In a dark, rain soaked city, you’re part of a special ops team out to eliminate the vicious, dangerously growing Nightwalker population (evolved from Vampires), set to take over the world.

Once you master the essentials, the tale unfolds via a mix of action, high-tech weaponry and skillful strategy – think Resident Evil with blood suckers as opposed to rotting zombies, but with the stealth element of Metal Gear Solid.

If you dig Clive Barker’s Jericho, you’ll slip into this one with ease, and where Jericho’s initial premise smells a bit like Hellboy, with Vampire Rain one could draw distant parallels to Blade.

The predominantly after dark and rainy atmosphere offer up a great mood, and is well rendered.
The sound is more than adequate, from the night sounds to the gunshots, except for looping bystander conversations.

Unless there are vampires to snuff, some gamers not too hot on the mission-based first person set-up will find running along streets and rooftops to get to your designated point of arrival a tad tedious.
This makes for an exciting and bloody change from your regular Navy S.E.A.L.S. styled military ops, but won’t necessarily take you around the block more than once.

If you’re not much of a vampire or military ops fan, this is probably not the game for you - if both of these genres get your heart racing however, you’ll swallow this like a cup of warm blood.
For adult gamers only.

5 / B
- Paul Blom

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A - Multiple Playing Prospects
B - Can be taken for another Run
C - Once Should Suffice


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