It is a misty evening in the year of our lord 1912. The Pattersons, a poor but proud aristocratic family of the British nobility, and some of their closest friends, arrive at the castle Malachi residence of a wealthy Romanian Count.
User reviews: Very Positive (600 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 21, 2003

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About This Game

It is a misty evening in the year of our lord 1912. The Pattersons, a poor but proud aristocratic family of the British nobility, and some of their closest friends, arrive at the castle Malachi residence of a wealthy Romanian Count. It is only three days until the family's eldest daughter, Rebecca, is to be wed to the count's son, uniting the family with the rich heritage of the Malachi, hopefully restoring its glory.

The only person missing is you, the brother of the bride, who is on your way from Stockholm, where you have defended the Union Jack in the noble art of fencing in the Olympics. You are to arrive later during the evening.

Sir Patterson is disappointed when the Count himself doesn't greet the family at their arrival, but still he lets the servants show them all to their rooms, without complaining too loudly. It is not until later--when the doors are slammed shut and locked behind them, that he realizes his mistake that they have become prisoners and are at the Count's mercy...

  • Highly intense, first-person shooter, survival horror
  • Enemies appearing shock style from everywhere
  • A massive gothic castle with hundreds of rooms awaits your arrival
  • The random architecture generator changes the layout of the castle and location of the characters every time you play
  • Non-linear style game play, where different parts of the castle can be explored in whatever order you want
  • Pick up and bring your foes down with classic vampire slayers like holy water, crucifixes, and wooden stakes or old-fashioned firearms like flintlock guns and muskets
  • Some vampires can only be slain with specific weapons, which challenges the player's weapon tactics
  • Spine-chilling scores and sound effects seamlessly orchestrated to keep you on the edge of your seat
  • Eerie 3D-graphics with real-time lighting, grainy screens, fog, and mist to give you that classic horror feel

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/2000/XP/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium III 733 MHz Processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
293 of 404 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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142 of 201 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Yet another game scarier than Evil Within.
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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
9/10, One of the best games in the genre

Pros:
Easy to get into
Excellent atmosphere
Extremely fun and playable
Great inventory system
Great replayability

Cons:
Poor options menu
Poor animation quality
A few nongamebreaking bugs

Overall to me this game would be a 10/10 if it weren't for a few small technical issues. It's over a decade old and I would still recommend this to anyone, new and old gamer alike. It was obviously made by someone with a great vision for game design, but lacking a few technical skills to get everything just right.

Don't mind the short logged play time. If you want to change the graphics options you have to start it from the launcher in the game directory. If you click play through that Steam doesn't track the time. I did play it :P
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97 of 152 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
used jesus to kill a spooky monster


10/10
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I absoloutely love this game! The only reason I don't have more hours sunk into it is that it is scary as heck. You will literally be jumping through your roof with this game.

PROS:
Randomized world each playthrough.
A true horror game, capable of what a horror game should be capable of.
A range of weapons.
Interesting weapon tactics (I.E using a crucifix to scare away certain enemies)

Cons:
For me, it only worked in 800x600 until I got a patch mod.
As some of the others have said, it does have poor animations, but this is also a game from 2003....
Incredibly scary- DON'T BUY IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO BE DEAD FROM A HEART ATTACK.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Run, you're out of stamina, rescue someone, get scared by a dog, and kill an innocent person. That's the circle of life.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This ♥♥♥♥ is scary as hell.. ♥♥♥♥ the new gen horror games this is the real deal. No matter that the graphic is outdated this is worth playing.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
It's so hilarious that it's fun.

Protip: the punches are stronger than the sword. Also, doors and chests are dangerous; I've been killed by doors and chests smacking me in the face because I opened them and got too close LOL.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Perfect game for halloween.Yes,this game Is old,but the atmosphere is good..Actually Scare the hell out of me few times.And play it with lights off and put your headphones on.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Played about 9 minutes of this and already got jump scared 2 times. I recommend this if you want something to get you scared at night or day. And a really good music for an horror game
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
7/10.
A good game considring its age.
No save progress.

if you can get for free or for less than $1.
wont recommend buying it.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Best low graphic horror game ever, hope for resolution fix :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This is a very scary game, even for being so old. The Horror genre used to be good. This game is one of the scariest games that I have ever played. The fantastic music and atmosphere always has you on edge. The combat is decent. The enemies are terrifying. I do have a big issue with running the game smoothly though. I am not sure why but it hitches a lot. Overall I would give this game like a borderline 8. Very nice game to pick up on a sale if you're undecided on it. Check it out for yourself!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I am sitting on the fence, should I recommend this game or not? It has great sound and atmosphere, marred by game breaking bugs and strange collision detection. The main goal of the game is to rescue your family members in the castle. It is timed, if you dally around too long they will be killed off one by one. The more people die, the harder the final boss will become.

The nice part of the game is that it is very rouge-lite. The castle randomly generates with each play though, however the blocks of rooms it randomly stitches together are repetitive to say the least. The save system harkens back to when you could save the game whenever you pleased, even in boss fights. There is a BFG type weapon called the Chalice that can defeat the majority of the bosses in 1-2 shots.. even the final boss if you saved enough people.

The atmosphere of the game is fantastic, with a dark Gothic style and creepy music. However the game will rarely scare you if at all.

The main problem of the game is the annoying glitches that litter the game. I encounter a game stopping bug that forced me to load an old save (Thank goodness I'm a saveaholic). Running in this game is a nightmare, you will get stuck in walls, you will be randomly thrown into the air like superman simply because you rubbed beside a prop. Worst of all, this most commonly hurts you for no reason whatsoever. The family members you rescue are incredibility dumb, you have to babysit them every step of the way to the safe zone.

These annoying glitches ruin an otherwise absorbing experience.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I've only played this game for like 10 or 20 minutes and let me just say, this sh*ts scary from the first 10 minutes. So much jumpscares though.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game was made by ​​Satan
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
10/10, got to shoot Nosferatu in the face.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Scared the ♥♥♥♥ ou of me 11/10 would ♥♥♥♥ again
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I wet myself, twice...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
this is one old game but is very good that gives you so much puzzles and it is hardcore (for some peolple)
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