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!
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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

    • 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
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c® compatible sound card
    • 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
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c® compatible sound card
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Blood Knights tries to be a fancy, humorous ARPG, but fails to live up to what could potentially be a good game. Cringe-worthy dialogue, wooden main characters, oftentimes uncooperative controls, and boss battles that only challenge your kiting abilities is what to expect if you play this game. I had hoped, by the positive reviews, that the game would be able to entertain me. It was hard to take the story and script seriously, especially with the development of the two main characters and how it basically flipped like a switch from "sworn enemies" to "fast allies". I also use the term "main characters" loosely, because Jeremy (male protagonist) has much more dialogue and screen time than does his counterpart, Alysa - the vampire with whom he is bonded.

I wanted to like the game, and came in with high hopes. I cannot recommend it, however.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This is a great game, love the story and feel of the game, only complaint would be camera control, reminds me of Resident Evil in that regard. Would love to see more story as possible dlc? Differently has replay value as you can choose different responce that will slightly change the course of the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The camera angles killed this game. Everything else was ok,but when you're fighting something you can't see that's off cam or trying to jump sideways from a platform is terribly frustrating. Just fix the damn camera besides that it was kinda neat.
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381 of 428 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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79 of 109 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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103 of 150 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Man i preorder this one on greenmangaming for a decent price, just over $10 which I thought would be safe since I know people who like this dev. Never gotten into the one other game of theirs i tried. And man this was worse. Also now its on sale 2 weeks after release anumber of places for $6 from $15. wow. i can handle bad acting, voice stuff, but man the the levels and gameplay are jsut so unispired. its like a bad dragon age 2 which should speak for itself.
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46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
At first, you see the vampire chick with the classic "high level armor" and you're like "Hey, let's give this a shot".

Stay strong, don't do it. There's better eye candy for less money on the Internet. The game feels like it was made in a weekend. It feels very guided, even for a hack and slash, Devil May Cry wanna-be.

While I appreciate the time it must have taken to make the game, it needs about another year of developing and overall reduction in the amount of things that say "This is the first real game I created". If we were in 2003, the gameplay mechanics would have been right up there with the best of them, but the very few things that make the game stand out are very gimmicky and not maturely integrated into the game. In almost a Frankenstein sense, they took three ideas that CAN work well together and mashed them all together into a game that is just passable.

The depth of the game reminds me of the first couple LEGO Star Wars games - very superficial. The attacks don't feel powerful, either, which is a big pet peeve of mine. Games like Devil May Cry 4 and DmC, when you hit an enemy, they appear to be jarred by your attack. In this game I just didn't get that feeling of power in my attacks.

As with any indie game, I really root for the developers and can overlook small issues, but I didn't really have anything solid to grab onto with this game. I didn't really feel like I was doing anything for a purpose, it feels like the game starts about 30 minutes into the actual story and nothing really feels like it has a clear goal. The character acting is not great, and while the game looks good, just like the pretty girls in high school, there's very little going on under the hood of this game.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
I really enjoyed this game. It is right up my alley. If you're looking for a Game of the Year contender, this isn't it. But this is a simple, entertaining, fun little adventure that I would recommend to anyone looking for a little mindless fun.

Quick summary:
  • Fun, mindless hack 'n' slash. In terms of gameplay, it is similar to The Bard's Tale, which I also enjoyed.
  • Takes about three hours for a single playthrough, and fun enough to go back to play to unlock different endings.
  • Decent story for a video game, with branching story options, though generally quite linear.
  • Some minor character upgrades.
  • Simple loot system, where new items found are better than existing items, and it really only makes sense to save your money to buy the best weapons in the game towards the end.
  • Gamepad controls reasonably intuitive.
  • Graphics and voice acting are good enough.
  • Very stable. Not a single crash.

All in all, I would give it a 7/10. There is nothing in this game that is bad -- it's just not going to be on anyone's top 10 list ... except maybe mine.

If this were a film, it would not be an Oscar contender, but it would be one of those movies that you'll just sit there and watch and enjoy whenever you see it playing on the TV years later.
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99 of 154 people (64%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2013
It's more action than RPG, with only a handful of side quests to distract you from the main plot, despite having mechanics similar to Diablo or Torchlight. There's loot, but it seems largely inconsequential compared to the ability upgrades that you'll receive. There's no way to max them out, though, as once your finish an area, enemies do not respawn and you cannot revisit them for more loot or missed blood coins.

Which leaves us with a fairly short (5-7 hours) main story. It's by no means terrible, but its' the sort of thing that you'll see as a somewhat unintelligible direct-to-TV b-movie. The voice acting is generally well done, although some of the scripting strains credibility and intelligence. If you're not laughing out of embarrassment by the third time the priest says "but first I will use my healing powers" in the introductory battle, you're likely to cringe through the remaining dialogue. The limited dialogue choices do have an effect on the outcome of the game, and there is apparently an entirely different ending you can achieve, but don't mistake this for a particularly deep RPG.

There are some platforming mechanics incorporated into the game and, while they do offer an interesting change of pace, their implementation are less than good. If you're using a keyboard and mouse, it will be an exercise in frustration as you leap to your death multiple times as often the next platform will be at an angle not recognized by your keyboard buttons.

Graphics and animation, however, are fairly well done. It's at the very least a nice looking diversion for a few hours. I can't recommend paying more than $10 for it though.
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41 of 56 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2015
Blood Knights pretty good game...

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.

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

Not bad story. Two people become vampires...

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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13.8 hrs
Posted: October 9
**A bit of a bias opinion here, because I've only played this game local co-op, with my girlfriend (meaning it's more fun than if I were playing it alone)

Despite various very minor bugs, and one major one... We're enjoying the game.

The gameplay itself is a bit generic and unique. This is an action game with some RPG elements. There are 2 playable characters.
Player 1 is a warrior with dual wields swords. His special attacks include smashing the ground with a heavy attack and spinning around like a tornado.
Player 2 is an archer with dual wield crossbows. Her specials are fire arrows and throwing grenades (of various types)
Working together is important in the beginning, but as you become more powerful, you can both hold your own fairly well.
The unique mechanic is the ability to share life with each other (giving your own health to the other player) and the ability to use psychokinesis on enemies and your ally. The warrior has the ability to pull closer, while the archer pushes away.
This is used to solve some simple puzzles, progess through the levels, and generally beat enemies.
While an enemy is lifted, you drain them of blood, restoring some of your own health, while also causing time itself to slow down, allowing your partner to either pick up another enemy to heal themselves or to unload a flurry of attacks on enemies.

The RPG elements are more of an afterthought. The items you pick up are not randomly generated, instead following a nice, better equipment the further you go, path. Leveling up gives you a point to distribute into your skills. This is fairly easy to distribute, as most of the skills just relate to hitting harder, so whatever you use most, put your points into.
Stats can be gained by collecting hidden coins through the game. This is a nice exploration element, but a terrible attribute distribution method.
You are given 3 attributes to increase: health, strength (directly translates to damage), and luck (how much gold the enemies drop)
Because you can drain life out of enemies whenever you want, the only choice here is strength.
Gold itself is abundant and with only 2 shops (that don't change their wares, and I don't recommend buying them) you will quickly have a surplus of gold.

The story is... odd, and a bit inconsistent.
You are a human warrior trying to destroy vampires, and your partner is a vampire that, through holy arts, has been bound to you. After the first mission, you yourself are turned into a vampire. You then follow your original plan of stopping the vampires, but now all the humans hate you.
Throughout the game, you are given dialog choices, and can choose to be more on the vampire side or the human side. This is reflected very well in the NPC, but unfortunately very poorly in the player characters. While I have chosen the vampire route, it took a long time for the warrior to come to grasp with this, stating things such as, "I don't know why I did that." In the same context... The archer is often very cruel and uncaring about humans, but as you go further, she starts to show mercy.
On the otherhand, the scripts are very well written, with many welly played quips, especially between the 2 player characters.

Bugs and glitches:
I'm not going to say that the game is broken... But it does have an assortment of glitches.
Graphics that sometimes don't load correctly, poor level design which causes getting stuck on nothing, and the major one that broke the game for me....
In chapter 9 (last chapter?) There is a part where you enter a type of vehicle... We had missed a spot to explore, so decided to reload from the last checkpoint.
Upon doing this, I was locked into single player (player 2 could not join) the vehicle was gone (required to progress) and exiting the level from the entrance wasn't an option, because you jump down from a ledge early on.
There is no way to exit a stage early, nor is there a restart level option. So, I'm 100% stuck, and we have to start the game over.

Despite all of this, the game is really fun (with a friend)
It's your basic hack and slash, kill everything in sight game. But different enough to stand out.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
3 hours to beat the game on normal. Its a decent little game to have some mindless hack and slash fun for a few hours.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: September 21
Surprisingly enjoyable Hack 'n Slash with a decent story. One of the good games from Kalypso and there are not many of them! You are a knight fighting for the Church, which worst enemies are vampires. Unfortunately one day you become one of them. You need to decide if anything human is left of you.

Time to beat4.5hrs

  • Boobs
  • Vampire boobs
  • Vampire butts
  • Graphics may not be the best, even for 2013, but they are definitely not bad
  • Equipment management
  • Findings
  • Maaany weapons and each of them looks different and pretty cool in its own way
  • Diverse enemies
  • Pleasant combat system with different skills and attacks
  • There are 2 characters and you can play both of them
  • You can play in coop on a single PC.
  • Quite challenging. Not too easy, not too hard as well.
  • I haven't experienced any bugs or glitches. (Maybe just one) So the game itself is probably pretty well made.

  • I am glad there is voice acting, but this is rather low-budget game. You can hear that voice actors are not top-notch.
  • Overall game is well optimized, but it can get laggy for a moment (happened to me maybe twice?)
  • Decent story, but probably you will forget it in a week. There are couple of story gaps as well.
  • The main characters are trying to be funny to often. The jokes are not pathetic, but I cannot say I laughed a single time.

  • The camera work is frustrating. You cannot control it in any way. Sometimes you just fail, because you fell into a trap or a abyss, cause the camera was badly positioned.
  • Boss fights. I was expecting something more challenging. In most cases it is enough to run, shoot arrows and throw bombs at the boss. Make it last 5 minutes and every boss is defeated.
  • There are parts of the game where you do not excatly know what to do. And you are just wandering and jumping around till you finally find the solution.
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13.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
It's simple, short and sweet but I loved it, a hack n slash with a story I enjoyed (and want more of) and character/armour/weapon design I really liked. You can finish the story in about 5 hours but you can make different choices in different playthroughs (especially if achievement hunting).

It's not perfect but it's pretty cheap (especially in a bundle or on sale) and I'd buy a Blood Knights 2. I wish I could local co-op with keyboard and controller instead of two controllers though.
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Mongoloid Mike
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 3
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
A fast, fun mashup of Diablo and Vampire The Masquerade Redemption.

The story elements feel a bit tacked-on, and the acting is... well... think Days Of Our Lives in Vampireland; VERY ham-handed. I think we could get a better dialogue from a kindergarten stage show...

But really, if you're here for the plot elements, then you're doing it wrong; this game is pretty much all about the carnage and button-mashing.

I got what I paid for, so I'm giving the game a 6.0/10
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5.6 hrs
Posted: August 18
Nothing special, but not especially bad either.
The plot is pretty basic, although you are given almost no context for what is going on (it almost feels like you missed an opening cutscene or something).
Writting and voice acting ranges from "ok" to AWEFUL.
Gameplay is fairly solid, but I should say that I played on a controller, and I think some of the platforming areas would be pretty nightmarish if playing with a mouse and keyboard.

Overall I would say it is worth buying, if you can get it cheap and are looking to kill 4-5 hours; just don't expect anything spectacular.
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