Video games are filled with strange and unique characters. One classic monster, the vampire, commonly appears in video game, especially horror games. Vampires are portrayed in a variety of ways, from kooky to downright evil, depending on the genre of the game. The best of the best, though, are unforgettable however they are portrayed. The following are the top five best vampires in video games.
5. Valvatorez (Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten) – Like all games in the Disgaea series, the main character of this game is somewhat of a screwball. He is a vampire that has sworn to never again drink blood, and thus greatly weakened, he holds a menial job in the Underworld. Despite his lack of power, he has a forceful and righteous personality, though his righteousness is entirely based on his rather twisted moral code. Traditionalists with hate Valvatorez, but if you have a good sense of humor and like to see a twist on classic tropes, you’ll love this character.
4. Demitri Maximoff (Darkstalkers) – Capcom absolutely nailed the character design when they created Demitri. He looks exactly like you would expect an ancient vampire to look if he also regularly engaged in Street Fighter style battles. He is tall and imposing with powerful rippling muscles, yet not overly bulky. His outfit gives the impression of traditional east European noble clothing, but is skin tight and even the cape keeps close to him. Purely based on animation, he is a perfect vampire specimen. His personality is a bit disappointing, but he makes up for it with a defining attack where he changes his foe into a beautiful woman and then drains her blood.
3. Cristof Romuald (Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption) – Cristof is the representation of everything that players have ever wanted from the Vampire the Masquerade tabletop role playing game. He is an elder vampire that can acquire nearly every discipline in the game. Furthermore, the game offers meaningful choices that alter plot and affect his humanity level, easily as well as Knights of the Old Republic does. The game is practically a love letter to the tabletop game and Cristof, who is able to thrive in both the old world and the modern era, represents perfectly how a vampire is supposed to be. In terms of story and character representation, this is the best vampire in video games.
2. Cole McGrath (Infamous 2: Festival of Blood) – This DLC is actually a “What If?” story, rather than actual game canon. The lack of continuity allows the game to tell a much wilder story than it could if restricted to true canon. Obviously the game was designed based on the idea of how cool it would be to create vampire powers for Cole. And that is exactly what makes it so much fun and makes Cole such a great vampire. You have access to a whole tree of powers that you can mix and match as you please. The physics and game play of the original game are unchanged, making this one of the best vampire games ever released in terms of game play. While he may not technically be a vampire outside this game, Cole seems like a perfect choice to be a vampire and there are so many powers to choose from that you can just play for hours. No game better represents the potential might of a vampire in video games.
1. Alucard (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) – Cole has the powers, Cristof has the story, and Demitri has the style. But, Alucard, is simply the whole package, combining powers, story, and style. He looks, feels, move, and speaks like a vampire. His unique powers are all thematically appropriate and his story couldn’t possibly be more true to the mythos. As the son of Dracula, seeking revenge against his father, his tale twists are turns in classic and occasionally disturbing ways. He can turn into a bat or a wolf or even mist made of blood. And his movements are ever so slightly inhumanly lithe. This is simply the best depiction of a vampire in any video game ever made.