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 (189 reviews) - 88% of the 189 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 2, 2012

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About This Game

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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
A MAJOR improvement over the first game (though you still need Microsoft Application Compatibility Tool to get this to run on newer machines). This version is a little more fast-paced compared to the first game, and it has gameplay mechanics reminiscent of Ikaruga (you switch between two "magics" and you can absorb same-color bullets, but get hurt by opposite-color bullets). Also, there's a wider variety of enemies this time around, along with more frantic boss battles. And there are actually English subtitles, as well as controller support (and diagonal movement)! This is definitely a star contrast to the poor first entry in the eXceed series. Now to see how the third game fares...
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX is greatly improved comparative to Gun Bullet Children (Review). Sound design is much better this time, the soundtrack fits the game more than the trance like music in GBC. Difficulty has been increased, being both more challenging and more rewarding thanks to new game mechanics. With the increased difficulty it should be noted they fixed the controller issues from GBC in VREX, the game should identify most controllers. Settings are still limited but allow for more resolutions (playing in windowed is optimal), the sound options work correctly unlike before. Several bugs and game crashes have been fixed, including the unstable fps issue*.

If you're interested in the eXceed series, skip Gun Bullet Children and start with Vampire REX.
*I've checked the community hub and it appears a few people still experience this bug, I have not encountered it on any level.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
A fun bullet hell arcade shooter that will make onlookers think you have superpowers
https://youtu.be/fsSUFeb1erU
+ cute anime girls
+ very fast paced / action-packed
+ Interesting mechanic where you switch between blue and red to absorb enemy fire which charges your super ability (if you are the wrong color you take damage) Someone watching you will probably be amazed that you are "dodging" barrages of unescapable fire, but in reality you are absorbing most of it. haha
+ Bosses are unique and challenging

- Very low resolution options
- The entire screen gets covered in bullets causing you to lose track of what's happening
- A pretty poor text-driven story (unless you happen to know Japanese)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Oh?
A danmaku game with voice acting...and no focus mode.
I wonder how long it will take me to 1cc this on normal...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
This turned out to be my kind of game after all. The first game gun bullet children didnt work on my pc, i htink because it wasnt suppoorted but i still dont think i missed much. Though, this game was pretty fun. Compared to other BH games, i found this one to be very smooth, i just enjoyed myself. I beat it on easy and ill probably go back and try medium. I wouldnt have minded it having a deeper story, but whaterver.All in all, theres no reason to dislike this game unless you suck at it. :P
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