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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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  • Summary: You are a part of a Special Forces team tasked with removing the Nightwalkers in all their gore and supernatural strength before they overrun the world – and before the public finds out about them. Features powerful, wicked fast Nightwalkers. Utilize weapons, strategy and even theYou are a part of a Special Forces team tasked with removing the Nightwalkers in all their gore and supernatural strength before they overrun the world – and before the public finds out about them. Features powerful, wicked fast Nightwalkers. Utilize weapons, strategy and even the environment (Rain weakens Nightwalker power). Mix it up; missions have a beginning and end – you decide everything in the middle. Dark, intense, eerie world expands as you play. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 45
  2. Negative: 36 out of 45
  1. A very mediocre game from developer Artoon just like their last effort "Bullet Witch." If you love the genre then you might consider this one a rainy day at the bargain bin. [JPN Import]
  2. Edge Magazine
    50
    Despite the aforementioned illusion of choice, there is really only one pre-determined way to conquer a given mission, each stealthy ability in reality a functional button-press to move the game along. [Apr 2007, p.87]
  3. Vampire Rain takes what could be an amazingly fun, unique concept and basically throws it in the trash. Uninspired and forced stealth, guns that don’t get fired, undead that won’t die and more are all here.
  4. It is a shame that VR is nothing more than a poor man’s Splinter Cell with a dash of Resident Evil thrown in for flavour.
  5. 35
    In truth, the biggest mystery here isn't how vampires evolved and rose to power, but how any publisher could justify a $60 price tag for a tiresome exercise in imitation and slipshod execution.
  6. Even a game with a bad story can be salvageable if the gameplay is fun. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.
  7. 15
    In the end, the game suffers from the biggest sin you could think of: It’s just not fun to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 11 out of 18
  1. EliE.
    Apr 7, 2008
    9
    This game is a good game, it's just most people don't know how to play it, if you like games such as Splinter Cell and other type This game is a good game, it's just most people don't know how to play it, if you like games such as Splinter Cell and other type stealth games, you will love this game for sure. Because almost anyone who played this game and said it sucked, probably just ran around like an idiot with there gun out and tried to kill the vampires. Expand
  2. BrianF.
    Jul 13, 2007
    8
    This game will appeal to those who enjoyed Thief: Deadly Shadows and the 1st Splinter Cell on the original xbox. It is about stealth and not This game will appeal to those who enjoyed Thief: Deadly Shadows and the 1st Splinter Cell on the original xbox. It is about stealth and not running and gunning. Multiplayer is a pleasant surprise because you have the option to become a "Nightwalker' during play. This makes you faster, jump higher and makes killing humans during LIVE a lot easier. Yes, it does play like Splinter Cell but that helps the player grasp the controls better for a non-steep learning curve. If you perfer "ghosting" through levels as opposed to shooting guards, then this game is for you. About a little bit before half way through, you will find weapons that can kill vampires with one or two shots (shotgun, sniper rifle, UV knife). Not for those who have little patience because there is a bit of trial & error involved here, as well as a linear gameplay a la 1st SC. But if stealth is your thing, then this game will satisfy you. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2011
    7
    wow I guess people just do not know how to play games anymore, that is why this got a bad score. It isn't the best game and it definatly haswow I guess people just do not know how to play games anymore, that is why this got a bad score. It isn't the best game and it definatly has its flaws but it's not as bad as what people make it out to be. Expand
  4. KimC.
    Jul 4, 2007
    1
    Cheap graphix...boring sneaknig...horrible level design.and AI.This is the worst sneak game ever.
  5. May 1, 2012
    1
    Boring, repetitive, and it goes on and on forever. It sucks.
  6. Apr 16, 2011
    1
    I bought this game for $7 in the used game bin at best buy. Played it all the way through and it is a freaking awful mess of a game. PoorI bought this game for $7 in the used game bin at best buy. Played it all the way through and it is a freaking awful mess of a game. Poor selection of weapons, constrictingly linear gameplay, terrible voice acting, painfully nonsensical Japanese storyline.

    I notice that there seems to be a minority who believe that simply because they beat the game and it was ridiculously difficult that that somehow makes it a good game and everyone else doesn't know what they're talking about. To them I say you are morons. There is a difference between a game that is hard by design and a game that is hard because it is poorly developed. Ninja Gaiden Black is hard. The Devil May Cry series is hard. Both of those titles are also fun to play. Vampire Rain is hard because it is a ham fisted clone of splinter cell and metal gear solid. It is hard because the Japanese think that if you bring a **** to a gun fight and actually prevail that it some how makes you a bad ass and not just insane. If you played this game through completely and genuinely liked it, people shouldn't champion you for being good at video games. They should pity you for not being able to tell a good game from garbage.
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  7. Ryencoke
    Jul 4, 2007
    0
    This game is worse than Bomberman, and nobody thought it would be possible to beat. This game surely does it, what a waste of money.

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