Vampire games might not have a plethora of releases each year, but there are a few to make a note of this year. 2022 will hopefully see all of the games we have listed below, but don’t take these games as being particularly ranked. We won’t know just how well these games will hold up against each other until they are finally available in the marketplace. With that said, check out these upcoming games based on vampires and their sinister legions.
Disclaimer: Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and Redfall were removed as they are no longer expected in 2022.
#7 Vampire Clans
- Developer: RockGame
- Publisher: RockGame
- Platforms: PC
- Release: NA
Vampire Clans is an upcoming management sim. Set within Paris, players are building up their vampire empire deep under the ground of the bustling city streets. If you’re familiar with games like Fallout Shelter, you might get a better idea of how the game is played. You’ll have an overview of your empire below, with different rooms to unlock and develop. It’s here that you’ll watch your legion slowly grow the clan up to battle against rival groups. Meanwhile, you’ll likely venture above ground when necessary to gather new resources and unwilling fledglings. At the moment, we don’t have a release date attached to the game, but we’re hopeful it releases within 2022.
#6 Vampire Survivors
- Release date: December 17, 2021 Early Access (Full Game Expected 2022)
- Developer: Luca Galante
- Platforms: Android, macOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems
- Publishers: Luca Galante, Games Delta
If you’re looking for something a bit more minimalistic and yet very compelling, Vampire Survivors might be your cup of tea.
Because in this game, you’ll play 1 of 24 different heroes who have one goal…survive as long as you can to get gold for the next person. No, really, that’s your goal! Because with no place to hide, the vampires WILL eventually get you. But if you do well enough, the next person will be able to get better weapons and power-ups to try and survive the vampires that come.
With ten stages, nearly fifty weapons, twenty different power ups and the 24 aforementioned heroes, you’ll have a lot of fighting to do.
#5 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt
- Release date: April 27, 2022
- Developer: Sharkmob AB
- Publisher: Sharkmob AB
- Platforms: PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows
There’s a difference between playing a vampire game and actually feeling like you’re a vampire in terms of powerset. Some games try and give you a “narrative feel” to help you “experience the vampire world from a unique perspective”. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt doesn’t do that…at all. Instead, it just lets you go nuts with a vampire in a battle royale game.
Oh, and you can customize your vampire from top to bottom. Because why not be stylish as you kill others? You’re in Prague after all.
Work with others and refine your abilities in order to come out on top. Else, be someone else’s victim…
#4 V Rising
- Developer: Stunlock Studios
- Publisher: Stunlock Studios
- Platforms: PC
- Release: NA
V Rising is an upcoming survival open-world game where you’re taking the role of a vampire. After a slumber that lasted centuries, it’s time for our character to awaken. Hungry and without a castle, it’s a battle to survive. Avoid the harmful rays of the sun, stick to the shadows, gather precious resources, and feed on unsuspecting humans to regain your strength. From there, you’ll build up your empire, add new humans into your army ranks, craft a castle suitable for your legion, and begin a war against those that oppose you, from holy soldiers to other players.
#3 The Last Faith
- Developer: Kumi Souls Games
- Publisher: Kumi Souls Games
- Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC, NS
- Release: NA
Those of you who enjoy games like Castlevania might be interested in The Last Faith. The game puts players into a new 2D side scroller in a dilapidated kingdom. Here, ghouls, vampires, and other bloodthirsty creatures freely roam. In the middle of it all is our protagonist, Eric. With no memories, players are forced into battling these beasts and exploring the kingdom to get answers. Developers are promising a variety of weapons, both melee and ranged firearms. However, the player can also buff these weapons to give whatever playstyle you enjoy most a slight advantage against your opponent. This Metroidvania also has quite a few players interested in picking the title up. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, it looks like players can expect The Last Faith to make its way out into the marketplace within the year.
#2 Evil West
- Developer: Flying Wild Hog
- Publisher: Focus Entertainment
- Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, X/S
- Release: 2022
Evil West brings out an unusual action RPG western game. In this title, players are venturing back into the wild west. However, rather than outlaws, gunslingers, and vicious wildlife being the dangers for civilians, a new sinister threat emerges. Deep within the shadows, a vampire legion breaks through into our realm unleashing chaos, fear, and death. Vampires feast onto the flesh of those not quick enough to escape. Fortunately, there’s one force in place to protect the United States from paranormal cases like this. A secret vampire-hunting institute has released one of their last agents to eradicate the threat. Players will be using their firearms and other high-tech gear to fight off the different ghouls and monstrous threats that plague the nation.
#1 Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
- Developer: Big Bad Wolf Studio
- Publisher: Nacon, Bigben Interactive
- Platform: X.S, PS4, PC, NS, PS5
- Release: May 19, 2022
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a new upcoming title to the beloved Vampire: The Masquerade franchise. In this title, players go through a narrative-driven campaign set within Boston. Here, the Masquerade is still in full effect, which is the act of ensuring vampires are not known to exist by humanity. With the new sect leader wanting to combine factions together in order to ensure the vampire race is safe within the area, we’ll be following three unique protagonists. Each character is said to have different views on the rules set before them. Not to mention, clan rivalries hold firm within the game. Players are following the three characters as they investigate a Boston shootout in hopes of finding out who had ordered the attack.