BloodRayne PlayStation 2

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 75
    Too monotonous to appeal to the masses, and not varied enough to keep fans of the game returning, I think that Bloodrayne is a decent attempt at something different, but ends up being a little too much like the rest of the pack.
  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. Game Informer
    80
    Wehn BloodRayne breaks into an attack she is as fidgety as Bart Simpson on a Slurpee rush. [Nov 2002, p.127]
  4. 90
    It’s a fast and furious action/adventure that oozes style (among other things) but still delivers all the gameplay goods.
  5. Play Magazine
    80
    I welled up every time she said "f--ker" or went into her slow-motion death dance after killing a particularly high-ranking official. [Nov 2002, p.77]
  6. It doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously, yet it provides some good gaming.
  7. BloodRayne might surprise you as one of the best bloodsucking adventures outside of Nosgoth.
  8. Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.
  9. 75
    My biggest beef with the game is that it never really feels like your hits are connecting. [Dec 2002, p.64]
  10. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Agent Bloodrayne's acrobatic dexterity and quick response time would make Trinity jealous. [1 Nov 2002, p.77]

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#58 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. BrettS.
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    Realistic Nazis,Great graphics,cool storyline,and the main character is great.I can't wait for Bloodrayne 2.
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Aug 13, 2011
    9
    BloodRayne still kicking some tail from triumph (BloodRayne 1 & 2 games/comics) to utter tragedy (Uwe Boil's awful BloodRayne movies).BloodRayne still kicking some tail from triumph (BloodRayne 1 & 2 games/comics) to utter tragedy (Uwe Boil's awful BloodRayne movies). But the original game is the best damn PS2 game period. I have some major problems with the bugs and loading screens, but with stylin' graphics, punishing moves, and a sexy gothic dhampir with an attitude problem, trust me. She can handle it her own way by using her sharp blades and feeds her passion for blood and more blood. Can't wait till Betrayal coming out soon on PSN. I wonder they could put both BloodRayne games and turn it into an HD experience. Full Review »