BloodRayne 2 features a completely overhauled engine from the first game. This means cleaner environments, better looking characters, and smooth animations. Levels are dark, gritty, and help to sell the game’s mood. Even when traveling through the mansion in the first level, there’s a creepy mystique about everything you see. Environments are also highly interactive, featuring lots of stakes, fans, and fires to kill enemies with. As expected, gore plays a big part in the game, and though it sometimes goes a little over the top, it still manages to look good without getting that goofy look seen in some games.
Background music is moody and just noticeable enough that you know it’s there, but never gets in the way of action. An eerie soundtrack plays through most of the game while a few guitar licks kick in during action sequences. Voice acting is great, but some of the one-liners by Rayne and other enemies do get a little repetitive.