V Rising Reviews

V Rising is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Liked
May 23, 2024

Stunlock Studios has smartly made V Rising into an addicting gaming loop that makes a good case for providing an experience that potentially has no end if you aren’t looking for one. This is one of those games that can be played daily for a few moments regularly for months, and if I was looking to engage with a game in that way, I would surely be content with V Rising as it does it all right. For now, though, I appreciate it for what it is and know that there are folks out there that will eat it up.

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89 / 100
May 7, 2024

An even better version of one of the best Early Access survival games.

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 24, 2022

While its time-consuming crafting aspects can take the bite out of the vampire fantasy, V Rising really does rise to the occasion with its excellent boss design and respectable ARPG combat.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 13, 2024

A peculiar but well-conceived concept that brings together multiple disparate gameplay elements, to create a highly customisable, but occasionally somewhat shallow, vampire sim.

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Unscored
Jun 9, 2022

On the surface, V Rising appears to be just another survival game, slathered with a different coat of paint. In many ways, it’s hard to argue otherwise. However, it manages to layer complex systems inspired by the popular mythology of the vampire to distinguish it from the sea of survival games. While V Rising hasn't completely satiated my thirst in its current form, I’m hopeful that it will somewhere down the line.

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7 / 10
May 7, 2024

V Rising offers something distinct, and pretty cookie cutter at the same time. It’s a survival game, but with a novel genre blend meant to attract a different kind of audience. There’s a lot of these, but V Rising brings the action-RPG and gothic styles to the table in a way that feels unique. So that’s fun, but the survival and crafting part is about as boilerplate as it gets. Therefore, if you’re the type of person that shrivels up and shrieks at survival game systems like a vampire considering the concept of brunch, V Rising won’t change your mind. But if you can hang with the concept and also enjoy some Diablo-like combat, having those two things together in one game is pretty rad.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2024

If you're into the survival crafting genre, action RPGs, or vampires in general, V Rising is an absolute blast, alone or with others.

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Unscored
May 15, 2022

V Rising could be the next big survival game. Whether you want to play alone, with, or against other players, this has you covered. Once you get the hang of the combat you’ll begin to feel more and more powerful, crafting a towering castle that will terrify any delivery driver to their very core. I’m confident this will do well, and Early Access will continue to add new touches, tweaks and content between now and the eventual full release. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own castle, only descending into the neighbouring villages to rip people open and finish them in one swallow like a Froob, V Rising may be the game you’ve been waiting for.

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Unscored
May 7, 2024

Even more streamlined than before, and still easily one of the best survival games out there.

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Unscored
Jun 9, 2022

A streamlined survival game that iterates rather than innovates, but still stakes its claim as a good time solo and a great time with friends in tow.

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86 / 100
May 18, 2024

While I’ve mostly left survival crafting sims behind, V Rising feels different. The vampire hook is part of it, but the game’s design is a big factor. Building and murdering all tie together in one big progression tree. Moving from one path to the other feels perfectly smooth and seamless. Plus, both activities are pretty fun. I don’t love the traversal at times, and the game sometimes feels too big for a single player. But the core gameplay loop is a delight. Sure, a game boiled down to ‘build’ and ‘murder’ is a simple one. But there’s elegance in simplicity. V Rising is an excellent survival crafting RPG that I highly recommend.

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9 / 10.0
May 7, 2024

When development on Battlerite stopped, I got sad. When I played the full version of V Rising, I was a little less sad because V Rising was a very fun survival game that reminded me of Battlerite. And building a huge vampire castle is pretty fun, too.

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9 / 10.0
May 7, 2024

V Rising may not have the deepest survival game mechanics around, but that is hardly a problem. The experience crafted by Stunlock Studios manages to masterfully weave together mechanics from very different genres to provide an experience like any other on the market. While solo players may find the experience becoming a little stale over time, everyone else will find plenty of reasons to remain in this world, whether it's to perfect their characters or build the most haunting vampire castle ever seen.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 7, 2024

V Rising left Early Access after two years. Vampire Survival tempts with its juicy gameplay, atmosphere and online elements. However, this is not a title for lonely bloodsuckers, but for entire clans ready for an arduous grind and demanding bosses.

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9 / 10.0
May 10, 2024

V Rising redefines the survival genre with its enthralling vampiric twist and rich, gothic landscapes, proving that being a vampire has never been more captivating.

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Gamersky
头盖骨莫提
Top Critic
8.3 / 10.0
May 7, 2024

After nearly two years of updates, V Rising has evolved into a content-rich survival builder. It not only faithfully recreates the various characteristics of vampires in its gameplay, but also creates a unique combat experience, making it a remarkably solid survival building game.

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GameSpace
Brau3er
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2022

V Rising is a decent multiplayer survival sim. The game definitely deserves your attention. For a small price, you can get a large amount of content that will take dozens of hours to complete and this is only just the beginning.

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8 / 10.0
May 15, 2022

V Rising found that perfect balance of building, combat, some lore and exploration—I would highly recommend it for RPG fans and vampire fans alike.

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Gamersky
前朝刘沛公
Top Critic
8.3 / 10.0
May 27, 2022

V Rising is a content-rich ARPG that is endlessly enjoyable, whether you play it as a survival game with team strategy or purely as a single-player game.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
9.2 / 10.0
May 16, 2024

V Rising is an incredible ARPG game with exceptional survival mechanics. almost every single aspect of this game, from combat to visuals, have been implemented perfectly.

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