Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. 37
    Vampire Rain: Altered Species has a lot working against it. Substandard AI, deficient visuals, exasperating difficulty and a host of other problems that make you wonder how much effort and care was actually poured into the game.
  2. A year after its disastrous debut on the Xbox 360, Vampire Rain is still a pain in the neck.
  3. A neat idea with some of the worst execution I've seen on the PlayStation 3. The title has an incoherent story, bad graphics, bad voice acting, bad level design, extremely linear gameplay for a stealth title, and a level of difficulty that seems more dumb than difficult.
  4. Altered Species is filled with all kinds of problems, from overpowered and brainless fiends to ill-conceived levels. Let's just hope these vampires stop haunting us.
  5. 30
    No matter which angle you decide to look at Vampire Rain: Altered Species from, the game is bad. The graphics scream PS2. Sounds such as the death groan and boss grunts are laughable. The story is boring. The acting is hammed up in the worst way. The HUD is hideous. The levels are linear. The majority of weapons are useless. The AI is retarded. The enemies are too powerful while the bosses are too weak.
  6. The whole thrill of stealth action is the ability to outsmart your opponent. So what does Vampire Rain do? It gives you singular, trial and error paths that has about as much variety as a prison meal.
  7. The PS3 version fares no better than last year's abysmal 360 release.
  8. Often people complain about the expensive cost of the videogames, but paying 70 € for a great title don't seem to be excessive for anybody. However Vampire Rain costs 60€, which is offensive if you look at its quality. If after reading this review you continue thinking that Altered Species deserves an opportunity don't complain that we didn´t advise you… A title not only to forget, but also to avoid.
  9. 25
    I can't think of a reason why this game was made, and even less reason why it was ported. Avoid.
  10. Vampire Rain: Altered Species is truly a terrible game, offering horrendous gameplay, atrocious AI, and an overall unpleasant experience.
  11. The concept is solid on paper: a stealth action romp through the urban jungle as you battle hordes of undead night stalkers. There's also a variety of weapons and interesting features, like being able to see through the enemies' eyes. Unfortunately, none of these elements are fun or well executed.
  12. Everything about this game sucks.
  13. 0
    It's like the developers didn't even play the games they were blatantly ripping off.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    they made another worst game did they not see the first game on xbox 360 how that turn out...... but still released another worst vampire stealth game ever

    worst game ever the not even point to buy it if u do i use it as flying disc at least i enjoy it that way
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  2. JJK
    Jan 3, 2009
    Why does it have weapons? For one, your weapons do close to no damage at all, but the enemies kill you with one or two hits. And the crabby controls sure didn't help... Full Review »
  3. toddk
    Nov 13, 2008
    Not as bad as everyone thinks. I enjoyed it for the most part. You have to like stealth games for sure because if you get seen and are without a shotgun you will die! Rent it from Gamefly if you are a vampire fan. Full Review »