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Vampire: The Masquerade - Blood Hunt (Series) Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale game set in the streets and on the rooftops of Prague as war breaks out between the vampire sects. In teams or solo, you take the role of vampires battling opponents and other enemies trying to exterminate vampires.

Play involves using ranged, melee weapons, and vampire powers to defeat other players. The twist is that you must also conceal your vampire identity from humans. If you are spotted the game shows where you are to all the other players. Along with this, there's also a gas cloud that slowly shrinks the play area.

The city location distinguishes itself by offering more verticality than other battle royal games. You have loads of climbing and swinging around, which enables you to traverse the world quickly. It also offers more reasons to explore that other games. You need to hunt and find items to upgrade and power up your character.

As you progress and feed on the blood of other players you gain more power and supernatural abilities. Each clan has unique play styles and abilities. Some can turn invisible, others can set traps while others are better at combat.

There have been other versions of the game that weren't focused on battle royale:
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption (2000) PC and Mac
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (2004) PC
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York (2019) Visual Novel on PC, Mac, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York (2020) Visual Novel on PC, Mac, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (2022) PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (2022) PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 07/09/2021

Platforms: PC and PS5

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World, Platform and Shooting

Developer: Shark Mob Games (@SharkMobGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 45 players online.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for extreme violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In addition to the official review, the developers state that "Vampires suck blood from human characters and non-hostile subjects. Your character can use vampiric powers, weapons and wit to eradicate your enemies and deal with the hunters."

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Vampire: The Masquerade - Blood Hunt Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SharkMobGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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