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Vampire Survivors (2021) is a simple silly survival game where you battle to stay alive against waves of enemies. The twist is that you can only control your movement, not your attacks. This creates an unusual game where you must use your automatic attacks to your advantage and carefully weave a route through the hoards.

Play involves directing your character to avoid enemies and make the most of your attacks. You can't hide and eventually you will die, but in the meantime you can collect some gold to gain more abilities next time around.

The only control is your direction. Whether you use your mouse, keyboard, controller or touch screen, it's a race to survive. Grab items as you go and gain two or three offensive weapons at first, but focus on levelling them up one at a time. You can also gain armour and luck.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Vampire Survivors 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Vampire Survivors. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Fighting and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play cooperatively with up to four players and continue the run as long as at least one person is alive. When you die you have to wait for a few moments in a coffin before returning to the fight.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Early goes don't usually last more than 10 minutes. But as you build up different abilities and combine them, you can stay alive for a lot longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence, Mild Themes.
The game depicts monsters, skeletons and blood in pixilated visuals. The various attacks involve magic and cause blood damage to enemies. When you take damage there is a lot of red blood and death causes you to dissolve into a pool of blood and then disappear.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to be able to navigate the world to avoid enemies. You also need to be able to cope with losing and trying again. It's a game that expects the player to have considerable resilience.


Vampire Survivors usually costs £0 to £3.99. 

Vampire Survivors

XBox Store Xbox One £3.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £3.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam Store PC £3.99
Steam Store Mac £3.99
App Store iOS Free

Vampire Survivors

XBox Store Xbox X|S £3.99
Switch Store Switch £3.99
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase Legacy of the Moonspell additional content that adds a brand new stage, new characters, new monsters, and new weapons. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/12/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action, Fighting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Poncle Soft (@Poncle_Soft)

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