Van Helsing (Original Xbox) by Vivendi Universal Games



Van Helsing (Xbox) by Vivendi Universal Games Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible



North Amercian Release Date: May 6, 2004.

Region(s) Released: North America

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Widescreen Supported (16:9): Unknown
System Link Support: Unknown

Average Overall Score:
5.50 / 10
55.0%

Description

"Van Helsing," the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania -- home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. "Van Helsing" is being developed by Saffire Studios and will be available in the Spring of 2004 in conjunction with the film’s release.

Screenshots

Friday, December 17, 2004

User Reviews

Score: 55
Overall User Average: 5.50 / 10 (55.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 6.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 6.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 5.00 / 10
Whisper
Date reviewed: June 8, 2005.

Overall: I rented this game before renting the movie. Had I have rented the horrible movie first, I never would have rented this horrible game.. saving myself MORE time. I wish I never rented either one. This game is pretty bad, though I like some elements.. overall this came only kept me entertained for an hour.
Gameplay: The game does have some unique weapons that are only seen in the rare RPG games the grace the XBOX.. so if you like using clubs, arrows, slings, you will like that aspect of this game. The controls are easy to learn off the bat.. but the story hardly keeps you interested. There are some creepy moments in the game, I give them credit for creating a decent atmosphere, but overall there is nothing to make me come back to this game.
Graphics: The graphics are average. The character models are decent and the weapon effects are pretty good, but the environments are pretty shotty. There is some good lighting here, which gives it its creepy atmosphere.. but at times they over do it, making it too dark.
Sound: The sounds in this game are pretty crappy. The weapon sounds seem like 16bit soundbytes you can get form the NES days. Some neat music is used in cutscenes and in the menus.. but nothing ingame to keep your attention.
Suggestions: I heard they're making a sequel to the movie. Big mistake. Don't make a sequel to the game.


Overall: 40 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 40 %

Benny_The_Dude_
Date reviewed: May 22, 2004.

Overall: I was really looking forward to buying this game cause i thought it would be as good as the movie but it actually really wasnt.The camera wasnt that good i didnt know were i was going, there could of been more weapons to use!, could of also been more melee moves to do , whats with them jumping? haha i found it funny cause in the movie he only jumped like that when he was becoming a werewolf lol they could of made him jump like jackie chan or something ,i bet it within a week , and finally I WAS LOOKING FOWARD TO BEING A WEREWOLF AT THE END JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIE!!!I WANTED TO CLAW THAT VAMPIRE TO DEATH BUT IT ONLY SHOWS VAN TRANSFROM IN A CUTSCENCE AND BLAH THE VAMPIRE IS DEAD.
Gameplay: the game play was alright but i thought it could be more fun like have more melee weapons like throwing knifes or something? and more guns like ummm lets say a gun that shoots disks and they blow up on impact? sound good? and the camera geeze like i said in the overall description i didnt know where i was going
Graphics: good visuals man it was dark , spooky , and well good i guess
one thing they could of done here is lightin up some areas cause i was walking down a hall way and i died thanks to those fell spirits or whatever there called
Sound: good music it matched the level areas good and it was spooky i found maybe others wont but o well thats there opinion.
Suggestions: ummmm if u make another game that involves werewolfs make them controlable so i can kill people haha cause werewolfs are sooooooo cool but anyways it was a good game could of touched up on a few things but alright to play. C ya


Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 60 %

Van Helsing News

Van Helsing Pre-Orders To Include MoTG
Pre-ordering the game at select retailers will receive a bonus DVD including a “Making of the Game” featurette, the films theatrical trailer and a high definition game trailer.

Van Helsing Website Launched
The full website for Van Helsing™ the game launched late last week, which includes an overview of the game, the weapons, a gallery and more. Watch for the Chapter 3 trailer which is coming soon.

New Van Helsing Game Details
Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it will be unleashing Van Helsing for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft, based on the highly-anticipated film from Universal Pictures.

Vivendi Announces Van Helsing for the Xbox
Vivendi Universal Games Announces Adrenaline Charged Action Adventure Game ’Van Helsing,’ Based on Universal Pictures’ Upcoming Feature Film. Van Helsing is set for release May 7, 2004.

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