• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2001
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 73
    You can't help but feel that Vampire Night is more of a step back in the genre as far as gameplay is concerned.
  2. Unquestionably the best-looking light-gun game ever released, as well as a game that will seem instantly familiar to "House of the Dead" fans while still pushing their skills.
  3. If you really like light-shooters and are looking for something different than a modern setting, you will probably find the game a breath of fresh air.
  4. It's generic in just about every way, from cheesy dialogue to predictable enemies. [Dec 2001, p.95]
  5. 76
    If you're a fan of shooters and have a predilection for Ed Wood then this game has your name written all over it.
  6. 70
    Wants to be the PlayStation 2’s "House of the Dead," but it lacks creativity and spooky bite.
  7. As bland as they come. The cheesy plot and acting come with gun game territory but the horrendous gameplay doesn’t do much to make this game a keeper.
  8. With the reload option assigned to the bottom button, you can constantly reload as you shoot without moving the gun from the screen. This adds a whole new level of sweetness to the boss battles.
  9. The graphics, though slick, lack the sort of interest I expected and are actually quite bland. [Feb 2002, p.62]
  10. It is ironic that Vampire Night should be both toothless and bloodless.
  11. There are a few memorable experiences to be found in this game, but in the end, this is sadly an average game.
  12. Ultimately, Vampire Night lacks the sparkle that the best examples of this genre display. It looks good, sounds okay (apart from some cheesy voice-acting) and whilst it lasts (not very long as it happens) it is quite entertaining.
  13. Straightforward, short, yet ultimately fun arcade port. [Jan 2002, p.142]
  14. I'd like a more memorable and challenging shooter for my hard-earned dough. Call me crazy.
  15. Average but suitable shooter with weird characters. [May 2004, p.95]
  16. Vampire Night isn't the best light-gun game out there, but it's still a decent game and certainly the best looking light-gun shooter on any system.
  17. A solid, enjoyable romp Vampire Night may be, but it adheres strictly to the same trite concepts we've seen recycled so many times before.
  18. Too short and on the easy side.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. CarlH.
    Jun 11, 2002
    9
    With the special mode game this turns in to a very good game, but you do tend to have to repeat the game over and over to get the funnest With the special mode game this turns in to a very good game, but you do tend to have to repeat the game over and over to get the funnest parts of the game activate, but it is worth it. Full Review »
  2. ShawnR.
    Apr 1, 2002
    9
    Call me kooky but there's just something about racing along a rooftop and blowing away vampiric swordsmen who run along the side of the Call me kooky but there's just something about racing along a rooftop and blowing away vampiric swordsmen who run along the side of the wall below me. Full Review »