Uncover your past and decide your future in Blood Oath Deluxe, a thrilling adventure to save your own humanity. As a newly turned vampire, you awaken from slumber only to find yourself without memories and under the attack of vampire hunters. There is little time to find answers, and in order to survive for now you must quickly embrace this new life.
choose between eternal life or death in this captivating hidden object adventure
discover the secrets of your past through over 25 gothic environments
find mysterious and arcane objects to unlock areas and learn new vampiric abilities
Excellent game - super fun. Play is very good objects not too hard to find. I bit too much travel from scene to scene.
tmeister | Added on: September 19, 2011
What a treat- your hidden objects actually serve a purpose in the game; not just one out of a list of many non-sensical items. As you progress, you will see that you have multiple items in multiple rooms to find. Loved the hint meter, which wasn't too slow to refill (with drops of blood); and the graphics are very well done. Storyline is interesting, although somewhat forseeable at the end. There is only one mini-game to complete; but, it is a real mind-bender. You have to find a card in every location in the game to work on the mini-game to completion. Hint button will always show you the map with the room you need to go to next highlighted, if your stuck. Ended too soon (or was I enjoying too much?). Will play again, choosing not to drink her blood and see how that goes.
This was the free download of the day. It was fun. Before deleting it I will go back and play it one more time and pick the 2nd ending choice.
xenutia | Added on: December 10, 2010
This isn't the worst HOG I've played, and it does have some good redeeming features, but really, with so many great HOGs around the developers need to up their game these days. The graphics are good, and the game play smooth and things do what they are supposed to do without any hassle. It's not a bad storyline, and overall the plot works. I've not finished it yet, but will probably play it through to the end, I just can't rave about it. It's just a fair game. The hint button fills up reasonably quickly, and I did find that I needed it often as some of the items were hidden a bit too enthusiastically and nigh on impossible to find. For the first few scenes, the HOGs are almost thrown at you and you'd be hard pressed to take more than a few seconds to find them, but once inside the castle, the items are spread between rooms, and several different tasks are given to you at once, which left me feeling rather disoriented. Being a bear of little brain, I like to be given one or even two tasks at a time, rather than having to find a whole catalogue of items, scattered through several rooms. I'm sure other players will find that part of the fun, so that's just me. I found the characters extremely annoying, but that wouldn't have bothered me if the rest of the game had been great. I didn't really like having silhouettes to show me what I was looking for because they were all out of scale, or didn't look anything like the object, and half the time they were more or less impossible to see because they were so well hidden or didn't look like what they were supposed to be anyway. That's probably my biggest beef with the game really. I'm sure some people with love it, unfortunately I'm not really one of them. Do try it though, it might be just your cup of blood.
I enjoyed this gamef because it kept me interested enought to finshed the game. I am going to replay the game to see how it would end if you did not feed on the human blood. I would like to have had more puzzles to provide a break from finding the objects. I recommend this game to anyone other than minors.
applemint | Added on: July 6, 2012
I'm actually a little confused by the good rating this game got. Sure, it has some original concepts but in the end you are going back and forth between the same 20 not so attractive screens and picking up every object in sight without a single puzzle throughout the whole game. The graphics are very poor for a game this new, too. As for plot, what plot? Every once in a while a character would reveal part of a very predictable story and that's about it. You the player never gets a voice and never gets to make discoveries on your own. Not recommended, even free.
The good: great graphics, interesting storyline, minigame that allowed hints to fill faster, hints showing what room you needed to be in, sparklies that showed what could be found/used in the scene, all hidden objects had a use - no unnecessary searches. The bad: silhouettes for clues, lots and lots of travel between locations with no idea of which room you needed next unless you go throught them all or use the hint - which I did often! It would have been extrememly helpful if the map would allow instant travel between locations rather than having to go from room to room all of the time.
I bought this game 3 days ago and right after that, my 6 yr old laptop died. I went out and purchased a new one and I'm still in the process of downloading all the games that I lost. I've played, at most, 30 minutes of Blood Oath and so far, I like it. When I get thru it, I'll edit this review...
desertdreamer | Added on: September 6, 2011
Non stop traveling between locations, usually with no idea which place to trave , so just travel to all of them. Played with a walkthrough open. And used hint most times when it was available, mostly to figure out where to go next. For me, that wasn't a game, or fun. That ruined the game for me. Either I was having a totally dumb night, or not a well designed game. Either way, not for me.
annalyst | Added on: August 31, 2011
It was different but not sure if I really like it or not. It was a little redundant and would have been better if there were a few more breaks with some actual hidden object sceens.
ksjp17 | Added on: July 7, 2012
I liked the fact that what I had to look for always had a use - no hunting for a hotdog in the curtains or a fire hydrant on the ceiling. The objects were sometimes tricky to find, but always "fairly" concealed. I don't mind a reasonable amount of backtracking, but think the amount here was more than just excessive, it was beyond ridiculous. Also think more could have been done on the story, which needs to have been filled out more.
It took me a while to get the rhythm of this game, but I really enjoyed playing it. I like to multi-task. I also love unhappy endings. Graphics were good, with lots and lots and lots and lots of running around. Hint, draw a map for yourself before your head explodes. There were a few disadvantages though. Hint button took too long to reload, and I prefer a word list, not a shadow outline. It was a good thing they had the name of the object below it, otherwise you'd never be able to identify it. And what about those constellations. VERY difficult to find, for me anyhow. Would I recommend this game. Most definitely, but certainly not for children.
Enjoyed the puzzles, having to find items to complete a puzzle in a different location. Really makes you think about what might be needed.
sdngry | Added on: December 7, 2010
The story is fantastic. Characters are interesting and charming. Gameplay is heaven, you don't go search for rubber ducks or toothbrushes when your life is in danger, you look for objects you need to advance to the next level. The game isn't full with rubbish mini-games between levels, there is only one and that actually serves a purpose. I can't wait for the sequel...
sportygal2009 | Added on: December 8, 2010
Usually I'm really into the dark side, vampire type of game but I just couldn't get into this one as I tried to but could only cope with this for about 1/2 hour. The story seemed interesting from reading the game description (charcters didn't impress me much) and as mentioned everything your finding as you are performiing task in this game to move forward has a purpose. There's also a lot of going back and forth for items in different rooms which I didn't mind that at all as I'm pretty into that kind of game play. You can also tell if you are in the right room or not because the items you have to find have a "sparkle" on them. If there is no "sparkle" you need to go to another room. Now where this went downhill for me: You find things by their shape (silhoutte) which I don't care for this at all. Just my personal preference I like word list. Plus some things are so small and as mentioned very difficult to locate. The hint is also very slow and annoyed me to no end cause when you use it, it just makes a big ole red circle on the screen and seems to stay there. I found the only way I could get rid of it is if I went to another location and then came back. Not quite sure what's up with the red circle as no one else mentioned it but I had it and annoyed me to no end. I also HATED the sounds it made if you just happen to click wrong or after you completed the task. I would of given this 3 stars but the things I didn't like about this game overshadowed way too much on what I did like so that's my reason for 2 stars. Give it a whirl and decide for yourself. A couple of people so far while I'm doing my review here seemed to have enjoyed this, which I hope you do to, just not for me. I've definitely played A LOT better.
This was an excellent HOG game! It was challenging, well-written, & engaging. The choice at the end made me play it through again just to see how it ended using the other choice. I really enjoyed this one, which is unusual, since I had been getting tired of HOG's. Way to go, Gamehouse!
NCognita | Added on: September 20, 2011
This is one of the best Gamehouse games I've played. There is an interesting storyline (worth reading for a change) and there is a lot to do. You move around the beautifully drawn scenes and collect the hidden objects, which only become required as the story develops. You need to gain abilities in order to open new areas. Move from scene to scene to collect each batch of objects. There is a help features, which I must admit, I needed to use on occasion. It took me quite a while to finish and I enjoyed every minute!
while seeing the vamps in this game in the same poses over and over was annoying to me, i have to say this game was challenging. the music was haunting, and the blood-ewwww the blood. dropping one drop at a time to fill the hint meter up. one of the more grotesque scenes was when u had to find a bowl of ravens blood-the raven is actually hanging upside down with blood dripping from it's mouth. YUK... the story itself is intriquing, and i found there were enuf hints to help along the way so as not to make me crazy. not for kids i don't think...
I had mixed feelings about this game. I enjoyed the storyline until something was revealed and it reminded me of a soap opera. That was disappointing but I ignored it and played the game. It was a little gruesome and creepy which I liked. The graphics were good and the objects were not too hard to find. Keeping with the vampire story, I liked the way I had to find the objects and the types of objects. In the beginning it got tiresome going from house to house but got better when the character could fly and after awhile I developed a rythm of searching from room to room so that it got better. The characters could have been drawn a little better but were okay. I thought they were a little over-dramatic. I actually got excited towards the end when I thought the character would have to do more when it suddenly ended. I enjoyed the overall creepiness and how the game was played. I would play the sequel.
As my title says, "I like this type of game, but .... " There are so many things that can be right about a game, and there can be many things that are wrong about a game. This one is somewhere in between. It got annoying walking, misting, flying and strong-arming your way around from room to room and to other areas outside constantly. Concentrating puzzles to one or two rooms is more beneficial and fun for most casual gamers (IMO). The storyline could have been fleshed out a little more, including dialogue. I'm not a big fan of huge dialogue, but in this case, a bit more would have helped (even though you, the main character, has amnesia after "turning"). I absolutely did not like the entire game having silhouettes for HO's. Words or an actual picture would have been much better. Sometimes the object was almost off the screen it was hidden so well, or you couldn't figure out what the shape looked like (even though it gave you the name of the item). The character graphics were good. I admit that Tristan was a well-drawn "hottie". The storyline was semi-intriguing, and had a lot of potential. If the game was a bit longer, more fleshed out, and less running all over the place, I would have given it more stars. Not a bad game. I still wanted to see what happened in the end. I will play it again, because at one point, you have to make a choice ..... feed, or not to feed. It changes the story towards the end, so I want to see where my other choice would take me.