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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (86 reviews) - 65% of the 86 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,975 reviews) - 85% of the 4,975 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2013

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Buy The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Complete Pack

Includes 4 items: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Blue Blood, Van Helsing: Arcane Mechanic, Van Helsing: Thaumaturge

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Includes 6 items: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Blue Blood, Van Helsing II: Ink Hunt, Van Helsing: Arcane Mechanic, Van Helsing: Thaumaturge

Buy The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Anthology

Includes 9 items: Deathtrap, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II - OST, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Blue Blood, Van Helsing II: Ink Hunt, Van Helsing: Arcane Mechanic, Van Helsing: Thaumaturge

 

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8800, Radeon HD4000, Intel HD4000 (min. 512 MB VRAM)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
    • Processor:Quad Core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 560 or Radeon HD5800
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 11 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
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Mixed (86 reviews)
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Bustercus
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
It won't start on my macbook pro with El Captain not sure where to get refund
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jaythegreenling
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
So I bought this game because it was on sale and I'd been wanting it for quite some time. I've unlocked the first two areas and have now hit lv 11 after map completion in both areas. My thoughts so far:

The skill system is neither as balanced nor as customizable as I thought it would be, and the combat is what really put me off.

Monsters don't level with you (which was to be expected), and when entering an area for the first time, monsters are hard to beat. Once you've progressed through the map and levelled up, it gets easier. However, a big issue I have with the game is that it throws monsters at you in abundance. You really can't help but walk into up to three packs that combine into 10-20 (and sometimes even more) monsters, and even when you are overlevelled for that area, they are often deadly. If the area is crammed and you aren't able to use the "run away, attack, run away, attack"-method, you're dead. Which makes the game utterly frustrating and on top of that boring, because you keep doing the same thing over and over.
I had immense trouble completing the second area and went back to the first one just for fun. I one-shot most of the monsters, and the only trouble I was presented with was large packs forming one giant group of monsters. Managable at this point, but still hard.

What really bothers me about this is that it feels like they didn't put any thought into the combat/levelling system and just put a lot of monsters of the same level into an area. There is literally no middle ground between being able to one-shot and running for your life.

In the first area I still thought "this is only hard because I don't have the right set of skills yet", but after several hours of constantly dying despite a proper build for my Hunter, I have to say I don't enjoy the game anymore. I doubt I'll ever finish it.
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Super Spud
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Okay, so I've fiddled and diddled with this game for a while now, and I have to say that I am enjoying it far more than I thought I would.
The game is VERY similar to Diablo, but not a complete clone. There are loads of side quests to be done; each one being interesting (which makes a nice change). Some side quests you will simply stumble upon by messing around with stuff, or pushing buttons.
The game does give off a slight steam punk-esque sort of vibe every now and then, which is kind of cool.
Finally, the voice acting is good too; a lot of personality is portrayed between the player character and the comanion.
Definitely a decent buy when it's on sale.
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LuneyN
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
If you liked any of the diablo games or path of exile you are sure to like this game the story, voice acting and gameplay are great. The sounds for skills need improvment though but all in all this games worth the purchase especially when its on sale. The games a soild 8/10 and and bout 7 to 8 hours or shorter depending on the player.
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Mr_Enigma
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I dont recommend this game for MAC users at this time beucase the game is unplayable. Two major issues you will face at the start:

1. Black Screen at Launch - There is a fix, which can be found on the technical support community, however, this is a know issue since at least December of 2015 and still has not been formally fixed.

2. Excessive Crashing: Interval varies with UI access. MAP, Ghosts config (O), onscreen tool tips will all cause the app to crash. Moving from a city street to the stairs will cause the app to crash., entering into combat will cuase the app to crash. Essentially every 5 to 50 min the app crashes. - UNPLAYABLE

Now, I couldn’t help but notice that Dev has been struggling with the mac issue for 6 months. OIn January 2016, there are posts where Dev says "fixed in the next patch" Well its July 25, almost August, and it appears Mac users are in the same boat. I have been trying everything to solve the issue with no luck. Therefore, I dont Recommend the game. If these issues are fixed, I would change my vote, given what I have seen of the game so far.





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PePe
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
pinging....pinging
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TheBurningBullet
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I really like with ow much ive played with the skills and items and stats but the shear number of enemy is over welming and u have to kite soo much, once katarina dies u have to just run, i ended up always runing then waiting to use a fireball spell and i sould up the dmg 3 times with rage then use it and just run and run til i can use, also katarina says somthign about a healing pot dont get how im suppose to help her with that. (getting a refund) just gonna play diablo 3 more.
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Epidemicirces
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
If you played Diablo 3 and thought it was to easy, play this. If you played Torchlight 2 and thought it looked too cartoonish for an ARPG, play this. If you played Path of Exile and wanted to spend money instead, play this. If you have no friends, play this and not get angry at multiplayer bugs.
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Pegmin
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
get diablo 3
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49 of 50 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Most of the negative reviews are related to multiplayer. I'm a hermit in real life and in gaming, so that didn't phase me. Without reading tutorials and by taking my time and enjoying the game on normal, I beat the game in about 15 hours. I didn't notice any glitches. With the summer sale, I went ahead and bought the DLC, so I can try the other classes next weekend. If you're buying the game, and you're buying it for the 1p experience, save a few bucks by buying the game+dlc pack.
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41 of 41 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
My detailed review about The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing :)

Graphic 7/10

+polyphonic style
+beautifully designed environments
+some wonderfully bizarre Monster Design

-weak effects
-here and there ugly textures
-from nearby, low-detail figures

Sound 8/10

+atmospheric music
+first class speakers...

-...but only in English
-unspectacular sounds of battle

Balance 9/10

+four levels of difficulty
+rarely unfair
+fair fined for deaths
+Hardcore mode

-Boss fights are generally too simple

Atmosphere 10/10

+unconsumed scenario with influences from horror and steampunk (what I really like)
+entertaining dialogues
+funny minor character

Gameplay 9/10

+classic hack'n'slay control
+Customizable Buttons
+clearly arranged inventory

-only two active skills can be used at the same time

Extent 5/10

+huge game world
+12 hours campaign
+Co-op

-less replayability
-no randomly generated areas
-Co-op Mode does not work for me

Level Design 9/10

+many secrets and allusions
+sympathetic protagonists
+Boss Monsters with Trophies rewards
+rare, but entertaining tower defense game

-boring collection quests

Character System 9/10

+free development of the Van Helsing Junior and Catharina
+Power Ups for each skill
+unlockable bonuses by high fame
+Tricks and auras

-No different classes without DLC

Combat System 7/10

+Enemies and Bosses with their own strengths
+Catharina got three fighting styles
+Focus on melee and ranged combat

-weak Feedback result
-often unclear fights

Items 7/10

+lots of magical weapons and armor
+legendary items
+Appreciation by essences
+Enchant of Items

-low optical diversity in equipment
-only three types of weapons
-no special items for Catharina

All in all this is a great game to play and if you like Diablo and other hack'n'slay's,than this is the perfect game for u. I also recommend the other games of the Van Helsing series. (maybe the Co-Op will work for you)

If you have any suggestions to improve the review let me know, and if you find any grammatical mistakes let me know too. Im not that good in english.

Points 80/100
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Generally, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing appears to me as a fun production, but a little misguided. At times it is extended like a big hack & slash in which we play for weeks or even months - but it is not. It's pleasant, climatic, well-sounding and truly impressive-looking action game, little sophisticated, but without much problem, able to keep it with you for several hours. I can't stop thinking how cool it could be if it hadn't devoted as much time and resources on masking her and dressing in robes "game similar to Diablo" ... which wasn't needed because its main strength lies elsewhere and it had to focus on. If instead of extensive character development, loot system and crafting they had been devoted to improving combat mechanics and creating more decent plot, Van Helsing could be a really good game. But it is not, unfortunately. I admit it with pain, because I liked it for the ambience and Katarinas jokes. It is simply bearable. However, spending 15 euros (5 while discount) on it, isn't the worst idea, especially if u are fed up with more or less infantile fantasy, which offers us ARPG games. Well, also if one would like to play in a slightly different scenery - just because the authors managed to create it gloriously.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Diablo 3 in dark steampunk setting, with a neat skill system.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
If you played Diablo 3 and thought it was to easy, play this. If you played Torchlight 2 and thought it looked too cartoonish for an ARPG, play this. If you played Path of Exile and wanted to spend money instead, play this. If you have no friends, play this and not get angry at multiplayer bugs.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Well, I have found that after choosing many games by the good reviews that reviewers tend to be a very picky lot. Many of the games that have great ranking are simply awful. the ones that get between 70% and 80 usually find me at least liking them. It turns out after many years of casual gaming I dont like most of the games that are highly rated. This game is charming, fun, doesnt take itself to seriously, and has in my opinion very good characters and gameplay. Rotten tomatoes gave it a 72% I think, I give it a 9.5. its a fun game! like games should be.....good guys and bad guys, none of this always bad against worse guy.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Incredibly good game, but couldn't solve its 'incredible' random crash problem with the numerous ways suggested over the internet. (On an offline game, I have no idea how much its buggy on the multiplayer)
Game crashes so often that it even didn't let me finish find the mayor quest.
Waste of so much potential.
If you're an RPG and hack'n'slash fan buy it, play it and if its not crashing every damn 8 mins you're good to go ^^
If you keep getting those crashes, get a refund immediately.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
So I bought this game because it was on sale and I'd been wanting it for quite some time. I've unlocked the first two areas and have now hit lv 11 after map completion in both areas. My thoughts so far:

The skill system is neither as balanced nor as customizable as I thought it would be, and the combat is what really put me off.

Monsters don't level with you (which was to be expected), and when entering an area for the first time, monsters are hard to beat. Once you've progressed through the map and levelled up, it gets easier. However, a big issue I have with the game is that it throws monsters at you in abundance. You really can't help but walk into up to three packs that combine into 10-20 (and sometimes even more) monsters, and even when you are overlevelled for that area, they are often deadly. If the area is crammed and you aren't able to use the "run away, attack, run away, attack"-method, you're dead. Which makes the game utterly frustrating and on top of that boring, because you keep doing the same thing over and over.
I had immense trouble completing the second area and went back to the first one just for fun. I one-shot most of the monsters, and the only trouble I was presented with was large packs forming one giant group of monsters. Managable at this point, but still hard.

What really bothers me about this is that it feels like they didn't put any thought into the combat/levelling system and just put a lot of monsters of the same level into an area. There is literally no middle ground between being able to one-shot and running for your life.

In the first area I still thought "this is only hard because I don't have the right set of skills yet", but after several hours of constantly dying despite a proper build for my Hunter, I have to say I don't enjoy the game anymore. I doubt I'll ever finish it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
★★★★☆
Ah, now this was a good game, the story progression is done really really well, the graphics are amazing! The levelling up system and companion all work well with each other. This is a really good game, only negative point I have to mention is that the other classes are DLC you have to buy and even if you do not have the DLC for it items still drop for those classes -_- so it other words you can get a legendary weapon and be all excited about it and then you see it’s for a class you don’t even own -_- . Other than that awesome game, great side quests and choices that come back at you later on and a decent final boss, I was not expecting to be fighting a ***********-boss in the final battle in a Helsing game. 4/5!!! Good game! Buy now! Play now!!!
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