Many of us may mourn the passing of summer as the rain and wind arrive, and the flowers stop blooming. However, as the autumn nights draw in on us, there is always something to look forward to. Fall is the spooky season. Spider webs hang in the hedgerows glistening with rain drops. The leaves on the trees turn red, ochre, and brown.
Gusts of winds send them groundward, and we stomp through vast piles of crunchy leaves. Children gather up conkers and the pumpkins ripen in the fields. It is time to light our jack o’ lanterns and ward off the malign spirits who walk the land. What’s that sound coming from the graveyard, the crypt, and the screen? A coffin lid is opening, and the vampires are among us.
Ok, so some of this might be a dark fantasy, but there is no denying that there are some great vampire games for you to play on dark evenings to get you in the mood for Halloween. Some of these are seriously scary, so lock your door, close your blinds and get the garlic ready, just in case.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
This PC game allows you to wander around the dark streets of Los Angeles, searching for souls to feed on. At the start, you pick your clan, and your choice alters the gameplay. There are quests to complete, and you need to find out why the clans are at each other’s throats. You can choose between being a charming Toreador and persuading people to offer you their necks or a hideous Nosferatu, which means you will be skulking in the sewers for fear of being seen.
Fury Of Dracula
This Vampire game features the most famous name in vampire stories, the count himself, Dracula. You can play this game on iPhone, Xbox One, PlayStation Four, and PC Windows. The storyline will be familiar with Dracula ready to conquer Europe. It is an adaptation of the classic board game, which is about deduction and gothic horror. Only four vampire hunters can stop Dracula in his quest.
The great thing about this game is that you can play with other people, so you don’t have to be alone if it all gets too spooky. You can play locally with friends or with up to five players online. Will you play the role of hunted or hunter?
If you like some ker-ching with your blood-sucking, you might want to try out Net Ent’s online slot game interpretation of Dracula. The game is produced in cooperation with Universal Studios and is based on their Dracula movie franchise. It offers an exciting gameplay with wilds, free spins, and an innovative bat feature, and it can also be played at an online casino that pays real money. This game will get your heart racing and the adrenalin pumping for all the right reasons. In this, the scares are only equal to the thrills.
Vampire Night Survival Simulator
If you like gaming on your mobile device, this android game could be the one for you. It is a free game offered by Assassin Revenge. Vampire Night Survival Simulator is a simulation game in which you become a vampire and take part in survival quests. These are not your glamorous Twilight-type vampires. The game developers have stayed true to the horror side of the vampire myth. This game brings to life the menacing side of the vampire realm.
Available for iOS and Android, Immortal Rogue has you playing a hash and slack eternal vampire. You will need to wake up every hundred years to feed – don’t worry; you do not need to wait one hundred years to play again. However, who you choose to hunt has a direct impact on the future direction of the game.
You can play on varying timelines to defeat different enemies and find unique items. Using swipe controls, you can fight samurai with a rocket fist from a long-lost civilization or take on cyborgs. In this game, you never truly die. On waking, you will find your enemies still waiting to battle it out with you.
If the first-person shooter is your chosen style of gameplay, then get yourself a copy of Darkwatch. This underrated game was released for PlayStation 2 and Xbox by High Moon Studios and Capcome way back in 2005. It might be old, but the concept is solid. It is a cross between cowboys and vampires – there aren’t many games you can say that about.
In this game, you are criminal-turned-vampire Jericho Cross. Your mission is to battle supernatural evil forces: your timeline, the late 19th century. You need to tear up the undead by blowing them away. Otherwise, you can scare those pesky humans by shooting at their hats or making them dance to your bullets.
Watch Out Trick-or-Treaters
With so much vampire action under your belt, anyone knocking at your door might find that you are scarier than they are. Who will be asking the trick-or-treat question? Are you going to be the spookiest house on the block? Is your place home to the Adams Family? Or will you have scared yourself silly and be dressing up as a pumpkin or pussy cat this Halloween?