For those of you looking for a werewolf game to play, you can check out the Elder Scrolls role-playing games (made for XBox, XBox 360, and PlayStation 3). Although the game isn’t solely about werewolves, you’ll find werewolves starting in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. They show up again in Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon, and also in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.. and in Skyrim, werewolves are actually playable characters!
To become a werewolf in Skyrim (a disease called Lycanthropy), you complete a series of quests for the Companions faction. Towards the end of the quests, you’ll go to Underforge and complete a ritual to become a werewolf. Becoming a werewolf in the game increases health and stamina, makes you sprint speed faster, discourages wolves from attacking you, and gains you melee damage bonuses…it also lets you howl. On the minus side, it makes you susceptible to silver. It’s also worth noting that you cannot be a werewolf and a vampire at the same time (sorry, no werevamps here)! Other disadvantages include losing followers who are afraid of you, and not being Rested. Ultimately, in the game, being a werewolf is seen by some as a curse, and by others as a blessing…which side you’re on depends on how you use your newfound skills. 🙂
In Skyrim, you can also cure your lycanthropy if you start to see it as more of a curse than a blessing, however if you decide to do so, be forewarned you cannot again become a werewolf. To cure the disease, when the Companions leader asks to be cured, you can cure yourself at the same time…you’ll need to throw Glenmoril Witch’s head into the fire.