According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Animated Violence
Parents need to take note of the Mature rating—D's sword routinely halves monsters and sprays blood in the process, but D takes blood pills to survive. Vampire Hunter D really isn't suited for children at all, but that's not such a bad thing because the game kind of sucks anyway.
Fans of the Vampire Hunter D animated film might enjoy the game simply because it stays so close to its source.
It's nowhere near as good a game as it could've been though, so fans of the film who also happen to be gamers will be sorely disappointed.
Survival horror fans should expect another typical foray into the familiar. Vampire Hunter D isn't scary, but it sticks to the formula in every other way. If that's not enough warning for you, then you might as well buy this game and add it to your collection.
Fans of vampire-related entertainment might enjoy the game's dark tone and gothic imagery.
Fans of Blade and the Marvel comic Morbius in particular might appreciate the idea of the vampire half-breed hero hunting his own kind. But play at your own risk, because it's not a very fun game.