Vampires are a classic part of pop culture, and as a result, they have been adapted into video games of all kinds. If you are looking for something on the PC, here are twelve options.
#13 Evil West
Developer: Flying Wild Hog
Publisher: Focus Entertainment / Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: November 22, 2022
Platform: PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX/S
If we tell you that Evil West is a title that would make you a hero that would save America, you might be ready for that. But what if we told them that they would save America from a bunch of vampires during the time of the Wild West? This might give you a break if you’re not a fan of monsters.
But if you play the game, that will be your task. As one of the last people trained in killing vampires, you will have to use an arsenal of weapons to confront the vampiric threat and prevent it from spreading throughout the country.
Fight alone or with your friends in co-op and see how much damage you can inflict on monsters.
#12 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
In truth, you should play Skyrim because it is a great game with a lot of content to enjoy. However, if you are looking for vampire content in the mix, then The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard is exactly what you want to look for.
In the DLC, the vampire lord Harkon has returned to the land of Skyrim. He wants to end the “tyranny of the Sun” by all necessary means. Facing him are the vampire hunters known as Dawnguard.
This is where they come into play. You can either join the Twilight Watch and knock down the vampire threat or join the vampiric legions and help the evil one win the day. Uh, night.
#11 The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine
Continuing with the DLC content, which is why these two are at the bottom of the list, we have The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine.
The DLC is the last piece of the third entry, but it is by no means small. The content is 20-30 hours long, depending on what you want to do in the brand-new Toussaint region.
There is no war in this kingdom, and it is enjoying a wasteful and prosperous time. But not everything is as it seems. A being known as Wight is terrorizing people. Immerse yourself in the area’s mystery, learn the terrible truth and fight the monsters you encounter!
#10 Vampire Survivors
Now let’s move on to the full games, and talk about a simple title called Vampire Survivors.
In the game, you will be surrounded by vampires on all sides. The goal is simple: survive as long as possible and get as many rewards as possible. Of course, you will die. It’s just a matter of time. But the longer you hold out, the better rewards you can give to the next character you play so that he can survive longer.
With a minimalist look and gameplay, the title is perfect for those looking for a title that gives them depth but is not overwhelming. So give it a try and see what you think!
#9 A Vampyre Story
For another unique experience, try A Vampyre Story. This point-and-click adventure game puts you in the role of Mona De Lafitte. She is an opera singer from Paris who was kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer and turned into a vampire. She has been trapped in his castle ever since.
But tonight is your lucky night. When the baron does not return home after an excursion, she tries to escape. The adventure game will make you do everything to get out of the castle and return to Paris. You will meet a unique cast of characters and learn some hard lessons along the way.
#8 Legacy of Kain Series
How’s that for a twist? In the Legacy of Cain series, you play a vampire trying to be a good guy! Doesn’t that sound nice?
It’s true. The five-game series, which you can play on PC, shows Cain trying to “defy his fate” and not take over world domination. But instead, save it from monsters with far less control.
Whether you play as Cain or as certain other characters, you have deep worlds to explore, puzzles to solve, and battles to win. With the potential for remasters or new entries, you should delve into the originals initially to see what they looked like.
#7 The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
Van Helsing is one of the most famous characters in monster lore. He is the hunter of vampires and other creatures that come across at night. So it’s only natural that he gets his own game. In The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, you play the monster hunter who makes his way to the nation of Borgovia.
The country is overrun by monsters caused by “crazy science,” and now you must knock them down and save people from these horrors. With your ghostly companion Lady Katarina by your side, you choose your class and unlock skills to become the ultimate slayer!
Will you be able to save the people of Borgovia?
#6 Vampire The Masquerade Series
If you are looking for a game that will allow you to be a vampire and part of a society of vampires, then you need to look at the title series Vampire The Masquerade.
Based on the successful tabletop role-playing game, the games take you to a world where a society of vampires lives peacefully in the human world. Well, peaceful enough, that is.
Each game puts you in the role of different vampires with different ranks in society. They have to deal with the struggles of society to keep themselves hidden from the majority of the world. Solve puzzles, feed on unsuspecting people, and more while trying to keep the peace of your kind.
#5 V Rising
V Rising is an action RPG vampire game that puts you in the role of a vampire lord who wants to reclaim everything he lost in his sleep.
First, you start rebuilding your castle so you can build your empire. Then you can even get local people to be your servants!
As you rebuild and regain your powers, explore the open world to gain allies, destroy enemies, and obtain materials to continue building your empire. Remember, you are still a creature of the night and must avoid the sun at all costs.
Will you be able to bring your kingdom back to life? Or will you die trying?
Vampire games don’t give you a choice about what to be most of the time. You’re a vampire, and that’s it. But in Vampyr, you have this choice that affects everything you do.
The game took place in London in 1918. You are Dr. Jonathan Reid, who has been turned into a vampire. But what you do next is up to you. Will you come to the aid of a city ravaged by a plague and try to find the cure? Or will you give in to your vampiric instincts and suck the blood from those you meet?
The city will react to what you are doing. So will you save it or destroy it?
#3 Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
Inspired by a franchise we’ll talk about later, Bloodstained Ritual of the Night is an action-packed 2D side-scrolling adventure where you have to fight for your life against monsters and a curse.
You are Miriam, an alchemist cursed, and as a result, your body is slowly crystallizing! To save herself and the world, she must go to a castle led by her former boyfriend, whose spirit has crystallized.
You have many options in the game regarding weapons and magic that you can use. Please choose the one that suits you best, improve it and yourself to repel them, and make it through the castle! A fully voice-controlled game awaits you, take it.
#2 Code Vein
Although Code Vein is not a typical vampire game, it is distinguished by its depth of combat and the world in which you find yourself.
You are a revenant. One needs to stand by the side of others, be it an AI or a co-op partner, to fight the lost who threaten the world. You will fight against them for survival and to regain the memories of your past and free yourself from the cycle in which you are now.
The game gives you complete freedom in how you fight. So choose the weapon equipment you like and see if it works against the lost ones. If it does not work? Exchange it and try again!
#1 Castlevania Series
Is there another vampire franchise that we can put on this list? Even if the series has yet to contain any outstanding entries recently, Castlevania is still considered the best vampire game of all time. They just started and then helped to create a whole gaming subgenre, which is still being done today.
Whether you play as a member of the legendary Belmont clan or take on the role of Alucard while he fights the oppression of his father, Dracula, you will have an action-packed time.
You will cross the vampire lord’s castle, defeat monsters, and gain new abilities along the way. Then face the vampire lord himself and put an end to his reign.