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Van Helsing

Developer: Saffire Corporation Publisher: Vivendi Universal
06 May 2004
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#268 for 2004
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XNA 0 20626 72168 4 SLUS-20738
2004 Saffire Vivendi  
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Wow does this game desperately want to be devil may cry, it largely succeeds at that but that doesn't mean it's among the most engaging games out there.

If you've played any of the dmc games, then you've more or less played this game as Van Helsing controls and behaves exactly like Dante throughout the campaign (dmc 2 Dante in the case of the latter) as he fights off waves of enemies in cramped environments to achieve massive combos to increase his score in each level. Each level is capped off with a boss fight which is one of the creatures that he faces in the film, although he fights several of them multiple times which takes away the satisfaction of beating them unless they die on screen. I get the feeling this was meant to be an expansion pack for dmc2 rather than a game tie in for the film as the story barely follows the plot of the film, this is evident with the boss fights as everyone dies at the hands of our hero in this game rather than being killed by other means, this being evident with Igor and Aleera who aren't killed and are killed by anna respectively in the film. Frankenstein’s monster is fought twice here even though he doesn't die in either fight, admittedly this does line up with the film where he's one of the few survivors in the story. Like most 00s games, the campaign starts from the beginning once it's completed, this is important to bring up as it's not possible to collect everything in your first playthrough which was another common troupe of games from around this time.

Much like the film, this game is average. It borrows elements from greater source material to tell a story that's decent but unremarkable.
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Foxylover92 Van Helsing 2023-11-27T08:03:36Z
2023-11-27T08:03:36Z
3.0
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Regal_Throes Van Helsing 2023-09-28T04:58:25Z
2023-09-28T04:58:25Z
5.5
1
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Fezzinator101 Van Helsing 2023-04-30T10:15:06Z
PS2 • XNA
2023-04-30T10:15:06Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Selvmoord Van Helsing 2023-04-25T22:29:55Z
PS2 • XNA
2023-04-25T22:29:55Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
josephrobert Van Helsing 2023-01-27T14:12:41Z
Xbox • XNA
2023-01-27T14:12:41Z
1
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zettttton Van Helsing 2022-12-05T19:00:26Z
PS2 • XNA
2022-12-05T19:00:26Z
3.5
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All_Floyd_Ahead123 Van Helsing 2022-07-23T10:11:48Z
2022-07-23T10:11:48Z
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DaBlackGoku Van Helsing 2022-07-14T05:54:42Z
2022-07-14T05:54:42Z
2.5
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ResetRPG Van Helsing 2022-07-12T17:23:42Z
Xbox • XNA
2022-07-12T17:23:42Z
3.0
1
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CoffeeFairy Van Helsing 2022-06-13T08:06:46Z
2022-06-13T08:06:46Z
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Dimitri_Kirman Van Helsing 2022-05-07T19:55:28Z
PS2 • XNA
2022-05-07T19:55:28Z
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Mentaldinner Van Helsing 2022-03-16T23:18:00Z
2022-03-16T23:18:00Z
2.5
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  • ho7mes 2023-09-03 22:25:29.501124+00
    The dvd had a demo of the Xbox version on it, that was the coolest thing ever.
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