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.
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Release Date: Oct 21, 2003

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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
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☈ OTH ☈
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Look in all honesty? If you take time to figurte this out It's actually a good game. Keep in mind this game is kinda old
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Parttous
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
I bought this game on a sale for less than a dollar and boy was it worth it! I was pleasantly surprised by it's old school visuals and soundtrack yet modern controls and overall "feel". It's not a very long game, but it has some replayability due to it's semi-random generated castles. If only there were more games like this...
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L O F T ツ
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Jumpscare Simulator *insert year here* (I dont know when this game really came out its so damn old)
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CoolDudeClem
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
pewdie succs!
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Sargos97
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
First off, this game does not work in fullscreen with Win 10 and you cannot see your health or ammo. Secondly VAMPIRES! So many VAMPIRES to shoot in the face, punch, stab, and teach that the best letter of the alphabet is t for JESUS!

The music is awsome. So is the filter. So are the VAMPIRES!
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h3X3n
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Compelling game with great atmosphere. I absolutely love the castle.
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Gamrx1
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
a masterpiece for the ages. features randomly generated castles so you never know what to expect. enemies will spawn randomly so sometimes youll get 0 in a room, then on your way through it again you may find 1 or 2 enemies there.
there is also a LOT of sound, like wearing headphones is a must if you play this. youll hear voices, barks, spawning sounds, screams, windows breaking, etc. all sounds that the game plays when enemeis spawn. this way youre always on edge wondering if something popped in or not. you have a torch attached to you so you always have a source of light even if it isnt very good at far distances. good bit of health packs laying around so if you dont play super dumb you can get through easily. a simple objective to rescue everyone you can.

i cant reccommend enough 10/10

pros-
randomly generated castles
terrifying sounds
creepy atmosphere
fun to play
lot of health packs
followers follow well

cons-
fists are kind of OP on many enemies, kinda makes the sword useless
requires a lot of money to play as pants are expensive and once you poop your pants you can never wear them the same way again.

story time: was saving someone from the east tower, was walking through hallway when i hear a window break and a scream, turn around and nothing is there except her. turned around and contiuned on my way. hear another scream and jump, again nothing. open a door and hear a spawn sound, "NOT FALLING FOR IT THIS TIME GAME!" i scream. hears a bang and drops dead, was shot by a flintlock pistol.
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KAPOKEE
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Its good game :)
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Abed
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Recently started playing this game and have to say I was surprised. I've found it really fun, but not for the reasons I expected. It doesn't feel so much like a horror game as much as an action adventure with horror trimmings. It has the spooky atmosphere but for the most part I've been lost in the surprising fast-paced and solid combat more than anything.

The graphics, although not pretty, are solid and passable save for the annoying film grain filter that obscures anything with a low light source.

The most interesting aspect, however, is definitely the alleged randomization of the items, enemy spawns, and (possibly?) objectives? That is definitely something I've never seen in a horror game before, and surprisingly it has a lot of potential.

All in all a fun game, though not entirely scary. If you'd like, you can join me as I further venture into this little gem here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VviDXOTtSKY
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Spadehound
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I got spooped

10/10
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Doctor
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Don't buy this buggy piece of crap with horribly twisted random-generated levels, especially on Windows 10, if you don't spend more time on tweaking it. If you can't find someone in this hellhole, you won't be able to even check it in a walkthrough. Your companions walk like they got their brain removed, just like in Daikatana.
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XJ9
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
This game is the one of the creepiest sh`t i played, even in 2016, the ugliness of the game (because it's old as hell, back in old days it was cool graphics :) ) gives it additional charisma.

+Horrifying story
+Most of the *monsters* spooky af, and most of them appear as jumpscares - classic
+10/10 brickproducing OST
+Charismatic characters
+This game can be very easy or unbelieveable difficult depending on your actions - the more people you save the easier it gets, so you decide - save that priest or kick him into the darkness
+Even in 2016 visuals makes you feel like you are watching the good old *Nosferatu (1922)* but you are the main character
+Steamcards
-You may have problems with maximum game resolution and windowed mode - as far as i remember *Dxwnd* (google it like Dxwnd window mode) should do the trick :)
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⎛⎝Rly Classy⎠⎞
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Great horror old school game very hard to beat.Not seen any bugs and glitches yet but hoping for none :D Great game worth every penny 9/10
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[ChaosInc.] (Chaos) Jester
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
I've played an hour and a half of this game (pre-review writing) and can honestly say I like it, its a bit chunky on the graphics, a tad dated, but its fun, its never the same castle twice (Something that could keep me playing this for years to come) and saving people coes with massive benifits! Like a revolver, good greif is that thing a god-send! Besides all that heres a run down

Pros:
    Random world, enemy and loot generation, though starting rooms are the same.Variety of weapons and enemies, maybe not a huge variety but enough to keep things interestingSaving characters is a great boon! Seriously... I've never lost the preist, but if he never told me about that scroll...Theres a story and background here!

And now... sadly, for the;

Cons:
    Dated graphics, its pretty chunky on this frontA tad difficult. Be careful what you do...Appears to be slightly bugged with Windowed mode permanent and not quite full screen

Thats all I could think of, may add or take away as Iget on in the game. Did I mention there seems to be a time limit?
In all seriousness though I cannot stress this enough, pick your bloody battles!
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Tzunny
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
BUY IT NOW !
Got it for collection, played it ages ago.. loved it!

20/20 scary atmosphere and one of the best
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Tycho
( 40.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
An underrated classic gem.
I recommend it to everyone.
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=TBM= Bubbles
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi

Very old but also very cool game!
Grafic patch for widescreen and resolution highly recommended!
https://steamcommunity.com/app/283290/discussions/0/558749824447724161/?l=german

Simply replace the new .exe in your steam folder and start it :) you can not use steamoverlay (unless you rebind it) and playtime is not getting recorded but who cares? ;D

This game is old, yes, and the grafics may not be the best but once you get into it you have some hours full of exiting gameplay!
The first few tries, you will probably screw up. So for everyone who is lazy about figuring out by themselves what the plot, characters and whatever are about - can simply spoiler himself. still you will have fun for a few hours :)
http://nosferatuthewrathofmalachi.wikia.com/wiki/Nosferatu:_The_Wrath_of_Malachi_Wiki

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B-rabbit
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
got game free .... ideal master!!
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Zoombiezs!
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
awesome
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JOJO AND Caesar
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
THIS GAME ♥♥♥♥ THIS RA 4/10
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Recently started playing this game and have to say I was surprised. I've found it really fun, but not for the reasons I expected. It doesn't feel so much like a horror game as much as an action adventure with horror trimmings. It has the spooky atmosphere but for the most part I've been lost in the surprising fast-paced and solid combat more than anything.

The graphics, although not pretty, are solid and passable save for the annoying film grain filter that obscures anything with a low light source.

The most interesting aspect, however, is definitely the alleged randomization of the items, enemy spawns, and (possibly?) objectives? That is definitely something I've never seen in a horror game before, and surprisingly it has a lot of potential.

All in all a fun game, though not entirely scary. If you'd like, you can join me as I further venture into this little gem here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VviDXOTtSKY
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Jumpscare Simulator *insert year here* (I dont know when this game really came out its so damn old)
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is the one of the creepiest sh`t i played, even in 2016, the ugliness of the game (because it's old as hell, back in old days it was cool graphics :) ) gives it additional charisma.

+Horrifying story
+Most of the *monsters* spooky af, and most of them appear as jumpscares - classic
+10/10 brickproducing OST
+Charismatic characters
+This game can be very easy or unbelieveable difficult depending on your actions - the more people you save the easier it gets, so you decide - save that priest or kick him into the darkness
+Even in 2016 visuals makes you feel like you are watching the good old *Nosferatu (1922)* but you are the main character
+Steamcards
-You may have problems with maximum game resolution and windowed mode - as far as i remember *Dxwnd* (google it like Dxwnd window mode) should do the trick :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
The hottest horror game, I finished a few years ago, I can say that is very very horror, I was scared sometimes I say. Worth playing even bought on Steam.
10/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Great horror old school game very hard to beat.Not seen any bugs and glitches yet but hoping for none :D Great game worth every penny 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I've played an hour and a half of this game (pre-review writing) and can honestly say I like it, its a bit chunky on the graphics, a tad dated, but its fun, its never the same castle twice (Something that could keep me playing this for years to come) and saving people coes with massive benifits! Like a revolver, good greif is that thing a god-send! Besides all that heres a run down

Pros:
    Random world, enemy and loot generation, though starting rooms are the same.Variety of weapons and enemies, maybe not a huge variety but enough to keep things interestingSaving characters is a great boon! Seriously... I've never lost the preist, but if he never told me about that scroll...Theres a story and background here!

And now... sadly, for the;

Cons:
    Dated graphics, its pretty chunky on this frontA tad difficult. Be careful what you do...Appears to be slightly bugged with Windowed mode permanent and not quite full screen

Thats all I could think of, may add or take away as Iget on in the game. Did I mention there seems to be a time limit?
In all seriousness though I cannot stress this enough, pick your bloody battles!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
BUY IT NOW !
Got it for collection, played it ages ago.. loved it!

20/20 scary atmosphere and one of the best
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
BROKEN ON WIN10, NEEDS UPDATE BEFORE PLAYABLE ON WIN10 MACHINE
This game looks absolutely amazing, I don't know how I missed it when it was first released. However, I have to reserve any positive review because this game is being sold deceptively for Windows 10 computers. It requires some pretty heavy work under the hood before you can get this game to run well or even be playable on Windows 10.

WARNINGS FOR INTERESTED WINDOWS 10 USERS
  • This game is designed pretty much solely for 4:3 aspect ratio, and scaling for widescreen seems nonexistent
  • This game cannot be run from the Steam library, you will CTD when trying to boot the game from Steam
  • This game has no native fullscreen support for Win10, the game will only run in a window with important areas of the game window (health/ammo) out-of-frame
  • This game has an unavoidable game-breaking bug related to item 3 on my list. A dialogue window appears, and the button to close the dialogue is out of the frame. There are no keyboard shortcuts to close the dialogue window, and you must force-close the game. This makes the game unplayable past the first 2 minutes of gameplay.

To conclude, there is really nothing I'd like more than to review the actual game itself, but until there's an offcial workaround released, this game is being sold deceptively to Windows 10 users, with no warning on the Steam store page like other older games with this issue, and no update.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
69 of 88 people (78%) found this review helpful
111 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
"If that was you on the phone and you on the bus, then who was flickering the lights?!"

...

"Nosferatuuu~!"
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
First, yes, the game is old. But it's solid, that's what really matters for me and for a hell lot of people on steam. Now, let's cut the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, here's what you get:
- The game is still very atmospheric regardless of it's age.
- In each playthrough some stuff like items and enemies are replaced, so you never know what's coming for ya.
- Sudden ambushes. Still creepy.
- Escorting people is actually enjoyable! Now that's something i respect. Haven't seen it in a while.
- Good voice acting and sound effects. OH BOY! the sound effects.
- Crucifix, wooden stake, holy water. We're talking REAL vampire hunting here.
- Paid less than a dollar for it on sale.

The only cons I found so far:
- Melee fighting, wich is a little tricky and dangerous.
- Discarding remaining bullets in the "clip" when reloading.

Overall, the game is a pearl. It have been there a long time, in the botton of the ocean. But the shell is open, you just need to get it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
As a teenager I loved how thrilling this game is. Had to buy it when I saw it here. The atmsphere is someting to be mentioned. It's a classic. Give it 10/10. P.S. set to xp sp3 comatibility if game chrashes.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
A nice game. Despite its age and poor graphics, it manages to be kind of scary in its own way--or at the very least it instills a sense of dread. Fun to search castle and rescue randomly placed relatives. Ten bucks is a little steep, though. I would try to grab it on sale for around five.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
A new underwear costs more
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18 of 34 people (53%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Nosferatu is on sale. The thing's like two bucks.
Screenshot of horrible vampire thing yelling at me. I'm sold.
Two bucks gone, Nosferatu secured.
Attempt to install Nosferatu.
Steam closes unexpectedly.
Retry the install. Success!
Attempt to play Nosferatu.
Half the screen goes black. Only half.
Nosferatu has stopped working.
Attempt to write a review. Need to have used this product for at least five minutes before posting a review.
Spam the Play button, fill my screen with "Nosferatu has stopped working".

69/10 would laugh myself to tears again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
"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."

Game has bugs hindering progress if you don´t manually save before boss fights and due to it not working with steam you gotta start it through the main game folder making me not able to have steam overlay. For some it´s physx, some steam overlay, in general I think it´s just the way steam tries to start the game. Somehow.. somehwat. But if you can get it running and wondering where dahell the graphics options are... there are graphics settings on the start.exe not directly the nosferatu.exe in the main directory. It doesn´t support 16:9 and has a fix here for it:

http://www.wsgf.org/dr/nosferatu-wrath-malachi/en

But be aware that anything above 1920x1080p makes the HUD and UI unreadable. 2hrs into the game I had a bossfight bug and due to me not having any manual saves and only quicksaves I was only able to replay all of it which I didn´t want to due to the game being too repetitive and tedious after some time. Let me explain further: The game mostly has levels and corridors which need keys to be able to progress thus making backtracking necessary most of the time and due to respawning enemies the fantastic creepy atmopshere gets lost quite quickly. It also makes you backtrack even more by rescuing your relatives and bringing them back to the main entrance where some can give you special help such as treating your wounds/healing. The difficulty is quite high but the fights can be very sloppy and unfair due to awkward running animations and such. Combat flow is nice though. I recommend it for anyone not bothered by backtracking or meaningless people rescuing objectives as the boss fights and enemy fights are quite fun and the atmophere is just fantastic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
I really want to like this game, but every time I try to play it, it won't let me. It says it will work on windows 7, but for some ungodly reason, it won't work for me. It just says, "Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi has closed for some unexpected reason"... :/ Anyways, I wanted to play some oldies, but never mind...


Try 6,897: Actually if you go through the Steam apps, and use Nosferatu.exe it works... Problem solved. Thanks for nothing obama. This game brings me back to when I was younger... Oh yes. Would recommend if you like older horror games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
9/10
JUST AMAZING THIS GAME !!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
More like Wrath of Melanci seriously ♥♥♥♥ you ♥♥♥♥♥
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Really not fit to run on new hardware,not in the same league as any other games from that era or genre like clive barkers undying.won't run at any decent resolution,crashes,very basic gameplay,not as advanced as wolfenstien 3d which looks better and can be made to work at 1080p and never crashes,this game is sXXX
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