Put on your wide-brimmed hat, grab your weapons and embark on an incredible adventure in the gothic-noir world of Borgovia, where mad science threatens the fragile peace between monster and mortal. Be Van Helsing, monster-hunter extraordinaire and save the day with your charming and beautiful companion, Lady Katarina (who happens to be a...
User reviews: Very Positive (3,259 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2013

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September 11

Van Helsing - Changelog V1.3.3b

Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing v1.3.3b

Major changes include:

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed a bug where players could not attack with controller buttons.
Multiplayer:
  • You can now host Neverending story from server creator.

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September 9

Van Helsing - Changelog V1.3.3

Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing v1.3.3

Major changes include:

Fixed bugs:

  • The Monster-In-The-Box™ trap no longer summons hostile Vrikolaks.
  • Placing an item to the storage now tries to merge with other items on the same page.
  • Fixed an issue with DPS calculation not taking abilities into account properly.
Multiplayer:
  • Fixed a crash when creating a Battle Royal game.
  • Fixed the miniature characters at the frag-time limit edit boxes at the server creator window.
  • Ghastly Shape now correctly turns the player to the designated position.
  • Fixed some skills which did not show effects on client side.

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Reviews

"Get this game, dear reader. You will not be disappointed."

9/10 – Hooked Gamers

"The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a surprisingly enchanting ARPG from an incredibly talented team."

8.5/10 – IGN Italia

"There is a lot in this $15 game, and fans of action RPGs should really take a look at it. I highly suggest it."

8.5/10 – ZTGD

About This Game

Put on your wide-brimmed hat, grab your weapons and embark on an incredible adventure in the gothic-noir world of Borgovia, where mad science threatens the fragile peace between monster and mortal. Be Van Helsing, monster-hunter extraordinaire and save the day with your charming and beautiful companion, Lady Katarina (who happens to be a ghost, by the way). Explore the savage wilderness in the mountains and the soot-stained brick districts of a grim metropolis twisted by weird science, and don’t forget: you might never know who the real monsters are!

Main Features

  • Enter a memorable gothic-noir universe filled with monsters, magic and weird science.
  • Play through a refreshingly unique story, spiced up with wry humor and snappy dialogue.
  • Fight fierce battles against supernatural foes with diverse skills and abilities.
  • Use the special abilities and tailor the skills of your remarkable follower.
  • Customize your character through a detailed level-up system where you decide which skills and abilities you’ll need for the hunt.
  • Modify your skills on the spot with a unique power-up system.
  • Learn the secrets of mystical alchemy and forge powerful items.
  • Build and develop your hideout and place traps to defend it from waves of terrible monsters.
  • Become the greatest monster slayer of all time while playing a cooperative multiplayer monster hunt up to four players.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 8800 GT, Intel HD4000 or AMD HD3850
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 275 GTX or AMD HD5770
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 330M, Intel HD4000 or AMD HD4670
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor:Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 285M or Nvidia 640M or AMD HD4870
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
94 of 105 people (90%) found this review helpful
159.2 hrs on record
“Be a hunter, they said. Kill monsters, they said! No one ever mentioned something about picking flowers!”

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing represents a solid action role-playing game, based on Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire slayer. It has a charming atmosphere in combination with an interesting storyline and lovely characters, set in a gothic–noir universe resembling the 19th century Eastern Europe, that is filled with original monsters, magic and weird technology.

The protagonist and his delightful ghostly companion have a wry sense of humor and contribute to the game’s atmosphere with many snappy dialogues. Especially the details in form of allusions to certain films, comics and the original book by Bram Stoker will keep you entertained.

The only shortcoming of this game is the rather stiff combat system, which would have needed more attention to establish a more fluent hack & slash feeling.

Fun fact: Lady Katarina has stolen my heart and she is still refusing to give it back to me, mumbling something about the key to divinity.
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My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Combat & Controls
- Details
- Tactical gameplay
- Characters
- Story

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Combat & Controls: B-Rank

Details: S-Rank

(Me? What am I a grease monkey? I am wearing a cape!)

Tactical gameplay: B-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Story: A-Rank
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To conquer all achievements of the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, you will most likely spend around 120 hours. You have to play the single-player campaign several times, due to challenges like ‘But they are so cute’ and ‘I’m the Hardcorest’.

There are no multiplayer achievements.

‘Carnage Incarnate’ will take approximately 80 hours to complete, because it requires massive grinding in the scenario levels. I recommend using the Orichalcum Mines for this achievement; each run will net you around 500 kills in a couple of minutes.

Should you have any questions about the different achievements, please feel free to contact me.

Achievement difficulty: 6 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+2]

Special:
- But they are so cute! [+1]
- Carnage Incarnate [+2]
- I’m the Hardcorest! [+1]
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 (PC) – Action role-playing game + Hack & Slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2014
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/272470/
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (PC) – Action role-playing game + Hack & Slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2013
Posted: May 27
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40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
How to begin...

The first impression of the game wasn't that great. A rather generic forest area with expectable enemies didn't get my hopes up too high, but after around an hour the game gained a lot in both presentation and interesting content. For around 7-8 hours afterwards you are in for a great ride with excellent graphics, music and quests. Your companion really adds to game and lifts it above most Diablo clones. Sadly at a certain point the game turns into a pure grind fest and the content runs thin, very thin. The final battle is over the top hard and while it's certainly finishable, nothing in the game prepares you for it.

A lot of great ideas and lovely designed areas will keep you entertained for a few hours and if you can forgive the game a rather rushed/forced ending, I'd say it's a really good hack 'n slash RPG.

Pro:
- Great design
- Atmospheric music
- Interesting skill system
- Sarcastic and entertaining companion

Con:
- Too short and yet it still feels lengthy in the last 1/4 of the game
- Crashes occasionally
Posted: July 17
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Genre - Steampunk/Supernatural Action RPG
I am a massive fan of the Diablo games and enjoy Path of Exile. I got this game on sale and randomly chose to give it a try. I have been through the whole game on normal using one character (I had the DLC to expand the choice). The game is enjoyable and a decent length. I spent 15 hours re-visitng some sections and fully exploring most maps. The humour is good and the dialogue with your ghostly companion keeps the story flowing. There is a hardcore mode if you are that way inclined and different difficulty settings. At a couple of points in the game it allows you to do tower defence, which can break up the game a bit. I have found out you can also take your level 30 character (max level) into the next game. So I will definately be getting that at some point.
Posted: June 15
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
An awesome game if u like diablo-like games. graphics are pretty cool also. really good game to play
Posted: September 25
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Great game if you enjoy playing Diablo-like games or just the idea of playing a Van Helsing game!
The graphics aren't too amazing, the story is short but good, and the gameplay is loads of fun!

Only downside of this game for me was that it likes to crash... Looked up a bunch of fixes and tried all kinds of things, yet it still crashes when you're in the middle of combat. There are a few more people who reported this problem, but I wasn't able to find a permanent fix.

I do recommend giving this game a try, if you can deal with some crashes that might happen. (:
Posted: August 21
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179 of 198 people (90%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
A very atmospheric, dark-fantasy/steampunk Action-RPG.

I wasn't sure about buying it, as ARPGs aren't my favourite (though i really enjoyed Diablo 2), but i didn't regret it.
Actually, it's pretty well done.
You play the son of the famous Van Helsing, accompanied by the ghost of Lady Katarina, which will aid you in your battle against werewolves, robots and all sorts of other monsters.

The world is dark and with lots of steampunk elements in it, very detailed and atmospheric.
As you progress, you also hear some nice dialogues between the two main characters, which are pretty humorous sometimes. The game is also filled with some pop-culture-references (Lord of the Rings, The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, as to name only 2).

Though it has some minor flaws and might not be as polished as bigger productions, it's a nice and well done game, which i would recommend to anyone who likes ARPGs.
Posted: August 18, 2013
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