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Voltaire: The Vegan Vampire (2023) is a strategic action game where you play a vegan vampire defending his way of life against a bloodthirsty family. By day you plant and nurture crops on your ever-expanding farm. By night you then use them, alongside magical abilities, spells, and upgrades, to defeat hordes of monsters. The unique loop of strategically planting the most useful crops for a geographical and tactical advantage makes for a novel twist on the tower defence game.

You play Voltaire, the youngest son of Count Dracula, who turns his back on a blood-sucking diet in favour of a plant-based one. Furious, your father banishes you from the house and sends his monstrous minions after you every night, hoping you bring you back to the proper vampire way of life. The game is split into two core sections: day and night. Every day, you expand your plant beds from a small vegetable patch with only a few species to a fully-fledged farm with countless varieties of plants offering different dietary benefits. By night, you must defend yourself and your farm from the monsters.

The day lasts as long as needed to plant your crops and explore the varied land for seeds and saplings, treasure chests. However, each action you take makes you more hungry, so you need to eat the food you grow to continue. There are additional quests you can discover that yield valuable rewards. There are also plants that grant special powers for the nighttime.

The night is a matter of survival, where you must defeat all enemies before they destroy your plants. As you progress, you upgrade your abilities, such as making plants grow faster, reducing the rate you grow hungry, and increasing the efficacy of your attacks. When you die, you go back to the previous day and choose whether to keep your abilities but lose your loot or vice versa, allowing you to experiment and approach the battle in different and ambitious ways.

The result is a mix of farming sim and tactical fights where inventing unusual ways to use your defensive and offensive powers is encouraged. Get it wrong and your farm suffers. But survive the night and you can slowly expand your farming operation with new plants, locations and structures, allowing you to become a more powerful defender.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Voltaire: The Vegan Vampire 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Simulation game with Creative, Role-Play and Strategy elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play co-operatively with one other person, working together to cultivate your crops and expand your frame during the day, then defeat enemies and bosses at night. This allows younger or less experienced players to team up with more seasoned players to experience the game in full.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 10 hours to complete. If you die, you don't get sent back to the beginning, but instead, get to replay the previous day and alter your upgrades and abilities to give you a better shot at progressing. However, the time to beat still varies significantly depending on your skill and familiarity with the genre. To do everything, find every plant, and get every upgrade, would take much longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There is some strategy in growing and harvesting your crops efficiently, and some of the nighttime fights can become overwhelming when against many foes, requiring strategic and fast-paced reactions.


Voltaire: The Vegan Vampire usually costs £16.75. 

Voltaire: The Vegan Vampire

Steam StoreSALE PC £16.75 £10.05 until 19/07/2024
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/02/2023

Price: 40% off

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Simulation (Creative, Role-Play and Strategy)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Day and Night

Developer: Digitality Games (@DigitalityGames)

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