BloodRayne 2

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For the film based on the video game, see BloodRayne II: Deliverance.
BloodRayne 2
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Developer(s) Terminal Reality
Publisher(s) PlayStation 2 & Xbox
Microsoft Windows
Majesco Games
Series BloodRayne
Engine Infernal Engine with Open Dynamics Physics
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • NA October 12, 2004
  • EU February 17, 2006
  • NA July 3, 2012 (PSN)
Microsoft Windows
  • NA August 2, 2005
  • EU February 17, 2006
  • NA September 14, 2006 (Steam)
Genre(s) Action, hack and slash
Mode(s) Single-player

BloodRayne 2 is an action hack and slash video game and the second game in the BloodRayne series. It does not follow on directly from where BloodRayne finished; instead, it takes place 60 and 70 years later[1] in a contemporary 2000s setting.

Gameplay[edit]

Plot[edit]

The FMV, opens with a flashback set shortly after the first game. Rayne is seen enters a library (called Blood library), with a few Nazis inside. She finds Brimestone members have been slaughtered and realizes her vampiric father Kagan is here, acting as an influencial Nazi. Rayne rushes to confront him for revenge for her mothers rape and the murder of her family, and Kagan mocks Rayne by saying he doesn't recogonize her, as he sired numerous offspring that way. He finds what he was looking for, called the "Vesper Shard". Knowing Rayne still wants to kill him, he then brings Professor Trumain up from the floor, strangled by his own small intestine, but barely alive. Kagan knows that they know each other, and that Trumain "stole" yet another offspring from him. While Kagan mocks Rayne,. Trumain then pulls out a detonator, first giving time for Rayne to run, then detonates the grenade, killing himself and seemingly taking Kagan with him.

Denied the pleasure of killing him herself, Rayne spent the last 60 years after the War seeking out and destroying Kagan's offspring.[2] These offspring, Rayne's half-siblings, have banded together to form a group called the Cult of Kagan.[2] The Cult has created "The Shroud", a substance that can render sun rays harmless to vampires, allowing them to surface at all times of the day, and twists nature into a nightmarish perversion [2] (Trees dying almost instantly, grass catching on fire, corpses twitching). Using "The Shroud", the Cult has pledged to create a new era of vampiric supremacy, continuing Kagan's legacy.

Rayne and her ally Severin have managed to find high ranking members of the cult, who are responsible for hundreds of disappearances in a city. Rayne learns of their plot and after defeating her ambtious half sister Ferrill, the apparent leader of the cult. It's soon revealed that Kagan himself has long survived over the years and has come out of hiding. After Kagan has Ferrill dispatched with, he sets about the plot to activate the shroud, blocking out the sun and setting loose an army of vampires and demonic entities to destroy the city, making it his kingdom. Rayne sets her sights to kill Kagan once again.

With Kagan's army having taken over the city, Rayne seeks out his tower to face him once and for all, fighting his army to get to him. A vengeful Ferrill makes an army of her own to usurp Kagan. After Rayne dispatches the last of her half siblings, she confronts Kagan in his throne room, with Kagan mocking her one last time about the effort he took to create her. A fight ensues and Rayne decapitates her father, avenging her family.

Despite Kagan's death however, the vampires still plauge the city, with Severin suggesting that Rayne should run it now. Afterwards, Brimestone declares martial law to rescue the surviving humans, cracking down hard on all vampires and more vampire overlords setting their sights on the city.

Reception[edit]

BloodRayne 2 has received mostly mixed to positive reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Xbox version 73.06% and 71/100,[3][4] the PlayStation 2 version 71.33% and 70/100[5][6] and the PC version 69.71% and 67/100.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ During gameplay, Rayne mentions trying to find her father for 70 years.
  2. ^ a b c BloodRayne 2
  3. ^ "BloodRayne 2 (Xbox) reviews at". GameRankings. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  4. ^ "BloodRayne 2 (Xbox) reviews at". Metacritic. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  5. ^ "BloodRayne 2 (PlayStation 2) reviews at". GameRankings. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  6. ^ "BloodRayne 2 (PlayStation 2) reviews at". Metacritic. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  7. ^ "BloodRayne 2 (PC) reviews at". GameRankings. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  8. ^ "BloodRayne 2 (PC) reviews at". Metacritic. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 

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