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...
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Release Date: May 22, 2013

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October 13

Deathtrap is going Early Access on October 22

Good news!

First I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who supported us and made it possible that we can do what we love and release titles like The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing series (yes the final episode is also on the way :) ) and Deathtrap which will gain its Early Access status soon.

Also there was a very positive feedback about the Tower Defense game segments we used in Van Helsing I and II, and considering the fact that we are huge fans too, it simply made sense to make our own TD game. :)

This will be our first attempt to implement user generated content as a feature, and this is one of the main reasons why we will need all the help that the community can provide so we can make it as good and polished as we've imagined it.

If you have any questions, first check " what the developers have to say tab on the store page", or feel free to visit the general discussions thread.

Thanks again,
Valkyrie
NeocoreGames

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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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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
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
If u thought Van Helsing the movie was not good, then this game is the movie you wanted to see.
If u thought Van Helsing the movie was decent, then this game will make you feel like you were indeed cheated of your money.
If u thought Van Helsing the movie was good, then this game will seem like a better version of the movie.
If u thought Van Helsing the movie was excellent, then lets face it, you dont have that great taste in movies...
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Enjoyable action-rpg with a lot of enemies to destroy, many secrets to discover and witty dialogue between Van Helsing and his companion Katarina. The game is also complemented by beautiful visuals and an amazing soundtrack, it's overall performance/optimization could be better though...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I recently purchased The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Franchise pack and it's exactly the kind of game I've been looking for. Over-the-top monsters, decent world building and (for me) much more fun than Diablo 3. I wanted something that dealt with the supernatural and I wanted to kill a lot of monsters and this game gave me just that. I was already a big fan of the character's history and mythos (even though it's his son in this instance) I was very satisfied to step into the shoes of the world famous monster hunter. On the gameplay side of things, because I'm building strictly for ranged combat I like being able to set the behaviours of my companion Katarina and build her toward being a melee tank complimenting my own playstyle. The controls took a bit of getting used to, but they're quite cleverly implemented in that per shot you can decide which type of special round you'd like to load up into the gun. I'm still only very early into the game, but one of my favourite implementations that they've brought to the genre that I haven't seen anywhere else is that when you find a legendary item to gain it's full benefits you need to use the weapon to get kills in specific ways which unlock the item's abilities. It's one of those neat minor additions that helps keep the game interesting. Overall it has been a solid experience and I hope that this franchise can manage to keep going on strong.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
One word: Katarina. An amazing, funny and epically voiced companion who will add a lot of fun to your wondrous journey through Borgovia. More than once she made me smile with her smirky comments.
There is abundance of references to other games and movies that are well placed and funny.
The story is interesting and pulls you in more and more as you play, the combat on higher difficulty is actually challenging and you will find yourself dying more than once before you figure out a way to beat your enemy.

As a first game in the series there are a few things that were a bit disappointing and some of them were even fixed later on in the second game:

The traps are obsolete when you defending your lair on high difficulty; your own minions (if you chose to play this way) will trigger some of them; werewolf traps do not differentiate between you and the enemy and in most cases will get you killed.
Once chosen, the difficulty cannot be changed.
If you want to play with someone, you will have to invite a friend, because the multiplayer lobby is empty.
You are given a very limited amount of skill points as you level up, placing the vast majority of perks and skills out of your reach so you will never have a chance to use them. I found myself using the same 3-4 skills/perks the entire game.

That said, I enjoyed the game tremendously and maybe you will too...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This is pretty good. I am long since tired of Diablo clones, but I liked this one. It is worth a playthrough, somewhere on the order of 10 hours of play. It does not try to stretch that to 40 with fake longevity or 400 by asking you to keep re-running the same maps. It's not flawless, and I wouldn't recommend it without a sale (I got it in a Humble Bundle), but it does its job of being entertaining and engrossing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I'm a casual player. I mostly spend my time on simple games or on the ones which handle a story that I really like. The only serious, well-made RPG game I started and finished was DragonAge. And then came Van Helsing.
I have never thought I would encounter a game that will mix up steampunk, monster killing and the legend on Van Helsing in such a perfect manner.

The game is just amazing. I only played the hunter class, but I just can't wait to start it again as a mechanic or a thaumaturge. Well-balanced, fun to play, and Lady Katarina's character is just brilliant.

It's worth every penny.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game. Buy it. It's worth the full asking price - and that's high praise coming from me.

The story is fantastic, drawing you in and making you want to play more just to find out what comes next. The music is soulful, and haunting; the graphics quite good.

The game itself plays like Diablo and Torchlight, so if you've played either, you shouldn't have any problems with the controls and skill trees. The references to memes, other games, and popular culture are wide spread in this game. Everything from Ghostbusters to Portal and many more are alluded to here.

The only gripe that I have about the game is that the end boss was too easy to beat. I had more difficulty beating a lower level boss than I did the final one. But then, I did play single player and on easy difficulty, which probably affected things a bit. My next play through will be multiplayer and on a higher difficulty setting, so it should be a bit more challenging the next time through.

Again, this game is highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Well well well, how did this little gem sneak under the radar?


Already played Torchlight, Dungeon Siege and the other few hack and slash ARPGs?

Want something to pass the time with as you await the full release of Grim Dawn?

Boom here it is!


For some reason some people dislike this game, no idea why. I found it to be quite enjoyable, although not of a quality in game of that as perhaps Torchlight II but still very fun.


What this game does have over Torchlight II is a *story.*


The voice acting is absolutly fantastic, and humorous as well.


Many people had issue with a skill tree with large amounts of passives. And while, I do wish there were far more actual powers, I like having several passives to choose from.


So as we wait for our next gem in this under developed genre go and play this, its loads of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is solid Diabloesque RPG on pc that plays well with a gamepad. That was my main draw point as got into the game. What I did not know is that it is actually very light-hearted and silly (in a positive way) RPG experience that really ended up enjoying.
All the core mechanics work, the game play is solid, the story is there (perhaps not the best but certainly entertaining) and the game can be quite challenging at times. The questing is always about killing someone which ofc can be expected from this type of game and it might smother the enthusiast of some hard core RPG fans but aside from that it’s a very solid title.
Crafting and enchanting provide plenty of variety; some interesting tower defence experiments were a fun idea as well. Graphics are nice as well but nothing amazing.

An entertaining and fun RPG game that does not take itself seriously at all and provides just some solid entertainment.
7.5/10

PS: probably one of the best gamepad supported pc RPG games currently
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a third person hack and slash game very similar to the Diablo / Torchlight series. If you’ve played any of those, you should be able to drop right into Van Helsing with a good idea of how to play. The game seems pretty demanding hardware wise, and it heats up my computer, which is unusual for a top down isometric game.

You play the title character Van Helsing, a monster hunter on a mission to the country of Borgovia to answer a distress letter. It seems some unspecified evil is causing trouble for the people there. In the game’s world, monsters seem pretty commonplace, and you are actually accompanied on your quest by a snarky ghost named Lady Katarina. Gameplay-wise Lady Katarina is the equivalent of the “pet” in Torchlight, or a “merc” in Diablo 2, except that she talks to you all the time as part of the story. She has her own gear/stats/skills and can go back to town to sell loot for you, just like the pet in Torchlight. In combat she can hold her own for a while, but dies pretty quickly later on in the game.

The game is broken up into 2 city hubs like Diablo 2 Acts, each with its own main town, NPC shops, and quests. The game is filled with little hidden quests that you may not find in 1 playthrough, even though the maps are not randomly generated. I’ve finished 2 characters and the maps were exactly the same both times. There is an option in the main menu to have enemies respawn each time you leave and re-enter a game (like Diablo 2), and you can turn this on or off whenever you want. Like Diablo 2, you can’t see what level the enemies are, but if you’re having a hard time, you should probably go back and level up a little more. This isn’t possible if the enemies don’t respawn. In my experience if you don’t grind at least a few levels, you’ll end the game around level 27 (max level is 30).

The game has an extensive loot system similar to Diablo/Torchlight with normal/rare/set/epic item types as well as “+magic find%” attributes that can be found on gear to boost your chances of getting rarer items. There is also a way to upgrade particular items with “essence” which is kind of like gems in Diablo, or ember in Torchlight. I haven’t used the system much since every time I find a better weapon I just sell the old one, and don’t bother breaking it down for all the essences that I’ve put into it.

The game’s stat system should be familiar to people who play dungeon crawler games. Body (hp / melee damage), Dexterity (dodge chance / range damage), Willpower (magic damage/ mana), and Luck (critical damage / magic find) are your four stats and you get 5 per level up to distribute as you please. The skill system is more complicated because you don’t just choose skills (which can cost more than 1 skill point), you can also choose the “power ups” that can be used with the skills. These power ups are activated before you cast the skill, and use a “rage” meter which is separate from your mana bar. You build rage by killing monsters while mana just regenerates by itself. So an example would be activating a damage boost power up right before casting a lightning bolt spell. The power up drains some of your rage bar and the spell drains some of your mana bar with the result being a lightning bolt with increased damage. You can toggle an auto-activate to your power ups if you don’t want to deal with pressing the button every time. You’ll probably run out of rage really quickly though.

Another thing to note about the skill system is that your skills are broken up into several categories, though they all take skill points to level up. There are your main Skills, Auras, and Tricks. Auras are passive boosts that you have on permanently, though you can only have 2 auras active at any time. An example would be the Rampage aura which boosts your critical hit damage. Tricks are just another set of skills and personally I don’t see why they were separated from the other skills, except that they don’t use mana. An example would be Arcane Healing, which is an area affecting heal spell. Tricks have a cool down to prevent you from constantly spamming them.

Pros:
+Decent story set in a medieval fantasy world.
+Gameplay is mostly intuitive though some things really could benefit from further explanation. For example there is no explanation of the skill system. I went about 5 – 6 levels before I put points into any skills because I was afraid I might be wasting points on weak skills. Turns out you can re-spec them later, so go wild.
+Pretty simple multi player co-op system. I’m able to join my brother’s game pretty quickly and easily with an average ping of 80 ms. One thing I noticed is that the game’s multiplayer server browser doesn’t tell you if a person’s game has a password until you’ve tried connecting to it. That’s kind of dumb. A bunch of people constantly try connecting to my brother and my games and disconnecting because they don’t know the password.

Cons:
-There is very little information online for beginners. In most games of this type, you can find a wiki or strategy website where people share their character builds. I found one site like this, but a lot of the info is outdated. In RPG games I hate feeling like I missed out on something cool.

If you got this game from the Humble Jumbo 2 bundle, you should have the “Complete Pack” which includes the Thaumaturge and Arcane Mechanic DLCs. These DLCs are 2 new character classes along with a few class specific quests. That means you can see a few areas in the game that you can’t get into unless you’re one of these 2 new classes. The Thaumaturge is a pure spell caster and is probably the most enjoyable class, but easily killed. The Arcane Mechanic is a ranged attacker who shoots slow moving grenades and can summon support units. The base class Hunter is a little bit of everything, but really best as a melee tank with some back up spells.

I’ve heard people say that the game is pretty short, but personally I’m happy with a 12 hour game, especially one in the $1 tier of a humble bundle. I'm actually glad it doesn't have an end game grind like Diablo, where you just play over and over looking for better gear after you've finished the main storyline. Van Helsing also has a hardcore mode for people who want that extra element of risk (death is permanent). I never have and probably never will create a hardcore character since I die all the time in games like this. Overall I give the game a thumbs up if you enjoy hack and slash dungeon crawlers. You’ll find the graphics comparable with Path of Exile, and the loot finding should keep you occupied for a while.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Van Helsing started off as a very promising game. I enjoyed the first third particularly as the side quests and various other things to find in the world kept the entertainment levels high. The 2nd and 3rd chapters were less inspiring and the end boss was rather ordinary

Positives - the banter between Katrina and Van Helsing was worthwhile and entertaining. There were lots of monsters to kill and the setting had atmosphere
Negatives - the skill trees were a little lack luster and I lost patience with the loot. I also found the combat to be hectic and not really engaging

Worth a few dollars but I doubt whether I'd be playing through the game a second time. That said, I'd probably buy the sequel at some point
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
If you like short arpg's with interesting storyline, I recommend this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
If you really enjoyed Diablo or those type of games, it's worth checking this game out. The developers obviously cared about their finished product.

If you're on the fence or you do not enjoy those games, do not try this. The first half of the game is pretty enjoyable, but after a while you either get so specialized and good with your skills that you are ripping stuff apart or it just feels downright repetitive, although that may just be a hallmark of this type of game's combat system.

It's about 15 hours long, give or take a few hours depending on how quickly you move through it and how thorough you are. I played the entire game single player, so perhaps multiplayer is a completely different experience. If you plan on playing this alone though, unless you're really in love with this type of game, do not purchase it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Çok sağlam.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Really funny RPG , its not close to Diablo 3 but it's really cool . I'd describe it between diablo 3 and torchlight 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Not Bad
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Great hack and slash game with a good story line.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
good action
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
If you love Kiting enemies this game is for you. All your Kiting fun in one place! Running around in circles while your cooldowns reset. The mobs swarm you and destroy your Tank/Ghost in seconds. Defence in this game is laughable.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Not sure who thought the encounters in this game were good. Enemies either take one shot or too many hits to kill and its just infuriating to literally retrace your step to the beginning of the stage just to kill some overpowered enemies or waaay too many smaller enemies and avoid dying. To clarify, you can't stay still or else you'll die, so you have to kite, which is fine since it requires some skill, but if encounters take waaay too long to end and require me to go back to the beginning of the level just to avoid dying instantly, then I have to say that this game sucks. Screw this game. Go play something else.
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