Van Helsing

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Van Helsing

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: C
ESRB rating: T (Blood and Gore, Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+
Widescreen supported natively
Widescreen patch available
Progressive scan supported
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51908 & SLUS-20738
Japanese: SLPM-65723 & SLPM-65983
German: SLES-51908
French: SLES-51908
Spanish: SLES-51908
Italian: SLES-51908
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20738
Release date: May 6, 2004
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51908
Release date: May 14, 2004
CRCs: 8176235A
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65723
SLPM-65983 (Best Version)
Release date: September 9, 2004
April 28, 2005 (Best Version)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Saffire
Publisher(s): Vivendi Universal Games
Genre: Action, Shooter, Arcade
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic64/100
Game description: Deep within the mysterious land of Transylvania, monsters that inhabit man's deepest nightmares take form. One man's destiny--and curse--is to vanquish evil and destroy the lethal and powerful Count Dracula. Descend into the murky depths of the Carpathian Mountains as legendary monster hunter Van Helsing. As Van Helsing, you'll battle Dracula, The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, and other fiendish creatures with an array of deadly weapons and special abilities.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
  • Geforce 9600GT
0.9.8 GSDX r4600
  • SPU2-X r4600
  • Lilypad r4510
BIOS: USA v2.00, 50-60FPS Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 260 896MB
1.1.0 r5754 GSdx r5752 SSSE3
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 r5733
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 r5403
Game works fine although bit slow. VU cycle stealing really helps this game go super fast (almost 200% speed).


  • Original names: ヴァン・ヘルシング (SLPM-65723)

Known Issues

High VU % usage

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: High VU % usage in some areas
  • Workaround: Untick "Instant VU1" to target a lower internal framerate and reduce load on the VU %.

Garbage in Main Menu

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Main menu shows as static noise.
  • Workaround: Software Mode (F9) in GSdx.

The gallery

Public compatibility forum links