Vampires. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Interview with a Vampire, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and Twilight, we just can’t seem to get enough of those sexy yet deadly creatures of the night. When it comes to games, there are plenty to go around too. We’ve picked 10 of our favorites just in time for Halloween.
Love & Death: Bitten (Download) – The classic tale of boy meets girl, girl happens to be a witch, girl turns boy into vampire, boy terrorizes neighboring village where he meets another girl, non-witch girl falls for vampire boy.
Dracula: Origin (Download) – This point-and-click adventure takes some liberties with Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, but more open-minded players won’t complain about the robust plotline that pits vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing against Dracula to save Jonathan Harker and his fiancé Mina.
Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (iPhone) – This retelling of the classic PlayStation title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night pits Dracula’s half-human son Alucard against his father’s evil minions in Puzzle Quest-style match-3 encounters.
Vampire Wars (Facebook) – Zynga’s text-based role-playing game puts you in a world where all your friends are vampires. Complete missions, consume blood for energy, recruit new minions into your Clan, and move up the ladder to be the most powerful vampire around.
Vampire Saga: Pandora’s Box (Download) – Matthew Ward wakes up to find himself abandoned at sea on a ship called the Pandora. With Captain and crew dead, and a deadly danger lurking in the shadows, Matthew must find a way off the ship and learn its dark secrets.
Dead of Night (iPhone) – Match colored vampires with villagers of the same color so that the feasting can begin in this twitchy line-tracing game.
Dracula Twins (Download) – The frightful vampire-hunter Doctor Lifelust has kidnapped Count Dracula and plans to use his blood to concoct an elixir of life. Of course, this just doesn’t fly with the Count’s kids, Drac and Dracana, who set out to rescue their pointy-toothed pop.
The Dracula Files (Download) – Generations have passed since Dracula was defeated at the hands of Van Helsing and the Harkers, but the Count has resurfaced… as the owner of a Napa Valley winery! It’s up to the descendants of the Harkers and Van Helsings to defeat “Mr. Draco” once again.
Vampire Mob City (Facebook) – As the name suggests, Vampire Mob Wars takes three of the most popular Facebook game themes and gloms them together. What you get is a spooky version of Social City that’s being run by 1920’s era mobsters who also happen to be vampires.
Sinister City (Download) – John must travel to the astral plane to save his bride from the most powerful and evil vampire of all: Count Orlak!