Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

a.k.a. Kain the Vampire

published by Crystal Dynamics / Activision in 1996, developed by Silicon Knights, running on PlayStation
type: beat 'em up, adventure
genre: Horror, Fantasy, Action-Adventure
series: Legacy of Kain
setting: Nosgoth
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng fre

Official descriptions (2)

Steel yourself for an epic quest of vengeance that will drag you to the depths of depravity. Slaughter 170 different enemies with multiple weapon and armor power-ups in real time combat. Morph into different forms: bat wolf or mist!
# 2014-09-02 16:49:42 - official description
You are Kain, a vampire out to avenge your death. Kill, drink blood, and grow stronger. Use weapons like swords, axes, mace, etc. as you explore Kain's world. Grow stronger as you accumulate weapons, armor, spells and abilities to turn into a wolf or bat. Great graphics and video matched with killer sound effects. Disguise yourself as a peasant or nobleman and talk to people in each village. The storyline is told to you by the characters (instead of you reading text) and includes some clues and puzzles. This game will really quench your thirst for blood.
# 2007-04-08 12:05:25 - official description


Overhead action-RPG where you play as the vampire Kain in the sinister world of Nosgoth. You can kill and feast on any human you encounter.

Kain was a nobleman who was murdered during his travels. He sought vengeance and the necromancer Mortanius offered him a chance to do so by reviving him as a vampire. Kain then quickly enacts his revenge, but finds out that there is a greater plot to be uncovered. The story is probably the darkest to ever grace a console video game. Violent, yet mature and serious.

The storyline is too deep and complex for a simple summary so for more details, visit the link below and go to the Blood Omen section, or better yet, play the game.

Kain can use various weapons, spells and items, can morph in the classic vampire states (bat, wolf, mist), feast on humans or even some monsters and explore various environments.

The game features excellent voice acting and several cinematics. Unfortunately there are some technical issues with the PlayStation version, namely occasional slowdown and very slow loading time.
# 2003-05-10 21:03:46

Technical specs

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Authors / Staff


Denis Dyack (game design)


Denis Dyack (storyline)
Ken McKulloch (storyline)


Steve Henifin (music)


Anna Gunn (voice actor)
Neil Ross (voice actor)
Paul Lukather (voice actor)
Richard Doyle (voice actor)
Simon Templeman (voice actor)
Tony Jay (voice actor)


Ken McKulloch (mythology)

External reviews (4) - average: 91.8% - median: 93.5%

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