Clever, energetic writing.
Great atmospheric setting.
Rich, detailed, and interesting setting.
Full of humorous references.
Deep skill system.
Four player co-op.
Clumsy interface elements.
Multiplayer games are sparse.
Limited weapon choice.
Can be difficult even on normal.
By EuroGamer on June 28, 2013
Van Helsing isn't a polished game, or even a particularly thoughtful one for most of its campaign, but it has scrappy charm and schlocky character, and it benefits from leaning on one of those design templates that is ultimately really, really difficult to screw up too badly.60
By Gaming Age on June 26, 2013
CommentThe recent PC release The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing hit the PC and the Xbox 360 only a few weeks ago and was developed as well as Published by the Neocore Games company. The download-only Action RPG is not unlike games such as...62
By GameSpot on May 31, 2013
Lack of community aside, Van Helsing's only real problem is that it doesn't go the extra mile. Nothing is particularly spectacular, but Neocore's latest game is a tight adventure with a few blemishes here and there, and it will keep fans of the genre enthralled for quite a while, especially if they can rustle up some friends to come along for the ride.75
By ZTGD on May 30, 2013
The co-op works even if there is a little lag here and there, and the overall presentation and story kept me entertained throughout. There is a lot in this $15 game, and fans of action RPGs should really take a look at it. I highly suggest it.85
By CCC on May 30, 2013
But at $15, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a great buy for action-RPG fans. Not only is the Dracula-inspired setting a nice change of scenery, but the interesting gameplay and great dialogue are sure to keep players engrossed.74
By IncGamers on May 30, 2013
In single player, Van Helsing is a part-traditional, part-peculiar action-RPG with an endearingly silly plot and just enough vocal flair to carry it off. The restriction of a lone melee/ranged class (and the current lack of a ‘new game plus’) means that there probably isn’t a great deal of replay value for those who like to obsess...70
By GameSpot on May 30, 2013
Van Helsing is an entertaining, monster-killing, townsfolk-saving trek through 19th-century Eastern...75
By QuarterToThree on May 28, 2013
Van Helsing also has a set of perks he can pick among because, well, it was pretty cool in Fallout so there’s no reason it shouldn’t be here. I mostly admire that Neocore is willing to mix some Fallout and Orcs Must Die into my Diablo. If they’d gotten more Diablo in there, I might still be playing.40
By HardcoreGamers on May 28, 2013
The Adventures of Van Helsing is an excellent game that deserves to be played by those looking for an extremely well written experience and for fans of old school RPGs everywhere. With a game length that puts many AAA developers to shame, NeoCore Games punched well above their weight and succeeded where so many indie games have failed in the past.80
By StrategyInformer on May 28, 2013
What The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing may lack in replayability it makes up for in competence, enthusiasm and easy charm. The moment to moment slaughter, the deceptively deep levelling and abundance of powerful loot mean it's a difficult game to put down.86