG at an enticing price.
  13. 70
    Van Helsing is a fine example of solid craftsmanship. It may not blow the socks off action-RPG aficionados used to more luxurious offerings, but it’s an iceberg of content and an easy buy if you don’t mind a few rough edges.
  14. May 27, 2013
    70
    Being a budget indie game, at under half the price of a standard release, we can certainly give The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing far more slack than is possible to give to those cold giants at Blizzard, however that being said it is a shame that Neocore have not used their indie freedom to create a game with a touch more originality.
  15. PC Gamer
    Aug 16, 2013
    68
    Van Helsing is long and unwieldy, but its schlocky tone prevents it becoming too frustrating of a grind. [Oct 2013, p.65]
  16. Jun 26, 2013
    67
    If a top down hack ‘n’ slash action RPG is something you’re into and you’ve got a few extra bucks this is definitely you should look into.
  17. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing does in no way tread new ground in the action genre. But it is still atmospheric and sucks you in with it’s combat and loot system. The online mode suffers from many bugs and the adventure does never reach the heights of games like Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2.
  18. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 9, 2013
    60
    Risk with the original setting has been worth it. It's a pity there is almost no motivation to replay the game. A result? Diablo for beginners. [Issue#231]
  19. Jun 28, 2013
    60
    Van Helsing isn't a polished game, or even a particularly thoughtful one for most of its campaign, but it has scrappy charm and schlocky character, and it benefits from leaning on one of those design templates that is ultimately really, really difficult to screw up too badly.
  20. Jun 24, 2013
    60
    If you’re looking for a multiplayer fix, then look elsewhere, as you will be solely disappointed with the wreckage of online cooperative play – a mode that spoils this otherwise solid video game.
  21. Jun 19, 2013
    60
    The original setting and folklore-heavy background have a lot of potential, but the game gives up halfway through, content with repeating same-y areas and no longer building on the mechanics. There's nothing very incredible about that.
  22. Jun 5, 2013
    55
    A forgetful story, performance issues, and an unexplained tower defense element hold Van Helsing back from living up to its true potential, and what's left meanders the line between standard and boring.
  23. Jun 13, 2013
    50
    Nice at first glance, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing suffers from some really annoying shortcomings that demote it from "nice" to "average".
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 578 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 142
  1. May 23, 2013
    10
    This game is absolutely golden; despite several poor voice actors (I'm looking at you, Mayor) and awkward typos, the experience is refreshing,This game is absolutely golden; despite several poor voice actors (I'm looking at you, Mayor) and awkward typos, the experience is refreshing, unique, and extremely addicting. I've never been more surprised by a game- for $13, I didn't expect an experience rivaling (and surpassing!) top-dollar ARPG's.

    Van Helsing is my new hobby, and fixation- I highly advise letting it become yours.
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  2. May 22, 2013
    9
    Really enjoyable hack'n'slash with fun world and interesting main characters and their chemistry.
    Price is nice, music is acceptable but a
    Really enjoyable hack'n'slash with fun world and interesting main characters and their chemistry.
    Price is nice, music is acceptable but a little too short. Graphics are very nice. Skills, attributes and overall character development is great.

    Overall, good game for that price.
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  3. May 24, 2013
    9
    You can't have better hack'n'slash rpg for so low price. Design, music, sounds, scenery, rpg-system match highest standarts. Also u have greatYou can't have better hack'n'slash rpg for so low price. Design, music, sounds, scenery, rpg-system match highest standarts. Also u have great companion (not as great as Elizabeth, though) with hilarious sense of humor. Full Review »