Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Oct 31, 2019
    83
    This port of Vampyr is the perfect way to investigate yours sins wherever you are. Great job for a great videogame.
  2. 80
    Overall, Vampyr is an ambitious game made with a lot of love. Given how easy it is to become immersed in its world, I was able to forgive some of the more glaring flaws with its repetitive action-RPG combat. It’s not typical for a developer to give the player such power over a game’s world and characters, after all. This affords the game an immense amount of replayability that can also let you reshape your characterization of Reid. If you’re looking for something different this Halloween season, Vampyr is one of the most impressive horror games on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re sold on the concept, this game definitely deserves your attention.
  3. Oct 28, 2019
    75
    Vampyr is a solid action RPG with a nice combat system, interesting characters and great atmosphere. The Nintendo Switch version, however, is not the best one to enjoy this kind of experience.
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    70
    Vampyr brings a very well executed gothic and vampirical atmosphere to the Nintendo Switch, which sits really well with the game's outstanding plot and narrative developments. The game could do much better when it comes to its long loading times and sometimes unstable performance but these are not factors that end up harming an overall experience of interesting exploration and involving plot choices.
  5. Nov 5, 2019
    70
    Vampyr is a game with charisma, and that remains intact in this version. If you want to play it on a TV, we would recommend choosing another version, but for handheld gaming it does hold up.
  6. Nov 4, 2019
    70
    There's a lot to like about Vampyr, despite some slightly lacklustre combat, and it's a decent-sized adventure to sink your teeth into.
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Oct 28, 2019
    70
    Dontnod Entertainment offers us an interesting title that has good ideas and atmosphere, but is blurred in the fog of London due to its performance issues and its simple and repetitive combat system. However, its interesting story makes it enjoyable, so it is highly recommended for any vampire fan.
  9. Oct 28, 2019
    70
    Vampyr is a brilliant take on the vampire fantasy, focusing more on drama, relationships and inner conflicts than on sucking blood. The temptation at its core can lead to frustration, as the challenging boss fights feel designed to urge you towards killing more innocent NPCs. Anyone attempting a no-kill playthrough may struggle unless they’re willing to invest the time, but if you’re enjoying the story and characters, it’s time well spent.
  10. Oct 28, 2019
    70
    Like many games ported to Switch, Vampyr is perfectly adequate on the format, but nothing more. If you don’t own a PS4, Xbox One or a PC up to the task and have been itching to play the game, by all means pick it up; you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of it. The Switch version is the weakest available though, and since Vampyr has such a wonderfully haunting atmosphere, the downgrades and performance issues do detract from it somewhat. Vampyr is still a good game on Switch, but it’s not the best way to play it.
  11. Oct 28, 2019
    67
    The overall atmosphere, unfortunately, ends up being partly obscured by visual weaknesses.
  12. Oct 28, 2019
    60
    Vampyr for Nintendo Switch, ported by Saber Interactive, faces obvious technical limits, which make it an experience not always easy to enjoy.Doubts also remain about the portable nature of a title of this kind,slow and extremely narrative to its core. However, it remains a good addition to the Switch library, although it is the worst version.
  13. Nov 7, 2019
    50
    As much as I would love to recommend Vampyr, I fear that the darkest parts of Vampyr have overcome the light.
  14. 50
    Don't buy this port until the performance issues are addressed. I can't recommend it as it currently exists to fans of the game, or those with only a Switch in the house: I can't recommend this port to anyone. Skip Vampyr for the Switch; there are better ways to play a bloodsucker out there.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    8
    Good port from the same phenomenal company that ported (S)Witcher 3 to the Switch. Pretty good AA atmospheric game with a lot of branchingGood port from the same phenomenal company that ported (S)Witcher 3 to the Switch. Pretty good AA atmospheric game with a lot of branching paths and great RPG elements. The graphics are a downgrade of course like (S)Witcher 3 but look fine on handheld. Framerate is surprisingly relatively smooth and consistent compared to the console releases. The only complaints I have are the inability to reverse the A/B button (you were able to do this in (S)Witcher 3) and the game will pause sometimes in the middle of gameplay to load for a couple seconds with a brief loading screen. This was at seemingly random times and a bit annoying. Not an issue for me, but some people might find it hard to read the text on handheld, especially switch lite. There's an option to increase subtitle font size but no menu/notes/books/HUD etc.. Hopefully these things can be patched if enough people have issues with them. Finally, at release this game is kind of expensive ($50 at release) since it has been out on other systems for a year now ($14 on sale on PS store). But that's just nintendo tax and also probably the cost of porting it. Luckily switch games have a solid resale value and don't depreciate a lot. Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2019
    8
    it looks and plays great on the switch. having played the ps4 version,not much is missed here.
  3. Oct 31, 2019
    9
    I went through this game twice upon its initial release on pc and absolutely loved it ! Saber interactive have worked miracles porting this toI went through this game twice upon its initial release on pc and absolutely loved it ! Saber interactive have worked miracles porting this to the switch , there are of course visual cut backs but the game retains its visual identity and is an absolute gem . Full Review »