Vampire Rain review

Not so much a storm, more of a drizzle

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Good concept

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    Vampires are kinda cool

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    Almost like real LA


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    Everything's broken

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    Takes a clip to kill vampires

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    Makes you hate life

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Splinter Cell - but with vampires. Sounds so good, doesn’t it? It’s no wonder that early word of the Japanese stealther made us feel like kids at Christmas. But our review of the Japanese version (opens in new tab) was as disappointing and upsetting as waking up on December 25th to find that Santa’s not only used your stocking as a toilet but wiped his ass on the curtains too.

And now it’s our duty to simply restate the fact: this game hates you, and wants you to have a bad time. Rain follows the exploits of a technology-draped Fisher-a-like called Lloyd, battling vicious blood-guzzlers in a rainy LA - the idea is to identify the undead with your pointy-teeth-vision goggles before taking them on in battle, pitching your own brand of firepower against their Crackdown-esque high-jumping super-terror-powers.

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DescriptionWhy vampires populate a downtown metropolitan area is anyone's guess these days, but expect to spend a lot of time running backwards and shooting in this stinker of a stealther.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating"18+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)