Blood Omen is marketed as an “epic role-playing game,” but don’t expect an experience similar to Ultima, Might and Magic, or even Diablo. Blood Omen was originally released on the PlayStation and uses the term “role-playing” in the console way, meaning it’s an action adventure.
As the game begins, we learn that the title character, Kain, was a young nobleman murdered during his travels, and is resurrected as a vampire and is sent on a blood-curling quest for revenge.
Though it is firmly grounded as a kill-or-be killed action game, Blood Omen’s biggest assets are its sheer size and variety. Along the way, Kain will meet and beat 170 different creatures and bosses, and uncover a variety of weapons, armor, and spells. As a bonus, Kain can morph into different forms, each possessing different abilities. He can change into a wolf, bat, mist, and can disguise himself as a human in order to move among mortals undetected.