Vampyr reviews prove it’s one of the most interesting games this year.
Vampyr is a bit of an unusual game. An action RPG made by Dontnod, stewards of the Life is Strange series.
The studio’s only attempt at anything other than a narrative-driven game was 2013’s Remember Me, which wasn’t particularly well received despite showing a lot of promise. Dontnod’s returned to the action genre with Vampyr, a Gothic tale set in London during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
In Vampyr, you play as Dr. Jonathan Reid, a half-vampire who must contend with the daunting challenge of satiating his primal needs while continuing to perform his job as a doctor. The game offers several alternate paths to most situations, with dialogue choices playing a key part in how some characters perceive Reid.
A lot of the combat is optional, with the player deciding which characters to kill and which to spare while also trying to keep their secret from being revealed.
In our review, Marshall Lemon called it a “masterpiece with forgivable flaws”.
If you’re still on the fence after reading some of the reviews below, check out the studio’s recent gameplay stream. There’s about an hour of footage in there along with development commentary.
Assuming you to decide to get it, don’t forget to bookmark our guide with six early tips.
For all other reviews, see below:
(Scores are out of ten unless otherwise noted).
- IGN – 7
- Gamespot – 7
- Eurogamer – No score
- EGM – 8
- Destructoid – 6
- GamesBeat – 75/100
- GamesRadar – 3.5/5
- Paste – 8
- Polygon – Pending
- RPG Site – 6
- God is a Geek – 7
- Push Square – 6
- Slant – 2.5/5
- Videogamer – 7
- PCGamer – 68/100
- USgamer – 3/5
- COGconnected – 88/100
- ACG [Video] – Buy
Vampyr is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.