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    Van Helsing
    Xbox Walkthrough
    
    
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      Table of Contents
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    01: Controller
    02: Mission 0, Paris
    03: Mission 1, Vaseria Village
    04: Mission 2, Vaseria Church
    05: Mission 3, Igor
    06: Mission 4, Prince Velkan
    07: Mission 5, Castle Frankenstein
    08: Mission 6, Frankenstein Cave
    09: Mission 7, Return to Castle Frankenstein
    10: Mission 8, Escape from Castle Frankenstein
    11: Mission 9, Forest Path
    12: Mission 10, Werewolf's Curse
    13: Mission 11, Assault on Castle Dracula
    14: Mission 12, Dracula's Demise
    15: Challenges
    16: Bonus Films
    17: Legal Jargon
    
    
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      CONTROLLER 
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    The default settings for the XBox Controller are as follows
    
    RIGHT TRIGGER: Aim
    LEFT TRIGGER:  Alt Weapon
    LEFT THUMBSTICK: 
    RIGHT THUMBSTICK:
    LEFT THUMBSTICK BUTTON: 
    RIGHT THUMBSTICK BUTTON:
    A BUTTON: Jump/Dodge
    B BUTTON: Check/Grapple
    X BUTTON: Weapon 1 
    Y BUTTON: Weapon 2
    WHITE BUTTON: Weapon Select
    BLACK BUTTON: finisher
    D-PAD: 
    
    **THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS**
    
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      Mission 0: Paris France, Notre Dame Cathedral - Three Years Later
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    Pick up the green power glyphs and the red life glyphs scattered throughout the 
    lower level.  Check out the large angel statue to reveal more power glyphs. You 
    can also destroy the statues of the saints for more power glyphs.
    
    Jump on top of the confessionals to reach a grapple point. Pick up the power 
    glyphs on the second level, swing across the church and enter the stairway.
    
    Do Battle with Mr. Hyde
    
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      Mission 1, Vaseria Village 
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    Pick up the power glyphs. Don't forget to pick up the ones on the roof. Hit the 
    weathervane for more glyphs. Grapple to he top of the water tower for a HALF 
    LIFE GLYPH. Break the barrels and boxes as well. There is a door to be opened 
    with an enchanted blade, Pull the left button to equip alternate weapon mode 
    and use your blade. Pick up the CHEAT GLYPH GHOST BODY. There is another CHEAT 
    GLYPH BIG HEAD behind the covered wagon.
    
    Move down the dirt path near the road signs. The bridge is out, jump down into 
    the ravine.  There is another locked door that should open with a rapid fire of 
    lead.  Ignore it. You can't open it now.  Jump up to the top of the ravine and 
    walk to the end of the bridge. Grapple across the other side of the ravine.  
    Before entering the village, go to the left and use your grapple to find a 
    hidden area with power glyphs. Continue into the village, and kill all of the 
    skeletons.  Check out the pedestal with the egg shaped cup. Again, you can't 
    use it, so just ignore it for now. Along the cliffs to the right there is a 
    grapple point.  Pick up the HALF LIFE GLYPH. Also pick up the LIFE REPLENISHER 
    on the bridge.
    
    Go through the wooden gate. Go down the right hand pathway first. Break the 
    crates collect the power glyphs and the AMMUNITION REPLENISHER. Go back to the 
    gate, and go down the left hand path. Continue following the path, and killing 
    the skeletons. When you reach a bridge, be sure to jump down along the side and 
    kill those skeletons and destroy those crates.  Across the bridge jump on top 
    of the building to your right and pick up the glyphs above. Then grapple across 
    on the left to the church. Kill the skeletons, and near the smoking chimney 
    grapple up and hit the bells.   
    
    Keep killing the skeletons and continuing forward through the level, until you 
    can use you grapple mode to go up into a building and pick up a shotgun.  Go 
    back to the windmill and use the shotgun to open the door. Grapple up inside 
    and pick up a HALF LIFE GLYPH. Return to where you found the shotgun. Use the 
    shotgun on the nearest door that can be opened with a shotgun, and enter the 
    gate. 
    
    Blast this mystery enemy with your shotgun, but do not get too close or he will 
    pick you up and shake you.  When he leans back to stomp on the ground jump up, 
    and avoid the wave from the stomp. There is a health glyph in one of the clay 
    pots if you break it. 
    
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      Mission 2, Vaseria Church
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    Use your grapple line to pull down the bridge.  Under the bridge is another 
    pedestal with an egg shaped cup. Cross it and follow the pathway killing the 
    skeletons along the way. Go up the small stairs, to the dead end to the right. 
    Jump up to find a statue that hides a switch to open the closed passage. 
    Continue forward and go through the metal gates. Battle the gargoyles inside, 
    and jump down the well to pick up an EASTER EGG you can use this in the EGG CUP 
    PEDESTAL we found earlier to open up CHALLENGE 4, THE MAZE.  Go back to the 
    courtyard with the well, and use your shotgun to blow a hole in the door. Kill 
    the gargoyles inside, and jump up to gain entry to the church.
    
    
    Kill the two side vampires who are unprotected first.  Avoid the stop attack 
    that will send a damaging ripple, as well as the lightning columns and bolts.
    When you've destroyed Aleera and Verona, you will battle with Marishka in her 
    demon form.  Avoid the swoop attacks, and the wing swipes.  You can jump over 
    the lightning attacks. 
    
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      Mission 3, Igor
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    Hit the ladder with your tojo blades, to reveal a HALF LIFE GLYPH. Examine the 
    bookcases. One of them will fall revealing a passageway. Hit the statues along 
    the way for power glyphs. Just after the large chamber with the skeletons and 
    large statue, there is a passageway. In the passage to the right is a door you 
    can open with your shogun. Inside is the CHEAT GLYPH COLOR BODY. Continue 
    forward down the passage, kill the zombies, jump around a bit and pick up the 
    power glyphs.  Go through the doors. Double jump up to the second level. On the 
    right examine the coffin to pick up CHEAT GLYPH BIG MELEE, also pick up the 
    CROSSBOW. Continue forward.
    
    In the next area do battle with the owls. On the roof, pick up an AMMUNITION 
    REPLENISHER and a LIFE REPLENISHER. Follow the power glyphs down a dirt ramp 
    and pick up the HALF LIFE GLYPH. Go back to the upper level of the cemetery. 
    Examine the statue. Shoot it with your crossbow to open the gates. 
    
    On the other side do battle with the ghost ladies. Jump up to the top of the 
    mill near the cross and pick up the power glyphs. Use your shotgun to open some 
    boards on the building. Follow the river against the current. Kill the 
    gargoyles and grapple up the side of the mountain. At the top, battle with the 
    ghosts around the large statue. Jump on top of the pillar and grapple to get 
    the CHEAT GLYPH PLAIN WORLD.  Notice at its base is a door that can be opened 
    with an explosive tipped weapon.  Ignore it for now. Jump up and hit the 
    statue, knocking it over and creating a bridge. Destroy the monsters in the 
    next area.  And continue up the mountain.  Do battle with Igor. Just keep 
    shooting him with the pistol. 
    
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      Mission 4: Prince Velkan
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    Clear the skeletons from the graveyard.  Pick up the AMMO REPLENISHER and LIFE 
    REPLENISHER if you need them. Go through the now broken down gates and pick up 
    the SPEED BOOST GLYPH.  You'll find yourself in the courtyard where the egg was 
    at the bottom of the well.  In its place you can pick up a LIFE REPLENISHER.   
    Go back towards town, and jump up into the area where you previously found the 
    statue and closed door. Like in the graveyard use your crossbow to shoot the 
    statue and the door will open to reveal, CHEAT GLYPH TRANSLUCENT FIEND.  Now 
    prepare for your first encounter with Velkan.  Battle until the werewolf runs 
    off.  
    
    You can turn around and jump up on a nearby house to pick up a SPEED BOOST 
    GLYPH. Cross the bridge back to the courtyard with the fountain. Shoot Velkan 
    until he runs away again.  Destroy the pots to gain power glyphs and a health 
    glyph. Move forward further into town.  Battle the monsters, and follow Velkan 
    through the hole he broke in the wall. Your back near the center of town.  Kill 
    the gargoyles breaking the crates and gathering power glyphs.  You can pick up 
    an AMMO REPLENISHER, and continue forward through the level.
    
    Kill Velkan, and he will turn back into a man. 
    
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      Mission 5, Castle Frankenstein
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    Kill the zombies picking up any glyphs you might need.  There is an AMMO 
    REPLENISHER on the bridge, and a LIFE REPLENISHER at the top of the windmill. 
    Continue through the gates towards the castle. Open the doors and go inside.  
    Kill the multitude of gargoyles and jump on top of the carriage to reveal a 
    LIFE REPLENISHER. Also in the courtyard is a HALF LIFE GLYPH. 
    
    Enter the double doors that you first encountered. Do battle with the gas-
    masked monsters. Notice the door on the lower level.  It could be opened with a 
    more powerful shotgun.  So let's leave it for now.  Enter the upper left hand 
    door, and enter the library and check the books on the shelf. Down below shoot 
    the statue with your crossbow to reveal a crate.  We can't open it now, so 
    let's leave it. Exit through the door on the top level and swing across the 
    room to the now open door. Kill the monsters and pick up a SPEED BOOST, and a 
    SHOTGUN AMMUNTION UPGRADE. Head back to wards the library.  Use the alternative 
    shotgun blast on the crate to reveal an EASTER EGG in the fireplace.
    
    Back track and use the EASTER EGG on the EGG PEDESTAL to unlock CHALLENGE 5.  
    Now return to the castle and use your shotgun to open the door on the lower 
    level. Kill all of the monsters. Check out the maps, books and the generators.  
    Go through the blowing doors to the exterior garden. 
    
    You will find an EGG PEDESTAL. Check the statue and collect the power glyphs. 
    Jump onto the molding around the door you exited. Jump again and blow open the 
    doors to reveal a HALF LIFE GLYPH. Enter the shack and ride the elevator below 
    ground. 
    
    Kill all of the skeletons and check the small electric generator.  Continue 
    forward through the level. In the room with the green pods, grapple up to reach 
    a room with cocoons and Dracula's children.  Try to reach the end of the room 
    and grapple to get the ELECTRIC GUN. Let's head back, in the room with all of 
    the gears use shoot the node to activate the gears. Note that if you grapple up 
    there is a door that we cannot open yet. Go back to the map room and shoot the 
    node with the electric gun to lower the platform. Pick up the EASTER EGG use 
    the EASTER EGG on the pedestal with the EGG CUP we just passed to UNLOCK 
    CHALLENGE 1
    
    Go back to the room with the green pods, and jump on the elevator in the 
    center. Battle Dracula. 
    
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      Mission 6, Frankenstein Cave
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    Jump down to the lower levels and battle the skulls. Grapple up the side of the 
    opposite wall to get an AMMO REPLENISHER.  Swing across to another ledge and 
    then drop down to get a HALF LIFE INCREASE. Jump all the way to the top and 
    enter the passage.  Grapple across to activate the skull attack, and then jump 
    into the lower level. Kill the skulls and use your shotgun to open a door.  
    Inside find CHEAT GLYPH SICK PLAYER.  Jump back up to the upper area, and 
    grapple your way across the room.  Pick up the CROSBOW AMMO UPGRADE and notice 
    the locked door behind it. Use alternative crossbow and open it to find a LIFE 
    REPLENISHER. Continue to grapple across the room.    
    
    Take out all of the skulls. Jump on a ledge at the bottom of the room to 
    grapple on a stalagmite collect the power glyphs. From the bottom, jump up to 
    the area with the collapsed passage.  Around the corner from the pillar you can 
    pick up a LIFE REPLENISHER. Grapple across to the left to get a HALF LIFE 
    INCREASE. Grapple back across and use alternative crossbow to open the door.
    
    Battle with Frankenstein. 
    
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      Mission 7, Return to Castle Frankenstein
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    Immediately to the right jump up to find a HALF LIFE INCREACE.  Battle the bats 
    and cross the river. Continue to jump up the mountain and swing across the 
    waterfall.  After you've swung across jump up the terraces picking up the 
    EASTER EGG on the left as you move up the mountain. Directly behind the 
    waterfall, drop down onto the ledge that served as your grapple point. Pick up 
    the CHEAT GLYPH METAL FIEND.  Follow the werewolf through the cave. Pick up the 
    DOUBLE SCIMTARS along the way. There is also an archway near by where you can 
    pick up a LIFE REPLENISHER. On the exterior battle the werewolves, and the exit 
    the area.  Just outside you can jump up near a tree on a high rock tower to get 
    some power glyphs. Keep following the path up the mountain until you reach a 
    spiral path that ends with an archway just before the gated entryway.  Jump 
    onto the arch and you will be able to grapple across to another area where you 
    can pick up a HALF LIFE INCREACER. 
    
    Jump back down and enter the castle. Defeat the werewolves inside and look at 
    the lion's head fountain.  Find CHEAT GLYPH SMALL FIEND. Outside in this 
    courtyard you can also find an EGG CUP PEDESTAL, and an AMMO REPLENISHER. Near 
    the egg pedestal you can grapple up onto a narrow ledge. Follow it around and 
    use your shotgun to blow the door open and retrieve a HALF LIFE INCREASER. 
    
    Use the egg in the EGG PEDESTAL to open up CHALLENGE 2. Enter the Castle and 
    battle Velkan. Enter the castle courtyard. Battle the werewolves. Next battle 
    the bats to pick up an AMMO REPLENISHER. Jump down out of the window to pick up 
    a LIFE REPLENISHER. Grapple back up into the room and use your alternative 
    shotgun to open the door.  Inside is a LIFE REPLENISHER. Go up the stairs and 
    fight the werewolves, then ride the elevator up. Pick up the HALF LIFE 
    INCREASER found at the top. Battle Dracula. 
    
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      Mission 8, Escape from Castle Frankenstein
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    Destroy the small monsters in the area. Jump in the vat filled with green 
    liquid. Check it to find CHEAT GLYPH ARCHAIC CLOTHES. Continue down the stairs. 
    In the room where all the cocoons were, go through the open door to pick up a 
    HALF LIFE INCREASER. Return to the cocoon room, and drop down through the hole 
    into the elevator shaft. Check the broken green pod to get an ELECTRIC GUN AMMO 
    INCREASE. Pass through the gear room and the crypts get to the elevator. Ride 
    it to the top level.  Battle the large angel statues, and then exit through the 
    gate. 
    
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      Mission 9, Forrest Path  
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    Kill one of the vampire sisters. If you get knocked off the wagon check it and 
    get CHEAT GLYPH SHADOW FIEND Battle again with Velkan
    
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      Mission 10, Werewolf's Curse
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    Pick up the SCIMITAR AMMO UPGRADE. Check out the statues. Neat-o, now follow 
    the path outside and grapple up to follow the mountain path to the hunchback's 
    hideout. Use your alternative crossbow at the base of the statue to gain the 
    CHEAT GLYPH METAL BODY. Jump up and continue to follow the mountain path. Fight 
    the hunchback. 
    
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      Mission 11, Assault on Castle Dracula
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    Follow the path up the mountain. In the first cave you find use your 
    alternative crossbow to blast open the door on the right to find an EASTER EGG. 
    Enter the large double doors and fight the monsters inside. Use your shotgun to 
    open the door just to the right. Inside find the CHEAT GLYPH SHADOW BODY. Fight 
    Dracula's children waiting inside and enter the double doors at the end. Talk 
    to Anna, fight the ghosts, and drop down into the grating. Fight the monsters, 
    and use your electric gun to shoot the generator several times.  Ride the 
    elevator up.
    
    Walk around the upper level of the room and enter the double doors.  Grapple 
    across the next room, find another grappling point and pick up a HALF LIFE 
    INCREASER. Grapple back and enter the double doors.  Battle the many baddies, 
    and pick up the GATTLING GUN. Ride the elevator up.
    
    Use the gattling gun to open the doorway, and kill the ghosts inside. Pick up 
    the HALF LIFE INCREASER. Before you exit the doors at the other end, notice a 
    grappling sign.  Grapple and pick up the power glyphs. Enter the double doors 
    and pass through the dungeon to the room with the pool of blood. Enter one of 
    the side rooms and use your alternative electric gun to power up the glyphs 
    near the crypts.  After you've powered up all three crypts, the EGG CUP 
    PEDESTAL will rise from the blood bath. Use your EASTER EGG to unlock CHALLENGE 
    3. One complete, grapple on the arch, and grapple again to gain entry to a 
    tower. Make your way up the broken stairway. Battle the stone statues and cross 
    the bridge. Battle Aleera.
    
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      Mission 12, Dracula's Demise
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    Make your way up the stair, at the first landing you can go down a small set of 
    stairs and use your alternative electric gun to open the door. Inside gain the 
    GATTLING GUN AMMO UPGRADE. Continue up the stairs. Make your way back down the 
    side stairs and into the castle. The membrane is now open. Jump down inside, 
    and do battle with Dracula. 
    
    **Finishing the game on Normal difficulty unlocks the HARD difficulty level, 
    and if you've managed to complete each level wearing your hat, you unlock CHEAT 
    POWER CLOTHES. 
    
    **Save your current character in a new game and unlock the CHEAT GLYPH 
    TRANSLUCENT BODY in Mission 1 under the waterfall near the first bridge, the 
    CHEAT GLYPH INFINITE SPEED in Mission 5 at a grapple point in the courtyard of 
    Dracula's castle, the CHEAT GLYPH ARMOURY ANYTIME at a grapple point in the 
    gear room of Dracula's castle.
    
    **Complete on HARD difficulty to unlock CHEAT INFINITE AMMO.
    
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      Challenge 1 - Nightfall
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    Grapple the gargoyles to make them dive towards you and destroy the stone 
    knights. Earn the CHEAT GLYPH DWERGER SKING.
    
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      Challenge 2 - Defend the Ring
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    Shoot and avoid the owls to keep them from knocking you off of the ring. Earn 
    the CHEAT GLPYH ARCHANGEL SKIN.
     
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      Challenge 3 - Blood Bath 
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    Jump up the stones around the room before the time runs out. You do not have to 
    reach the very top, just stay above the blood, and just before the time runs 
    out a grapple point will appear. Grapple to beat this challenge. Pick up CHEAT 
    GLYPH WRAITH SKIN.
    
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      Challenge 4 - The Maze
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    Go the right left on the far end, the right door, down the stairs to the far 
    end of the platform, down the stairs straight ahead, door on the left, door on 
    the right.  Cross the bridge.  This gives you the HEAT GLYPH GARGOYLE SKIN. 
    
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      Challenge 5 - Time Attack 
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    Defeat all of the monsters before time runs out. To earn the CHEAT GLYPH FELL 
    SKIN. 
    
    **Defeat all 5 of the challenges to pick up the RIFLE in the middle of the 
    challenge world
    
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      Bonus Films
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    Introduction - Available from Game Start
    
    Van Helsing Movie Trailer - Available from Game Start
    
    There are seven bonus films also accessible by punching certain button 
    combinations during game play. After playing this game through, and not 
    unlocking any additional films, I was a bit puzzled and wondered if there even 
    were any additional films. I located how to unlock them by simply searching 
    online for "Van Helsing Xbox bonus films". Unlocking them was not something I 
    could have figured out how to do on my own, so I'm not going to post that here. 
    Plagiarism issues, you understand.
    
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      Legal / Contact 
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    This game guide is for personal, non-commercial use only. I was not paid to 
    write it, and you should not be charged to read it.  Please do not reproduce or 
    alter this guide, in part or in whole without written permission. All 
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    Copyright March 7, 2006 S. Evans.
    
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