Everywhere from Cairo to Vienna and, of course, Transylvania comes through gorgeously in their pre-rendered 2D landscapes. Each location has its own unique visual feel and bright London looks very different from gloomy Transylvania. The characters also come through looking great. While you can't say for sure that they are modeled after the actors from Bram Stoker's Dracula, there are enough similarities to make you wonder.
The game's audio is another high point. The background music is very fitting in each location. In London, you get the sense of high-class with piano tunes filling your ears, while more exotic instruments are used in the Egyptian locations. One thing that did bother me though, was Van Helsing's somewhat limited vocabulary when doing the various standard adventure tasks like trying to click on non-existent objects or using inventory items in strange new ways.