On October 30, Devil's Night, Sergeant Albrecht is at the scene of a
crime where Shelly Webster has been beaten and raped, and her fiancé
Eric Draven (me) is dead on the street outside, having been shot and
thrown out of the window. The couple were to be married the following
day, on Halloween. As he leaves for the hospital with Shelly, Albrecht
meets a young girl, Sarah , who says that she is their friend, and
that they take care of her. Albrecht tells her that Shelly is dying.
One year later, a crow taps on the grave stone of me I awaken and
climbs out of my grave. Meanwhile, a low level street gang, headed by
T-Bird , is setting fires in the city. I go to my old apartment and
finds it derelict. I have flashbacks to the murders, remembering that
those responsible were T-Bird and his gang: Tin Tin , Funboy and
Skank. I soon discover that any wounds I receive heal immediately.
Guided by the crow, I set out to avenge mine and Shelly's murders by
killing the perpetrators.
The crow helps me locate Tin Tin; I kill him and then takes his coat.
I then goes to the pawn shop where Tin Tin pawned Shelly's engagement
ring the year before. I force the owner, Gideon, to return the ring
and blows up the shop, letting Gideon live so that he can warn the
others. I find Funboy with Sarah's mother, Darla . After killing
Funboy, I talk to Darla, making her realize that Sarah needs her to be
a good mother. I visit Albrecht, explaining who I am and why I'm here.
Albrecht tells me what he knows about Shelly's death and that he
watched as she suffered for thirty hours before dying. I touch
Albrecht and receive from him the pain felt by Shelly during those
hours. Sarah and her mother begin to repair their strained
relationship. Sarah goes to my apartment and talks to me. She tells me
that she misses me and Shelly. I explain that, even though they cannot
be friends anymore, I still care about her.
As T-Bird and Skank stop at a convenience store to pick up some
supplies, I arrive and kidnap T-Bird. Skank follows the pair and
witnesses me killing T-Bird; he escapes and goes to Top Dollar, a top
level criminal who controls all the street gangs in the city. Top
Dollar and his lover/half-sister Myca have become aware of my actions
through various reports from witnesses. Top Dollar holds a meeting
with his associates where they discuss new plans for their Devil's
Night criminal activities. I arrive looking for Skank. A gun fight
ensures the deaths of nearly all present, with me succeeding in
killing Skank. Top Dollar, Myca and Grange , Top Dollar's right hand
I, having finished my quest, returns to my grave. Sarah goes to say
goodbye to me and I give her Shelly's engagement ring. She is then
abducted by Grange who takes her into the church where Top Dollar and
Myca are waiting. Through the crow, I realizes what has happened and
goes to rescue her. Grange shoots the crow as it flies into the
church, making I lose my invincibility. Myca grabs the wounded crow,
intending to take its mystical power. Albrecht arrives, intending to
pay his respects to me just after I'm shot and wounded. Top Dollar
grabs Sarah and climbs the bell tower as a fight ensues, with Grange
being killed. The crow escapes Myca's grip, clawing her eyes and
sending her down the bell tower to her death. When Albrecht is
wounded, I climb to the roof of the church on my own. There, Top
Dollar admits ultimate responsibility for what happened to Me and
Shelly. In their fight, I give Top Dollar the thirty hours of pain he
absorbed from Albrecht; the sensation sends Top Dollar over the roof
of the church to his death. Sarah and Albrecht go to hospital, and I'm
reunited with Shelley at our graves.