Published on November 12, 2022
Updated on November 12, 2022

9 Best PlayStation 4 Vampire Games

Their dazzling look lures us into thinking that these creatures are innocent, but beneath that pale face lies a terror—a danger to anyone with a pulse. They live in the shadows, sneaking behind their prey, devouring every bit of life from it.

Quite like the immortal vampires, games based on the bloodsuckers have been around for a very long time. From the bygone era of the NES to the recent generation of consoles. Yet, despite the fact of their long-time existence, their games are a rare commodity in the industry. Like vampires themselves, the games are hidden in the dark. You’ve got to walk through the shadows to find them.

We have bundled together a few vampire games we deem worthy of mention on the list. Read on to discover the best vampire games the PlayStation 4 has to offer.

Vampyr


2018
About
Release Date
June 04, 2018
Developer
Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher
Focus Entertainment
Genre
Action RPG
Concept
Vampire
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
France
PS4 Releases
2018-06-05
2018-06-07
2020-12-24

Vampyr marks one of the biggest returns to vampire gaming. Brought to you by the same developers behind incredible story-driven titles like Life is Strange, Vampyr is an interesting take on vampire lore.

Set in the city of London during the Influenza epidemic, players are put in the shoes of a vampiric doctor, Jonathan Reid that has to come to terms with his inhuman powers. Players are free to do as they please: either use their powers for the greater good and save people’s lives or run rampant across the streets, sucking the life out of any innocent soul their eyes stumble upon.

Vampyr’s beat ’em-up gameplay could’ve used some improvements, but the rich story, gothic atmosphere and the overall cool powers players obtain throughout their playthrough are more than enough to make Vampyr a recommended game.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night


2019
About
Release Date
May 14, 2019
Developer
ArtPlay
Publisher
505 Games
Genre
Metroidvania
Concept
Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS4 Releases
2019-06-18
2019-06-19
2019-06-21
2019-10-24

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a nostalgic trek back to the legendary Metroidvania era, with a gameplay style in the vein of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Acting as a spiritual successor to SOTN, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the latest game to come from the mind of Koji Igarashi — one of the founding members of the Metroidvania genre.

Laden with beautiful sceneries, a well-made gothic castle to explore and an engrossing gameplay experience, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is just addictive. It’s simple, and fun and presses all the necessary buttons any Metroidvania fan would like to see in the genre. The game doesn’t try to revolutionize anything but rather tunes up a bit the same formula that made Castlevania: Symphony of the Night a timeless classic.

Code Vein™


2019 コードヴェイン (Kōdo Vein)
About
Release Date
September 26, 2019
Developer
Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher
Bandai Namco
Genre
Action RPG
Concept
Anime
Players
Online Co-Op, Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS4 Releases
2019-09-26
2019-09-27

Code Vein is an open-world RPG, with a gameplay style reminiscent of souls-like games. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, once brimming with life and activity, now a lifeless landscape filled with danger and uncertainty. Players take control of mysterious characters called Revenant, a bunch of super-powerful vampires who were once humans before being infected with BOR parasites.

Their new powers came at the cost of losing their identity: memories are lost, hunger for blood gives in, and the only way to not lose their entire humanity is to consume every remaining life.

Acting as a reboot of the famous God Eater franchise, Code Vein’s gameplay may please that particular audience. Its complex story along with the beautifully executed anime-art style grants Code Vein a shadow of its own.

BloodRayne

About
Initial Release Date
October 15, 2002 (20 years)
First Entry
BloodRayne
Country of Origin
United States
Main Developer
Terminal Reality
Main Publisher
Majesco Entertainment
Main Genre
Hack & Slash

3 BloodRayne Games

BloodRayne franchise is a bloody trip with the dhampir Rayne as she slices and dices her way through dozens of enemies with zero remorse. And why would she when they just keep on coming? From zombies, regular humans, and creatures to nazis, Rayne sure has a collection of meat bags to show off.

Armed with two sharp arm blades, guns, and vampiric abilities,  Rayne slays, kicks, and dismembers hordes of meat bags. The combat is flashy as hell, letting you string together a series of flashy combos. When Rayne is about to meet her maker, she can always resort to her predatory instincts and drain the life out of her foes (by wrapping her legs around them).

The first two instalments in the series were 3D experiences, with the latest being a 2D hack-and-slash adventure. Every entry in the franchise has its own unique flavour, it’s up to you which flavour you’re going to taste first.

Resident Evil Village


2021 バイオハザード ヴィレッジ (Baiohazādo Vuirejji)
About
Release Date
May 07, 2021
Developer
Capcom
Publisher
Capcom
Franchise
Resident Evil
Genre
Survival Horror
Concept
Vampire
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS4 Releases
2021-05-07
2021-05-08

Resident Evil Village is one of the latest instalments from the acclaimed Resident Evil franchise by Capcom. However, the 8th instalment is a pretty wild departure from the series’ roots; vampires are the danger this time around.

Players venture with Ethan Winters to a mysterious village searching for his kidnapped wife and daughter. There he will encounter various creatures such as zombies, wolves, witches and, of course, vampires. Ethan Winters will have to survive encounters against some of the thirstiest vampires to walk the earth because if he doesn’t, he will become the main dish for the creatures of the night to devour.

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood / Castlevania Advance Collection


2018 / 2021
About
Release Date
October 25, 2018
Developer
Konami Digital Entertainment
Publisher
Konami Digital Entertainment
Franchise
Castlevania
Genre
Metroidvania
Concept
Vampire
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS4 Releases
2018-10-25
2018-10-26
About
Release Date
September 23, 2021
Developer
Konami Digital Entertainment
Publisher
Konami Digital Entertainment
Franchise
Castlevania
Genre
Metroidvania
Concepts
Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Japan
PS4 Releases
2021-09-23

Castlevania is one of the best depictions of vampirism to set foot in the gaming industry. With Castlevania Requiem and the Advance Collection, players will have the freedom to experience two worlds in this emblematic franchise by Konami.

Castlevania Requiem offers two games: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Two great instalments from the ol’ gold retro era of gaming. On the other hand, Castlevania: Advance Collection is a set of 3 games from the Nintendo Game Boy Advance era all in one package. These games may be considered old, but their continuous impact on the new generation of gamers is still as sharp as a Belmont whip.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III


2015
About
Release Date
May 22, 2015
Developer
NeocoreGames
Publisher
NeocoreGames
Genre
Action RPG
Concept
Dark Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Hungary
PS4 Releases
2020-01-30

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III is a top-down action-RPG ala style of Darksiders: Genesis. Stuffed with monsters of different forms to blast your way through, Van Helsing is an entertaining game for fans of the genre.

Similar to the Belmont clan, Van Helsing has a hate relationship with anything that doesn’t look human. As the legendary vampire hunter’s son, players are tasked with ridding Borgova of the monsters that have been wreaking havoc all around. Your journey won’t be solo as you’ll have Katrina to keep you company, a lovely ghost who proves useful during dire times.

Killing monsters earns you experience points which you can use to upgrade stats, customize your gears and more. It’s safe to point out that fans of the Diablo franchise may also want to keep an eye on this game.

BATS: Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad


2021
About
Release Date
October 19, 2021
Developer
Ritual Games
Publisher
Interabang Entertainment
Genre
2D Platformer
Concept
Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
PS4 Releases
2021-10-19
2022-02-14

BATS: Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad is a surprisingly fun-to-play game despite its looks. This is a fast-paced run & gun shooter with all the arcade vibes you’ve yearned for from the legendary era of Contra and similar games.

This time around, it’s Count Dracula that is the good guy. It’s up to him and his demonic powers to rescue his BATS teammates from the wicked Scorpion Supreme army. Fans of the run & gun genre should definitely check this one out, it’s a hidden gem.

Savage Halloween


2020
About
Release Date
October 26, 2020
Developer
2ndBoss
Publisher
2ndBoss
Genre
Shoot 'Em Up
Concept
Fantasy
Players
Co-Op, Single Player, Split-Screen Co-Op
Monetization
Buy to Play
Country of Origin
Brazil
PS4 Releases
2021-04-14

Savage Halloween is our last breath into this list as we present one extra run & gun shooter you may be interested in. The game’s story sees you controlling a pumpkin head tasked with cleansing the demons from this world.

Developed by a small team located in Brazil, Savage Halloween harkens back to the 8bit era, featuring moments that you may feel familiar with. So if you’re feeling nostalgic, and suddenly had the urge to fire up some of your retro consoles, it won’t hurt to give Savage Halloween a shot. It’s got everything you can think of from that golden era.

That’s it for the list. Thank you for reading.

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