Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is a third-person adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos in 1999. It is the second game in the Legacy of Kain series and the first game in the series not developed by Silicon Knights. It is a direct sequel to Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, and subsequently was followed by three more games, one of which, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, is a direct sequel.
1500 years after the events of the first game Blood Omen, Soul Reaver chronicles the journey of the vampire-turned-wraith Raziel, lieutenant to the vampire lord Kain. Raziel is killed by Kain and returns from the dead to exact revenge, revived by The Elder God to become his \"soul reaver\". Raziel shares this title with Kain\'s sword, Soul Reaver, which he acquires during the game. The game was well received by critics and highly praised for its eerie atmosphere and a deeply intriguing gothic story, but slightly criticized for having a vast, difficult-to-navigate world.