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  • Summary: Set in a gothic-noir universe resembling a fantastical 19th century Europe filled with monsters, magic, and weird technology, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will follow the son of the famed hunter, known in-game as Van Helsing, in a tale wrought with wry humor and snappy dialogue.Set in a gothic-noir universe resembling a fantastical 19th century Europe filled with monsters, magic, and weird technology, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will follow the son of the famed hunter, known in-game as Van Helsing, in a tale wrought with wry humor and snappy dialogue. Van Helsing, a larger-than-life hero possessing a dark yet romantic charm, will follow his path to the dismal land of Borgovia where former supernatural foes have enlisted his help to defeat a new scourge terrorizing the ravaged Eastern European city. With an assortment of extraordinary characters, an engrossing storyline, and a beautifully dark and gothic art style, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing looks to bring RPG enthusiasts an anachronistic adventure like no other. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 16, 2017
    80
    If you don’t own The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing on PC already and you’re a sucker for a solid ARPG experience VH won’t disappoint. Despite its shortcomings, VH offers a solid ARPG experience, beautiful setting and some great control layouts. As a PS4 player it s a game I definitely want in my collection.
  2. 75
    Dungeon crawler fiends who have bled Diablo 3's riches dry shouldn't sleep on the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. Though not quite as incredible as its namesake, Neocore Games inaugural hack and slash foray onto PS4 proves to be resoundingly satisfying, great value and most importantly, a whole heap of fun.
  3. Mar 5, 2017
    72
    While Neocore missed out on the chance to bring the awesome Final Cut to the PlayStation, they nonetheless delivered the best console version of what is a modern hack&slay classic that emerged from the indie scene.
  4. Mar 6, 2017
    70
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing takes its influences from the best, and although it can’t match that high quality, this Extended Edition is the best version of NeoCore’s action RPG. Worth playing.
  5. Jun 21, 2017
    60
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition is a good action RPG that is a welcome addition to the PS4, but is held back by some uninspiring loot, uneven difficulty and the decision to release the trilogy one game at a time. This version does include all of the enhancements from the Final Cut, but it’s difficult to recommend buying this alone when the full trilogy is so often discounted on PC. Given the likely future releases, I fully expect this to appear on PS+ fairly soon. So unless you have completely rinsed Diablo 3, and are bored of Alienation but desperate for more loot, I’d stake clear of this until the full trilogy is released.
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    60
    This makes for an enjoyable and often funny experience, though a flawed control scheme, long loading times and annoying menu lay-outs keep it from earning its place amongst the true heroes of the genre.
  7. Jun 9, 2017
    40
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was a fun game when it came out for the PC in 2013. It was a hack and slash RPG that gave players yearning for more Diablo something to bide their time while great titles came out to refresh the genre. No one will say that this game changed or evolved the genre upon release, but it was fun and worth playing for the action-RPG crowd. However, the same cannot be said about the PS4 version. This is a poor port of a decent game that should be avoided. There are other action-RPGs to play on the PS4 with better performance that offer better value and experiences. Stay away from this version of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and either get the PC version or pop in Diablo III instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Oct 9, 2020
    9
    No idea how this game isn't rated better. Being an obsessive ARPG player I tried them all when making a break from years of Grim Dawn ocd, andNo idea how this game isn't rated better. Being an obsessive ARPG player I tried them all when making a break from years of Grim Dawn ocd, and this one ranks amongst the very best (at least at the beginning, I'm only 10h in the game so it's possible endgame sucks). Even if I would admit competition is not really tough, aside PoE only lots of garbage coming out in this category: Warhammer series suck, Chaosbane is annoying, Vikings is the worst of all, Wolcen doesn't really know where it's going, Torchlight 3 haven't tried but has a mixed rating on steam. I'd say only Last Epoch is a good game for me.
    Anyway, back to IAVH.
    Graphics are really good (btw always consider you're playing on huge tvs and not pc screens), animations are smooth, classes are really different from eachother, dialogues are nice and funny, lots of npcs and sidequests everywhere, skills and companion customisation goes pretty deep.. well, pretty much a hit so far. Fingers crossed, we'll see in a few hundreds (I hope) hours : )
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  2. Apr 1, 2019
    9
    I think the game is underrated. A Diablo clone with good graphics a very good single player mode and a well-balanced difficulty.
  3. Mar 5, 2017
    8
    The game could be awesome if there weren't problems with the servers. I like the Story and the style but I also want to Play with friendsThe game could be awesome if there weren't problems with the servers. I like the Story and the style but I also want to Play with friends which is currently hardly possible. I hope this will be fixed soon. So I also rate it with 7 Points. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2017
    7
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
    A Great games who’s flaws come out the longer you play
    You’re a monster hunters, you start the game
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
    A Great games who’s flaws come out the longer you play
    You’re a monster hunters, you start the game choosing your character and entering the van helsing world to you want monster hunters do... hunt monsters.. And you do so with your ghost companion Katarina
    The game can be played solo or with up to 4 players online, but the online community is fairly empty... no one joined my game the entire time…
    The online is great and runs smoothly even with the worst connections…
    This is a top down hack and slash game with both close and long ranged weapons…
    for the first half of this 10-12 hour long campaign it’s a genuine joy running around doing missions and side quests.. Slicing through the different creatures... picking up their dropped loot…
    exploring the, at first interesting maps… finding its secrets and treasures... managing your inventory…
    selling your unwanted weapon and gear or dismantling and combining them to craft new weapons...
    leveling up and dumbing your points in the vast skill and perk trees…
    This is a very deep game full of combat customizations to make you character feel uniquely yours
    and your ghost companion feels uniquely yours... I had 0 complaints…
    and then the final stretch of this game...
    is just awful…
    The maps go from beautiful to generic and grey… and the way this game tries to challenge your ruins the gameplay…
    This game has all sorts of magic and special moves you can assign to commands for combat that at first feel like they have a decent cool down time.. And then you’re in the final chapter and all of the balance this game had for the past 8 hours disappears
    the games idea of challenge isn’t having you dodge attacks of larger enemies or using strategy to take them out...
    its throwing dozens on top of you to frustratingly kill you over and over, forcing you to have to use all of your gold to respawn anywhere but back in the lair or town…
    while you desperately try to take out 1 or 2 of the enemies per respawn…
    And your ghost companion is dying instantly.. Practically having no reason to even be there…
    getting no kills... just really being a distraction while you try to get some heavy ranged attacks in there because close combat weapons are useless at this stage of the game…
    She practically just follows you around for 12 hrs. and nags you about how nice it would be if you put some of your health potions in her inventory.
    Put water into a bucket with holes? No thanks.
    This spam attack of enemies got so bad that during one of the final missions that the frame rate dropped to 1 frame per second if not less.
    The final stretch is near unbearable…
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a great game for those that love diablo style gameplay…
    But be wary before you go in thinking you’re gonna be some sword swing tank…
    you’re gonna have a hard time getting to this games credits without a friend…
    I Give The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
    a 7/10
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  5. Mar 5, 2017
    7
    The game itself is one better Diablo clone. It could be great but the multiplayer issues are annoying. Until this is fixed I only rate it withThe game itself is one better Diablo clone. It could be great but the multiplayer issues are annoying. Until this is fixed I only rate it with 7 Points out of 10. Expand
  6. May 19, 2020
    2
    I bought the game thinking it would be at least a fun diablo clone, but the classes suck, abilities feel bland, and the whole game looks justI bought the game thinking it would be at least a fun diablo clone, but the classes suck, abilities feel bland, and the whole game looks just cheap. I would ask for a refund at playstation store if I could. Expand
  7. Jul 27, 2020
    2
    poorly made, and really bad balanced, enemies are a way too much and way to strong, you will day at any single fight. completely wrongpoorly made, and really bad balanced, enemies are a way too much and way to strong, you will day at any single fight. completely wrong balance. don't waste your money. Expand