The original video game femme fatale, Rayne, has returned to battle and feed in a brand new hack ‘n slash adventure. Slay ghastly enemies as Rayne, the sexy dhampir with superhuman strength, speed, and agility, recruited by the vampire hunting Brimstone Society for one last mission.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (280 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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"A stylised side-scrolling brawler perhaps best played with a controller. Visceral with fast-paced, dodge-reliant combat."
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“...it would be a mistake to ignore a game like this.”
9 out of 10 – IGN

“Bloodrayne Betrayal has enough style, substance and butter-smooth combat to pull me in for a sweet reprise.”
4.5 out of 5 – Joystiq

About This Game

The original video game femme fatale, Rayne, has returned to battle and feed in a brand new hack ‘n slash adventure. Slay ghastly enemies as Rayne, the sexy dhampir with superhuman strength, speed, and agility, recruited by the vampire hunting Brimstone Society for one last mission. The target is a lavish, yet sinister ball in a secluded castle with plenty of dark and gruesome surprises. With the help of a mysterious friend, and members of Brimstone, Rayne must infiltrate the manor, take out the fiendish horde, and stop an evil master plot once and for all.

  • Kill evil vampire scum in 15 challenging levels across multiple unique acts, including: The Forest, The Attic and The Freaky Ballroom.
  • Meet new characters along the way including a mysterious shape shifter.
  • Feed on enemies and refuel your blood reserves in gruesome new ways including the Blood Fountain.
  • Solve environmental puzzles including Blood Seal, Grinder Switch and Rising Blood Tower.
  • Punishing combat skills deliver Rayne’s intense brutal fatalities:
    Infection: Enemy vampires bloat and explode when triggered.
    Heel Stomp: Instant-kill enemies after laying them out.
    Drain: Bite and drain your enemy’s blood to restore your health.
  • Full arsenal of lethal weapons including Rayne’s signature arm blades and super guns.
  • Battle a variety of new enemies and deadly bosses including Flying Parasites, Blood Balloons, Elite Guards and more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7-32Bit or Windows 8-32Bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, 2.4GHz / Intel Pentium D 805 2.66GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB or higher | Shader Model 3+
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7-64Bit or Windows 8-64Bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 7850 Dual Core Processor 2.8GHz / Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB / ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB | Shader Model 3+
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 77 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I personally got tired of the game at chapter 12 or 13 (of 15 i think) and must say that they had tons of great ideas but nearly all of them gone wrong...

PROs
- Nice artstyle, it reminds me a mix between the darkest dungeon and borderlands.
- Hack/Slash + Plataformer + Some light puzzles.
- The music fits with the game.

CONs
- Controlls feel weird and inaccurate.
(this killed the game for me)
- Repetitive enemies.
(too repetitive to be enjoyable)
- Lack of upgrades
(every 10 collectables or so, you will get an upgrade that won't alter the gameplay.

OVERALL
I dont like to say that, cuz its not a bad game at all... but there are tons of better options of the same genre for the same price or even cheaper.

[★★☆☆☆]
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
It's been since 2004 that the seductive yet deadly dhampir has seen the limelight in her own videogame. With a new developer at the helm, how does a 2D/anime/Arcade rendition fare?

It fares as much as you would expect.

Story...what story? I don't know, a couple of cutscenes with some soldiers and a guy trying to be some mysterious swoon bait that is really a bird...evil guy trying to take over the world and I think there may be a betrayal or two throw in for legal purposes. Honestly, the story is just there to drive the game and place you in the levels. I had little care on how the story progressed.

For the real (bloody) meat, we have the gameplay. Hack N' Slash that involves slight button mash, slight skill, and slight memorization. You have a blade attack that you can push to do simple combos, a jump, a shoot button, a dodge, a grab (bite) ability, and finally a button solely dedicated to making people explode. You can send opponents into the air, juggle them around cut them to pieces and suck their blood for health. Following up on that last bit about the explode button, yes you can bite a blood filled enemy to make them poisoned with explosive fluids. If you push the explode button then any poisoned baddie will ...

*spoilers*


Explode.

Most evil dudes follow the general same pattern: Try to get close and do a melee move, or use a simple ranged attack to knock Rayne off her guard. Almost all encounters can be bum rushed with little to no consequence. The dodge ability is where the skill comes in as with precise timing, Rayne will negate all damage done to her. There are a few bosses thrown in and all of them are actually pretty unique and fun in their own way. Finally your magnum is Rayne's trump card which decimates enemies. Most will be knocked down and killed in 2 shots and even the most toughest foes will go after 4+ shots. This leads to the upgrade system.

In each level you can find hidden skulls that when you collect enough allows you to upgrade your health or ammo. What I like about the upgrade system is you may find the game hard so you think health is the obvious choice, but later you will realize just how crucial an extra bullet can be. Considering most skulls are out of the way and dangerous to get, makes you decide which ones are worth searching for and which can be left behind. Without the upgrade system, this game would have fell flat.

I do have to discuss a really sore spot in the game however: Obligatory platforming

Think a dash of Super Meat Boy, only simplified and not with tight controls. Also if you slip up you may go back a couple of fights or annoying sections as opposed to just retrying from 20 seconds in the past. This was the worst part of the game and at one point I got close to leaving this game for dust. I am glad I continued but it is not too far away to say that the platforming can make players uninstall the game.

Always easy to go on and on but I'll end with replayabliity. You get graded (very strictly) for each level. Grading exclusively depends on how much health you lost, the time it took to beat the stage, hidden treasures found and how stylish you were in combat with the latter having the least impact. The grading is very unforgiving and on a normal playthrough you'll most likely see F grades across the board. Trying to get S ranks on all the levels may quite possibly be one of the toughest challenges to achieve in a game...good luck if you decide to go on that masochistic endeavor. I beat the game, looking for secrets and replaying a few levels to gather more skulls/up my grade finishing with about 5 hours of playtime.

If you can't get enough Blood Rayne or you want an old school 2D hack n slash then give this game a try. It's hard to recommend at the asking price of $10 but at $5 or less it is worthwhile!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Very nice game, lvl music, hardcore, Rayne + blood = always a masterpiece, 10/10.
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This is a game you'll either love or hate. I, I rather hate it.

Pros:
- Cool art style
- Gore
- Blood sucking
- Enemy variety is ok
- Boss fights are kinda cool

Yea. That's about it.

Cons:
- No difficulty setting
- Bad controls
- No story
- Boring gameplay
- Platforming is extremely annoying
- Not much original content
- Insta deaths

This game is only 10 dollars, so for that price I can kinda almost recommend it, but I won't, because I feel it's an extremely lazy attempt at a video game. The start of the game feels ok, the combat is more or less enjoyable at first, but after the first few levels it gets extremely repetitive. You will be presented with quite a few different enemies over the course of the game, some of them bosses. Those fights are somewhat cool, though you can feel overwhelmed by what is going on on the screen at first. You literally only have 2 attacks. Press X for melee combos and RT for a gun shot. You have limited ammo, but there are usually enough drops. You can also bite other vampires and either suck their blood for health (which I found extremely necessary and which makes you invulnerable for the duration) or infect them and detonate them with Y. That's about all you get with the combat. You can also jump and dash through most attacks, which is also required to survive.

Let's just say this game is not for casuals. I'm not bad at brawlers, but this one is just boring, because all combos are simply "press x". You can vary things up with the direction pad, but that's it. And at times you even need to to solve a "puzzle" (juggle an enemy and launch him into a grinder for example). I find it extremely boring. What's worse is that you can't dash out of a combo, meaning you mash the x button to kill enemies, but you can easily get hit by another attack, because your character does not accept the dash command while hitting someone, instead of cancelling the attack or transitioning to the dash action. Combine this with the fact that you fall to the ground when you get hit and that you can die really easily once you're on the ground since there does not seem to be any "quick get up" mechanic (or I've missed it) and you can quickly lose a battle against multiple foes.

The save points are also weirdly positioned. Often they are ok, but sometimes you have to complete a difficult fight and then complete an even more difficult platforming section or the other way around. And when you die, it's back to last checkpoint. That can be quite frustrating. That being said I am not at level 12 or 13 (of 15 I think), so you will get through sooner or later if you're not a hopeless case, but the amount of unncecessary frustration is high.

Platforming: Whoever designed the controls for this game needs to be punished. They are unprecise and the required backflip is executed by first running in one direction, quickly turning and pressing the jump button. This is infuriating throughout the game, because not only do you need some space to do this properly, you also need to judge where you will land. It is even a required mechanic during a boss fight, which can screw you over hard. You can also wall jump and dash in midair.
Later on there is also Flappy Bird in the game. Great. Just what I was looking for.
Oh and let's not forget the poison. The ♥♥♥♥ing poison, which kills you instantly and sends you back several minutes.

The art style looks pretty at first, but it gets so boring after a while, because you're only in this one big castle, going down, then up, then down again...the setting never really changes.

The story is presented in boring chat bubbles in game...the little there is of it. Meh. Forgettable. You can't skip that ♥♥♥♥ either, so if you die at some point it can happen that you have to watch the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ "cutscenes" over and over again.

How one is supposed to get a good score in the game is beyond me. It rates you at the end of the level. I have never even come close to even getting one extra point for time or health. I dunno. I'm apparently just "worm chow", yet worm chow can apparently beat the game. Meh.

There are also skulls to collect. You can upgrade health or ammo with them. Most of them I didn't even find, some I didn't try to reach, because the risk reward system is severely misjudged.

Conclusion: If you love Bloodrayne and 2D Brawlers and want a quick fix you may want to get this. Everyone else should stay clear...it's not expensive, but it's also not very good.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Nice art, barely existent animation. The game plays like a budget Castlevania, which sounds great as a concept, but the unbelievably stiff controls keep me from saying the game is "good". Every movement and attack feels stilted and slippery, and as the game throws more and more death traps at you it's not something you adapt to; it's just bad. It's certainly a challenge, but it's much more a test of patience and willingness to put up with frustration than a test of skill or memorization. The soundtrack is pure generic butt rock that's just cheesy enough to be enjoyable, though it could use a few more tracks. Overall Bloodrayne Betrayal is forgettable aside from the fact that I somehow powered my way through it. Don't bother unless you've mastered the hundreds of better platformers that are available and you kind of hate yourself.
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