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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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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 beheadAs 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
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Agent Bloodrayne's acrobatic dexterity and quick response time would make Trinity jealous. [1 Nov 2002, p.77]
  2. Like a good horror movie, BloodRayne is one of those guilty pleasures that will be sure to keep those action gamers’ thirst for action more than quenched.
  3. Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.
  4. 75
    My biggest beef with the game is that it never really feels like your hits are connecting. [Dec 2002, p.64]
  5. I liked it. In fact, after the rather bland first level, I couldn't put it down. There's just so much to do. [Dec 2002, p.202]
  6. The controls and camera cause frustration, the visuals severely disappoint, whilst the combat begins to grate after a short time and leaves very little to carry on with.
  7. They toss some gore and sex into the mix and hope to distract us from the fact that it’s a really average action-adventure game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. JosephS.
    Feb 10, 2003
    10
    This game is what vampire games a all about; an all out kick ass, kill all gore fest. It's the most amazing game I've ever played, This game is what vampire games a all about; an all out kick ass, kill all gore fest. It's the most amazing game I've ever played, it totaly kicks blood omen's pricy little ass, and is must have for all gamers. Expand
  2. AlexB.
    May 14, 2003
    10
    Absolutey state of the art stealth assassin, nazi dismembering, jugular ripping horror game, as vital to your ps2 as your brain is to your Absolutey state of the art stealth assassin, nazi dismembering, jugular ripping horror game, as vital to your ps2 as your brain is to your body! If you have not played this unstoppably subtle, blood-lusting game you have not lived, buy this now! Expand
  3. BrettS.
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    Realistic Nazis,Great graphics,cool storyline,and the main character is great.I can't wait for Bloodrayne 2.
  4. Raven
    Dec 3, 2002
    9
    Its a great game. It has A great deal in commen with alote of outhe games of its type. The good part about it is the story line and the game play.
  5. Apr 2, 2013
    6
    A pretty decent game that really puzzles me a little in its design. The first Act of the game is utter garbage. It's so bad that you almostA pretty decent game that really puzzles me a little in its design. The first Act of the game is utter garbage. It's so bad that you almost feel like just not bothering with the rest of the game. BUT, then the Act is over you get a DAMN cool cut scene and then it turns into a really, really fun game. It's almost like after the first Act the developers decided to fire everyone and start with a different team for the rest of the game. Why on earth they didn't make the first Act like the rest of the game is beyond me. So yes, if you keep to it you discover a really great game with some great combat mechanics. Perhaps a bit too easy at times. But regardless, It's still cool being a sexy vampire assassin with guns. This game also doesn't hold back on gore either. This is perhaps the goriest title I can think of on the PS2 (aside from the Manhunt games.)

    Overall:
    Aside from a terrible opening act, the game blossoms into something fun and gory. No real challenge, but still great to play.
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  6. Jan 20, 2013
    3
    The graphics have aged horribly, and the controls are awful. Fighting with the controls happens more frequently than fighting with the enemiesThe graphics have aged horribly, and the controls are awful. Fighting with the controls happens more frequently than fighting with the enemies (who pose no threat to Rayne at all). The opening chapter is tedious and not what you'd want from this game, and the final boss is ridiculously tedious as well. This just isn't a good game, and as much as I wanted to like it, I cannot recommend it on any level. Play Bloodrayne 2 instead. Expand
  7. BlueBalls
    Sep 20, 2003
    2
    This game is too busy, the levels have nothing to do with one another. The fighting isnt that great with limited moves. Not fun at all!

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