Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked V Rising 16 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
Play involves exploring the large world that's full of mythical horrors and dangers. From an overhead perspective you guide your vampire through lush forests, open countryside, and dark caverns to pillage villages, raid bandits, and delve into the domains of supernatural beasts. Combat encounters aren't controlled by clicking but instead by controlling your characters with keys.
All the time you need to be careful to stay in the shadows to avoid damage from the burning sunlight. You are safer at night but still have to work to quench your thirst for blood. It's a well known aspect of vampires, of course, but here it's put to good use so you must plan your strategies around the day and nighttime.
As you gather resources and techniques you build a castle to store loot and grow your army. This becomes your home domain that you can customise as you want. Over time you steadily strengthen your castle to protect your treasure hoard from vampire rivals.
You can play offline. But it's more fun to go online with friends, fighting with them to take on other teams and possibly even get into and steal from their castles. Either way you acquire and develop weapons and unholy abilities. This lets you slowly tailor your vampire to fit your play style by combining weapons and spells.
You can play this game in the following styles:
The game includes horror themes with supernatural beasts. You lure innocent victims back to your castle to drink their blood and turn them into undead warriors. There is also violence with splashes and splatters of blood when you hit enemies. When players are out of energy then kneel down in a pool of blood waiting to be revived. When enemies die they collapse on the floor and stay in the game.
Account RatingAccount required for online play that has 18 years old as minimum age. From the game EULA, players must be "the age of majority and have the legal capacity to enter into a contract in the jurisdiction where they reside." In the US and Europe this is 18 years old. It also states that players must be over 13, but this is superseded in most countries by the age of majority requirement.
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase additional items and content for the game:
- Dracula’s Relics Pack - New armour colours, outfits and crown. New ways to customise your castle.
- Founder’s Pack: Eldest Bloodline - Exclusive items and outfits. New ways to customise your castle.
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
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