BloodRayne 2 is a horror-themed action game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Majesco for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in North America on October 12, 2004. A PC port was released in North America on August 2, 2005. All versions were later released in Europe by THQ on February 17, 2006. The Russian PC port was published by Buka Entertainment.
The Xbox version is backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 and was released on the system's online storefront on October 23, 2017. On October 24, 2017, it was made backwards compatible with the Xbox One.
BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut
On November 19th, 2020 a remastered version of the game was released on Steam titled BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut. This version of the game was published by Ziggurat.
This version contains upscaled cinematics, higher resolution support, Xinput support for more modern controllers, and the original uncompressed textures.
BloodRayne 2 does not directly follow on from the first game. Instead, it is set some 60 years later and follows Rayne as she battles against the Cult of Kagan; the offspring of Rayne's evil father.
The Cult of Kagan has developed a substance known as "The Shroud" which not only renders the sun's rays harmless to vampires but corrupts nature itself. Using this substance, the Cult of Kagan plans to bring about a new age of vampiric supremacy and reduce humanity to mere cattle.
Many areas of BloodRayne 2 have been changed from its predecessor. Very much akin to the original BloodRayne you fight in a third-person perspective, now the gameplay is more focused on melee combat using Rayne's arm-mounted blades to cut and slice enemies much like the Devil May Cry or God of War games. In addition to her blades, Rayne can also use her dragon pistols and has a harpoon to catch and throw enemies.
BloodRayne 2 introduces a manual lock-on. Manual lock-on is used to harpoon enemies or objects, aim in gun combat, and attack an individual enemy in melee combat. BloodRayne 2's manual lock-on replaces its predecessor's auto lock-on for all gun combat.
Rayne's dragon pistols replace human weapons for gun combat. Improved shot types replace the finding of new weapons. These include bloodshot, bloodstream, blood spray, blood bomb, blood flame, and blood hammer.
BloodRayne 2 adds environmental and combat-oriented acrobatic moves to Rayne's move list. In the environment, she can now climb pipes, jump back and forth between chain link fences, swing on and jump from poles, and grind along rails. In combat, Rayne can now dodge toward away, over, and around enemies while locked onto them.
As a Dhampir, a child of a human mother and vampire father, Rayne is able to feed on her enemies to restore her health. This also provides her with the ability to remain in sunlight while taking only minimal damage.
Rayne also has a three-tier set of other special powers. They are an attack/defense upgrade tier, a passive power tier, and a time-related tier. Each tier has three special powers that are acquired throughout the game.
- Attack/Defense Tier
- Blood Rage
- Blood Fury
- Blood Storm
- Passive Tier
- Aura Vision
- Ghost Feed
- Time Tier
- Dilated Perception
- Super Speed
- Freeze Time
- The game was lightly modified for use in the movie "Grandma's Boy" (2006) where it appeared as Eternal Death Slayer 3.
System Requirements (PC)
- OS : Windows XP / Vista
- Processor : 1 GHz processor
- Memory : 256 MB RAM
- Graphics : 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
- Hard Drive :2 GB available space
- OS : Windows XP / Vista
- Processor : 1.4 GHz processor
- Memory : 512 MB RAM
- Graphics : 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
- Hard Drive : 2 GB available space