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!
User reviews: Mixed (375 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 13, 2013

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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!

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
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Blood Knights pretty good game...

Gameplay:
The gameplay is unusual, namely, during battle, you can switch characters. Only two of the hero, one of them have the skills to melee and one ranged and is very comfortable. Good pumping capacity, as well as the selection of equipment, which can be found or purchased.
BUT! Problems with the camera, the camera view is sometimes not comfortable for the game - it's one of game problems.

Price:
Game cost 14,99€, maybe would be price 9,99€. Better buy this game on sale.

Story:
Not bad story. Two people become vampires...

Graphic:
I don't know what to said about graphic. I think it's not bad for this game with her price.

LoL, I got to know about co-op in this game when finished. So #facepalm

P.S. Sorry for my English :3
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Fun little hack 'n slash.

+ Decent graphics, fun locations, okay story, short playtime. Game ran smoothly and without a single bug or crash. Some fun platforming puzzles. Music and ambiance is good, though nothing special. There are some branching narrative choices that seem to affect reactions and outcomes.

- Linear progression. Annoying camera control - as in, there isn't any. All movement is done via WASD on the keyboard, and the camera auto-rotates. I got used to it, but it felt unnecessarily restrictive. Other users have complained about the voice-acting, and yes, it is pretty terrible. Lack of tutorials - had to look up a walkthrough several times to learn a key combo so I could progress (when in doubt, try Shift + LMB).

Not a must-buy, but if Blood Knights tempts you, get it when it is on sale for around $1-2. Otherwise you'll feel ripped off. There simply isn't enough content or replayability to justify the $15 retail price.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Blood Knights is pretty bad. The story is trite and filled with wooden characters and campy dialogue. The enemy AI is as basic as it gets, so most enemies can be shot to death from a distance and most bosses (including the anticlimactic final boss) can be killed easily by kiting them or running back and forth while attacking. Game progression is linear, and peppered throughout are a small series of choices for the player to make, though they only make a difference to the story if you make particular combinations of choices. Sound is buggy, and frankly, so are many aspects of the game. It's full of gameplay ideas that probably sounded great when they were pitched, but by the time the game was done, everything just ended up as a severely underpolished and generic hack n' slash. For all of its many faults, I will say that Blood Knights provides brief glimmers of really satisfying gameplay, and I did have enough fun playing it to devote just under 5 hours to beating it. It's probably worth at least one playthrough for most people, but with all that went wrong, I'd have problems recommending it at its ridiculous price of $14.99.
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367 of 410 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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.
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75 of 100 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
Well really did think this was going to be my sort of game and oh boy was i wrong.
I have actually finished this game and overall found it to be a very frustrating experience,for starters the graphics are ok,the sounds ok,the voice actings ok and thats where it stops being ok.
Most of the time when you get in fights including the BOSS battles (so called boss battles) you just mash buttons and hope for the best and its this way with most other things to,jump from one platform to another and it can sometimes be pot luck if you land on the platform of fall to your death.
This game could have had real potential to be something other than what it is MEDIOCRE and thats really all one can say about the whole of my time with this game,and thats a sad thing-it will appeal to someone (all games do) and we dont all like the same sort of games,but i dont think that this game will really have a wide fan base and as the ending drew near i was like thank god its over and then "HURRAY" the typical ending for the sequel that hopefully will never see the light of day.
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