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Combine your vampiric skills with the sharp edge of your blade in this medieval vampire hack‘n‘slay. Battle through hordes of monsters to restore your honor after you, a legendary and feared vampire hunter, have been turned into a vampire yourself!
Release Date: Nov 13, 2013
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About the Game

Combine your vampiric skills with the sharp edge of your blade in this medieval vampire hack‘n‘slay. Battle through hordes of monsters to restore your honor after you, a legendary and feared vampire hunter, have been turned into a vampire yourself!

Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane) brings you an action-packed RPG, where you can play solo or co-op: Switch between the close-combat warrior and the crossbow wielding vampiress at any time while in singleplayer; or play co-op with a friend, joining your forces to defeat the onslaught of the evil hordes. Strike down your enemies using devastating close-combat and ranged attacks or whirl your enemies around and suck their blood using your vampiric abilities.

Key Features:

  • Action packed combat, close or ranged, paired with RPG elements
  • Switch between two playable characters with vastly different skills on the fly
  • Whirl your enemies around and suck their blood using your vampiric abilities
  • Play single player or co-op with a friend, joining your forces
  • Interact with the environment using your attract and repel skills
  • Multiple choice dialogues will affect how the world perceives the player
  • Vampire story narrated with atmospheric cut-scenes
  • 160 available weapons and 40 different armour elements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV® @ 2.0 GHz or similar processor with SSE3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 3.0 hardware support, minimum 256 MB VRAM, NVidia GeForce 7900 GT / ATI Radeon HD X1800 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c® compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo @ 2.6 GHz or similar processor with SSE3
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 3.0 hardware support, minimum 256 MB VRAM, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4850 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c® compatible sound card
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
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95 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
Why do I even own this? That was the question going through my head when playing this. A terribad something that tries to cater to all kinds of people, falls flat in every respect and tries to cover it up with huge mammary glands (more like Boob Knights, am I right?). At one moment in time this might have had potential - but as it stands it's a less than average mix of action, twinstick shooting, hack'n'slash, RPG elements and a silly B-movie plot.

It's not that these elements are wrong, but they don't click in Blood Knights. Everything is so limited, and doesn't fit the scale of this game. You have RPG elements - but it's not like you can actually grind for XP, you will reach max level by the end of the game anyway. You have skillpoints, but skills don't do much besides giving you that awesome +2% crit-chance you always wanted and none of them alter gameplay drastically. There is loot too, but it is again so limited and hardly game-changing, you do more damage and can survive longer for the most part. All of this feels tacked on and kind of out of place - after all, you basically go from stage to stage clobber everyone and everything up, take their stuff and watch unfunny and stiffly animated cutscenes, rinse and repeat. Why do I need levelings and loot? Right, I don't.

The action itself is pretty okayish, the hack'n'slay parts I don't really care about, too lightweight and buttonmashy. However, the female vampire sporting the dual-crossbows felt nicely "twinstick-shooter" and quite fun to play. If they had only stuck to that mechanic and built a pure action-game around that. Instead, you get some lacklustre platforming, simplistic switch-puzzles, the aforementioned RPG-stuff and even an empty, barren "hub" that you can return to in order to trade with excatly one merchant and grab one of like three sidequests (the one I did was "shoot 4 torches" - amazing, I know!). If this was an amateur project to experiment with various gamesystems and ideas, I could understand the patchwork-like design choices and the limited variation but as a retail product I don't get it. I mean, you have a handful of enemies that you fight again and again in small arenas, there are maybe 4 bosses that vaguely could be called that, and you usally fight in the same-ish areas (ruins, mountains or mountain-ruins with a random castle-intermission thrown in every now and then) - why on earth would you makes this a game that only does everything?

A whole other topic is the non-sensical storyline (lots of relics, the catholic church in rome and well, vampires!) and the particularly embarassing portrayal of female characters in this. It's the worst kind of "forever alone"-material outside of certain japanese games that I have seen in a long time. When your characters defining traits are "big boobs" and "bigger boobs" you are doing it wrong. The first half of the game the dialogue between the male hero and female hero could be summed up as "shut up, woman!" which is not my idea of witty banter. Needless to say this fits the overall quality of the game quite nicely.

For the fan of abyssmal b-movie trash turned videogame this might actually be a little gem (if you have enough beer at hand), it really is that cringeworthy. But for anybody else, I see little appeal. None of the system implemented are fleshed out enough to justify a purchase AND there are tons of alternatives that do them better anyways.

Why bother with Blood Knights? I have no idea. Save your money or spend it on Vampire: Bloodlines or the Legacy of Kain-series instead.
Posted: May 4th, 2014
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
126 products in account
1 review
4.0 hrs on record
For starters, I did not know what does it mean that when Kalypso is one of game makers it surely will be a mediocre title. Soon enough I was given an opportunity to experience that. Blood Knights is one of those vamphyric games that I like. Running along and killing bad guys, monsters, warewolves sure is fun. And it is in this game. What is more, graphics are really juicy, and beautiful. But when it comes to the story itself it is as shallow as a hole dug by a child in a sand with a little spatula. Come on guys, you could have done better! It takes about 4 hours to finish this game on medium level of difficulty. At this rate heroes have best equipement and burst through waves of enemies without sweat. Dear player, a fan of vampyric games, if you are reading this, please mind that it would be better if you spend your money firstly on LEGACY OF KAIN series and then come back for BLOOD KNIGHTS. Cheers!
Posted: May 11th, 2014
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
711 products in account
73 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
Before we start let me use my healing powers..

This game is overall something I have been wanting for a while but stopped for a few reasons

pros: easy to learn
A decent story
A dynamic dialouge between your main character and your companion
Some really fun moments

Con: YOU DIE... YOU DIE BY FALLING OFF AN EDGE AND LANDING 1 METER....

That of course happened right before a save spot, the issue with this game is that you're not allowed to save unless you find one of those save slots.. :( that's just a big no no from me... If just they had a fixed save like F3 for quicksave...

due to that reason I am no longer playing it :( I will reccomend it, but not if you're bothered about the savings. so it's a neutral thumb for me.
6/10
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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43 reviews
11.5 hrs on record
loved it !!!
I know the voice acting can be cheap sounding some times but it can also be funny.
The game isn't difficult at least not on normal & the combat isn't the greatest but i had a blast once i figured out how to switch between both characters to get the most out of the game play.
I will definitely play this through on the harder level & try out the coop.
It doesn't have a long game play, i like to take my time, but as others have said this game prolly takes 7-8hrs if ur good @ it.
Graphics are decent, they're not killer but this isn't a killer AAA title either.
This isn't ur typical rpg, it's an action rpg with little dialogue & some may say not enough action but i found it was a good mix for me, some times i'am NOT in the mood for reading much & just want to kill ShhhhiiiTTT & this had what i like.
This could be compared to van helsing in a way, it's far less complicated & not as graphic hungry.
Overall i'd say this was worth the $ i paid & if it was as long & detailed as van helsing i'd pay full price no problem.
I really enjoyed it & would like to see a sequel to it.
Overall i'd score it 7/10 & recommend it to friends.
Posted: August 21st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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37 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
Blood Knights is a very fun hack, slash and shoot 3rd person action RPG that plays great with a controller. It sells for a "budget" price but it is really a well-made game. The gameplay hook is that you switch between two characters on the fly, a ranged character and a sword fighting character. They both play well and add variety in the single player campaign.

Graphically the game is pretty, the gameplay itself is smooth and you travel to the typical medieval locales and they all look good. The character models are solid and all of the equipment and weapons you find reflect visually on your characters. The cut scenes look nice, a little plain but they work, the ladies look like a teenage boys idea of fantasy women but it worked for me. The voice acting is a bit wooden at times however the action sounds really add to the immersion, the music never gets repetitive.

Story wise its vampires vs the church, you do have some dialog decisions but nothing that really changes the outcome of the game, but it still gives you a chance to leave your mark on the adventure. The game is a bit short at only 6 hours but for the price it’s fair. My only complaint is the camera is fixed, this never hampered gameplay for me, but in 2014 not having a camera to move around is really strange, I’m guising this is where the “low budget" came into play. Overall Blood Knights was a fun if short adventure, and I enjoyed my time battling the vampires and undead of ancient Rome. As they say, when in Rome turn into a vampire and hunt other vampires, the undead and pompous romans, or something like that.
Posted: August 24th, 2014
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359 of 396 people (91%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
9.4 hrs on record
I love vampire games and I will forgive them many things.

However no matter how I try and justify this game to myself the truth is I wasted the money I spent on it and the time I spent playing it.

The voice acting is terrible, the combat is boring, pretty much none of the cool vampire abilities you would expect are in this.
The story is just painful, seriously painful.

But ofcourse this isn't the worst part of it.

It is fair to say that pretty much none of the monsters will kill you, if nothing else the AI is too dumb for that.

What will kill you and kill you alot is the most brain dead camera perspective.
Expect to be killed by off screen boses, have all the directions mid platformer jump, run off a cliff due to sudden perspective change.

Seriously if you want a Vampire game that is platforming and is an action rpg just go and find an old version of legacy of kain.
Learn from my mistakes and dont waste your time or money on this painful experience.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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