If you’re a fan of vampires and want to play a HOPA game with vampires in it, you’re in luck. There are a lot of games to choose from. In some you play a vampire. In others, a vampire hunter. In one game you can play the famous Dracula. In another, you meet some famous literary characters. Unless a game is only available on Steam, I’ve included the link to Big Fish Games. But if you prefer to buy your games at Steam, check there too.
HOPAs and HOGs with Vampires
The Vampire Legends Series
There are three games in the Vampire Legends series. So far, I’ve only played The True Story of Kisilova, the first game in the series. The other games are on my to-play list, once I work through my current game backlog. The True Story of Kisilova is based on the first documented case of vampirism and takes place in 18th century Europe. Worried that the plague might be striking again, you’re called in to investigate what’s happening. Other games in the series are The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bathory and The Count of New Orleans.
Immortal Love: Kiss of the Night
If you want to play a vampire, you can do so in Kiss of the Night, which belongs to the Immortal Love series. I played the first game in the series (Letter From the Past) and enjoyed it, and I plan to play the rest of the series in the future. In Kiss of the Night, you and your beloved fall ill. A merchant sells you a potion that’s supposed to cure you. You share it with your love, and the next thing you know, you both wake up as vampires. Oops. Worse, the vampire master kidnaps your beloved, and you find yourself in the middle of a war between vampires and vampire hunters.
Dark Romance: Vampire in Love
The Dark Romance series has been around for a while. Vampire in Love is the first game in the series, and it does feature a romance (not all the games do, despite the series title). Emily loves Enron, but Enron has a dark secret (hmm, wonder what that could be?). Just as he’s about to tell Emily, she’s abducted. I played this one and enjoyed the story and the game. Despite being released in 2014, it still looks and plays great, though some of the puzzles can be a bit convoluted. I’ve gone on to play more games in the series – a good sign!
In Dracula’s Legacy, you play a woman who has to rescue her fiancé (a pretty common storyline in HOPAs). I played this one and enjoyed it. Isabella, the heroine, is haunted by terrifying dreams and her fiancé is kidnapped while they’re trying to figure out what these dreams are all about.
Vermillion Watch: In Blood
In the Vermillion Watch series, you belong to a secret organization that protects the world from evil. It takes place in Victorian England, and you meet some famous literary characters (for example, Dr. Jekyll from Jekyll and Hyde). In Blood is the fourth game in the series and involves hunting down vampires. I usually enjoy games by Eipix Entertainment, and I’ve played all the Vermillion Watches except the latest. I do find the storylines in the series a bit convoluted and unbelievable, but hey, that’s par for the course when it comes to HOPAs. The graphics, hidden object scenes, and puzzles are top notch. You can’t go wrong with In Blood, or the entire series.
Myths of the World: Black Rose
Every game in the Myths of the World series deals with a well-known myth or mythical creature. In Black Rose, you play a vampire hunter who must figure out which passengers on a river cruise down the Mississippi are vampires. I played and enjoyed Black Rose, and can recommend it and the other games in the series. Once again, Eipix Entertainment delivers.
Vampire & Monsters
I haven’t played this one, but I have played a few other games by Crisp App Studios. The studio develops HOGs, so this is a pure hidden object game. In their other games, I found that finding the hidden objects can be challenging because the HOG scenes were sometimes a bit muddy in appearance (the graphics were low resolution or not very sharp). However, Vampire & Monsters was released in 2019 and has received good reviews, so it might not have the same problem. Despite the challenge, I’ve enjoyed the Crisp App games I’ve played. If you’re in the mood for a pure HOG with a vampire, check this one out. It’s only available at Steam.
Dracula: Love Kills
I’ve played quite a few HOGs and HOPAs. After a while, they all start to blend together, but this one stands out in my memory, even though I played it in 2016, according to Steam. It’s longer than most HOPAs and has an interesting story. You play Dracula and team up with the famous vampire hunter Van Helsing to stop the Queen of Vampires from taking over the world. If you’re a Dracula fan, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
Hidden Mysteries: Vampire Secrets
The Hidden Mysteries series started out as a pure hidden object series, but the later games are HOPAs. Vampire Secrets is the fifth game in the series. I haven’t played it, but I have played Buckingham Palace, an earlier game in the series, and it was a pure HOG. Vampire Secrets is a HOPA. In the game, you play a woman who goes to Savannah, Georgia on vacation and through visions, she sees that there are evil forces among the citizens. You have to figure out what’s going on.
More Games, but Lower Ratings
Here are a couple of other games that feature vampires, but they have low ratings on Big Fish Games. That doesn’t mean they’re no good. I’ve sometimes picked up games on sale that don’t have great ratings, and I’ve really enjoyed them. I’d suggest playing the demo before buying.
The Vampire Saga Series
There are three games in the Vampire Saga series: Pandora’s Box, Welcome to Hell Lock, and Breakout. Pandora’s Box was released in 2009 and Breakout in 2012, so this is an old series. Try before you buy.
A Vampire Tale
This looks like a pure HOG in which you play Caroline, who is trying to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. Her search leads her to Transylvania and a vampire.
If you like vampires, there are quite a few HOPAs and HOGs to choose from. Remember that if you buy from Big Fish Games, you can play a demo first. For older games (pre-2014) or those with lower ratings, trying them before you buy is a good idea.
Know of any vampire games that aren’t in this post? Leave a comment and let me know.