NFG Summary:BloodRayne is an intense and immersive action game that puts players in control of the fearless half-vampire, BloodRayne. With its gripping storyline and high-stakes mission to save humanity, players will be drawn into a world of supernatural battles, where they must unleash their brutal skills and weaponry to overcome devious enemies. Prepare yourself for a pulse-pounding thrill ride that will keep you hooked from start to finish.

Categories: Third, Person, Shooter
Meta Score: 76
Store: BloodRayne (Price: Is Free)
User Score: 95.0
Platform: PC, GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PSP, Game Boy Advance
Publisher Names: Majesco
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2002-10-15


PC Requirements:

Minimum: Windows 98/2000/XP, 733 MHz processor, 128MB RAM, 200MB virtual memory, 2 GB free hard disc space, DirectX 8.1 or higher (included with game), DirectX compatible sound card, 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible video card, ATI Radeon, GeForce 2 or higher, with Hardware T&L (Transform & Lighting). Excludes GeForce MX and Go series cards. See full list below.
Excluded cards:
– TnT/TnT 2
– ATI Rage (any kind)
– ATI Radeon VE and Radeon 7000
– ATI Mobility Radeon (original, laptop)
– Kyro 1 & 2 (example, Hercules 3D Prophet 4000/4500)
– any Voodoo card
– any Intel card
– any Matrox card (except the Parhelia)
– any kind of integrated graphics (except the nForce)

Recommended: Windows XP, Pentium 4 2.53 GHz or AMD equivalent, 512 MB RAM, 200MB virtual memory, 2 GB free hard disc space, 64MB nVidia GeForce 3, GeForce 4 Ti or ATI Radeon 8500 video card, DirectX 8.1 or higher (included with game), Sound Blaster Audigy sound card


As the half-vampire BloodRayne, you have sworn your life to protect humanity from the supernatural. Your latest assignment: Seek and destroy the nefarious vampire Jurgen Wolf before he can use powerful occult relics to unleash untold horror upon the world. Slaughter, dismember, and behead devious enemies that seek reinforcements and plan ambushes. Acquire supernatural skills and master brutal weaponry as you progress. BloodRayne is a pulse-pounding thrillride that gets you by the jugular and won’t let go until it’s over. [Majesco]

Positive Comment(s)

Agent Bloodrayne’s acrobatic dexterity and quick response time would make Trinity jealous. [1 Nov 2002, p.77]91Entertainment Weekly
There’s a lot to admire about BloodRayne, and, although the initial missions bite, overall the game hardly sucks.90GamePro
A fun diversion for those looking for one. The graphics and gameplay, especially the cool powers and abilities sported by Rayne make it an above average action title.85Game Chronicles
Like “Max Payne,” BR is fun while it lasts and it has enough style to make it worth revisiting.84Armchair Empire
The unique ways to dispose of your enemies, along with the various abilities Rayne has, keeps you pushing forward, though each stage does seem to have its own area that you’ll want to skip over.84XGP Gaming
Controlling Rayne is dead on with the Xbox controller…The game falls short because it doesn’t have anything to offer players going through the game once more.81GameZone
Confused by the sometimes clunky camera angles? You can deliver your skull-smashing, thong-flashing high kicks in soothing slow motion.80Maxim Online
I welled up every time she said “f–ker” or went into her slow-motion death dance after killing a particularly high-ranking official. [Nov 2002, p.77]80Play Magazine
There is an enjoyable experience to be found underneath all of the body limbs and pools of blood…It delivered a fun little ride while it lasted.78IGN
A sexy goth vampire chick shooting and slicing skeleton spiders and Nazis in the 1930s? You gotta love that! [Dec 2002, p.144]78Game Informer

Negative Comment(s)

BloodRayne can be forgiven on a lot of levels because it’s so silly it’s fun, but for everything it does which is endearing, there’s something to frustrate, bore or alienate the player.60Eurogamer
I came away with a very “been there, done that” feeling after completion, and there are several titles which execute this general style more effectively.60netjak
Nothing here will leave a strong impression one way or the other, and perhaps that in and of itself is a negative.60eToychest
Keep the kiddies away from this game, unless you want them to grow up to be Marilyn Manson.75Electric Playground
Despite some nice features, the overly repetitive gameplay will probably wear thin after a bit.73GameSpy
Fairly long, but it’s also fairly repetitive.72GameSpot
Despite its cleverly conceived features and options, the actual execution is missing something. [Dec 2002, p.98]68Official Xbox Magazine
Rayne has been designed by sexiness experts and dropped into a game that features all the erotic appeal of Rosie O’Donnell scarfing down Canadian ham at an all-you-can-eat buffet. [Winter 2002, p.108]60Xbox Nation Magazine

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