The human powers-that-be called for the purification of mankind and the eradication of vampires and ‘deviants bloodlines’ - those born of a mix of human and vampire. And so began massive purges of the deviants that were reminiscent of the 'witch hunts' of centuries earlier.
User reviews: Very Positive (145 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 2, 2012

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Includes 3 items: eXceed - Gun Bullet Children, eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX, eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package

 

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"An effective fusion of Touhou and Ikaruga, '2nd' gives fans of this flavor of shooter what they like despite a lack of originality and Steam features."

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The human powers-that-be called for the purification of mankind and the eradication of vampires and ‘deviants bloodlines’ - those born of a mix of human and vampire. And so began massive purges of the deviants that were reminiscent of the 'witch hunts' of centuries earlier. Leading the genocide was the exorcist corps the 'Gun Bullet Children'.

As the overwhelmingly large human armies began to obliterate every vampire and deviant community across the world, the opposing deviant armies sought to gather allies and rally back. Ria File is a half-human, half-vampire girl fighting on the side of the deviants as they embark upon a turnaround strategy, the 'Siege on the Holy Land'. Their plan: to lay siege upon the humans’ 'Holy Land' and to destroy the Holy Lady Anhel who was the source of the human military power. This is a battle in which defeat is an option for neither army.

Featuring an addictive dual-polarity gameplay system, this amazing vertical shmup is sure to please any shooter fan. The polarity and color of your character can be changed to absorb enemy bullets of the same polarity while charging the special weapon in the process and doing double damage to enemies of the opposite polarity. Every bullet absorbed charges your special weapon for total destruction. With awesome music, beautiful art, and challenging stages, this game that put the eXceed series on the map and has everything you would want from a shmup.

Key Features:

  • Dual-polarity gameplay system
  • 8 frenetic stages
  • Dynamic difficult balancing, depending on the player’s skill
  • Chain bonus scoring system
  • Cutscene-driven story-telling

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium 1.0GHz or better
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NDIVIA Geforce 5200 or better, AMD(ATI) Radeon 9600 or better, Intel 915(900) or better
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:781 MB HD space
    • Sound:Standard
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
SHORT REVIEW
This game is pretty fun to play and I highly recommend this version out of 3 exceed series.
The gameplay is a bit different here. The game uses dual-polarity system.
You can match your polarity with enemy's projectile to absorb their projectile and
fill your bomb gauge. If you shoot different polarity bullet, it will deal critical damage.
This game also has a good BGM.
And don't forget the awesome voice acting that many other danmaku games don't have.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Bullet Hell games are not my cup of tea and Exceed 2nd - Vampire Rex, is no different. Although this game is better than the Exceed: Gun Bullet Children, this probably won't enjoy you. If you do like anime, japanese schoolgirls and bullet hell, this might be something for you.
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6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Very nice danmaku. I like the idea of the switching modes, when you chose what kind of bullets you are invincible for, i believe it's pretty novel. The sound is awesome. The graphics is reasonably good, though nothing special.
IZI MODO is decent; there are enough lifes and credits to finish the game after a bit of learning. I am not sure I like the 'rank' system, when the game complexity increases if you do not lose life for a while, but I do not have any problems with that.
The game might use some touhou-ish polish, indeed, but otherwise it is a very good, solid game. I'd give it may be 8.5/10.
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3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I don't know which game was earlier ikaruga or vampire REX. This game includes the polarity system as well. If enough energy is collected you can charge a very biglaser destroying all bullets and enemies on screen, except for the bullets of you colour atm. More bullets than in the earlier levels of ikaruga can be expected here. 5 stages and 4 different difficulties to play with. I recommend it for pure shmupfans down to starters.
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
My favorite of the eXceed series, because of the mechanics with the colors. Plus it has some cool profile backgrounds
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A person basically combined Touhou and Ikaruga.

This is because that person hates you.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game is amazing! To me, it's a combination of my old favorite vertical scrolling games like Touhou, Raiden, and Gradius (I know this ain't exactly vertical scrolling). On the hardest mode ever, it is still pretty punishing for me, but there is a storyline as you fight through levels and I know I will be playing this game a lot when I have the time to. If you are into the three games I mentioned above, this game is worth a try.

Bad parts of the game? Of course...
-This game runs 30 fps but is intended to run 60! Running the game at 30 fps makes all the bullets move slowly... There are fixes to fix this issue permanently. Players will have to find a fix and apply it to the game so the game runs with bullets as intended.

Verdict: 9.5/10. Players should not have to go through the trouble to fix the game they just bought. Other than that, this game is very awesome.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Ok, this one ties into the first one (obviously) except you're playing VS. the original cast of gun bullet children.
Nice!
VERY WELL DONE. Fixed fps, smooth gameplay, very tricky
(no spoilers, but this one's a bit unique!)
decent storyline, very fun!
good soundtrack, good graphics (for this type)
I'm 100% impressed by this for a bullet hell.
(plus, being able to whomp the good guys from the first one is a nice spin)
excellent sequel.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
its like ikaruga but with lolis
10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
It's about a Dracula - Tyrannosaurus cross breed.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Before you start complaining, this came out before Ikaruga by about a few months.
This game is better because it has lolis in it
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
2色切り替えるのが楽しいと思いました
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
good game
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I'll be reviewing this one of the three because it is the best of them, even if they are all bad.

The second game is best because you can switch between absorbing red projectiles and being hurt by blue, and vice versa, which is pretty cool and I don't know why they dropped it for the third game. Even still, the games are too hard, even on easy mode. Some of us have jobs and don't have time to invest into playing the same level over and over to perfect it. No, I'm not going to keep playing it to prove to the internet I'm a "hardcore gamer who appreciates a challenge XD". Suck my ♥♥♥♥ if you think hard games are fun simply because they're hard. If a level wasn't fun the first time, why it would be fun the 20th time is a mystery to me.

One out of five Lennys
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
A pretty decent danmaku shooter that has a black/white color swap mechanic similar to Ikaruga, an excellent soundtrack and animu girls with horrific saucer eyes. If you like dem Touhous then it's probably worth dropping a few bucks on either this or the bundle pack for all 3 games in the series.
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Danmaku hell with a superb ost
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
In comparison to the prequel.. This is so much more enjoyable. Still pretty damn hard, but fun. It takes time to learn how to effectively swap affinity-colors in order to survive the hellstorm at first. Pretty alright game! But it's pretty outdated in terms of configuration, options and etc.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Honestly, this plays like a much uglier, much looser Ikaruga. The art style is unpleasant, not simply because of its anime roots, but because it's just bland. The story is awful, though, thankfully, it can be disabled (and has to be every time you start a new game). The bullet patterns are pretty average Doujin shmup fair. The polarity mechanic accomplishes nothing but to distract you from the standard practice of dodging, because the stage design isn't tight enough and, frankly, doesn't really do anything interesting with it. Honestly, for not a lot more, you can pick up Ikaruga, which is a classic for a reason. This game is just really rough around the edges, which I personally don't think works for a shmup with this many bullets on-screen at once.
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX is a remake of the game eXceed 2nd - Vampire and is (duh) the second game in the series. It puts you in charge of guiding Ria File, a half-human, half-vampire, through the levels as the Church tries to take her out. In this game, you'll go against the three characters of the last game (Tinata, Sowel, and Miyabi). This game is more forgiving, because Ria has the power to absorb both colored bullets (blue and red) to charge up a special attack. Though the game is easier than the first game, and possibly a little easier than the third, I haven't made it passed Stage 4. The game is a bullet hell, I've never been good with bullet hells, but I love playing them. The music is oustanding and definitely should be played while playing the game to get the most out of the intensity that is within this game just waiting to unleash. 5/5 from me.
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