10 Best Xbox One Vampire Games of All Time

10 Best Xbox One Vampire Games of All Time

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Vampires, bloodsuckers, creatures of the night. Whatever you call them the image of a creature with fangs that must avoid sunlight is iconic. Originating in folklore and extended in popular culture, it’s no surprise that they’ve also inspired many great video games. That’s why we’re counting down the 10 best Xbox One vampire games.

Upgraded from Xbox One? Fear not as all the games on this list are also playable on Xbox Series X/S! So you can get a fright regardless of whether you’ve upgraded to Microsoft’s ninth-generation console.

#10 BloodRayne: ReVamped

  • Publisher: Ziggurat Interactive Inc
  • Developer: Big Boat Interactive
  • Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
  • Release date: November 18, 2021

The clever title BloodRayne: ReVamped is a remastered version of 2002’s BloodRayne. Originally released for Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and PC. The hack-and-slash action game proved popular as BloodRayne franchise expanded into movies and comics. A sequel and spin-off title naturally followed one of them, which may appear later on this list.

Perfect for scratching that nostalgic itch. The remaster may have upgraded the game’s visuals, but for better or worse, the gameplay remains largely unchanged. That means you’ll quickly be reminded when playing that this was very much an OG Xbox era game – clunky controls and all! It will definitely feel charming to some, and it’s certainly appreciated that we have a way to play the classic title on modern systems.

#9 Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong

  • Publisher: Nacon
  • Developer: Big Bad Wolf
  • Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Release date: May 19, 2022

The most recently released game on this list, Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong is part detective game, part vampire simulator.

Set in a world where humans live unknowingly alongside the creatures of the night, the game follows three vampires, each with their own unique abilities and positions in the vampire hierarchy. Ultimately, however, their end goal is the same: keeping their lifestyle alive.

Because your true identity is hidden, you must choose when to use your supernatural abilities to avoid arousing suspicion. This is crucial to passing important speech checks, so you can navigate through difficult conversations and confrontations you may find yourself in.

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#8 The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

  • Publisher: NeocoreGames
  • Developer: NeocoreGames
  • Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
  • Release date: December 1, 2015

Van Helsing is a name that probably needs no introduction, and in this action role-playing game you play as the famous (or infamous, depending on if you asked one of his victims) vampire slayer’s son.

Following in your father’s footsteps you will take on the role of vampire punisher and don the wide-brimmed hat of responsibility that comes with it. It’s not just vampires you’re dealing with either. As you let loose in the gothic-noir-inspired town of Borgova, you’ll encounter a wide range of less-than-friendly residents. From towering giants to bloodthirsty werewolves.

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
  • Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC
  • Release date: June 9, 2015

If you have played The Elder rolls online you’ve probably given time to the idea of ​​becoming a vampire, and starting your own little vampire family with friends.

The Elder rolls online is a social experience after all, and when one of your friends is a vampire, they have the potential to spread their “gift” to others. Teamwork is important then, especially as an alternative method of becoming a vampire involves the exchange of real money.

However, being a supernatural being can be both a blessing and a curse, and nowhere is that more evident than in the online world of Tamriel. Vampirism is experienced through stages, and the further along these stages you go, new skills can be gained, but at the cost of different stats.

Is the ability to turn invisible for a short period of time worth taking a small bite out of your health regeneration rate? There are absolute stakes in your decisions.

#6 Code Vein

  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
  • Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
  • Release date: September 27, 2019

Chances are, if you’re reading this list, you’re probably into your vampires. For those who like anime too, Code Vein may well be the blood-sucking experience for you.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Code Vein is an open world RPG with combat inspired by Dark souls series. And yes, that means a heavy emphasis on challenging difficulty, with laser-sharp reflexes required to take on this difficult yet rewarding title.

If it’s a challenge you’re after, you’ll want to sink your teeth into this one. It’s Dark Souls meets anime meets vampires, and we’re very here for it.

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#5 Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars

  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Developer: Palindrome Interactive
  • Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Release date: August 28, 2020

Most of the games on this list so far are fast-paced action games. If, however, you’re a creature of the night who prefers to outwit your opponent through a more strategic, patient approach rather than blindly jumping straight for their neck, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars offers just that.

The 2020 strategy game combines turn-based combat with an empire management system, complete with card game elements thrown in as well. The result is a great tactical experience where a methodical approach to decision making is usually key.

Fortunately, you also get the help of a forecasting system that warns you before a match how difficult a match is likely to be. Makes you feel like the count yourself as you defy expectations and deliver a hard-fought victory.

#4 BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bits

  • Publisher: Ziggurat Interactive Inc
  • Developer: WayForward Technologies Inc
  • Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Release date: September 9, 2021

Surprise! Another title in BloodRayne series on this list and another improved version to boot. BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bits is arguably a more enjoyable experience than its predecessor, which it achieves by keeping things simple.

Gone are the attempts at realistic 3D environments in favor of a stylized 2D cartoon look brought to life through smooth, sumptuous animations.

Chopping and slicing through enemies against a scenic backdrop of creepy cemeteries and gothic castles feels fast and fun. If the original felt clumsy, this is far from it.

It’s a good job Fresh bites looks so impressive too, as the game is hard. That means you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the little intricacies around levels you didn’t notice on your first (or fifth) try.

#3 Vampire

  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Developer: Don’t nod
  • Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Release date: June 5, 2018

IN Vampire you play a medical professional turned vampire, struggling to balance the moral dilemma of maintaining his doctoral duties and his desire to mince meat. If that sounds like the plot of the hit 2022 meme and movie Morbius well… you’re not wrong, it’s very similar. Luckily, Vampire is a much better experience though.

The action RPG title excels at giving the player freedom of action. The choice is yours whether you want to indulge your patients to get stronger quickly or instead take the passive approach of learning more about your newfound vampirism to help curb any impulses, but ultimately end up weaker in combat encounters.

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With four different endings to experience depending on your choices, there’s plenty of replayability. Perfect to visit once a year when the spooky season.

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Switch, PC
  • Release date: June 26, 2012

Dawnguard is a downloadable content add-on for Bethesda’s much-loved (and purchased) RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not technically a standalone game then – but with so much content packed into this DLC, we couldn’t include it on this list.

Of course, what was missing from the snowy landscape of Skyrim was more vampire content and Dawnguard delivers. We introduce you to the aptly named Dawnguard, an order of vampire hunters who want to thwart a plan that could block the sun.

One of the best aspects of this DLC is the inclusion of a new skill tree for both vampires and werewolves, depending on which creature of the night you choose to be. It’s 2008 again when you decide if you’re team Edw – I mean vampire or werewolf.

#1 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Developer: ArtPlay
  • Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, Android
  • Release date: June 18, 2019

Often considered to be a spiritual successor to the popular Castlevania series. This is largely due to the development of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was led by earlier Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi.

In fact, the very idea for the game was prompted by a series of fan requests for Igarashi to continue making the Metroidvania style games he became known for. With fans going so far as to show their support with their wallets too, as the title doubles as a Kickstarter success story. Raised over $5.5 million as more than 60,000 people backed the game’s funding.

The result did not disappoint, as Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night offers amazing 2.5D platforming with lots of monsters to defeat and chests to loot. What more could you want?!

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