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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Norse
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Takes a lot of time just to get the game running correctly. The game itself has a great atmosphere. (me being a huge dracula fan). but unfortunately it is way to difficult and severely lacks direction.\

3/10
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PICMEZ
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
iauuuuu ce ma sperie dracuuuuuu iauuu nosferatuuu mergi cu crucea omori preoti asta da
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SpirZug
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
spookies all over my bodys
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PurpleHaze&Skunk
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
interesting storyline with creepy jumpscares. definitely recommended for fans of sword, crucifix, wooden stick, silver bullets and everything else you need to be a ghostbuster.
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Super Roxxapo
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
The game has amazing atmosphere. Gameplay is solid. 16:9 aspect ratio is supported. The graphics look good considering the age.
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B L E ▲ K
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
If you have problems rinning this game, I mean problems with screen resolution, find the actual location of the application and run "start.exe". You'll be able to change the screen resolution and other settings.
When you're getting angry because of this remember that it's pretty an old game. I played it for the first time mb back in the 2005th. ♥♥♥♥♥♥s gonna play, ♥♥♥♥♥♥s gonna hate. As always.
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LansKavankar
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Now let me begin by saying I'm not a big horror fan that likes games like Outlast or any from that genre with the jumpscares and stuff. BUT this game totally got me. Full on first person shooter with jumpscares. Nice mechanics. Simple gameplay. I screamed and cursed like mad. AND I ENJOYED IT. You shoot and you get scared at the same time. Always expect enemies. The map changes everytime. Quickload? Monster spawn changes again.

Gameplay stuff: You have to race against time to save your family members against vampires. Every member you save will provide you with weapons or temporary upgrades, which includes some progression in the process. Enemies react to different kinds of weapons, making each weapon useful in its own right.

The concept for this game is really good. Old school vampire story, Dracula lore based means its a very good premise to begin with. Everybody loves the old scary Dracula stuff. No school like the old school. The different gameplay aspects such as the time limit given to save your 16 family members (doggie bruce not in the list) and the possibility of not being able to save everyone makes it even more interesting. With a huge gothic castle as the location, it makes the plot even more enjoyable.

The maps might not have much variety. But for a game of its size it is acceptable. Tedious and boring at times, but nothing to really intefere with the gameplay. For a gem this old, i think it did a really good job in doing something different for its genre.

On the other hand, old games are bound to be filled with bugs. Enemies don't move properly at times. Can be frustrating for melee but not ranged. Your family AI can be pretty dumb at following you. I can remember the times when Gregory and Bruce jumped to their deaths off the roof of the castle, because the AI is dumb. Not game breaking, just annoying. But most of the bugs are just minor annoyances, does not make the game unplayable.

Only major issue is the screen resolution problem. When you start the game from steam, the game resolutin won't be right. Might be because of Windows 10. I'm not really sure. Only way to solve it is to download the fixes online. Plenty of it. Just go look for it. Or you can go to your Nosferatu folder and choose the start application in the folder. You get to customise the graphic settings. Not as good as getting a fix. But good for a temporay solution.

Get it while it's on sale. Maybe when its at 1 dollar. Not really worth the full price. The game can be finished in 7 hours i think,or less. If you're replaying it might will take a maximum of 4 to 5 hours, if you load a lot, since you've familiarized yourself with the game and maps. So not really worth 6 dollars. Old games should be sold cheap, unless its a rare game.

That is pretty much my review. I enjoyed the game. Fresh and enjoyable for an old game. Played it for hours. I was offline when i played. Guess that why my hours were so little. But i can really recommend it to anyone, except the weak hearted. Not good for ye heart. Simple game, but with a different take for gameplay. Not your average FPS horror. Try something different.

PS: Managed to get unlimited ammo and no reload for flintlock in one play through. Could not replicate result. Curios curiouser....
The chalice is an awesome boss killer. Always use chalice for bosses. Saves time for family.
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Nima
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
it was the first game played on PC many years ago
it`s awesome
every times u start to playing new game again many things such walls doors ،
npcs place ..... changing
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Kingpingamer
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
Jesus would be happy
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PROG
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Brilliant game!For the time that this game was published back in the days,the physics are good,big map,many good jumpscares,7-9 different weapons,optional ending,nice bosses. It gets you in the right mood,scared but willing to go on.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
57 of 66 people (86%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
don't let this nosferatu guy next to your light switches
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This is a really fun game, but can be confusing when it comes to trying to rescue everyone because from what I know of, its randomized. Also remember this game is also about TIME. As in, you must beat the clock or else you lose. But you'll have enough time on your hands to rescue everyone. Its not really impossible, as long as you know where to rescue them, and when. The game is scary at first, but that fear will be gone soon.

Can you save everyone?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Now let me begin by saying I'm not a big horror fan that likes games like Outlast or any from that genre with the jumpscares and stuff. BUT this game totally got me. Full on first person shooter with jumpscares. Nice mechanics. Simple gameplay. I screamed and cursed like mad. AND I ENJOYED IT. You shoot and you get scared at the same time. Always expect enemies. The map changes everytime. Quickload? Monster spawn changes again.

Gameplay stuff: You have to race against time to save your family members against vampires. Every member you save will provide you with weapons or temporary upgrades, which includes some progression in the process. Enemies react to different kinds of weapons, making each weapon useful in its own right.

The concept for this game is really good. Old school vampire story, Dracula lore based means its a very good premise to begin with. Everybody loves the old scary Dracula stuff. No school like the old school. The different gameplay aspects such as the time limit given to save your 16 family members (doggie bruce not in the list) and the possibility of not being able to save everyone makes it even more interesting. With a huge gothic castle as the location, it makes the plot even more enjoyable.

The maps might not have much variety. But for a game of its size it is acceptable. Tedious and boring at times, but nothing to really intefere with the gameplay. For a gem this old, i think it did a really good job in doing something different for its genre.

On the other hand, old games are bound to be filled with bugs. Enemies don't move properly at times. Can be frustrating for melee but not ranged. Your family AI can be pretty dumb at following you. I can remember the times when Gregory and Bruce jumped to their deaths off the roof of the castle, because the AI is dumb. Not game breaking, just annoying. But most of the bugs are just minor annoyances, does not make the game unplayable.

Only major issue is the screen resolution problem. When you start the game from steam, the game resolutin won't be right. Might be because of Windows 10. I'm not really sure. Only way to solve it is to download the fixes online. Plenty of it. Just go look for it. Or you can go to your Nosferatu folder and choose the start application in the folder. You get to customise the graphic settings. Not as good as getting a fix. But good for a temporay solution.

Get it while it's on sale. Maybe when its at 1 dollar. Not really worth the full price. The game can be finished in 7 hours i think,or less. If you're replaying it might will take a maximum of 4 to 5 hours, if you load a lot, since you've familiarized yourself with the game and maps. So not really worth 6 dollars. Old games should be sold cheap, unless its a rare game.

That is pretty much my review. I enjoyed the game. Fresh and enjoyable for an old game. Played it for hours. I was offline when i played. Guess that why my hours were so little. But i can really recommend it to anyone, except the weak hearted. Not good for ye heart. Simple game, but with a different take for gameplay. Not your average FPS horror. Try something different.

PS: Managed to get unlimited ammo and no reload for flintlock in one play through. Could not replicate result. Curios curiouser....
The chalice is an awesome boss killer. Always use chalice for bosses. Saves time for family.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Brilliant game!For the time that this game was published back in the days,the physics are good,big map,many good jumpscares,7-9 different weapons,optional ending,nice bosses. It gets you in the right mood,scared but willing to go on.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
One of my favourite Survival Horror games!

Easy for total n00bs
Normal for total pr0s
Hard for total freaks

10/10, still want a sequel.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
iauuuuu ce ma sperie dracuuuuuu iauuu nosferatuuu mergi cu crucea omori preoti asta da
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
103 of 109 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
An overall pretty good experience. It's actually short enough to keep you entertained for one evening (I saw the ending after 4.5 hours).

The obsolete graphics and the bulky melee controls may dissapoint you at first, but after getting into the game for about 1.5 hours, you'll really begin to enjoy it. Try to save your family from the fangs of the evil Count!

The Good:
+ Atmosphere
+ Fast game pace and progression
+ Weapons
+ Story and concept
+ Enemies (bosses included)

The Bad:
- Some minor bugs (like invisible enemies)
- Some minor illogicalities (like the procedure to save the last two family members)
- Quite short

The Ugly:
- The graphics, oh gawd...

Give this game a shot and don't forget to install the widescreen resolution patch as well. I've seen way worse titles from that era.

7/10

By the way, this game includes one of the most badass grandfathers of all times. You have been warned.
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99 of 110 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
An instant classic, a must have! Make sure to download the multi-resolution patch

http://www.wsgfmedia.com/jackfuste/Nosferatu/DR/Nosferatu.7z
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213 of 271 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
This is my favorite PC game.

I've grown up with games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame etc. Then i discovered Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi. This game is for me a synonym to survival horror game. It has perfect atmosphere and suitable weapons against Evil.

WARNING! This game has bad graphics and sound. It's buggy as hell. Hit detection screws you over.

Have fun.
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185 of 238 people (78%) found this review helpful
222 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2015
>Walking down a hallway

>Hear something go "ROUADUDHHASUHUGUHUGUGU" at 3x the volume should be.

>Spazzes out, wasting all the bullets and missing the monster that made the initial sound.
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