Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is a first-person RPG, set in the World of Darkness, a setting maintained in the urban fantasy convention. The title is a continuation of the iconic game from 2004 and offers a very similar approach to gameplay. Hardsuit Labs (known from Blacklight: Retribution) is responsible for the development of the title, but some devs of the first installment (e.g. Brian Mitsoda, author of the script) and well-known developer Chris Avellone also participate in the work. The publisher is Paradox Interactive.
The player takes on the role of a newborn vampire who is entangled in a ruthless conflict over power in the city of Seattle. Survival requires alliances with all sorts of mighty bloodsuckers and exposing the conspiracy underlying the war between the mighty undead factions. In the game, we also meet some of the heroes known from the previous installment.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is an RPG, in which we observe the action from the first-person perspective (in some situations it is possible to see our character). Exploring the dangerous streets and buildings of Seattle, we carry out quests, collect items and establish relationships with various characters - including, above all, representatives of the vampire community.
It is worth noting, that allies must be chosen carefully because everyone has hidden motives, and vampire intrigues are characterized by exceptional ruthlessness. There are several different factions in the game, characterized by their own history and goals. It is up to us on which side of the conflict we will stand, and the choices we have taken will not be easily forgotten.
The game offers a dynamic combat system, in which disciplines play an important rol, i.e. supernormal abilities, the use of which requires the consumption of blood. As the game progresses, the player can develop the skills and attributes of their character, making it gradually more powerful.
While playing, we are also forced to hunt in order to provide ourselves with life-giving blood. However, one has to be very careful - respect the Masquerade law (forcing the undead to hide from people) and make sure that hunger does not cause us to be too cruel - the border between man and the ruthless beast is very thin in the case of a vampire.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 can be played only solo.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 features attractive three-dimensional visuals. The PC version of the game supports ray tracing and DLSS technologies; it also supports mods.