Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. One of the best games I've ever played. Can't get enough of it.
  2. "Redemption" surpassed the hype. I love this game.
  3. An amazing fantasy game, with a good story that has tremendous replay value.
  4. 90
    If you've ever wanted to be a monster fighting for its soul, or if you've ever had designs of creating your own RPG, then let "Vampire" seduce you to the dark side.
  5. As a multi-player game, though, it has the potential to be unique; a user-definable game more like traditional role-playing than anything any platform has ever seen.
  6. 85
    It has plenty of gameplay, and provides a very intriguing story line. The game redefines the RPG genre and is worthy of anyone's software collection.
  7. Where there was mostly frustration before, there is now more room for fun and creativity.
  8. 81
    If you're an RPG fan you'll enjoy it; just bear in mind you'll need to go online to best experience it.
  9. If you are not the squeamish type, and you enjoy RPGs, this game may give you that dark thrill you’ve been waiting for.
  10. Combines spine-tingling combat, sweet character development and solid story with one hell of an editor.
  11. Can deep characters, a great story, wonderful atmosphere and exquisite graphics overcome a flawed interface and horrible artificial intelligence to make a great game? Not quite, but it still makes for a darn good one.
  12. Playing "V:TM Redemption" was a real love it, hate it experience.
  13. Fresh out of the box, it's disappointing. But with patches, it could be the king of RPGs. [Sept 2000, p.95]
  14. For a game that looks so good, it's a shame it can also be a pain in the neck.
  15. A slew of design issues and bugs rear their ugly heads, making this a game that doesn't live up to its full potential ... yet.
  16. Part of you will want to see where the story goes, even as another part will want to go back into the dark to suck blood and kill the wicked, and that mix will keep you plowing onward.
  17. But if you subject the actual gameplay to any real scrutiny, you'll see all sorts of cracks that mar the game's beauty.
  18. 70
    A grand mess, a game that for all its beauty and energy is plagued by problems which keep it from being a truly great game.
  19. It's got a great premise and an ambitious design, but the game is mired by its repetitive and often frustrating combat, ill-fated design decisions, and forgettable characters and story.
  20. When it works, it sucks you right in, and when it doesn't you just end up slogging through, expecting the good stuff around the next corner.
  21. The weak cutscenes, poor combat system and somewhat redundant spell system don't help its cause, and the game falls far short of what it could have been.
  22. Unfortunately, it also has crippling flaws that suck fun out of gameplay like a starving Nosferatu gnawing on a rat.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Oct 10, 2013
    The game suffers the same problem as Dungeon Siege 2 at first everything seems to be OK but after playing for some time you start yawning. And you wonder what is wrong with you. The game has a very good story, quality voice-overs, decent graphics, good RPG system BUT... Absurdly idiotic bugs can make you want to slash your wrists (ex. I had to start a new game just after some hour of playing, just because the game system decided to flag couple of monsters as already dead and I could not trigger the cut-scene by killing them you cannot get a lamer "block" bug and I say it not only as a gamer but as a game developer who knows how QA should run their test plans), bosses are overpowered, characters are underpowered, the gameplay is boring and repetitive (you just want kill those damned 100 of monsters as quickly as possible to finish the quest and go to another portion of the very interesting plot)...
    I give 5 to reflect on all of this. Great RPG features sided with terribly lame mistakes on game design and technological fields and boring hack and slash gameplay.
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  2. Apr 4, 2012
    Spanning from the Dark Ages to the eve of the second millennium, Vampire: Redemption delivers the player an epic story, recounting the strife of a crusader soon embraced by vampirism and turned into one of those very creatures he once sworn to defy. The characters met across the game are unique, each one of them embodying the struggle against the curse of immortal life, all of this being delivered through tons of beautiful lines of dialogue which you won't forget. The obvious flaws with the visuals and a sometimes weird AI behaviour and frustrating combat (though typical for an Hack&Slash game) do not undermine an otherwise masterpiece of game history.
    Play through it, you won't regret it.
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  3. Nov 7, 2013
    The first and the last true vampire RPG. "Vampire: The Masquerade" is the game series that should be revived. Sadly the game came to the final death.