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Vampyr

DONTNOD Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive
Jun 5, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
68 / 100
IGN
7 / 10
Easy Allies
5.5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
6 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10

Vampyr Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Atmospheric World

Unfulfilled Ambitions

Performance Issues

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.


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Vampyr 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


Vampyr Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Vampyr

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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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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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An inspired use of the usual vampire clichés with some fascinating moral decisions to make, that always impact the game world and its combat in unexpected ways.

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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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Vampyr attempts to deliver a gothic fantasy, and while it has bright spots, too much goes wrong to let them shine through

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Dontnod follows up Life Is Strange with a surprisingly enthralling supernatural thriller.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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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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