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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 43 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 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. 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. If it weren’t for Tenchu Z, Vampire Rain would undoubtedly be the worst title I’ve had the displeasure of playing on the Xbox 360. Why Microsoft decided to bring this travesty to North America is beyond comprehension. It packs itself chock-full of every gaming cliché in the book.
  4. There are a lot better stealth games out there so there is no reason to waste your time and money on this mess.
  5. Watching a B-movie can be cheesy good fun. Playing and paying money for one...that's a nightmare. [Sept 2007, p.79]
  6. Vampire Rain reeks of a lack of effort; it is hard to imagine that any developer would defend a title so flawed, boring and ultimately devoid of fun.
  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: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  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 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. Collapse
  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 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 has its flaws but it's not as bad as what people make it out to be. Expand
  4. JamesM.
    Jul 25, 2007
    1
    This game blows, it's some kind of horrible Spliter-Cell/Syphon Filter type game (but worse...) with vampires thrown in, in order to try to sell a few copies to those people that enjoy the occult and vampire related games. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2013
    1
    A monumental failure in modern gaming Vampire Rain can be easily summed up with one word.

    Unplayable.

    I would rather grab a friend and
    instruct him to start hammering nails into my skull, than put myself through another second of this garbled, rushed, messy, broken, horrible pile of pig feces. Expand
  6. May 1, 2012
    1
    Boring, repetitive, and it goes on and on forever. It sucks.
  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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