• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
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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 darkerVampires 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

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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. Pelit (Finland)
    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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 3, 2011
    80
    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. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Jan 2, 2012
    79
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    For $10 I can't believe I've been missing this. I missed it in October and decided to get it now since there are less big releases lined up toFor $10 I can't believe I've been missing this. I missed it in October and decided to get it now since there are less big releases lined up to suck my wallet dry and it's loads of fun! I love how much effort went into redesigning the look of the city for the night of halloween. The new powers are fun and the new enemies are also well thought out and different from anything else previously fought in the series. This is a stand alone product which has it's pros and cons just because I would love to have the UGC assets in with Infamous 2 but with the size of the city, the new looks and feel, the UGC ability this is worth much more than $10. and people who complained about the UCG missions, it's just to show you what YOU can do as far as making missions. I didn't mind not having voice acting all the way through. There is enough to satisfy. Overall one of the best downloadable games ever. And trust me once you finish the story it's only just the tip of the iceburg. get into UGC and you will be having tons of fun. Like LBP in full 3d with a super powered character and tons of awesome enemies. Expand
  2. hii
    Nov 9, 2011
    10
    This game is awesome for just 9.99 $ buy it NOW!!!
  3. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    While areas could be more polished, there is no doubt that this inFamous: Festival of Blood is an amazing game. The story follows a genericWhile areas could be more polished, there is no doubt that this inFamous: Festival of Blood is an amazing game. The story follows a generic styled ghost story which, like all good ghost storys, will flip itself on its head at times. But the story just acts as an excuse for giving Cole a bunch of Vampire styled powers and chucking in some amazing gameplay. The game feels like a Hollywood block buster in its action pieces. Especially against the "first bloods". The user-generated content is back., its pretty damn good, and the beautiful graphics also return. But the best thing here (baring in mind the price) is the massive open world and its buzzing atmosphere. Much better than anything I saw in Red Dead redemption. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    8
    Got this game for 5$. Easy game to get all the trophies for and has some decent gameplay. First Infamous game and I had some fun. The openGot this game for 5$. 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. 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 dropsThe 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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  6. 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 onlyThere 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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  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 andSucker 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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