Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 (up to 8 online) Memory: 3801MB (game installation) HD input support: 480p, 720p Vampire Rain is a horror stealth title that places you in the role of John Lloyd, MGS 1 Solid Snake lookalike and member of a special combat unit known as the Nightwalker Elimination Squad.
Excerpt: While a visually attractive game, Vampire Rain: Altered Species seems to place its greatest focus on the rain. Sure, it's in the title and so it is obviously an important factor, but it seems as though the whole game is a showcase for the rain - how it looks, how the environments react to it, how the pitter-patter of rain sounds on the pavement. What's there looks good, for the most part.
Excerpt: Vampire Rain is supposed to be something of a horror game. But all that it delivers is the horrifying sensation that you need to run. Not because of the imminent danger – vampires attack frequently, are hard to kill up close, and can slaughter you in less than three seconds – but because of how tired this game will make you feel.
Summary: As a member of a black ops unit, your mission in Vampire Rain is to secretly eliminate a growing population of deadly vampires known as Nightwalkers. Vampire Rain: Altered Species features extra bonus levels, revamped animations, character interactions, and multiplayer.
Conclusion: Vampire Rain was forgettable the first time around on the 360, and while it's been repackaged and renamed with a few additional features on the PS3, it's still a dismal game that should be avoided.