Vampyr is a narrative-driven action-RPG.
Set in an unforgettable interpretation of 1918 London, Vampyr puts you in the role of Dr. Jonathan Reid, a newly-turned vampire. Confronted with a new world of ancient horrors and hidden societies, you’re challenged with saving a dying city’s citizens while uncovering the truth behind your terrible condition.
Choose to be the savior or the stalker. The blood of London’s citizens fuels your new-found powers in order to overcome supernatural foes. However, feed too freely, and you may doom the city for eternity. The consequences of each life taken will send ripples through each of London’s districts – who will you sacrifice for the greater good?
Everyone of Vampyr’s citizens is part of an interconnected social web, and the fate of one citizen in a social circle will impact all the others, as well as the direction of the narrative. Each citizen has their own story, life and personal goals, some will ask you for help, some will agree to sell you rare items – and every last one can be spared or sacrificed in Reid’s quest. Reid is a vampire, and the fastest way to evolve and unlock new supernatural abilities for combat is by drinking the blood of the living. In Vampyr, it’s not “Do I kill?” but “Who do I kill?”. Deadly encounters plague the doctor’s journey, and each citizen offers a tempting source of power… but there will be consequences.
Each of the four main districts have health status linked with the number of living, dead and sick citizens. By feeding sparingly and keeping the populace healthy with crafted medicines, balance can be maintained. However, if the health gauge drops too low, the district will be lost to supernatural creatures along with every quest, shop and citizen that once lived there. If every district of London falls, the game can still be played to completion, though with an outcome that suits such recklessness. Your actions will save or doom London.