Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 7, 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York is essentially a collection of subplots for their own sake, largely set in stone. But they’re written with talent and confidence and I would gladly read some more.

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NintendoWorldReport
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 24, 2020

As an exploration of modern vampire life, it’s a gripping story, but it’s missing some things that would be needed to make it a better-playing game.

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Scored Reviews

Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 16, 2020

You've played the tabletop games and the PC games... now play the visual novel.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

Forget the fact that Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a visual novel, as it really knows what the setting is all about. From the world, to the characters, to the absolutely fantastic setting and handling of the franchises deep lore, this is really a Vampire: The Masquerade game done right, and one that's highly replayable. There are a few flaws here and there, like how forgettable the plot at hand is, or how the paths don't diverge as much as one would want them to, but this is such an engrossing, and deeply atmospheric experience that it doesn't really matter.

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Gamerweb.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York is a fantastic story about a young vampire trying to figure out how to live in the dark world of the constant masquerade. A great game full of captivating side stories , the main problem of which is its length.

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Player.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

Coteries of New York is a big surprise. Passed as a "side" title compared to the much more talked about Bloodlines 2, the impression it gave was that of a product designed to simply "taste" a tasty but still not ready for the table and with only a fair variation in the recipe. Instead, we are faced with a main course, a game with a precise identity and dignity. It is not a title for everyone. Those who do not like visual novels will hardly feel at ease, and those who expect an appetizer of an action-rpg will be disappointed. But for fans of the series or simply lovers of modern gothic, this is an interactive story not to be missed, which honours an important license thanks to a technical realization with attention to every detail.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2020

For the uninitiated, Vampire: The Masquerade—Coteries of New York is a great introduction to the Vampire: The Masquerade franchise.

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Gamer Escape
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

There’s a bit of polish it can use here and there, but it’s certainly one of the better visual novels I’ve played this year.

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Worth Playing
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2020

Overall, this indie RPG is a pretty good distraction for vampire fanatics to delve into as they anxiously await the upcoming releases this year.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2019

I'm hoping that Coteries is the first modern step forward for an IP long overdue for mass recognition. Vampire: The Masquerade fans will enjoy this, and fans of vampire fiction in general might want to give it a whirl, as this is an easy introduction to an awesome universe.

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PC Gamer
77 / 100
77 / 100
Dec 13, 2019

Excellent writing and vibrant characters help to overcome prominent technical issues and unwelcome repetition.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2020

Though a little too short for its own good, Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries Of New York is nonetheless a highly entertaining visual novel that provides a grand introduction to the world of Vampire: The Masquerade at large.

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Everyeye.it
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2019

Vampire The Masquerade: Coteries of New York transports the heart of the paper game into a visual novel full of charm and emotions. In this adventure every player, accustomed or not to the World of Darkness, can totally immerse himself, feeling full and satisfying sensations.

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Cultured Vultures
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

Vampire: the Masquerade - Coteries of New York holds a lot of depth in its world and melds in some small mechanics to help add an element of strategy. Better suited to players who are already familiar to the world, but easy enough for fledgling vampires to embrace it.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 15, 2020

While clearly not as impressive in gaming terms as the Bloodlines series, Coteries of New York is a welcome addition to the digital world of The Masquerade. Offering up an immersive and atmospheric take on the politics and personalities of the undead Big Apple, it seduces with it's quality of writing and characterisation, proving to be more than a mere snack to tide the Hunger over until the main course of Bloodlines 2. If you have any taste for the Gothic you should give yourself over to the vampiric delights of Coteries.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York left me feeling hungry. The game is certainly well-written, but its truncated story doesn’t quite do its complex, captivating world justice. If you’re a dedicated VTM devotee, Coteries of New York is a solid appetizer, but you’ll have to wait until next year for something to truly sink your fangs into.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

Vampire: the Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a well-written interactive story in the World of Darkness that fans of the franchise will enjoy. While mostly a good read, it's let down by repetitive visuals, bugs, and relatively shallow choices. Players used to approaching Vampire as an RPG should temper their expectations.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 22, 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York is an interesting complicated story that trying to explain World of Darkness to those who never experienced it. It may be helpful in anticipation of a full-fledged role-playing game in the same universe. Everyone else who does not have a sufficient level of English, is not ready to spend time in the local encyclopedia and read thousands of lines of not very simple text, it is better to take any early book of Anne Rice and skip the game.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 13, 2019

Coteries of New York is an excellent entry point and a good adaptation of the traditional tabletop RPG. If you’re looking for a solid vampire story this is definitely for you.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York is a hell of a mouthful, but one that you should at least take a nibble at. The streamlined gameplay and engrossing story make it an approachable title that artfully embraces The World of Darkness. While its relative lack of role-playing depth, linearity, and brevity may be off putting to some, when taken for what it is there is a lot to enjoy here.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 10, 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a beautiful-looking visual novel for the Nintendo Switch that features a finely written plot and dialogues, as it should with any self-respecting visual novel. While the game's length feels short, those who have a penchant for an experience that's not based on action gameplay but rather on plot choices will find an immersive world and many incentives to return to the adventure in order to discover more characters and more plot developments.

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33bits
70 / 100
70 / 100
Dec 11, 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a good visual novel that can serve as a good aperitif while we wait for Bloodlines 2. Some great secondary characters and high level of writing defines a game marked by a somewhat decaffeinated main story.

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IGN Italy
6.9 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

6.9 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2019

World of Darkness marks its return to the videogame scene with a simple, yet intriguing visual novel. It's not the most memorable story about vampires, but despite being a low budget game, it definitely has its good vibes.

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New Game Network
68 / 100
68 / 100
Jan 15, 2020

Coteries of New York is a return to the world of Vampire: The Masquerade that fans will enjoy. Those unfamiliar with the series might be left feeling underwhelmed, however.

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SECTOR.sk
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

Coteries of New York is an interesting addition to Vampire: The Masquerade world. But with a short story and almost zero replayability value, it lacks the depth a story-driven game deserves.

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RPG Fan
63%
63%
Jan 7, 2020

I completed this game three times and I'm still left hungry and unsatisfied.

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GBAtemp
6.2 / 10.0
6.2 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

Coteries of New York is definitely a game made to be experienced in the context of a connected universe. As an introduction to that universe, it works. As a game on its own, it's just okay. Fans of the franchise will likely love it, and those who are interested in trying the franchise will find plenty to enjoy. But it's hard to recommend this as a game for everyone to jump on.

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GamingBolt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 25, 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York is a visual novel that has bright spots and some intriguing moments but is brought down by a lot of filler material that adds little to the overall package.

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GameSkinny
Dec 20, 2019

While the writing is surprisingly high-quality and the UI is slick, the lack of any real choice and abrupt ending make Coteries Of New York tough to recommend.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2020

If you absolutely can't wait until Bloodlines 2 for your next Vampire: The Masquerade fix, Coteries of New York is a decent enough way to fill the time.

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Digitally Downloaded
Apr 1, 2020

Playing this game feels every bit like playing the tabletop pen-and-paper experience with a good GM weaving the story. Sadly, by nature pen-and-paper RPGs are about fun stories rather than anything meaningful, and Coteries of New York doesn't really have anything meaningful to say. Throw in some confused mechanics and this one won't be remembered as a classic of the genre.

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Area Xbox
5.7 / 10.0
5.7 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2020

Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a beatiful visual novel set in the universe of Vampire: The Masquerade. In this experience you will play as 3 character from the differents clans of this dark universe.

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

I went into this game really expecting to like it – and I did, for the most part. In the end, I couldn't get past the odd tone and the feeling that it was penned by someone who didn't actually respect the source material, but wanted to write a self-aware parody of it.

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