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5 Best Vampire Games

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I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a big fan of vampires. I grew up watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer, was Team Edward in my teenage years, and have immersed myself in more vampire novels than is probably healthy. And one area that has always had great vampire representation, is video games. Which is why I’m here today to talk about the best vampire games from across the ages. So, let’s sink our teeth into this list!

VampireThe Masquerade Bloodlines

Release date: November 16th, 2004

Platforms: PC

This game never got the chance it should have done when it released, especially since timing-wise Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines came out the same day as Half-Life 2 – it never stood a chance. But this is not a game to be sniffed at. Based on the highly popular TTRPG of the same name, you play as a vampire in Los Angeles, picking from one of the many available clans. Whichever clan you pick will impact the game in different ways, making it great for replayability.

The game gives you a great amount of freedom in how you wish to play, which is something I always enjoy. All of this is why the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is such a hotly anticipated release.


Release date: June 5th, 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Another game that allows you to play your way is Vampyr, from the same developer that brought us Life Is Strange. You can choose to be a benevolent vampire, feeding only off rats if you choose but, this will leave you very underpowered for any battles you encounter. Or, you could go full evil and manipulate humans until they’re at their prime and bite away. We won’t judge, promise.

This is a story-driven adventure game that has you interacting with the citizens of London, trying to find the source of an epidemic in the city. Throughout the game, you’ll also have to fight off vampire hunters and even werewolves on the mist-covered streets.

Legacy Of Kain Defiance

Release date: November 11th, 2003

Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox

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I have such fond memories of playing through some of the older Legacy of Kain titles back in the day, with five games in total, it’s easily one of the most popular vampire games series out there. Legacy of Kain: Defiance was the last game in the series and was created to help bring together the storylines of the first four into one coherent ending. It also effortlessly combines the play-styles from both the Soul Reaver and Blood Omen titles and makes both protagonists playable.

It’s pretty much all fight, all the time, but that’s what makes these games so great. I still don’t understand why we haven’t been graced with a new game in so long – I know I’d be first in line to play it.

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing

Release date: May 22nd, 2003

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, Classic Mac OS

This one is especially for those who fall in the Venn diagram crossover of vampire fans and Diablo fans, which I have to assume, is fairly large. This trilogy of adventures is based on the story of the most famous vampire of all – Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And you play as the most famous vampire hunter of all – Van Helsing.

In fact, as we all wait for Diablo 4 to exist, this is a great placeholder. It still has the same frantic combat, loot drops, compelling monsters, and the feeling that you have to play just one more hour.

The Sims 3 Supernatural

Release date: September 4th, 2012

Platforms: PC, Classic Mac OS

You didn’t think I’d write up a best games list and not include The Sims, did you? But, really. The Sims has a long history of introducing great supernatural elements to its gameplay. While The Sims 4 (the latest installment) does have vampires, they didn’t get their own game this time around. So, instead, I’m including The Sims 3: Supernatural. This expansion was all about creatures of the night and allowed you to play as a vampire and decorate your home in the finest Dracula-chic.

With all the kookiness and wide-ranging play options for The Sims, this is definitely more of a What We Do In The Shadows kind of vampire game – but who doesn’t want that in their lives?

So, these are our top picks for the best vampire games – but what are yours? There are a few titles that just missed the cut as I cut it down to just five. Games like the Blood Rayne series, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim just narrowly missed the top five but are still definitely worth a look if you’re looking for the best vampire game out there.

Be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments below!

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Danielle Hayes

Danielle has been in love with video games ever since her older brothers handed down their PS1 instead of buying her a Christmas present. She grew up fighting her way through epic JRPGs. Now, you're more likely to find her destroying her Sim's lives, causing absolute mayhem over in Azeroth, and slowly paying off her debt to Tom Nook.