Awaken as a Vampire. Hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength and evade the scorching sun to survive. Raise your castle and thrive in an ever-changing, open world full of mystery. Gain allies online and conquer the land of the living.
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Very Positive (966) - 89% of the 966 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (69,365) - 88% of the 69,365 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 17, 2022

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows you to enjoy V Rising’s gothic world while participating in the game’s development. We look forward to your feedback on our unique take on the survival genre. Working directly with our players will help us create the best Vampire Survival Game possible. By supporting us, you will play a crucial part in the development of V Rising. Together we’ll make a beautiful nightmare.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our focus is to ensure the best experience possible. It is difficult to say precisely how long it will take to process player feedback and further develop the game accordingly. Our first major content update is coming in May 2023, and we’ll be reevaluating how much longer we’ll need to meet our complete vision after that. We don’t intend to remain in Early Access any longer than we have to.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We want the full version to reflect what our players expect from a Vampire Survival Game. New updates, primarily in the form of features and world content, will arrive throughout Early Access until launch. The current plan to grow our world for the full-release features:

  • More biomes and improvements on existing ones
  • New weapons, spells, and depth to our combat system
  • New V Blood bosses, more enemies, more factions
  • More elaborate castle-building options, including more cosmetics
  • More crafting recipes, more interesting items to hunt for
  • Additional features, UI improvements, and quality-of-life improvements
  • Improvements to system performance

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version contains a vast world with a wealth of content and all the core mechanics in place. The team worked hard to ensure we delivered a great experience and robust build from day one. Although a substantial part of the content has already been developed and implemented, there is still work left to reach the high-quality bar we set for our games.

The next step for V Rising is our first major content update, which will be in your hands this coming May 2023.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the price to increase after Early Access, but we can’t tell the exact pricing.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“V Rising is our most ambitious game yet, and player feedback is essential to help us achieve our goals. We want to indulge in all your dark dreams and ideas; thus, we created a Discord server where the developers themselves will hear your voice. We’re also active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, and Youtube, so follow us to receive the latest news and updates.

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“It's a rare game that lets you be both halves of the prey-to-predator arc at the same time, making V Rising a particularly enticing spin for you to sink your teeth into.”

“V Rising has a little something for every sort of player and that's its biggest strength.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The most successful part of V Rising is undoubtedly the gameplay. In spite of the usual survival games, the development studio Stunlock Studios has focused meticulously on the combat system, succeeding in its aim.”

About This Game

Experience a Vampire Survival Action RPG adventure like no other.

Awaken as a weakened Vampire after centuries of slumber. Hunt for blood to regain your strength while hiding from the scorching sun to survive. Rebuild your castle and convert humans into your loyal servants in a quest to raise your Vampire empire. Make allies or enemies online or play solo locally, fend off holy soldiers, and wage war in a world of conflict. Seize your destiny! Defy Dracula! Rule the night!

A Gothic Open-World

Explore a vast world teeming with mythical horrors and danger. Travel through lush forests, open countryside, and dark caverns to discover valuable resources, meeting friends and foes alike along the way. Traverse the world with vampire comrades or hunt solo as you pillage villages, raid bandits, and delve into the domains of supernatural beasts.

Fear the light - Rule the night

Stick to the shadows during the daytime, or the burning sunlight will turn you to ashes. Roam the night and prey on your victims in the darkness. As a vampire, you must quench your thirst for blood while planning your strategies around the rising and setting sun.

Raise your Castle

Gather resources and discover ancient techniques to uncover forgotten knowledge. Use your newly acquired insight to build a castle to store your loot and grow your army of darkness. Personalize your domain, exhibit your vampiric style, and make sure to craft coffins for servants and friends. Strengthen your castle to protect your treasure hoard from vampire rivals.

Compete or Cooperate

Travel alone or explore the world with friends. Fighting side by side with other Vampires will give you an advantage in the fight to conquer the greatest threats of Vardoran. Raid other players’ castles, play the diplomat in the game of blood, power, and betrayal, or craft an indomitable retinue of insidious allies. Compete or cooperate - the choice is yours.

Master your Vampire

Learn and master an arsenal of deadly weapons and unholy abilities. In V Rising, you aim skillshots and dodge projectiles using​ precise​​ ​WASD controls ​and cursor-based​ ​aiming - no click to move. Tailor your vampire to fit your play style by combining weapons with a variety of spells earned through vanquishing powerful foes. Find and master your personal, perfect blend of sword and sorcery to become the ultimate nocturnal predator!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600, 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Maxwell or newer), 2 GB or AMD Radeon R7 360, 2 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum System Requirements might change in the future
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-11600K, 3.9 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, 3.7 GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX 590, 8 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended System Requirements might change in the future

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