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  • Summary: Deep within the mysterious land of Transylvania, monsters that inhabit man's deepest nightmares take form. One man works to vanquish the demons of the world and destroy the lethal and powerful Count Dracula. Descend into the murky depths of the Carpathian Mountains as legendary monster hunter Van Helsing. As Van Helsing you battle fiendish creatures with a deadly array of weapons, unique abilities, and unparalleled courage. Explore the haunting land of Transylvania in 13 exciting missions. Battle Dracula, Frankenstein, the WolfMan and 22 villainous creatures. Control an arsenal of powerful deadly weaponry: tojo blades, dual pistols, gatling gun, unlockable elephant gun, and more. Deliver spectacular kill moves to supernatural enemies. Unlock hidden content when you play through three different difficulty modes. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Superior to "Devil May Cry 2" and should be able to tide Devil May Cry fans over till the next sequel in the franchise.
  2. I had a fun time kicking Vampire, Wolf Man and Frankenstein booty all over Transylvania. The game is however bogged down by some camera angles and the game really would have benefitted if you could have been able to control the angles yourself.
  3. The one aspect of the presentation that does warrant attention, however, is the camera, which true to third-person shooter form, manages to make the game far less enjoyable than it really should be. Where action is concerned, this isn't such a problem, but when solving puzzles the camera can prove a greater enemy than Dracula and all his undead minions combined.
  4. It’s a shame the experience is over just about the time you are warmed up, and the fixed-position camera might work for movies but doesn’t translate well into gameplay, especially in a 3D world.
  5. It's let down dreadfully by the truly monotonous nature of the gameplay later in the game - and, perhaps most damningly of all, by the fact that the game is simply ridiculously short.
  6. Decent graphics and gory (if kinda short) game play will keep most players nailed to the controller, but sometimes wretched camera placement sucks harder than the minions of Dracula at a Red Cross blood drive.
  7. Rather than complement the film with some sort of stand alone side story, it opts for arcade gameplay sans interesting plot, depth, or really anything beyond just blasting and whacking.

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Score distribution:
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