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Van Helsing

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Van Helsing Review

GameSpot
26 June 2004
  • Excerpt: The game based on the new action horror blockbuster Van Helsing doesn't earn too many points for originality--but the same can probably be said of the movie. Likewise, the game can make for a pretty entertaining time if you don't go in expecting too much and just want a few hours of none-too-serious, gothic-styled action.
  • Pros: N/A
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
7.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
7 June 2004
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Gamers who can't sit still and wait for Devil May Cry 3 are advised to pick up Van Helsing to fill the void, and re-taste classic DMC gameplay before Capcom rewrites the formula with its highly anticipated prequel. Any fans of the movie need to get out of their chair now (or after you're done lounging) and purchase.
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Overall 7
7.4
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0

Van Helsing

GamersHell.com
18 May 2004
  • Excerpt: If you look at the statistics it’s easy to conclude that most games that are based on Hollywood blockbusters tend to be rather bad. Plenty of excellent movies have had developers rush together a shoddy piece of software, just to milk that extra money. But what happens when you base your game on a movie that’s not really any good at all? It’s actually surprisingly decent, although far from a classic in its genre.
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Overall 7
7.0

Van Helsing

Xbox-Hq.Com
14 May 2004
  • Excerpt: Take every horror movie villain of the last 60 years, cram them all into one place and you’ve got the makings of a winning Fangoria fanfest, a ’60s hit song, and this third-person action game based on the Van Helsing movie. The classic hero has swapped his ascot and pathetic wooden stake for a Fabio hairstyle and an elephant gun, dual scimitars, crossbow, grappling hook, and other chunks of demon-decimating hardware.
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Van Helsing

The Armchair Empire
18 March 2004
  • Conclusion: Publisher's Blurb: Deep within the mysterious land of Transylvania, monsters that inhabit man's deepest nightmares take form.  One man's destiny -- and curse -- is to vanquish evil and destroy the lethal and powerful Count Dracula.  Descend into the murky depths of the Carpathian Mountains as legendary monster hunter Van Helsing.  As Van Helsing, you battle fiendish creatures with a deadly array of weapons, unique abilities, and unparalleled courage.
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Overall 1
1.0

Van Helsing

areagames.de
25 September 2004
  • Conclusion: Trotzdem macht die Vampir-Hatz in dieser kurzen Zeit durchaus Spaß - wer über einen Xbox-Live-Zugang verfügt, darf außerdem zusätzlich seine Highscores mit den besten der Welt vergleichen. Popcorn-Kino at its best - wie der Film, so auch das Spiel.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameHope
14 September 2004
  • Conclusion: Vivendi nous a concocté une recette modérée. L’histoire lie adroitement atmosphère glauque, sordide, et combats de monstres qui laissent « rêveurs ». L’habillage graphique est tout à fait splendide, mais ce n’est pas le cas pour le gameplay, handicapé par des caméras diablement capricieuses. La durée de vie n’est pas en reste.
  • Pros: Réalisation, Histoire, Ambiance
  • Cons: Caméra énervante, Durée de vie courte
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Overall 5
5.0

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xbox-gamer.net
7 August 2004
  • Conclusion: 10 /20 S’adressant en priorité aux cinéphiles ou aux fans d’action indulgents, Van Helsing n’est ni bon ni très mauvais et fait partie de cette catégorie de jeu que l’on doit impérativement s’essayer avant de se forger un avis précis. A prendre en occase à la limite.
  • Pros: Une réalisation honnête, Action non-stop !, Un univers attrayant
  • Cons: Durée de vie ridicule, Répétitif à mourir, Scénario faiblard, Plagiat bête et méchant
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Overall 8
7.9
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
10
Multiplayer 10
10

Van Helsing

Looki.de
14 June 2004
  • Conclusion: Ich hatte sehr viel Spaß mit Van Helsing und hätte vor dem Erhalt des Spieles nie an ein solch packendes Abenteuer geglaubt. Das Spiel zieht eine nach wenigen Stunden immer noch in seinen Bann und man will gar nicht aufhören die neuen Level zu erkunden. In Sachen Grafik und Sound wurde die Xbox manchmal sogar bis an ihre Grenzen getrieben, was allerdings auch signifikant ist, denn nur mit solch gutem optischen Auftritt kann man das Grusel-Feeling ausleben.
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