Vampyr

DONTNOD Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
45%
Critics Recommend
Based on 167 critic reviews
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Vampyr

Rating Summary

Based on 167 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 167 critic reviews
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Vampyr Reviews Summary

Atmospheric World
Unfulfilled Ambitions
Performance Issues

Summary: Vampyr plays like a throwback, with all the positives and negatives to come with that. Exploring a wonderfully rendered London is nice, but sloppy gameplay and execution mar the experience.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 5, 2018
Xbox OneJun 5, 2018
PCJun 5, 2018

Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

CURSED BE THE CHOICE… London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal. Will you embrace the monster within? Survive and fight against Vampyr hunters, undead skals, and other supernatural creatures. Use your unholy powers to manipulate and delve into the lives of those around you, to decide who will be your next victim. Struggle to live with your decisions… your actions will save or doom London. • BE THE VAMPYR – Fight and manipulate with supernatural abilities • FEED TO SURVIVE – Be the savior and the stalker • SHAPE LONDON – A web of interconnected citizens reacts to your decisions

Vampyr Critic Reviews

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There are some brilliant, original ideas in here, but Vampyr tries to do too much at once and suffers for it.

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Vampyr is a slow burn of an RPG, taking its time to ramp up its intriguing blend of science and the supernatural in an elaborately gloomy version of London. When it gets going you can see the potential of the way it offers you more power if you consume its interesting citizens. But Vampyr never commits to this idea to the point where I felt I needed to make that sacrifice to succeed in its relatively simple combat, which leaves it feeling toothless and vulnerable to having a lot of its fun sucked away by technical issues, despite its genuinely engaging story.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Dontnod takes a thrillingly Gothic perspective on early 19th century London, but squanders it in a dreary and indecisive adventure.

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As much a detective story as a horror one, Vampyr rewards you for taking an interest in the people around you and tests your moral compass with a lack of black and white options.

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Audience Reviews

Vampyr comes from the developers behind Life is Strange, although the two have little to nothing in common aside from your choices carrying weight; that is the major theme that ebbs and flows throughout Vampyr perhaps even more-so than its sister series. In Vampyr, you stalk the streets of a fictional plague-ridden Victorian London. The game starts off with its best foot forward

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Vampyr has sold over 500,000 copies

Vampyr has sold over 500,000 copies



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Vampyr prepares to suck your blood in this launch trailer

Vampyr prepares to suck your blood in this launch trailer



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Trailers

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Vampyr - Becoming the Monster Trailer

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[E3 2017] Vampyr - E3 Trailer

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Vampyr - The Darkness Within Trailer

Screenshots

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