Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. 60
    Blood Knights holds as much annoyance as satisfaction. [Christmas 2013, p.103]
  2. Dec 4, 2013
    50
    It’s hard to recommend Blood Knights when there are similar games that offer a slicker production and far greater variety.
  3. 50
    Blood Knights is too easy to ever become actively irritating, but its deficit of danger makes it too darn dull to hold even a devoted horror nut’s attention for long. Perhaps it’s a blessing, then, that the whole ho-hum campaign clocks in at just four hours.
  4. Nov 14, 2013
    50
    Blood Knights is one of those games you’ll see one day for a ten dollar discount and say “Yeah, I’ll try it out.” And when you do, you may gather a bit of enjoyment out of it, but for fifteen bucks, this mediocre experience may be better off with the vampires for now.
  5. Nov 8, 2013
    45
    The hack&slay formula is simple. But Blood Knights doesn’t deliver. That this game and Venetica come from the same dev team is hard to believe.
  6. Sep 25, 2014
    30
    Blood Knights is representative of the terrible trend in game design where its devs have taken what might have been a mediocre-but-serviceable brawler and packed it full of systems that do nothing for the player but push them further away from the action.
  7. Jan 30, 2014
    30
    It’s an awkward mix of Diablo and Soul Reaver that nobody asked for. Something to play if you’ve got a few hours and an itch to bump up your Gamerscore.
  8. Dec 27, 2013
    20
    Blood Knights is like a bad B-movie. However, this game belongs in the category of really bad B-movies. There are a lot of hack ‘n’ slash games which are a lot better than Blood Knights. A disgrace for the genre.
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Mar 3, 2014
    0
    terrible does not even begin describing the gameplay of Blood Knights.
    Its clunky controls, trite environments, same looking hordes of
    terrible does not even begin describing the gameplay of Blood Knights.
    Its clunky controls, trite environments, same looking hordes of enemies and over-simplistic character customization.
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  2. May 16, 2017
    6
    Blood Knights
    Decently Enjoyable
    Blood Knights is a top down action rpg where you play as vampires Jeremy and Alysa after an artifact to
    Blood Knights
    Decently Enjoyable
    Blood Knights is a top down action rpg where you play as vampires Jeremy and Alysa after an artifact to prevent cataclysms
    You can play this game with local co-op or switch between the 2 characters at any time
    Jeremy is more of the hack and slasher, able to do a whirlwind attack, and heavy attacks, while Alysa is more about ranged weapons.. She carries a cross bow and can throw bombs and shoot fire arrows…
    This game wasn’t received well when it came out…
    And im not really sure why
    This 5 an a half hour journey to the credits is in no way good...
    But it’s enjoyable...
    I had fun
    the combat and level design here is fairly simple...
    You run around, activate switches when you have to
    collects loot to boost your stats
    and slay all the fools that cross your path...
    You’re even eventually able to suck the blood out of them to regain some of your health…
    which you’ll need to do a lot as Jeremy and Alysa annoyingly share a health bar…
    The only point of having 2 characters to switch back and forth from is to shoot switches Jeremy can’t reach..
    And if you’re more of an Alysa person... then theses no point in having Jeremy around at all...
    They do level up together though, which allows you to buff one of your special attacks, and there are blood coins around to collect that once you get 5 you can increase a base stat like health or power..
    Level design is pretty straight forwards and feels varied enough...
    I never felt bored of the game or like ive seen it all before…
    Sure its in no way challenging
    The rpg elements are extremely simple
    The bosses are kinda lame
    the story and characters are definitely lame
    but I had fun…
    This is a very mindless done in one sitting hack and slash kind of game
    This game again is in no way definitively good, but I still feel it’s
    under rated and if you’re watching this review the same month im posting it,
    it’s free for the ps3 so you have nothing to lose in trying it out
    I give Blood Knights
    a 6.5/10
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