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  • Summary: Based on one of the hottest television shows, this 3rd-person fighting adventure game delivers the same intense action, characters, and humor that created a massive following. Developed as a lost episode from the show, the original story begins when Buffy and friends discover a dreaded enemy from the past is at the center of a great struggle with The First- the ultimate incarnation of evil. They must face an undead army of terrifying vampires, zombies, and demons to keep these hellions from casting the world into permanent darkness. With involvement from the show's creator, sanctioned Buffy writers, and voiceovers by numerous cast members, Buffy the Vampire Chaos Bleeds features intense action in an authentic Buffy universe with 6 playable characters from the show, an advanced fighting engine allowing over slayer 100 moves & combinations, loads of new and familiar characters and environments, multiplayer action for up to 6 people, and tons of DVD-style extras. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. A solid mix of action and puzzle solving, Chaos Bleeds features a fairly robust fighting engine. Sure, it's not "Soul Calibur II," but there are plenty of counters, combos, and blocks to keep players busy. [Oct 2003, p.32]
  2. The game is equal parts puzzle and beat 'em up. This prevents wear and tear on your thumbs, but some of the searching is tedious. [Sept 2003, p.108]
  3. I had an overwhelming urge to yell at my character to stand up every time he or she (or it) fell down during a fight. This is my only beef with the game, though.
  4. If you’re looking for a well executed third-person game that doesn’t involve shoot-dodges or bullet-time, then Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is worth checking out. For all Buffy worshippers, Chaos Bleeds should be on your must-play list.
  5. This no-nonsense beat-'em-up based adventure will be fairly meaningless to non-believers but it's a tasty treat for Buffy fans. [PSM2]
  6. Like a mediocre Buffy episode: Decent plot, predictable Scooby-gang hijinks, and lots of fighting action and bad vampire puns... It also throws in...the iffy graphics engine that produces lifeless character movement and collision issues. [Oct 2003, p.134]
  7. A shocking game; a turgid stinking pool of primordial ooze that would take millions of years to evolve into something that is worth using as a doorstop, let alone playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. RajiB.
    Sep 13, 2003
    I want to buy this game now after finding out so much about it.. although the graphics aren't as good as x-box it seems like a really good plot and game.. !!.. don't let people complaining about minor things put you off. Expand
  2. JoeP.
    Aug 31, 2003
    It's just great in everyway. Don't let pointless glitches stop you from having fun!
  3. AngieG.
    Jan 7, 2004
    Yeah baby! Gotta love those hot slayers!!! Oh, and don't forget the witches too!
  4. TaylorH.
    Oct 9, 2003
    I loved it! the action was awsome! it fit in with my favorite games. probably one of my favs.......PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER ONE!!!
  5. GongZ.
    Dec 3, 2003
    A perfect Flight-Sim
  6. JillianC.
    Dec 9, 2003
    I love this game!!!! 100% Satisfied!!The plot is flawless and very much in the buffyverse feel. Great graphics and smooth graphics from punch to kick, no matter what others say. Expand
  7. DBrowne
    Aug 29, 2003
    Totally subpar for what I was expecting. Yes the story is superior to last time, as is the ability to play multiple characters. That said, the movement is S L O W, you cannot swing your point of view around as easily (by clicking the trigger) as last time, and the audio is even more repetitive. Looks good, but doesn't deliver. Expand

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