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  • Summary: Set in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britains mostSet in early 20th century Britain during a bout of the lethal Spanish flu, the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a completely disorganized and ghostly city, those who are either fools, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britains most elusive predators: the Vampires.

    Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakes; as the player it is you who determines how to harness your new powers, by specializing in deadly, versatile RPG skill-trees that change the way you play. As a doctor recently turned into a Vampire, you try to understand your new affliction. Your quest of intuition, discoveries and struggles, will be filled with death and drama, while your attempt to stem the irrepressible thirst that constantly drives you to take human lives.

    As you cling to what remains of your humanity, your decisions will ultimately shape the fate of your hero while searching for answers in the coughing, foggy aftermath of the Spanish Flu.

    FEATURES:

    * Explore a darkly atmospheric early 20th century London.

    * Play a tormented and powerful Vampire learning the rules of your new condition. A man of science, a beast of the night: Your toughest battles will be within yourself.

    * Build your own combat style through a wide range of crafted weapons and powerful Vampire abilities to defeat a large and unique bestiary.

    * Choose your fate: moral choices will shape your story. How human could a Vampire be, when he must feed?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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. Nov 27, 2019
    77
    Although it's hampered with some little framerate issues, Vampyr on Switch delivers on mostly every other aspect. Well played.
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    This is quite a great game and a great port.
    We get some distracting annoying loading screens, but this is a great game to be played on
    This is quite a great game and a great port.
    We get some distracting annoying loading screens, but this is a great game to be played on portable mode where I play the most.
    Is such a great way to play this titles.
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  2. Apr 10, 2021
    8
    The combat does get a little boring after a while but the story, world and the character interactions kept me intrigued. Also playing itThe combat does get a little boring after a while but the story, world and the character interactions kept me intrigued. Also playing it during a pandemic. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2019
    6
    Great atmosphere, solid characters, and the level at which you can upgrade your character is deep but not daunting... That being said the gameGreat atmosphere, solid characters, and the level at which you can upgrade your character is deep but not daunting... That being said the game can be a real slog! Too many locked doors and blocked pathways force you to take a 30 minute trek through the city to do one simple task. There's no fast travel so you'll find yourself backtracking non-stop!!! The combat is fun but the boss fights are so hard you'll begin the hate the game. Plus if you use an item and then die that item will not reginerate so you better pray you don't die in a boss fight or youl find yourself slogging through the city for 20 minutes trying to get items back for the boss fight... Hard to recommend based on how bored and frustrated I got but if you're a fan of this style of game it has enough going for it that you should try it out. Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2019
    5
    Fix the combat and you've got a very good game here. Otherwise, Vampyr is a tedious slog through some amazing environments, coupled withFix the combat and you've got a very good game here. Otherwise, Vampyr is a tedious slog through some amazing environments, coupled with poorly realized button-mashing and wayfinding that borders on cruelty. The Switch version holds up well, but the source material wasn't strong enough to warrant a port in the first place. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2019
    3
    Vampyr is an ambitious attempt at boring the player into submission.

    Gameplay: 2 Graphics: 5 Audio: 3 Fun Factor: 2 It's worth purchasing in
    Vampyr is an ambitious attempt at boring the player into submission.

    Gameplay: 2
    Graphics: 5
    Audio: 3
    Fun Factor: 2

    It's worth purchasing in the bargain bin.
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  7. Aug 20, 2020
    0
    Lags, bugs, "loading, loading, loading....". This game really sucks... (75 characters)

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