Van Helsing (video game)

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Van Helsing
Van Helsing Coverart.png
Developer(s) Saffire Corporation
Publisher(s) Vivendi Universal Games[a]
Composer(s) Cris Velasco
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
Mobile phone
Release
  • NA: May 6, 2004
  • EU: May 7, 2004 (Xbox)
  • EU: May 14, 2004 (GBA, PS2)
  • NA: May 20, 2004 (Mobile)
  • AU: 2004 (Xbox)
  • JP: September 9, 2004 (PS2)
Genre(s) Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player

Van Helsing is a third-person shooter for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance and mobile phone, which is based on the 2004 action horror film of the same name by Stephen Sommers.

Gameplay[edit]

Starting off with the killing of Mr. Hyde in Paris, the player must use the character of Van Helsing to hunt down Dracula in Transylvania.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GBAmobilePS2Xbox
EdgeN/AN/AN/A5/10[1]
EGMN/AN/A6.5/10[2]6.5/10[2]
EurogamerN/AN/A6/10[3]N/A
FamitsuN/AN/A29/40[4]N/A
Game InformerN/AN/A7/10[5]7/10[5]
Game RevolutionN/AN/AD+[6]D+[6]
GameSpot2.2/10[7]N/A6.9/10[8]6.9/10[8]
GameSpy1/5 stars[9]2/5 stars[10]3/5 stars[11]3/5 stars[12]
GameZone3.2/10[13]N/A7.7/10[14]7.9/10[15]
IGN2.5/10[16]6/10[17]6.5/10[18]6.5/10[18]
Nintendo Power2.4/5[19]N/AN/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/A3.5/5 stars[20]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/AN/A6.3/10[21]
MaximN/AN/A6/10[22]6/10[22]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings37%[23]40%[24]69%[25]69%[26]
Metacritic33/100[27]N/A64/100[28]63/100[29]

The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions received "mixed" reviews, while the Game Boy Advance version received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[27][28][29] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PS2 version a score of three sevens and one eight for a total of 29 out of 40.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edge staff (July 2004). "Van Helsing (Xbox)". Edge. No. 138. p. 108.
  2. ^ a b EGM staff (July 2004). "Van Helsing (PS2, Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 180. p. 92.
  3. ^ Fahey, Rob (May 28, 2004). "Van Helsing (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Van Helsing (PS2)". Famitsu. Vol. 822. September 17, 2004.
  5. ^ a b Mason, Lisa (July 2004). "Van Helsing (PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 135. p. 114. Archived from the original on March 23, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Dodson, Joe (June 2, 2004). "Van Helsing Review (PS2, Xbox)". Game Revolution. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Provo, Frank (May 20, 2004). "Van Helsing Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Kasavin, Greg (May 18, 2004). "Van Helsing Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  9. ^ Klepek, Patrick (May 30, 2004). "GameSpy: Van Helsing (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 8, 2006. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  10. ^ Buchanan, Levi (June 28, 2004). "GameSpy: Van Helsing (Cell)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on November 9, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  11. ^ Steinberg, Steve (May 26, 2004). "GameSpy: Van Helsing (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on October 30, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Steinberg, Steve (May 26, 2004). "GameSpy: Van Helsing (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 23, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Tha Wiz (June 8, 2004). "Van Helsing - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 23, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Bedigian, Louis (May 19, 2004). "Van Helsing - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  15. ^ The Bearer (May 25, 2004). "Van Helsing - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on September 18, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  16. ^ IGN staff (May 26, 2004). "Van Helsing (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  17. ^ Buchanan, Levi (May 20, 2004). "Van Helsing (Cell)". IGN. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  18. ^ a b Lewis, Ed (May 7, 2004). "Van Helsing (Xbox, PS2)". IGN. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  19. ^ "Van Helsing". Nintendo Power. Vol. 182. August 2004. p. 123.
  20. ^ Nguyen, Thierry (July 2004). "Van Helsing". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Archived from the original on June 21, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  21. ^ "Van Helsing". Official Xbox Magazine. August 2004. p. 78.
  22. ^ a b Porter, Alex (May 6, 2004). "Van Helsing (PS2, Xbox)". Maxim. Archived from the original on May 28, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  23. ^ "Van Helsing for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  24. ^ "Van Helsing for Mobile". GameRankings. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  25. ^ "Van Helsing for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  26. ^ "Van Helsing for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  27. ^ a b "Van Helsing for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  28. ^ a b "Van Helsing for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  29. ^ a b "Van Helsing for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  1. ^ Released in PAL regions under the Sierra Entertainment brand name

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