Vampire video games are not common, even though vampires are dominant in books, movies, and TV shows.
However, vampire video games have been available since the 1980s, for example, the Castlevania game series.
Due to how vampire video games are rare, we have composed a list of some of the best vampire video games on various platforms that are engaging and worth playing.
Although, not every game on this list allows you to ultimately play out a vampire’s life. Most of them do not even include the significant elements of vampirism, such as feeding on the living.
However, every game on the list allows the player to play the role of a vampire in some form. Some of these games are;
Table of Contents
- 1. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
- 2. Vampyr
- 3. BloodRayne 2
- 4. Darkwatch
- 5. Blood Omen 2
- 6. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
- 7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Blood and Wine
- 8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
- 9. InFamous: Festival of Blood
- 10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 11. Hunter: The Reckoning
- 12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
- 13. Bloodlust 2: Nemesis
- 14. A Vampyre Story
- 15. Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars
- 16. Blood Knights
- 17. Vampirem
- 18. Vampire’s Fall: Origins
- 19. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- 20. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
- 21. Fallout 3
- 22. Dark
1. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Most people consider vampire the masquerade: bloodline the best vampire video game on PC. Moreover, this game has the most unique and massive RPGs.
Additionally, there are several classes of vampires for the player to be in this game and evolve into an open-ended world. Simply put, the player has a lot of freedom in the game.
Furthermore, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodline sequel is the most anticipated vampire video game. Also, this game developer is Troika Games.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One
Even though Vampyr is relatively recent, it is already one of the best vampire video games. Moreover, the game centers on a surgeon, Jonathan Reid, a vampire in post-WWI in London during the influenza outbreak.
Besides, the 1918 London setting of the game gives it a stunning Gothic look visually. Furthermore, the dialogue options of the game, story decisions, and RPG mechanics keep the player engaged for hours. Also, Dontnod Entertainment developed this game.
3. BloodRayne 2
Platforms: PC, PS2, and Xbox
This game is much superior to the vampire video games before it. Besides, this game focuses on Rayne, a dhampir hunting her evil father, Kagan.
Rayne hacks and slashes Kagan’s followers from taking over the world. Furthermore, this game is one of the finest vampire video games, which are rare. Additionally, Terminal Reality developed this game.
Platforms: PS2 and Xbox
Darkwatch is one underrated vampire video game. This game is exciting. Besides, it is a first-person shooter game.
It centers around a gunslinger, Jericho Cross, who becomes a vampire and joins the Darkwatch organization to stop Lazarus’s demonic vampire lord.
A morality system in the game determines the upgrades the player gets. Furthermore, the game’s wild west setting and undead monsters are exquisitely designed.
Additionally, the developer of this game is High Moon Studios.
5. Blood Omen 2
Platforms: PC, PS2, GameCube, and Xbox
This game is a gem in the form of a vampire video game. This game is part of the Legacy of Kain game series. Like the others, Kain is the protagonist in this game. However, the presentation of the game is way better than ever.
Furthermore, Kain’s vampire has some remarkable abilities, and the story is excellent, making it one of the most addictive vampire video games. Like the other Legacy of the Kain series, Crystal Dynamics is the game developer.
6. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Platforms: PC, PS1, and Sega Dreamcast
Legacy of Kain is often referred to as the pinnacle of vampire video games franchises. Moreover, Crystal Dynamics developed this series, and it has one of the most captivating storytelling, which is one of the reasons players love it.
Furthermore, this game’s protagonist is Kain, a ghostly vampire. As a mysterious vampire, he can swap between the natural world and the astral plane.
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Blood and Wine
Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
Anyone who has read The Witcher books or watched any of the movies can already tell that this is one of the best vampire video games before playing it. Moreover, this game has over ten hours in main story gameplay and about fifty hours of side missions.
Besides, in this game, the Duchess of Toussaint contracts Geralt to investigate and kill the monster stalking her lands. Thus, there are several vampire actions and side missions to have fun with. Lastly, CD Projekt Red developed this game.
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
The Dawguard DLC is one of the best vampire video games one could experience. Besides, the locations, lore, and crossbow make it stand out perfectly.
Moreover, the Dawnguard fights a legion of vampires, Volkihar. Furthermore, Skyrim: Anniversary Edition debuted on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on November 11, 2021. Additionally, Bethesda Game Studios developed this game.
9. InFamous: Festival of Blood
This is another one of the best vampire video games. Besides, this game revolves around Cole McGrath.
A vampire corpse reanimated with Cole’s blood bit him and turned him into a vampire. Hence, Cole has to fight his way to safety and find the Barbed Cross’s sacred weapon.
Moreover, Cole does this with only a makeshift stake to kill his enemies. Also, Sucker Punch Productions developed this game.
10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer video game does not disappoint like the TV show. It is one of the best vampire video games.
Besides, this game has a stellar story, several gameplaying modes, and great action. Moreover, narratives from the TV series were inserted in its plot lines.
Additionally, there is no shortage of vampires to slay in this game, making it captivating. Eurocom Entertainment Software developed this game.
11. Hunter: The Reckoning
Platforms: GameCube and Xbox
This is another fantastic vampire video game. Besides, as the name suggests, this game centers on a hunter. The player takes the character of a hunter who has to battle vampires and a legion of a monster who has taken over the world.
Furthermore, this game is so good that it led to two sequels; Wayward and Redeemer. Also, the developer of this game is Interplay Entertainment.
12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
Platforms: PS2, GameCube, and Xbox
Although, similar to 2002’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chaos Bleeds is a little bit superior. It involves the “First’, which is the personification of pure evil in Buffy’s universe. Moreover, this game is awe-inspiring, beating fans’ expectations.
Furthermore, this game has several other playable characters, including Spike, apart from Buffy. Hence, the player can be a slayer who kills vampires and also step into the shadows of a vampire.
Also, Eurocom Entertainment Software developed this game.
13. Bloodlust 2: Nemesis
This is a vampire video game that WRF Studios has developed since 2015. This game focuses more on combat and dungeon crawling.
However, it gets its inspiration from Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. Even though the game is rough around the edges, it is fascinating and worth playing.
14. A Vampyre Story
This game is a point-and-click vampire video game that Autumn Moon Entertainment developed. Besides, this game centers on Mona, a woman who is unwillingly turned into a vampire and forced to live in a castle.
When Mona’s “husband” is staked, Mona sets out on an adventure to Paris. Moreover, this game is a puzzle game with a cheesy sense of humor, a charming art style, and a beautiful protagonist.
15. Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars
Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One
This vampire video game is unique, with a twist. Instead of the player fighting several vampires, this is an all-out battle. The player gets to play the character of a vampire commander who has to control legions of vampires and related forces.
Besides, this game is a strategy game in which the companies have to fight to bring balance to the world. Additionally, Palindrome Interactive and Raylight Games developed this game.
16. Blood Knights
Platforms: PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
This game is another one of the best vampire video games. Besides, it is a hack-and-slash game with RPG elements and includes a single-player and co-op mode.
Moreover, this game centers around two main characters, Jeremy and Anna, a vampire to who Jeremy is tethered.
Furthermore, in the game, Jeremy tries to stop vampires from retrieving the Blood Seal during a deadly war between humans and vampires.
In addition, the game includes multiple levels in different terrains where the characters get to fight off enemies and discover secrets. Lastly, Deck13 developed the game.
This game is another vampire video game that WRF Studios developed on this list. Besides, this game is a third-person vampire adventure where the character is a Vampire.
A Vampire is a special breed of a vampire with mage powers and an ability to absorb blood and the very essence of other creatures.
This game is very captivating. Moreover, it centers on revenge with the player exploring a classic Gothic castle.
Simply put, the player has to explore the castle and deal with anyone or anything that gets in the way with his mage, vampire, and even ghost-like powers.
18. Vampire’s Fall: Origins
Platform: PC, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One
This is a 2D vampire video game with an open-world RPG with tactical combat. Besides, this game starts with a peaceful village where every citizen will soon fight for their life.
Moreover, the player takes the character of a militia leader dedicated to keeping the town safe from vampires.
However, this mission proves more challenging than expected when the militia leader becomes a vampire. Additionally, the character can power up and organize the village. Also, Early Morning Studio developed this game.
19. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Platforms: Android, iOS, Sega Saturn, PS, PS3, PS4, PS Portable, and Xbox 360
Castlevania is the most iconic vampire video game series ever. And just like the others in the series, this game is engaging.
However, in this game, the player does not control any member of the Belmont family. Instead, the player controls a vampire and the son of Dracula, Alucard.
Moreover, this game is a side-scrolling action that allows players to revisit previously played areas. Furthermore, this game and Metroid led to “Metroidvania” being part of the gaming lexicon. Additionally, Konami developed this game.
20. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Platforms: PC, PS3, and Xbox 360
This game is part of the icon Castlevania game series. Besides, the graphics, story, and music make it one of the best vampire video games. Moreover, the Lords of Shadow games are probably the best 3D Castlevania games.
Furthermore, in this game, Gabriel Belmont becomes Dracula. Hence, the player controls Dracula after he has awoken in the future. Additionally, this game developer is Mercury Steam.
21. Fallout 3
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360
This is another vampire video game that Bethesda Game Studios developed on this list. This single-player game put a lot of emphasis on character development, including the option to become a vampire.
Besides, the “Blood Ties” quest option allows the player to convince a self-proclaimed vampire to teach him his ways and learn how to restore health from blood packs.
Furthermore, this game is hostile. It includes mutants, explosions, radioactive and wastelands. Hence, every little bit of help regarding survival is necessary.
Platforms: PC and Xbox 360
Last on the list of best vampire video games is Dark. Besides, Dark is a stealth action role-playing game that allows the playable character to use several of his vampire abilities to fight his numerous enemies. Moreover, the play centers around Eric Bane, a vampire with amnesia.
He does not remember what happened to him and has yet to transition into a full vampire completely. Hence, he has vampire abilities but is not classified as a vampire.
However, he can teleport and periodically make himself invisible. Although his “blood points” drop when he uses his abilities, he drinks enemies’ blood to replenish his blood points. Additionally, Realmforge Studios and Kalypso Media developed this game.
In conclusion, these are some vampire video games available on various platforms worth playing. Besides, these games will keep you engaged for hours and even lead to an addiction.