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  • Summary: Vampires swarm New Marais, and revered superhero Cole MacGrath has been bitten. To save his soul and city, he has just one night to find and kill the head vampire. Featuring hours of new gameplay, themed environment settings and new characters/enemies, Festival of Blood explores the darker side of the inFAMOUS universe. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 28, 2011
    100
    Festival of Blood is campy, vampy fun and an absolute steal for $10. Best part: you don't even need Infamous or Infamous 2 to play it. Happy Halloween.
  2. Dec 9, 2011
    83
    A short, but entertaining stand-alone halloweenesque action-adventure for the electric superhero Cole. Kill the vampire queen before dawn. It's a bit too easy for inFamous-veterans, though. [Dec 2011]
  3. Oct 28, 2011
    80
    It's quite simple really: badass vampires are awesome, inFamous is brilliant and a combination of both makes for a short but sweet adventure. Cole's "Demon of New Marais" tag has never suited him more and, for as short as it is, Festival of Blood is definitely worth sinking your teeth into.
  4. It's rare to see a piece of DLC that's crafted with such care and attention to detail, and given that it's a standalone title, there's no reason why you shouldn't sink your teeth into it. [Christmas 2011, p.105]
  5. Thanks to the hit series True Blood and the Twilight-movies vampires are hotter than ever and the people from Sucker Punch have just delivered their own festival of blood. This is a nice extension to the main game, even if it only lasts for about four hours. [December 2011, p.100]
  6. Oct 30, 2011
    75
    Even though it's fun to return to New Marais and battle vampires as the now extra powerful Cole McGrath, Festival of Blood feels to much like a last-minute afterthought to inFamous 2 to receive a higher score. Still, inFamous fans should not hesitate to buy this.
  7. Oct 26, 2011
    60
    Festival of Blood's slight but fun, in other words - a decent shaggy dog story for you to plough through on Halloween evening before the doorbell starts ringing and your friends drop round dressed as the seven ages of David Bowie, or whatever your theme is this year.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. hii
    Nov 9, 2011
    10
    This game is awesome for just 9.99 $ buy it NOW!!!
  2. Sep 28, 2012
    10
    Sucker Punch's Halloween follow up to Infamous 2 is extremely satisfying. It takes the Infamous 2 shell and adds in new powers and abilities, plus a few new enemy types. The new powers are stay simple (if they got any more amazing, the game would have to be disc based) and really show the Suck Punch style. Having the ability to fly really shows potential for later games (if a third main game is ever made, that is). The plot line is simple enough that you don't need to play the other two games, and the user made content system shines with the new cut-scene tool. The two user made missions that are integrated in-game are not even necessary to play; a quick system reset or even logging out of PSN disables them. The story lasts over an hour, but with more collectibles added in game, you can spend three times that, plus the UGC tools and missions add near infinite replayability. Even if it sold for twice the price, the game would still be necessary fun. There's a reason that it was the #1 PSN game for months. Expand
  3. May 9, 2012
    9
    I bought this downloadable game to see if I would like the inFamous series, it was only $9.99 and if I didn't like it I wouldn't be so upset about the purchasing of it. I'm happy to report that I loved it and that I'm dying to play the main games. I found it to be humorous and action packed, and while it may not be all that long I found myself easily getting distracted by things like trophy hunting, searching for the collectibles, or just goofing off around the city, there's a surprisingly large amount of content here for $9.99 and after you complete it you get free roam of the city to collect everything and for the stuff with UGC missions, I was thoroughly impressed with it and I don't see why fans of the series wont highly enjoy (other then the difference between the length of this and the main game), so I recommend the purchase. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    8
    Got this game for 5$. Easy game to get all the trophies for and has some decent gameplay. First Infamous game and I had some fun. The open world is basically a backdrop for missions, there is not much to do besides user generated content when you are done the game. Not impressed by the frame rate however. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    There are plenty of problems with this game, like having half the island blocked off, a short story mode, and...yeah, well, those are the only real problems I can think of. See, it's a $10 standalone (I think) game. What can you expect? They really did more with this than what you'd see with most DLC. Seriously, think about this. You're a vampire. With superpowers. If Sucker Punch made Infamous 2 in the less than satisfying New Marais JUST to make a vampire DLC, I think that's forgivable.

    Ever see those other conduits fly or teleport, and you'd sigh, and wish "Damn, only if I could do that." Well, now you can! Some of my most satisfying moments in FoB involve divebombing a pack of Mary's vampires in Shadow Swarm mode, and proceeding to kick the crap out of them.

    The story mode itself is iffy, I mean, you generally can't bring yourself to care too much. But the side activities improve in every way. The Canopic Jars replace Blast Shards, and not only do you automatically get the equivalent of Blast Shard Sense, you can fly to where you need to go, making it SO much less frustrating. Dead Drops are replaced with Mary's teachings. This requires a little bit of detective work to track them down, but once you do, you get to listen to a psychotic female vampire rant about stuff! Generally more fun than what you usually get.

    Oh. There's also user-created content. Yeah, I'd stick to the higher rated ones, if I were you.

    All in all, worth the $10 if you want to get a little more of the original Infamous feel (less videogame character, more of a superhuman badass).
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  6. Dec 18, 2013
    7
    The gameplay stays unchanged but the look and feel is quite unique because you're in the catacombs a lot, also the blast shards and dead drops have been replaced with vampire stuff. There are a couple of new abilities here and there which are fun to use. The story is interestingly told. I didn't like the comic cut-scènes in the first game, they were better in the second game, and even a bit better in this stand alone spin-off of infamous 2.
    It still feels like infamous 2 though and if you like that game and want more but just a little different and evil then get this one. If you don't want to see cole's evil side, if you have had enough of infamous for a while then don't buy this.
    Lastly, I don't agree with the pricing being good. As a stand-alone game you could see it that way but having owned infamous 2, $10 feels pretty expensive. I've had a mayor discount on ps+ though making it totally worth it.
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  7. Oct 27, 2011
    3
    Sucker Punch's halloween follow up to Infamous 2 is extremely disappointing. It takes the Infamous 2 shell and removes half the content and replaces it very little. The new powers are lack luster and do not offer the open world fun the original title held. Having the ability to fly ruins the open city by making every building a simple button press rather than a mini climbing puzzle. The plot is very simple and the only real character development is ruined by Sucker punch attempting to force it's user made content system in people's faces. Rather than the full voiced cut scenes we are used to they use the player editor to make the two missions, so the scenes are told in a screenshots with word bubbles format, which lowers the entire tone of the game.

    The content is also very short, lasting about an hour in total on most connections it will take longer to download from PSN than the game will take to finish. If it goes on sale for half price consider picking it up, other wise pass, it's basically the same length as a demo and offers nothing new.
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