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Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong

Big Bad Wolf Studio, Nacon
May 19, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
50 / 100
IGN
5 / 10
GamesRadar+
2.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
4 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
IGN Italy
7.7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong offers an impressively flexible story, but that can't save it from its mediocre writing and scattershot game design.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong falls short of its ambitions as a story-focused detective RPG due to a dense but uninteresting plot, bland characters, and unintuitive puzzles.

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A bland and occasionally baffling return for the Vampire: The Masquerade series

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A complex, vampire-centric role-playing game where conversations replace violence, but whose boring puzzles and undercooked script suggest its budget didn't stretch nearly as far as its ambitions.

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Rarely have I played a game where I wanted to restart a scenario to undo bad decisions as I have here. Swansong makes you pay for your missteps and should be an excellent game for watercooler discussions with others who have played it.

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Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong is a dialogue-driven RPG that stakes everything on writing that isn't up to the task.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Swansong is a good investigative adventure dressed up in vampire finery, but doesn't quite live up to my expectations due to some overly restrictive design and a disconnect between the third person perspective and the largely text and table top mechanics. Once some of the bugs are patched and there are resources available to support the build choices you make, there is a solid adventure to be found here. It's not the new Bloodlines, but it's an authentic Vampire: The Masquerade experience nonetheless.

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong is a brilliant adaptation of the themes, the atmosphere and the mood of the homonymous pen and paper RPG. The alchemical mix between cinematic adventure and light RPG works great and Big Bad Wolf Studio gives a fresh take on the concept of "playing a role" in a video game. It's a pity that technically wise the game sometimes doesn't stand up to its own ambitions.

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