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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

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Dec 9, 2015
    70
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing comes to the Xbox One without the improvements of the Final Cut edition. It's still a nice action RPG, but the combat system is inconsistent.
  2. Dec 10, 2015
    70
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing likely won’t be dragging too many players away from releases like Fallout 4. However, when the release schedule slows down in a few months time, there’s likely to be plenty of players who are pleasantly surprised by a trip to Borgovia.
  3. Dec 11, 2015
    70
    Even though this is a good port of the Action RPG that appeared on PC, I ask myself the question “Why?” over and over. Why take the two year old game including its expensive character micro transactions when over the course of the last years this character as well as the content evolved into the Final Cut that was just released recently? Why?
  4. Dec 13, 2015
    60
    Neocore Games has made a game that is initially fun, once you get past the poor story and voice acting and awkward controls, but balancing issues and over-reliance on throwing hordes of enemies at its players turn the game into a slog in the second half.
  5. Jan 4, 2016
    55
    We are not sure why NeoCore Games released Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing on the Xbox One. A sudden change in difficulty, no story at all and now you have to pay for characters. No, with just a decent combat system, Van Helsing is not that incredible.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 16, 2016
    50
    [A] musty romp. [Feb 2016, p.87]
  7. Feb 5, 2016
    30
    Gamers will play Van Helsing because it scratches the itch for this type of action adequately at this price, but the repetitive action, awkward controls, poor graphics and strange tower defense levels make it feel like an unfinished title. Despite being a cheap (or free, on Xbox One) diversion, Van Helsing is a bad value, and a worse investment of players' time.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Mar 8, 2020
    10
    Anyone bashing this game who got it for FREE as a Game With Gold should be ashamed. Not only is this game a LOT better than the "professional"Anyone bashing this game who got it for FREE as a Game With Gold should be ashamed. Not only is this game a LOT better than the "professional" reviewers gave it credit for, it's easily one of the best freebies we've ever gotten. If you loved Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Diablo, or Torchlight, you'll love Van Helsing. The story is amusing, there's a ton of varied loot, and a nice assortment of hidden goodies. What's not to love? Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2016
    10
    Really amazing that this game was free. I thought it was going to be mediocre at best, But i was surprised how much fun i was having. AwesomeReally amazing that this game was free. I thought it was going to be mediocre at best, But i was surprised how much fun i was having. Awesome game. Worth a play Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2015
    9
    I have spent a total of $0 on this game and have enjoyed at least 30 hours of gameplay already. I've tried the blade build and the gun buildI have spent a total of $0 on this game and have enjoyed at least 30 hours of gameplay already. I've tried the blade build and the gun build so far and both are interesting. I'll pay $4 each for the magic and engineer character types if and when I'm done with what I have now. This game is about 75% of Diablo 3 at a 95% discount so far.

    Very interesting action-adventure RPG with a nice steam-punk twist. While free, it's easily worth it. At $10 and two more character types with additional maps/missions, this is still definitely worth your time.

    I know some have complained about the co-op missions but I'm 30 hours in and haven't ever TRIED co-op yet. If that's a requirement for you, Halo 5 is a MUCH better choice.
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  4. Dec 19, 2015
    6
    This ARPG is basically a single-player version of of Diablo 2 with some witty dialogue. The story is even more forgettable and overly-campyThis ARPG is basically a single-player version of of Diablo 2 with some witty dialogue. The story is even more forgettable and overly-campy than D2's. The gameplay is utterly repetitive and boring, even compared to D2's. The variance among item drops is small to the point it feels like they don't matter. Skills don't synergize, so you just stick all your points into 2-5 skills and play with the same skills from beginning to end. It's very repetitive. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2015
    6
    Awkward controls, hordes and hordes of the same enemies time and time again, lots of loading between areas (which creates a problem if youAwkward controls, hordes and hordes of the same enemies time and time again, lots of loading between areas (which creates a problem if you choose the "rezz at town" option after dying)... Expand
  6. May 10, 2018
    4
    This game is like Diablo, only much worse. Visually it's "ok" but the controls are horrible and the game is just boring IMO. Yes, it's a lotThis game is like Diablo, only much worse. Visually it's "ok" but the controls are horrible and the game is just boring IMO. Yes, it's a lot cheaper than Diablo, but it's not worth my time. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2015
    0
    The real name of this game is The Incredible Adventures of BUG Helsing. If you try to play coop mode you will suffer a tons of IncrediblesThe real name of this game is The Incredible Adventures of BUG Helsing. If you try to play coop mode you will suffer a tons of Incredibles bugs and it is imposible to play. Expand

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