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  • Summary: Vampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s mostVampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakens. You are Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the frontline. Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice... who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street… Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you 'alive;' it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use. [Focus Home] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 67
  2. Negative: 4 out of 67
  1. 90
    Vampyr is the vampire story that I’ve waited for many, many years for. As a fan of Anne Rice and the deeper tales around vampires – and as a fan of stories that are focused on moral conflict and consequence, Dontnod have crafted something that feels custom-designed for me.
  2. Jul 13, 2018
    85
    It has an interesting story and well written characters that kept me playing through. Even with some less than stellar battles. The setting is fantastic and is quick to draw you in with great atmosphere.
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    80
    I want to like this game, I really do. But it's holding me back from doing so. Reading into it, I find a lot of near-depth, but nothing that the game actually employs has much depth to it. There are a ton of amazing aspects that boost the game, but its larger ambitions lies just outside the reach of its execution. But it is worth a try, and an admirable achievement. In truth, I think this game is more a 7.8, but I feel the current rating it has adequately describes its qualities, while acknowledging its flaws.
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    75
    Vampyr is good — flawed, but very good — and pleasurable.
  5. Jun 5, 2018
    70
    Vampyr has a great universe, a great narrative and a great concept, although the execution is a little bit flawed. We’ve enjoyed it even with its flaws so, if you are just a little bit interested in the story and the setting, give it a try.
  6. Games Master UK
    Jul 14, 2018
    67
    Vampyr's social web is intriguing, but bland combat and a conflicting premise hold it back. [Aug 2018, p.70]
  7. Jun 7, 2018
    40
    After the touching emotional drama of Dontnod’s previous game – the coming-of-age adventure Life Is Strange – Vampyr’s ambitious but awkward chin-stroking is disappointingly inert, while its failure to reconcile its ethical hand-wringing with its gratuitous combat leaves it as conflicted as its undead protagonist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 216
  2. Negative: 62 out of 216
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    It was best game last two years, in which i played,
    really cool design and atmosphere
  2. Oct 13, 2020
    10
    The moment you start playing a potential garbage and 5 hours later (just a first session, the game itself is long) you close a game and sayThe moment you start playing a potential garbage and 5 hours later (just a first session, the game itself is long) you close a game and say Wow. For me it is hidden gem, because i couldn't remember any ad for this game. This game more likely will be appreciated by people who like Batman/Joker, dark and gloomy atmosphere. But this game is story driven, not just standard hack&slash or action RPG.
    And Atmosphere is the most beautiful part of the game. It is really create a feeling like you are in the game:
    Details. It is beautifully created world with lots of details. For eg. just look in the windows and you could see the room with furniture and other staff inside. There are some flaws like - 3 same paintings in the mansion (sure people have a money to purchase different painting). But the rest is so beautifully recreate the gloomy atmosphere
    Music. It is support the dark atmosphere and perfectly match other details
    Gameplay. Surprisingly it is very enjoyable. Something between Dark Souls and Witcher. Each time you are develop your character, the battle become more interesting.
    Characters. The crucial part of the game. They are very well developed and implemented with own personalities. And you could kill everyone :) but look, they are so awesome, that my first playthrough i tried to keep everyone alive, but the story and you actions could lead to unexpected course of events. And the world is adapt, if you kill someone, next night his wife could already be with another man and related persons are saying about his death. And this is so influent. Wasteland 3? maybe it has more variety of the choices, but for me they are more straightforward.

    Cons:
    Sure this game wasn't develop by big Company, and not so polished as RDR2, the movements and some texture is not so superb, but creators made a fantastic game with resources they have.

    I score 10/10 because i would like the team to continue what they are doing, it is really outstanding games with the soul compare to EA and Ubisoft games focused on your money not the game itself.
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  3. Oct 29, 2019
    9
    This was the first time a game’s rewards for morally bad choices are so high I was tempted for more than roleplaying purposes. I stillThis was the first time a game’s rewards for morally bad choices are so high I was tempted for more than roleplaying purposes. I still prevailed, forcing my Jonathan into blood abstinence through the very end and I do mean MY Jonathan. The game’s main character is by far my favourite thing in the game. Jonathan Reid truly felt like he belonged in this world, with a rich backstory, flaws and traits, political opinions and interest but giving me enough dialogue choices to tailor them to my own preferences. All the more surprised I was when I saw other people’s gameplay and how their Jonathan’s differed from mine completely but somehow had the same level of depth.
    The NPC’s and their connection towards each other- is fun to explore and well implemented in the game. Aside from the awkwardly paced romance that the game sadly forces on the main character. The doctor-playing part of the game was a fun addition but nothing more than that.
    The main story was absolutely amazing. It does everything right by introducing the fantasy aspects so slow and always tied into real-world occurrences that they almost start to sound believable. The writers have clearly done their research as I found myself looking through Wikipedia pages of the historical figures and events mentioned in the game during the (unbearably long) loading screens.
    The developers made the most out of their rather limited supply of 3D assets so different areas all had their own feel to it.
    But even with all the praise, there is just no way around mentioning the combat system.
    Very few different types of enemies, slow character responses, horrible camera movements, the ‘best’ weapon can be found within the first hour of playing, the respawn mechanics are horrendously punishing, especially in closed-off areas with boss fights. Consumables do not respawn so if you have used them in your first attempt, died and came back…well…. Good luck.

    I can’t bring myself to dislike this game however. It’s doing something new, and it is excelling at it.
    it’s one of those titles that I can talk about even with friends who aren’t enthusiastic about videogames because it just has that much depth to offer. If only all aspects were as polished as the NPC system and the story so it could appeal to a brought mass giving Vampyr the popularity it deserves. But at least this way the developers can concentrate fully on tailoring it to a specific audience – of which I happily admit to be a part of.
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  4. Oct 13, 2020
    7
    Definetly a good SOLID game, it s not a Masterpiece but if you like vampires, rpgs, a good story with likeable characters you should definetlyDefinetly a good SOLID game, it s not a Masterpiece but if you like vampires, rpgs, a good story with likeable characters you should definetly try this game, with an ok combat, good graphics, place in a some what open world setting with side quests, the only things holding it down are, some design choices and ocassional bugs, definetly worth buying, especialy considering it s price at the moment.Great atmosphere and music too! Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2020
    6
    A unique game that takes place in a 1919 epedemic. Interesting game mechanics around who to feed on to level up and develop. However the mapA unique game that takes place in a 1919 epedemic. Interesting game mechanics around who to feed on to level up and develop. However the map is pretty confusing, combat feels clunky and there are serious performance issues. Its a shame as this could be a real gem if they ironed out some of the issues Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2019
    4
    Boring game with old style game process like old days 2d games. The only good thing is scenario which is quite unusual.
  7. Oct 20, 2019
    0
    No tiene nivel de dificultad, te quedas estancado, y acaba aburriendo, vaya coñazo no poder segui adelante, osease no lo compreis, vaya roboNo tiene nivel de dificultad, te quedas estancado, y acaba aburriendo, vaya coñazo no poder segui adelante, osease no lo compreis, vaya robo robo robo robo Expand

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