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Free Vampire MMORPGs

by: Simon Hill ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

If you have an unhealthy obsession with creatures of the night then you might be on the lookout for a good MMORPG featuring vampires. This article takes a look at some of the choices out there in terms of free vampire MMO games.

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    Vampires are incredibly popular and they frequently star in books, films and increasingly in games. Vampires used to be bald blokes with sharp teeth, long nails and the stench of rotting meat on them. They’d crawl up from their underground lairs and tombs to snatch away virginal women in the dead of night. The vampire genre was drastically overhauled and updated with the popularity of the Anne Rice novels and the success of films like The Lost Boys and shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This new breed of teen vampire is generally attractive, stylish and capable of concealing their affliction.

    Modern vampires are closely related to Goth fashion but their appeal goes far beyond one social grouping. There is a dedicated group of misguided people who think they are vampires and try to live as them. Don’t worry you don’t need to go quite that far to fulfil your vamp inspired lust for blood. Ditch the fake fangs and try out some free vampire MMORPGs instead, there are loads to choose from. In this article we take a look at some of the best and most popular as they beckon to you from the catacombs of the Internet.

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    Dark Eden

    Dark Eden   This is one of the most popular free vampire MMORPGs currently available. The game is set in a world they call Eslania and there are various races engaged in a bitter struggle for control. The Vampires, the Slayers and the Ousters are the three choices and each has their own powers and advantages.

    You kick off by selecting your character and the general standard of presentation is good with a well designed interface. Heading into the action you’ll find the game is an isometric view on the 3D action. Character models and animations are fairly basic but the environments look suitably dark and creepy. It is mostly about PvP combat but there are also plenty of monsters to slay. You perform a basic attack by left clicking on the target or you can pull off a special move or cast a spell by right clicking.

    Character development is a typical dull grinding process and you have a large inventory which you can fill with all sorts of interesting items and weapons. The problems with the game include bugs, poor writing and hackers. It is also somewhat inevitable that most people want to play as Vampires so the races are unbalanced. Find out more about Dark Eden in this Bright Hub review.

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    Reign of Blood

    Reign of Blood   This is a text based RPG focussed on vampires. You start off in the imaginatively named Dead City and have to battle your way through the anarchic world that awaits you. It is free but it is also very simplistic. You play in your browser and each hour you get given a certain number of turns which you can use to train up, explore or battle. I’ve played a lot of these text based browser RPGs and they are all much the same. This one is not round based and there are no periodic resets. The lack of art or interesting storylines means that it will not likely hold your attention for long. You can check out the game at the Reign of Blood website.

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    Vaperida   This is another free text based vampire themed MMORPG. This time the world is locked in a three way battle between vamps, werewolves and human hunters. Choose your role and join the fray. There are various currencies and you attack monsters or other players in order to advance. You can earn money from your house, sell excess blood or energy and upgrade weapons and armour. You can even get married in the game which basically splits your resources evenly. The whole thing is text based so it inevitably gets dull after a while and once again the game beneath the veneer is a familiar tick based browser MMORPG. You can find out more at the Vaperida website.

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    MySpace Vampires

    MySpace Vampires   This text based MMORPG ties into your existing MySpace account which is a clever idea. You can join clans, hire minions and perform missions in this game all with the aim of earning blood. You can also purchase skills which let you do things like transform yourself into a wolf. It is nicely put together and quite good looking for a text based vampire MMORPG. There is some limited fun to be had with MySpace Vampires particularly if you already use the site regularly.

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    Crimson Moon

    Crimson Moon   This is another web browser based MMORPG. This one also features three races with a battle between Vampires, Werewolves and Hybrids. It is set in Melania and there are three servers offering different styles of play. You can chat, join clans, explore, buy items and of course battle opponents. The presentation is quite nice but there is nothing much to differentiate this from every other browser based free vampire MMORPG. You can have a look for yourself at the Crimson Moon website.

    Sorry to say it’s slim pickings for all you vampire lovers out there. There are a few horror MMO games in production and some of them will feature vampires but the choices right now are disappointingly limited. The most exciting game on the horizon is the rumoured Buffy the Vampire Slayer MMORPG.

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