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Vampire Legends is a Hidden Object Game series distributed by Big Fish Games.

  • The first game is Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova. Based on the 1725 documented case of vampire hysteria, you and Frombald are assigned by the Habsburg Empire to investigate a series of deaths ravaging the town of Kisilova, suspecting a possible plague after having endured one fifty years ago. However, nothing is as it seems, and it seems as though something intends to make your investigations a lot more difficult.

  • The second game is Vampire Legends: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bathory. Loosely based on the legends surrounding Countess Bathory, you play a Romani known for their power to find things, hired by a worried father to find clues to the whereabouts of his missing daughter, Agnes, who never returned from visiting the castle. It won't be easy as the Countess has something to hide, and the secret of her wicked ways might be too terrible to comprehend...

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  • The third game is Vampire Legends: The Count of New Orleans. You play as Angeline, a paranormal journalist traveling to New Orleans to investigate the history of sibling serial killers and their supposed links to vampires. After meeting with the lone survivor and experiencing strange phenomena, it's up to you to uncover the truth behind the attacks and confront the real monster that lurks in the dark.


The Vampire Legends series holds examples of:

Shared Tropes

  • Aristocrats Are Evil
  • Concealing Canvas: Plenty of them throughout the three games.
  • Fully-Embraced Fiend: There are a few cases of characters who embraced becoming a vampire.
    • In Kisilova, Petar embraced his vampirism after having become one during his travels.
    • In the Bathory bonus game, Ficko isn't bothered by the fact he became a vampire despite being bitten by Ferenc.
    • In the New Orleans bonus game, Celine Gray reveals herself to be a vampire in on luring the detective into a trap.
  • He Knows Too Much: Anyone who investigates the supernatural is under threat of being killed for this reason.
  • Our Vampires Are Different
    • Kisilova maintains some of the traditional vampire tropes - biting victims to kill or turn and Wooden Stake.
    • In Bathory, Ferenc became a vampire due to being resurrected via Deal with the Devil. Ficko became a vampire after Ferenc had bitten him, and then Ficko's victims were turned when they were bitten.
  • Scenery Porn: As expected of a hidden object game, even with vampires present.
  • Secret Underground Passage: There are a few moments where you find these.
    • Kisilova has an underground passage leading to a dungeon below Petar's castle.
    • Elizabeth Bathory has two in the main game: one in the Countess's manor and another in Cachtice castle.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: All three games have locations with something to hide.
  • Vampires Sleep in Coffins: There's at least one vampire in each game who has a coffin or tomb for sleeping in.

The True Story of Kisilova

  • Accomplice by Inaction: The mayor of Kisilova. Philip even blames the mayor for failing to protect the people of Kisilova.
  • Based on a True Story: This game is based on the documented vampire hysteria of Kisilova in 1725, with Frombald overseeing the investigation and Petar Blagoyevich rumored to become a vampire. The difference is that in the game, the vampires are real.
  • Broken Bird: Rose
  • Damsel in Distress: Rose at the climax. Unfortunately, when you find her again in the bonus game, she had already become a vampire.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Rose does fit this.
  • Entitled to Have You: Petar thinks he's the one who can marry Rose since he's a prominent citizen of Kisilova.
  • Ghost Town: Kisilova ends up this in the bonus chapter by the time the player returns there.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: The mayor of Kisilova felt guilty for allowing the vampire attacks in his own town. His attempted written confession hints to the investigators he came to regret it and was about to reveal who the vampire is.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Petar killed Rose's fiance, Alexander, because he wanted her for himself.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The poor medicine woman suffers this fate after having helped you twice.
  • Ransacked Room: More than once. First in the medicine woman's home upstairs, then in Philip's house, and finally in the mayor's meeting room.
  • Recurring Dreams: Your investigator experienced these three years after the case, which motivates them to return to Kisilova for answers.
  • Sanity Slippage: Philip unravels after the death of his wife Olga. The bonus game shows flashes of his mad rants after the events of the main game.
  • Staking the Loved One: Subverted. You, the investigator, aren't Rose's love interest, but you stake Rose to end her vampire curse if you choose not to become a vampire.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Petar has been dogging Rose to get her affections, even after he became a vampire.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Implied by the epilogue of one ending if you choose to accept Rose's proposal in becoming a vampire.
  • Vampire Bites Suck: Neither Alexander nor the coach driver had a good time being killed.
  • Villainous Crush: Petar desires Rose. She doesn't reciprocate him.
  • Wooden Stake: How you kill Petar. You do the same to Rose if you choose not to become a vampire in the bonus game.

The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bathory

  • Adult Fear: When your child has been a guest to a noblewoman with sinister rumors associated with her and you don't hear from them after they should be returning home... Yeah, Lord Istvan had very good reason to fear for the life of his daughter Agnes.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: The Finder uses various ingredients to create potions for any situation.
  • Big Fancy Castle: Appropriate, given the status of Countess Bathory.
  • Big Fancy House: Also doubles as a Haunted House.
  • Came Back Wrong: Ferenc was resurrected as a vampire.
  • Crusty Caretaker: Ficko could count as one.
  • Elizabeth Báthory: The countess herself is the antagonist of the main game. However, her motives are very different from her historical counterpart: her real counterpart was alleged to have killed hundreds of girls to drink/bathe in their blood, whereas this version is feeding her victims to her resurrected undead husband.
  • Deal with the Devil: Countess Bathory made a pact with a demon in order to bring her husband back. But in order to maintain his existence, she had to feed him fresh blood daily.
  • Forged Message: The Finder uses this to trick Ficko into leaving the house.
  • Fiery Coverup: The antagonists attempted this on the church library. The Finder and the abbot managed to escape it in time.
  • Hollywood Exorcism: The Finder does this to end the haunting of Darvulia's ghost.
  • Human Sacrifice: The countess had young women killed and/or their blood consumed by her undead husband.
  • Magical Romani: The protagonist is called a Finder for this reason.
  • Mind Manipulation: Those girls viewing Countess Bathory's rituals seem to be in a deep trance.
  • Tarot Cards: These are the collectibles for the game.
  • Tragic Monster: Ferenc, Elizabeth's husband. He was resurrected as a vampire by his wife, but he didn't want to cause so much harm. You get to Mercy Kill him with a vampire destroying potion and burning his body.
  • Turbulent Priest: The Abbot initially tries to dissuade you from seeking the countess (but not for malicious reasons). But when the true nature of the horrors Elizabeth committed is brought to light, he changes his mind and helps in any way he can.
  • Vengeful Ghost: Darvulia.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: While Elizabeth Bathory and her cohorts are the subjects in the legends of her infamous crimes, the premise of the game is far different from the original sources.
  • Would Harm a Senior: When Darvulia attacked Elizabeth, the countess uses a hammer to kill her.
  • You Monster!: Elizabeth Bathory directs this at the Finder for killing her undead husband.

The Count of New Orleans

  • Blinding Camera Flash: Angeline discovers that her camera's flash petrified Saint Germain, so she takes advantage of it to freeze other vampires while investigating the catacombs.
  • Call-Back: Rose from the first Vampire Legends game makes a portrait cameo in Saint Germain's quarters.
  • Creepy Cemetery: the Saint Louis cemetery
  • The Exile: The reason Saint Germain was driven out and fled to Louisiana was because he attempted to bite the Queen of France during his time in the royal court.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Saint Germain. While he is as polite and well-mannered as he can get to you, he makes it clear how dangerous he really is as a vampire.
  • He Knows Too Much: The reason Saint Germain wants to keep Angeline in the catacombs.
  • Improvised Weapon: Twice. Angeline uses her camera to temporarily petrify Saint Germain and the other vampires in the catacombs, and at the climax she uses household items made of silver to strike down Saint Germain.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Angeline is a journalist specializing in Paranormal Investigation.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Celine Gray in the bonus game.
  • Monochrome Apparition: The spectral presence of the Carter brothers appear in tints of red.
  • Poltergeist: The Carter brothers sure love to throw things around as ghosts...
  • Plot Coupon: Angeline has to bring Beatrice's stolen blood and belongings back to her in order to free her of the Carter brothers' haunting for good.
  • Private Detective: The main character in the bonus game.
  • Serial Killer: The Carter brothers, but their motives are a far cry from the usual.
  • Shown Their Work: There are details in New Orleans the creators maintained rather well, along with how the Saint Louis cemetery is designed and mentions Marie Leveau.
  • Sole Survivor: Beatrice Lafort was the only victim who escaped and denounced the Carter brothers years ago.
  • The Conspiracy: There is a domain of vampires hidden in the Saint Louis cemetery.
  • Vampire Monarch: Saint Germain as vampire leader of the French Quarter.
  • Weakened by the Light: Burning in the daylight is what finishes off Saint Germain for good.
  • Witch Doctor: Madame Rosalie


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