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Vampyr

A dark action-RPG, whose story is set in the 20th century England. The title was developed by the French studio DONTNOD, known for games such as Remember Me and Life is Strange. The game takes place on the streets of London, during the infamous Spanish flu pandemic.

RPG | TPP | horror | vampires | action RPG | interwar period

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

05Jun201816days

PC XONE PS4

Vampyr for PC, PS4 and XONE is a dark, open world action RPG, whose story is set in England in early twentieth century. Title was created by the French development studio DONTNOD Entertainment, known for games such as Remember Me and the episodic adventure production Life is Strange. The PC version of the game was published by the Focus Home Interactive company.

Story

The story takes us back into the times when the infamous 1918 flu pandemic, dubbed the Spanish flu, raged across the Europe and the streets of London were filled with violence and fear. We play the part of a man named Jonathan E. Reid – a respected military surgeon who returns from the front lines of World War I with a personal mission to help people struck by the disease and find a way to stop the deadly pandemic. During the trip home, however, our protagonist gets unexpectedly bitten by a vampire. Since then, he has to cope not only with the pandemic, but also with his new nature and growing blood-lust, leading him to making many difficult moral choices that can significantly influence the course of the story.

Gameplay

In terms of game mechanics we are dealing with a fairly typical action RPG. During the game, we wander through the dark streets of London, completing many main and side quests and speaking with encountered NPCs. Often, however, we will face mortal adversaries, which may prove to be different species of vampires or other mutants as well as their hunters, who can use more diverse weapons and even traps. Combat takes place in real time, and we can use both physical force and firearms, as well as typical „vampire” skills, which we develop in the course of the storyline.

Of course, as befits a game dealing with bloodsuckers, there is also an important element of necessity to restore our diminished strength by drinking the blood of our victims. Anyone can become our prey – whether it happens during a fight or during0 exploration. Throughout the game, we often have to make difficult decisions concerning which NPC will become our next victim, because a character once eliminated disappears from the game world entirely, and his absence can prevent us from completing certain quests. Moreover, in order not to arouse suspicions about our second nature, we must be extremely cautious, which means it is not enough to simply bite the first encountered person. Very often it involves time-consuming research on our potential victim, her habits and relationships with other characters, and then choosing the right time and place to carry out the attack.

Technology

When it comes to technology, Vampyr for PC, PS4 and XONE employs the potential of the Unreal Engine 4, guaranteeing high quality visuals. Developers from the DONTNOD studio managed to combine typical action RPG mechanics with the distinctive character of the dark times of a pandemic and the unique atmosphere of classic vampire films.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 390 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2130 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 370 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

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