Van Helsing PlayStation 2

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
Buy On
  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. By no means an essential purchase, Van Helsing is decidedly better than the average. If you’re into cool moves and lots of action, you’re going to enjoy this. We’d stake our reputations on it.
  3. 77
    What really makes Van Helsing stand out is that it’s frantic and destructive.
  4. I don't usually embrace clones, but Van Helsing is a unique exception. It's got most of what you love about "Devil May Cry," give or take a few elements.
  5. 75
    It's not the most original or innovative of games, but when was the last time you got to face off against Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Frankenstein monster in the same sitting?
  6. Sure, it could have been a bit better, but if you're looking for a fun action game that doesn't require a ton of thought, you'll have a good time with this.
  7. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#87 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#55 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. CarnegC.
    Jun 11, 2006
    9
    This is a relly cool game but the camera angles are hard to get used to, but is a kick but game, and even some tims a littl scarey. but is an This is a relly cool game but the camera angles are hard to get used to, but is a kick but game, and even some tims a littl scarey. but is an awsome. If you lick shoot them up, chop them up vido games this is the game for you. Full Review »
  2. JoshuaH.
    Nov 2, 2005
    7
    Not God of War or Devil May Cry, but still a good, solid, fun experience. Had a hard time adjusting to the fixed camera. Should have been Not God of War or Devil May Cry, but still a good, solid, fun experience. Had a hard time adjusting to the fixed camera. Should have been able to move/control it. :-( Appreciate that it didn't take me 20-30 hours like all my other action/platformers do.(I don't have the time) And like Hulk, the game is way more enjoyable than the movie. Full Review »
  3. AndrewC.
    Jan 19, 2005
    10
    Exciting game and even a bit scary.