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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: 43 out of 83
  2. Negative: 16 out of 83
  1. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    Vampyr’s intriguing story and innovative gameplay mechanics make it a worthy purchase. It’s a shame the game has an abundance of frame rateVampyr’s intriguing story and innovative gameplay mechanics make it a worthy purchase. It’s a shame the game has an abundance of frame rate drops and glitches ,but the setting and overall gameplay mechanics do make up for it. It also has a decent levelling system and some remarkable vampiric abilities at disposal. Overall it’s an excellent vampire game and a great RPG. Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2018
    10
    The people that dont like this game are people who cant look pass minor short comings. the game has a world that is alive and breathing. everyThe people that dont like this game are people who cant look pass minor short comings. the game has a world that is alive and breathing. every choice matters and every character you come across matters. the voice acting is done really well and the game is optimized very well on PC. highly recommend this title. its a great AA title. Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    It was best game last two years, in which i played,
    really cool design and atmosphere
  4. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    Not many vampire games are out there but deserve to be. A modern day game in an RPG setting with vampires is what everyone has been crying outNot many vampire games are out there but deserve to be. A modern day game in an RPG setting with vampires is what everyone has been crying out for since the PS2 era of vampire games. Now we have it in Vampyr. The graphics are great and the way it sets the atmosphere of a smokey, industrial revolution type doom and gloom around you feels great and definitely helps set the tone of a game like this. The skill tree is great and adds for a variety of which direction to go when upgrading yourself as a vampire. The combat and fighting style is perfect for this and the story is great also. What more could you ask for? Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2018
    7
    I really went in hoping to love this game and for most of it I did. My two main issues though were first of all, the sense that my choicesI really went in hoping to love this game and for most of it I did. My two main issues though were first of all, the sense that my choices didn't really matter. Sometimes the dialogue wheel would offer me three options which were essentially the same because the game was funnelling me in a certain direction. My second main issue was with the combat system and the difficulty. I didn't enjoy the combat very much especially in the later stages of the game when the difficulty starts to ramp up but I did like being overpowered. So I decided to devour everyone and roleplay as an evil vampire. It was going great until the final boss... who is more difficult the higher your level... so at my stage it's next to impossible for me to win. If the combat system was better I'd stick with it and beat the game but it's not enjoyable enough for that. Also i'm quite annoyed that the promised 'you decide the difficulty' line turns out to be highly misleading.
    There are really fantastic things about this game. I loved the art style, the layout of the city, the npcs who have really excellent and well written dialogues. The initial sense of guilt for even considering drinking someone's blood. It was all going so well until I reached the later stages of the game and all of that promise came to naught. I really respect the developer's for taking a risk and introducing such an innovative gameplay idea in the form of drinking blood to level up while risking the safety of other inhabitants but these missteps left a real sour taste so it has to be a 7 from me.
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  6. Jun 26, 2018
    6
    i was really enjoying this game at the beginning , i thought what a fresh idea , what a cool gameplay , what a nice story . well those arei was really enjoying this game at the beginning , i thought what a fresh idea , what a cool gameplay , what a nice story . well those are quite true though the game gets old and boring real quick . lack of freedom , repetitive combat , too much blabbing got all over me after a few hours on the game . i really think that the idea has some potential though it still needs a lot of improvement , i really hope that if ever a sequel is out it will bring it until then we are talking about a quite mediocre indie game Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    0
    Yeah this game is not good. It’s got a unique premise behind it but gameplay falls short in a lot of areas. Especially combat.

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