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3.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 45
  2. Negative: 29 out of 45

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  1. WillB.
    Aug 7, 2007
    8
    Very much an aquired taste, if you do not like frequent death and sparse, b grade environments beware. This is a game only the Japanese could create, they have made the nightwalkers very hard to take down, and very fast, hence if one sees you you have 0 chance unless you have a shotgun. Personally i loved this harsh design sensebility as it makes it one of the first games to feature nigh Very much an aquired taste, if you do not like frequent death and sparse, b grade environments beware. This is a game only the Japanese could create, they have made the nightwalkers very hard to take down, and very fast, hence if one sees you you have 0 chance unless you have a shotgun. Personally i loved this harsh design sensebility as it makes it one of the first games to feature nigh on unkillable foes, meaning you have to get everything right to progress (however checkpoints are plentiful). Much better than Bullet witch Artoon's other 360 offering. Online is very well balanced but there are few users...if you see it cheap take a chance. 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 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 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. 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.
  4. May 9, 2014
    8
    It is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. They just do not know how to have some fun with this game. The pros of this game include a eerie environment and soundtrack, difficult enemy's, long campaign, trails, tutorials, multiplayer and a lot of cut scenes. The cons include no pre-mission weapon selection, bad voice acting, sub-par graphics, wacky story, bad ending and nearly allIt is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. They just do not know how to have some fun with this game. The pros of this game include a eerie environment and soundtrack, difficult enemy's, long campaign, trails, tutorials, multiplayer and a lot of cut scenes. The cons include no pre-mission weapon selection, bad voice acting, sub-par graphics, wacky story, bad ending and nearly all achievements are multiplayer only...

    The game itself is fun. Splinter Cell combined with Vampires is awesome. The enemy's are not as difficult as what people say either. For the most part you are not supposed to openly engage nightwalkers in the open, but instead sneak around them. Once you get the sniper, shotgun and uv knife you can easily kill entire groups of enemy's. Even if you do not have those weapons, you can still kill nightwalkers with the submachine gun or assault rifle just by being large distances away from the enemy's. Now, the story is fairly stupid, but fits the game well and I quite enjoyed the plot twits near the end. There are a lot of cut scenes in this game. Maybe a bit too much at times, nonetheless I enjoyed watching them. The environment is awesome. An empty city filled with vampires and rain is cool. There are even some missions with entirely different locations which help diversify the game. Later in the game a new enemy appears which blew my mind, as I did not expect them at all. The game has massive replay value, with you being scored on certain missions and being able to find medals and unlock trials and tutorials. There is a multiplayer mode, but I did not try it as there are no people playing it... The multiplayer seemed okay, but the part I hate about this game the most is that nearly all the achievements are multiplayer only! For completing the entire campaign I only got fifty Gamerscore. That is extremely stupid.

    In conclusion it is a decent game which is fun to play for two days.
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Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 45
  2. Negative: 36 out of 45
  1. Hardcore Gamer
    20
    The stealth BK game "Sneak King" is actually more of an entertaining game than Vampire Rain is. [Sept 2007, p.70]
  2. 40
    Vampire Rain is simply a sloppy, masochistic mess that wastes an otherwise solid concept and functional form.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    30
    Virtually nothing works as it should, and what does owes an enormous debt to a few evergreen classics. Disappointing. [Issue 23, p.79]