Victor Vran is the isometric action-RPG where your skill is just as essential as your character build and gear. Experience intense combat action: dodge, jump and unleash powerful skills to finish off your enemies!
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Release Date: Jul 24, 2015

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September 9

Update Sept 09th (Local Coop)

Greetings Hunters!

The long-awaited Local Coop is officially live! Thank you all for your patience!

Happy hunting!


Update Sept 09th
  • Local Coop
  • Fixed missing desktop icon in Linux and Mac
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

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August 24

Local Co-Op is coming!

Greetings Hunters! Our latest update brings preparations for the long awaited Local Co-Op, which will be out in mid-September (no later than the 16th).

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Reviews

“Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but the entertaining combat, above all else, is what would get me to return and burn away more hours hunting the creatures of the night.”
GameSpot

“Victor Vran will keep you hitting stuff and collecting loot for a lot longer than you might expect.”
Eurogamer

“Victor Vran offers motivating and dynamic battles and it's twice the fun in co-op mode.”
GameStar

About This Game

Victor Vran is an isometric Action-RPG with a massive selection of weapons, items, outfits, demon powers and destiny cards. Experience intense combat action with dozens of enemies attacking you from all sides and unleash powerful skills to finish them off!
Victor Vran lets you decide how to play the game. Forge your own personal version of Victor thanks to a vast array of powerful weapons, game-changing outfits, wicked demon powers and destiny cards. Use special moves, combine skills and weapons to wipe out hordes of hideous beasts and clever boss monsters.

Slaying demons doesn’t have to be a lonely affair – team up with friends online and explore the story of the dark world together in a full co-op experience. Local co-op is also available.



  • Dynamic action – dive down on enemies, dodge attacks and stand against hordes of monsters

  • Extensive character development – choose your weapons, items, outfits, destiny cards and demon powers to create your ultimate monster-slaying build

  • Invite friends to defeat a vile monster or fight alongside players from all over the world. Do you want to find out who is more powerful? Try out the PvP Arena.

  • Randomly generated items in addition to the hand-crafted ones. Improve every item to perfection by using transmutation.

  • Huge variety in monster behavior

  • Customize your difficulty with cursed hex items

  • Xbox controller support

Development will not end with the release. We will continue to improve and update Victor Vran with free features and content.

  • The free Tome of Souls DLC introduces a brand new weapon type that unlocks new active abilities and a spellcaster playstyle. Of course, there are legendary tomes of forbidden words and endless power, such as The Nekonomicon and Fifty Shades of Slay.
  • The free Highlander Outfit DLC opens even more character build options and an exciting new look for the title character.
  • The free Cauldron of Chaos DLC adds a huge new map which offers a randomized layout, encounters and daily challenges.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 4000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher (min. 512 MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 560 or higher, AMD Radeon HD 5800 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 (GeForce 600 or higher, AMD Radeon 5000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 (GeForce 660 or higher, AMD Radeon 7000 or higher)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 (GeForce 600 or higher, AMD Radeon 5000 or higher)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 (GeForce 660 or higher, AMD Radeon 7000 or higher)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
116.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I can truly say this is one of my favorite games, which I realized due to my ignorance. Let me explain, I didn't realize I needed to choose to level up. I figured it was because I wasn't able to defeat Adrian. I tried and tried. I redid dungeons I already beat. I got better and better, but still couldn't beat Adrian. But I never tired of the game, and the icing on the cake is there is a narrator in the players head with the same voice as from Stanley Parable, making references to Stanley Parable. In the spirit of full disclosure, I really liked Stanley Parable, and not just because I was sitting at the Intel table at Independent Games Festival, part of GDC; sitting next to someone affiliated with Stanley Parable, sharing the excitement when it won. Anyway, I leaned today how to level up and immediately found myself at level 16. Adrian was pretty easy at that point and I am at level 20+.

It is a great game with natural and sophisticated Xbox controls that are a delight. I like the way of tuning the build of the character. I did all 88 acievements of Torchlight and all 119 Torchlight 2 achievements. Victor Vran will likely end up being an even more enjoyable journey.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Local co op review. So I have sat on this since December 2015 awaiting the local co op patch, so thought it should get a co op specific review for anyone purchasing for this feature.

The way local co op has been implemented is outstanding. Easy to set up from the main menu, no fiddling around just press A on the second pad when prompted.

Gold, XP, even loot are all shared. Its so refreshing to see developers implement every aspect of local coop that I enjoy and leave all the niggles out of the game. When you get a chest the items are duplicated so each player gets to choose whether the item is useful to them.

Players are clearly labelled on screen so even if you opt for the same outfits its easy to spot who's who.

Game play works really well with the extra player onscreen, menu screens are separate though so you do have to wait for each player to finish their build.

To sum up, perfection. Only Diablo 3 comes close in terms of perfect execution.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
i love this game and i really like the developers. they really maintain and support the game. i played this game with my wife and we had really good time and now since they support local co-op we will play it again. i hope they will release an exapnsion for this game :).
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
A solid, long-lived and intense action RPG, with some interesting introduction in gameplay and a good level design. This is an excellent and enjoyable arpg. Filled with atmospheric and beautiful music, exploration and secret areas, stylish detailed graphics. There are many clever secrets that hit the right spot of being "fun to find", but not "too tedious to find". In terms of humor: it's hit-or-miss, but at least there's a lot of it. There is a soldier called Stash. Private Stash. He manages your... private... stash. So yeah, lots of dadjokes. If you like that sort of thing, you'll have a great time.
The story could've had a bit more to it, but I suppose the money runs out quickly when you hire Geralt of Rivia to voice the main character :) It still has its moments, but this is more of a gameplay-driven experience.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
My personal top arpg game!
Protagonist is pretty cool - not near as cool as the voice talking to him, but still cool x)
If you know german, don't miss the Nicholas Cage voice ;o!
Gameplay is entertaining;
There's a clear story to play through and a star rating system.
Even after finishing the main story the game is still fun, as you "want to complete it".
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
"Click-and-watch-things-die" has never felt this good!

A very unexpectedly good game in every way!!!!
A solid, long-lived and intense action RPG, with some interesting introduction in gameplay and a good level design.
Victor Vran is by no means perfect, but it's fun, ensures hours of play in the hack 'n' slash genre.

The game has a very dynamic combat system and is - in my opinion - superior to Diablo 3. In D3 it always felt like "I am doing DPS to the enemies". Here, it feels like "I am slashing the enemies with a sword".
Each weapon requires a different playstyle.

There are no character points or skill trees associated with Victor because each weapon is a self-contained class of skills and strategies. There are a lot of weapons, and between rapiers, broadswords, shotguns, mortars, and lightning guns, there’s a lot of skills. Spells and bonus passive cards, to enrich your character even more
Each level has a lot of objectives that can take quite a while to accomplish, but they're optional and you can just plow through the game in a few evenings if that's your style.

Given that it costs less than $20, most of the criticism can simply be ignored.

Victor Vran highly recommended for action RPG fans!!!!!!!!!!!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Quick Summary: Victor Vran is a “simplified” action RPG in the same vein as Diablo, Torchlight, and Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. In terms of art and level design the game is extremely similar to Van Helsing, fighting spooky monsters in a sort of steampunk world. The game does have some different mechanics though, that will take some getting used to if you’ve only played the previously mentioned ARPGs:

*You can Jump. This is actually not as big a deal as you might think since jumping doesn’t really dodge enemy attacks very well. It’s mostly used to cancel your channeling spells and wall jump into secret areas.

*There are no character “attributes” or “skill tree.” You don’t get points to distribute on level-up to customize your character. Instead, each level-up gives you a predetermined bonus, such as +100 life and a random loot item. Combat skills are either associated with the weapon you’re using, or “demon powers” (spells) which are found and equipped like items. They don’t level up, you just find better versions of them.

*There is no “mana” in the game. Instead you build up “overdrive” by hitting enemies, and when it reaches a certain threshold you can use your equipped demon powers, kind of like super meters in some modern fighting games. This can be changed however by equipping certain outfits (kind of like character classes). For example one outfit might make you generate overdrive passively, but you no longer gain it by hitting enemies. An outfit like this is good for “spellcasters” since you can just wait for overdrive to fill up before jumping into battle.

*The randomly generated weapons you find don’t really get that much stronger throughout the game. In Diablo or Torchlight, a high level weapon could be 100x more powerful than a level 1 weapon of the same type, but in Victor Vran, an end game weapon may be less than 2x as powerful. Weapons in Victor Vran don’t have levels or stat requirements (because you have no stats). Because of this, and the predetermined level-up bonuses, every character is generally the same at each level (except for the equipment you’re using). That means there’s more player skill needed in this game than in other ARPGs.

*One of the loot types that you accumulate is “destiny cards” which are like mix and match bonuses. There are about 25 different card types (and multiple levels of each type), each with a bonus such as +armor, +life steal, +range damage, etc. You can have up to 6 cards equipped at a time and can customize your bonuses to each combat situation.

*You can increase the game’s difficulty using “hexes” that are given to you at a certain level, and stored in your inventory. At any time you can turn on one of these five hexes for a predetermined boost to difficulty. For example one of the hexes might make enemies move faster or hit harder. Another hex might make more “champion” monsters spawn. Turn on all 5 hexes simultaneously to make even the starting areas of the game a challenge. Of course, you’re not doing this just to make life harder for yourself, the hexes also give noticeable bonuses. Each active hex gives you +10% experience and +5% magic find (better loot).

As for the game’s story, you play the title character Victor Vran, a demon hunter with a mysterious past. Your current quest is to free the kingdom of Zagarovia from demonic infestation after many of your fellow hunters have failed. The game has a central city hub from which you can access any area in the game as “missions.” This means that unlike a lot of other ARPGs you don’t actually need to run through the entire map looking for the next area, most of time you can jump to the next main quest from the main city hub (optional areas may still need to be found though). Also, since each area is a standalone mission, they all have “challenges” that can be completed for additional loot or exp. For example in one area there could be challenges for “find all secrets” or “kill 30 spiders without taking damage” etc. You can replay each area as many times as you want to get all the challenges, they don’t need to be done all at once (many of them require more than one play through anyway).

I mentioned earlier that skills are bound to your weapons, and what I mean is that each weapon “type” (for example sword, hammer, sabre, etc.) has 3 skills that you can use when it is equipped. The first skill is the basic attack, possibly with some small random effect. The other 2 skills have cooldown timers, but may be significantly more useful. For example swords have a skill for high damage to a single target, and a daze skill for stunning an enemy. Shotguns have a skill for high damage to a single target (instant cooldown when you kill any enemy) and an area effect blast skill. The game pauses (in single player) when you open your inventory, so feel free to swap weapons as needed to adapt to enemy types. You may find though, that most of the time you’re just smacking enemies to build up enough overdrive to unleash an awesome demon power on the hordes. There are some truly powerful damage per second demon powers that can clear entire rooms (sunray, boomerang, etc).

Pros:
+Interesting game mechanics that rely more on skill than on having godly equipment.
+Co-op multiplayer, though there aren’t that many people playing nowadays.
+There is a transmutation system to build/upgrade your weapons, but unfortunately I didn’t really know to keep my old loot until near the end (apparently inventory space is infinite in this game). You need to sacrifice weapons/items for transmutation, and I had already sold all the stuff I thought was trash. Transmuted weapons can be more powerful than “legendary weapons” because of the ability to boost specific traits.

Cons:
-The story is kind of lackluster, possibly because the game seems to be adapted from another language. Maybe it’s just bad voice acting though. The voice acting from the main antagonist is pretty good though.
-The ability to jump around can be a little annoying because it’s not always clear whether or not you should be able to jump a gap. There are a lot of “invisible walls” that block your progress when you’re trying to jump.

I was kind of hoping to come back after beating the game and just breeze through all the areas again, completing all challenges and getting Steam achievements, but because of the way the game works (you’re not that much stronger in the end) I wasn’t able to do it. I guess I’m not patient enough to replay levels over and over trying to meet specific criteria. Overall, the game is fun and worth the 16 hours or so that it takes to beat every level at least once, especially if you enjoy action RPGs. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do much multiplayer, due to the low online player base.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This is a fantastic ARPG, sporting intuitive controls (for the most part - see below) and a level of depth that is engaging but is not "complexity for complexities" sake. Definitely the first time in a long time that a game has engaged me striving for completion on Steam achievements, which is likely due to the games excellent pacing.

The story is pretty solid too, with voice acting that I personally couldn't get enough of (well as far as the mocking "narrator" figure goes).

With regards to controls, I found all the controls to be solid, but I would recommend rebinding the switch weapon control from "~" to "R" as I personally find myself toggling between the two weapons that Victor is able to carry quite often. The reach to the ~ key feels quite unnatural, while R feels very natural.

Fantastic game. Has reignited my interest in the ARPG genre, though I expect I'll be disappointed with other titles after playing this one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
This is the most challenging and strategic ARPG I have ever played. Hardmode is really exciting! Keep up the good job.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
I am not a huge fan of ARPGs, but this one is suprisingly good. Great nararation and humor, Doug Cockle as the protagonist (Geralt from the Witcher) simple but suprisingly rewarding gameplay. Free DLC and very active developers, now with Local Co-op!

Key recieved from a giveaway, not by the developers
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Trabalhador 2099
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
I played Van Helsing demo and disliked. Tried again. Same result. Now I looked to Victor Vran. Oh man, I wish I looked earlier.
The bottom line: VV it`s a well-rounded ARPG, very polished and engaging. The game don`t trash you with obtuse quantities of items or skills. It plays simple, with style.
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Wookies_N_Scream
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
Not unless you want a boring twin stick.
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空白づ
13.9 hrs
Posted: September 30
支持中午啦,在线模式想和小伙伴聊天请换成无边框模式,理想的4人寑游戏(´。✪ω✪。`)
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Bogdan
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
Great game! But wouldn't recommend it.
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Maximar
77.3 hrs
Posted: September 29
Quite decent ARPG with it's cool control and character/skill customization and crafting mechanics.Atmosphere and story is great and especially narration is very well done.

If you are into genre you will definitely like and enjoy it.
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Eadwacer
22.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
Best ARPG since Diablo. Even better with local co-op.

Good Sides:
- Great atmosphere, dungeons don't give the feeling of repetitiveness.
- Great soundtracks, keep you on edge.
- Great characters, Victor himself is as cool as possible and great voice acting.
- Nice graphics, doesn't require a monster PC.
- Weapon based skill system and a large arsenal of demon powers, urges you to use some strategy during big battles.
- Great passive skill variety with destiny cards, shards, enchantments etc.
- You can rotate camera! How cool is that!

Bad Sides:
- Limited variety of weapons. Would like to see more weapon types.
- Mob skills are mostly based on Victor's demonic powers. Would like to see monster exclusive or unique powers.
- Diablo 3's Rift idea could be implemented with randomly generated dungeons. Would love to see randomly generated maps.
- As a casual player, challenges are not my style. Would love to see some story-driven side quests instead. (That's entirely my opinion.)

I would strongly recommend getting this game. Worth every penny.
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SKULLY_
39.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
Played for 30 mins and I'm hooked
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roflmao
11.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Very nice game after playing a couple of hours. Lots of weaponchoises and lots of hack and slash (or ranged or mage if you want). I've got the game from a cheap keybundle without knowing the (10) games. So im very lucky i've got this game!


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Myminion
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
its a pretty solid ARPG.
i would say more but thats really all it is.
if you like Diablo clones and diablo itself your gonna like this.
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hitt.william
11.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
What I can say for Victor Vran is that it is a SOLID game. The production values seem nice on the title, there are a variety of weapon-based strategies for play, and the enemies are interesting. I also enjoyed the idea of playing an ARPG that relied more on dodging and jumping, rather than strict skillsets. However, with that being said, Victor Vran is just an extremely vanilla title, and playing it will deaden your feelings. I delayed writing a review for this title, because I just had no thoughts whatsoever on it. It is noteworthy in almost no way. So, if you're looking for something to play through with a friend and have gone through most of what's on the market, give it a shot. If you want a co-op game that makes better use of dodging and jumping from this perspective, play Forced. If you're looking for a game from this perspective that makes better use of skillsets, play Grim Dawn. However, this thing is...OK.
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