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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

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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: 10 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. 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 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
    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.
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  6. Jul 20, 2020
    1
    You truly can't appreciate just how BAD Vampire Rain actually is unless you play it. I heard the stories, a very difficult game about VampiresYou truly can't appreciate just how BAD Vampire Rain actually is unless you play it. I heard the stories, a very difficult game about Vampires that was one of the worst titles on the Xbox 360. Now, I like a challenge and bad games never really bothered me, so I decided to pick this game up. This is what I learned from that terrible mistake...

    Starting off with the multiplayer, you had an interesting concept. Guys who run around and shoot each other, but they could turn into Nightwalkers (vampires) and fight that way. If you're just in this for a quick dabble in the game, you can stop here and will only have to experience a taste of the horrible controls (X to ready your weapon, LT to cycle weapons, Y to crouch, B to perform actions, RB to reload), 2004 era PS2 graphics, wooden dialog, and awkward gameplay. For those who want to see what passes for a campaign in this shower, things are about to get MUCH worse.

    The storyline is actually decently thought-out and coherent, but you won't care about it. You just won't, because the amount of time that passes between each cutscene is equivalent to reading 2 sentences of a book per night. You play as John Lloyd, a member of a government organization that responds to Nightwalker threats as you infiltrate a Nightwalker infested town. Let me start off by saying that this game is quite long, with 24 missions, 23 trial levels, and 7 tutorials. Your performance is ranked at the end of each of this levels, and the qualifications for achieving an S rank are ridiculous. They are:

    -No continues
    -Minimum number of shots fired
    -High accuracy
    -As little damage as possible
    -Every ammo pickup on the level (even though you very rarely even fire a gun)

    Now, some of those are incredibly hard, especially on the last few levels where your enemies have guns. Just completing the game without these stipulations isn't exactly a cakewalk either, since getting spotted results in instant death. Usually you're armed with nothing but an assault rifle and pistol, and getting seen by a Nightwalker is a death sentence. You will get rushed and hit, which equals a swift death, which results in you restarting the entire level. There are no checkpoints, and some levels reach over 20 minutes long. Even if being spotted was an instant game over things would be less frustrating, since the game still feels the need to go through the motions of putting you in a fight that you can't possibly win under any circumstances.

    What is there to say beyond that? One of the worst control schemes on the Xbox, coupled with a long and difficult game made even more frustrating by a horrendous combat system. Avoid at all costs.

    1/10
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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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