[[caption-width-right:320:Behold the Full Motion Video horror!]]

''Dracula Unleashed'' was a FullMotionVideo game developed by Creator/ICOMSimulations and released in 1993. It acts as a sequel to the story ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', taking place several years after the book's events. You play as Alexander Morris, a brother of Quincey Morris, who comes to London to find out about Quincey's death and wed his sweetheart Annisette Bowen.

However, strange murders soon start happening around town and Alexender realizes it's linked to his brother's death. Now he must get to the bottom of what's going on before his friends and loved ones are put in danger.

The game was pretty much [[TrialAndErrorGameplay trial and error]], as you were required to move around the city under a strict time limit and visit different areas to gain information while in others you needed certain items on hand to move on. Failure to have such at a crucial moment would lead into death. To say the least, this is one of those games where you really have to pay attention. Still, it helps that the acting (like pretty much all FMV games) was very hammy.

Was re-released in 2002 as a DVD game with updated visuals and special features.
!!The game provides the following tropes:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Alfred Horner, the owner of the Goldacre & Horner Bookstore.
* AndShowItToYou: Dracula does this to Alexander in one of the game's deaths, ripping out his heart.
* ArcWords: "There is life after life."
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler:The amulet.]]
* CatapultNightmare: Alexander has at least three of these through the story, serving as warnings of the vampire threat he's facing.
* ChekhovsGun: Every item you pick up during the story, but the most important one is when Alexander comes across a napkin with an odd drawing on it drawn by Devlin beforehand. [[spoiler:We later find out this was his blueprint to his plan to kill Dracula via a room full of crosses. Alexander uses it himself after Devlin is killed.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Dr. Briarcliffe at the university is very... odd. When asked about a gold coin, he bites it and quips about how it's not a chocolate one.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Dracula turns out to have been Arthur the whole time in the game, having killed the real Arthur and his wife months ago (he re-animated Regina's body using a spell) and taken his place to get close to and take revenge on those that stopped him before. Near the end of the game, there are actually subtle hints that that the Holmwoods are a little off.]]
* {{Diary}}: Totally optional, but the player can have Alexander write about every significant happening. If he writes after visiting the newsstand, he will also include newspaper clippings.
* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Being at the end of the year, there are Christmas decorations all over the place.
* TheDitz: Regina Holmwood, who is seen commenting on another man's wife's beauty despite having never seen her before. [[spoiler:It's a subtle hint that she's not the true Regina.]]
* FaceRevealingTurn: Alexander has one dream where he sees Anisette on the streets at night. When he calls out to her, she turns to him revealing she's now pale-faced, has unkempt hair, an almost zombie-ish expression and most importantly, blood spilling out of her mouth. She then promptly turns into a wolf and attacks him, which causes him to wake up.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The discussion of how one of the Hades Club members' wife died. It's mentioned she was taking a trip through Europe near Borgo Pass when her carriage had an accident and she was killed. [[spoiler:Of course, those who know Dracula lore, know that's where Dracula's castle lies. So it's implied that after Dracula resurrected and on his way back to London, he attacked the carriage, murdered the driver, kidnapped, drained, and turned the man's wife into a vampire. Bringing her with him to act as the new Bloofer Lady]].
%%* FullMotionVideo
* GuideDangIt: Pretty much the only way to get through the game without tearing your hair out.
* HaveANiceDeath: [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/dracula-unleashed/screenshots/gameShotId,216920/ The Game Over screen has a picture of your grave and a bat with blood on its lip hanging from a tree over it.]] This is either Alexander, now a bloodthirsty vampire himself, or of course just Dracula mocking you.
* HistoryRepeats: This game is basically a retread of the original ''Dracula'' story, with Juliet being Lucy, Annisette being Mina, and Alexander being Jonathan.
* HowWeGotHere: Interestingly, you cannot replicate the scene, as Quincey's grave isn't a location at any point.
* IdiotBall: A lot of instances in the game seems to grant Alexander the Idiot Ball as he doesn't seem to put two and two together between cutscenes and journal entry writing, making him seem more like an idiot.
* IdiotHero: Among many other examples, Alfred Horner threatens Alexander's life when he asks about books on vampires and he doesn't put that together with the fact that he had vials of blood in the last part.
-->'''Alexander:''' Unbelievable! Alfred Horner actually threatened my life today. I want to find out what his secret is, but I mustn't take his words lightly.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Devlin when he kidnaps Annisette, having gone mad with grief after Juliet is turned and killed.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:How Dracula meets his end (again) when one of the support beams in the room he's in breaks off and impales him through the heart.]]
* ItsUpToYou: Even after meeting Prof. Van Helsing and becoming Quincey's replacement in the group, Alexander does nearly all of the leg work, and he's also the only one to confront Dracula in the end.
* {{Jerkass}}: Devlin.
* LargeHam:
** Goldacre tends to ChewTheScenery in every scene he's in.
** Dracula during your confrontation.
* LetsPlay: One can be found [[http://lparchive.org/Dracula-Unleashed/ here]]. Another, by the WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} team, can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo4M1tlpv9rsvSh9jA0svnhq_TWpVZaOI here]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Devlin, whose was pretty much a prick at the start of the game. Once his love Juliet falls victim to Dracula and is staked, he pretty much goes off the deep end, kidnapping Annisette to bait Dracula to him.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: You can get arrested, attacked by a crazy man, faint from exhaustion, or of course, get bitten by a vampire.
* MultipleEndings: Really just variations of the same ending, but depending on your actions, either all of your friends can come out alive, only a couple survive, or just Alexander and Annisette are the only survivors.
%%* NintendoHard
* NonstandardGameOver: At one point, Alexander and Van Helsing go to visit Reinfield for information, and being the madman he is, he goes to attack the latter. You need an item to beat him back before he kills the professor. If he succeeds, you have to restart from the last checkpoint, as Helsing needs to be alive for later.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Doctor Briarcliffe.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The carriage drivers' accents seems to slip from exaggerated Cockney to American, Irish and goodness knows what else.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They apparently can shape-shift (though implied to be an illusion covering them) and use magic spells.
* PleaseWakeUp: In the game over screen, Helsing urges the player to try again.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Alexander has many of these through the course of the game, foreshadowing his later encounters with the undead.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The white piece of cloth.]] If you follow its plotline to its conclusion, all it does is [[spoiler:implicate Leopold Stransikowski's dead wife of being the Bloofer Lady,]] which isn't helpful at all.
* SecondLove: Regina to Arthur as Lucy was Arthur's first love in the book before Dracula turned her and she had to be killed.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: One of your friends turned vampire, Juliet, tries to pull this on the heroes in a last-ditch effort to save herself.
* ShoutOut: The first batch of newspaper clippings Alexander puts in his journal includes a story of a dead accountant named Oswald Mason, whose murder was solved by Franchise/SherlockHolmes, a very clear nod to the ''Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective'' series of FMV games, specifically the third installment.
* StakingTheLovedOne: The hunters when they confront Juliet after she rises as a vampire.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: During the course of the game, you visit a bookstore whose owner is slightly creepy, though helpful. However, at one point during a visit, Alexander asks about any books on vampires to which said owner responds with a thinly veiled threat.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: ''Very''. Granted its not hard to tell what you need bring in certain areas but finding said items and where to go at certain times can be very annoying.
* UnwinnableByDesign: Goes hand in hand with Guide Dang It, there are a few parts of the game where you're meant to be at a specific area at the right time to show you a clue for an important part later. However the game doesn't let you know it till too late and you get a game over but don't know why.
* UselessItem: Quite a few, although only Annisette's portrait and the Creator/LordByron book qualify from a story standpoint.
* VampireBitesSuck: When the heroes first inspect Juliet after she falls ill, the bite marks show her skin was practically ripped into.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Seems to be a common trait of vampires in this game.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: The carriage drivers seem to have a Cockney, Irish and Bostonian accent all at once.
* YouAreTooLate:
** In a few of the endings, should you go to too many areas past the appointed time or without a item. [[spoiler:One features Alexander running into Annisette dressed in a heavy gown before she reveals her fangs. Playing through the game proper to the climax reveals she's wearing the same clothes while still human, meaning if you get the ending where she's walking in them at night, Drac's already gotten to her and made her into a vampire.]]
** In the game's story, there's no way you can save Juliet. Dracula will claim her and make her into a vampire, forcing Alexander and the others to kill her undead form.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the start of the game there a bit about a Bloofer Lady and one of the members of a club Alexander goes to that linked to her. They disappear halfway through the game and are never mentioned again.
* WhatTheHellHero: Van Helsing reads Alexander the riot act when he falls asleep guarding Annisette and Juliet, allowing Dracula to get inside, kill Juliet and start claiming Annisette.