The sequel to 2003’s third-person action-adventure starring a sexy garlic-hating heroine revels in the on-screen ultra-violence that had me guffawing merrily throughout. If you’re as sick as me (Not possible – Ed), you’re going to love the ability to finish off enemy vampires and foes in a variety of ways. BloodRayne 2 conjures up more than 60 combos for hacking off limbs, and you can cleave bodies clean in half and lop off. It’s the sort of bloody acrobatics that screams “hey, look at me! I’m controversial”.
Whereas the last game had the half-human, half-vampire Rayne fighting Nazis in 1935, BloodRayne 2 jumps forward to our time, when descendants of her father Kagan are plotting to enslave humankind, reducing them to nothing but engorged blood banks. Granted, it’s the kind of Blade/Buffy goth claptrap that gamers apparently like, but the cut-scenes are well done and the plot serves the gameplay, introducing new powers and weaponry as you progress.