News Surprise Vampyr Patch Bites Back with Boosted PS5 Performance
Now running at 60 frames-per-second
DONTNOD’s likeable gothic escapade Vampyr has received a surprise PlayStation 5 patch which improves the game’s performance on Sony’s new-gen system. Available to download now, the update bumps the release’s framerate to 60 frames-per-second and boosts its resolution to 1440p, improving both performance...
News PS Plus October PS4 Games Available to Download Now
Out for blood
Not every month can bring with it a stellar line-up of PlayStation Plus titles, and October 2020's selection very much feels like one that will be forgotten about before too long. PS Plus subscribers can get their hands on Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr this month at no extra cost. As is tradition, we put the two PlayStation 4 games...
Guide Vampyr: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles
Your ultimate Vampyr resource
Vampyr is a PlayStation 4 game released in June 2018 by developer DONTNOD Entertainment. Best known for the Life Is Strange series, this is a new IP that has just hit PS Plus as one of October 2020's free PS4 titles. We awarded the game a 6/10 in our Vampyr PS4 review, describing it as an experience with "a ton of...
Guide Vampyr: Prologue - All Collectibles and Weapon Locations
Your first taste of blood
Where do you find all Collectibles and Weapons in the Prologue chapter of Vampyr? In this section, we are introduced to 1918's London and protagonist Jonathon Reid. There is 1 collectible and 2 weapons to discover. As part of our Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal the locations of all Collectibles and Weapons in the...
Guide Vampyr: Chapter 1 - All Collectibles and Weapon Locations
Quench your thirst
Where do you find all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 1 of Vampyr? In this section, we meet the residents of Pembroke Hospital. There are 2 collectibles and 5 weapons to discover. As part of our Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal the locations of all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 1, in the order that you'll find them.
Guide Vampyr: Chapter 2 - All Collectibles and Weapon Locations
Blood red wine
Where do you find all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 2 of Vampyr? In this section, we continue our search for blood. There are 5 collectibles and 4 weapons to discover. As part of our Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal the locations of all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 2, in the order that you'll find them.
Guide Vampyr: Chapter 3 - All Collectibles and Weapon Locations
Soaked in blood
Where do you find all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 3 of Vampyr? In this section, we continue our search for blood. There are 2 collectibles and 2 weapons to discover. As part of our Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal the locations of all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 3, in the order that you'll find them.
Guide Vampyr: Chapter 5 - All Collectibles and Weapon Locations
Where do you find all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 5 of Vampyr? In this section, we continue our search for blood. There are 3 collectibles and 2 weapons to discover. As part of our Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal the locations of all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 5, in the order that you'll find them.
Guide Vampyr: Chapter 6 - All Collectibles and Weapon Locations
Where do you find all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 6 of Vampyr? In this section, we continue our search for blood. There are 11 collectibles and 26 weapons to discover. As part of our Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal the locations of all Collectibles and Weapons in Chapter 6, in the order that you'll find them. Th
Guide Vampyr: All Collectibles Locations
Lore Keeper Trophy guide
How do you find all the Collectibles in Vampyr? Collectibles are documents, notes, and diaries you can find throughout London that detail the backstory and lore of the world. They are fairly easy to spot, but you will have to work a little harder to obtain some of them. There are a total of 30 Collectibles to discover. In...
Guide Vampyr: All Melee Weapons Locations
The Tools of the Profession Trophy guide
How do you find all the Melee Weapons in Vampyr? Melee Weapons are the tools you will use to take down and eliminate the monsters haunting 1918's London. They are fairly easy to spot, but you will have to work a little harder to obtain some of them. There are a total of 20 Melee Weapons to discover. In this...
Guide Vampyr: All Ranged Weapons Locations
Keep Your Distance Trophy guide
How do you find all the Ranged Weapons in Vampyr? Ranged Weapons are the tools you will use to take down and eliminate the monsters haunting 1918's London at a distance. They are fairly easy to spot, but you will have to work a little harder to obtain some of them. There are a total of 11 Ranged Weapons to discover...
Guide Vampyr: All Off-Hand Weapons Locations
Weapons of Choice Trophy guide
How do you find all the Off-Hand Weapons in Vampyr? Off-Hand Weapons are the tools you will use to take down and eliminate the monsters haunting 1918's London. They are fairly easy to spot, but you will have to work a little harder to obtain some of them. There are a total of 13 Off-Hand Weapons to discover. In this...
Guide Vampyr: How to Save This Poor Plant with Water
Unlife Is Strange Trophy guide
How do you save this poor plant with water in Vampyr? Inside your office at Pembroke Hospital is a plant you can water and save from dying, and doing so will unlock the Unlife Is Strange Trophy. In this Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal how to save this poor plant with water. Vampyr: How to Save This Poor Plant with...
Guide Vampyr: How to Turn All Districts to Hostile Status
London's Burning Trophy guide
How do you turn all districts to hostile status in Vampyr? There are four different districts to 1918's London that you can have an impact on through your choices and actions, and turning them all to hostile status will unlock the London's Burning Trophy. In this Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal how to turn all...
Guide Vampyr: How Long Does It Take to Beat?
How many hours does Vampyr take to beat?
How long does it take to beat Vampyr? How many hours does Vampyr take to beat? Time is a precious commodity at the moment, especially when you take into consideration the amount of PlayStation 4 games releasing towards the end of this year and the eventual arrival of PlayStation 5. Therefore, you might be...
Guide Vampyr: How to Unlock All Endings
How to get the best ending in Vampyr
How do you unlock all endings in Vampyr? How do you get the best ending in Vampyr? Given that DONTNOD Entertainment's PS Plus title is an RPG, the choices and decisions you make will have an impact on both the story and world around you. In this Vampyr guide, we're going to reveal how to unlock all endings in the...
Poll Are You Happy With Your PS Plus Games for October 2020?
Plus or minus?
October's PlayStation Plus games have been announced, and, well... The reaction hasn't been brilliant. For starters, we've got Vampyr. By most accounts it's a decent game (we gave it a 6/10), but it's the kind of semi-forgotten title that you'd expect alongside a blockbuster. Except there is no blockbuster — there's only Need for...
News PS Plus October 2020 Free PS4 Games Announced
Hit and miss?
October 2020's PS Plus games have been confirmed. As always, subscribers get two PS4 titles. This time around, it's Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr. The latter will hopefully get you in the mood for Halloween. We actually rather enjoyed DONTNOD's vampiric role-playing game, describing it as "intriguing" in our Vampyr review...
News DONTNOD and Focus Home to Join Forces Again Following Vampyr's One Million Sales Milestone
Let's go again
It feels like DONTNOD's vampiric adventure game Vampyr flew way under the radar last year, but in a new press release, it seems like it did pretty well for itself. One million sales is certainly nothing to sniff at, and it's a huge success for publisher Focus Home Interactive. No wonder the two companies are partnering once again on...
News Vampyr Has Been a 'Tremendous Success', Says Publisher
Vampyr, the gloomy action role-playing game that launched earlier this year in June, has done very well for itself commercially, according to publisher Focus Home Interactive. The company's latest earnings report highlights "tremendous success throughout the second quarter" for Dontnod Entertainment's title. When it released, it managed...
News Vampyr Adding New Difficulty Options This Summer
At both ends of the spectrum
If the tropical weather around the world has you longing for the cold hard cobbles of early-winter England, then French developer DONTNOD hopes to pull you back in with a new Vampyr update this summer. Two modes will be added to the role-playing game imminently, including a ‘Story’ difficulty which will de-emphasise...
Guide Vampyr Combat and Upgrades - How to Fight Well and Upgrade Your Weapons and Abilities
How to not suck
Combat in Vampyr is like a combination of Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Bloodborne. You hack and slash your way through enemies, dodge and parry their attacks, and use special abilities to both heal yourself and harm others. While it's a pretty simple affair, there is a lot of depth to it that you might not realise at...
Guide Vampyr XP - How to Earn It from Combat, Quests, and Sucking Blood
Vampyr might ask you to spend most of your time locked in dialogue with its cast of colourful characters, but it's first and foremost an RPG. That means experience, skill systems, and upgradable weapons. However, it's also a narrative adventure like Life is Strange, so the developers have tied the two genres together by providing the best XP...
Interview Sinking Our Fangs into the Soundtrack of Vampyr with Composer Olivier Derivière
Recently we got the chance to have a chat with the composer of DONTNOD's promising-looking Vampyr, Olivier Derivière. We got to discuss the manner in which he approaches his compositions, the intertwining of game development alongside the music, and how his passion for video games birthed a phenomenal composer for the industry...
News Sink Your Fangs into 50 Whole Minutes of Vampyr Gameplay
A bloody chunk
Recently, Vampyr developer Dontnod Entertainment livestreamed a hefty chunk of the game, showcasing a whole 50 minutes of the upcoming action role-playing title. We've embedded an archive of the stream above, and the action kicks off around the 16 minute mark. It looks interesting and atmospheric, if a little rough around the edges...
News Moody Action RPG Vampyr Goes Gold Ahead of Release Next Month
Hooray, Vampyr has gone gold! It feels like we've been writing about Dontnod Entertainment's project for an eternity (it's been more than three years, actually), but the action role-playing game is finally ready to sink its fangs into PlayStation 4 next month. Indeed, the title isn't far away at all, set to hit store shelves on the 5th...
News Vampyr's Latest Trailer Offers a Bite-sized Look at Combat
Vampyr, the latest title from Life is Strange developer DONTNOD, has always looked promising, but we've not seen a great deal of the game's combat. In this new mood-setting trailer, entitled 'Becoming the Monster', we get to see some brief snippets of the action. It looks like you'll be combining regular melee attacks with your vampiric...
News Doctor Death Fears the Reaper in Vampyr Story Trailer
Werewolves! Monsters! Crazy religious cults! It seems there’ll be a lot more supernatural to Vampyr’s plot, as this story trailer teases all sorts of shenanigans on London’s cobbled streets. To be honest, we’re not entirely sure what this clip is trying to tell us, but it serves as a decent mood piece – we especially like the...
News Final Vampyr Dev Diary Reveals Release Date
Fangs very much
The last of the four-episode web series on DONTNOD's Vampyr has been made available today. This video is entitled "Stories From the Dark", and sees the development team speak about how they've approached storytelling within their latest title. They talk about the narrative bleeding into the gameplay, and how telling stories in games...
News Latest Vampyr Dev Diary Details London's Inhabitants
The third video in DONTNOD's Vampyr development series is out now, which we've embedded for you above. Entitled 'Human After All', this episode focuses on the myriad citizens that populate 1918 London. With the moral quandary of who to kill and when being a central point to the game, it's good to hear that each NPC has a story,...
News New Vampyr Video Spotlights Setting and Sound
"We tried to withhold visual information"
DONTNOD's Vampyr dev diary series continues with the second episode, entitled Architects of the Obscure. Once again, a couple of developers from the studio highlight some specific areas about their bloodthirsty new game. The team talks about the four districts of London you'll be able to explore, detailing...
News First Vampyr Dev Diary Talks About Morality and Player Choice
The first episode of the Vampyr webseries has made its way to YouTube. Entitled 'Making Monsters', the video features several developers from DONTNOD discussing their take on vampires, and the decisions players will have to make throughout their adventure. As we know, you play as the doctor-turned-vampire Jonathan Reid, and part of the...
News A New Webseries Will Shed Some Light on DONTNOD's Vampyr
Developer DONTNOD has been pretty quiet on its latest game, Vampyr. The murky, moralistic action game looks fairly promising, but there hasn't been a lot of buzz around it of late. That seems to be changing, however, as publisher Focus Home Interactive has just uploaded a teaser for a new webseries, entitled DONTNOD Presents Vampyr...
News Action RPG Vampyr Won't Have DLC, But Needs to Sell One Million
Focus Home lays out expectations for title
DONTNOD’s upcoming action role-playing game Vampyr has no DLC plans, as publisher Focus Home Interactive would prefer to start work on a sequel if the title’s a success. The game, which boss Cédric Lagarrigue believes can sit alongside blockbuster titles despite not having a AAA budget, was recently...
News Action RPG Vampyr Returns to Its Crypt Until Spring 2018
Vampyr, the action role-playing game in development at DontNod, has been delayed. Originally due to launch on PlayStation 4 this November, publisher Focus Home Interactive has confirmed that the title is now set to release in early 2018. We've seen relatively little of Vampyr over the last few months, and without a concrete date, a...
News Vampyr Sinks Its Fangs into PS4 This November
And here's a moody trailer
Action role-playing title Vampyr will launch at some point in November, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced. In it, you play as Jonathan Reid, a doctor who also happens to be a vampire. Naturally, you'll be forced to make tough moral choices as Reid struggles with his vampyric urges. The game's new cinematic...
News Life Is Strange Dev's Dark RPG Vampyr Will Have Four Endings
And you'll need to play cleanly to see one
Dark role-playing game Vampyr is set to release on the PlayStation 4 this year, and while developer DONTNOD didn't disclose a great number of new details at a recent press event, it did reveal that the title will have four different endings determined by the way in which you play. "The sum of your...
News Suck the Blood from Vampyr's All-New PS4 Trailer
Life is strange
Vampyr is one of those rare games that should come with a 'Made for Sammy B' seal of approval. The latest from Life Is Strange developer DONTNOD has a little bit of everything that this author likes: a gothic London backdrop, a sinister storyline, a dash of survival horror, and some enticing gameplay mechanics. Will it be good?...
News Fresh Vampyr Screenshots Show Off the PS4 Action RPG's Combat
Someone call a doctor
Vampyr - an action role-playing game from French developer DONTNOD - has always looked promising on paper, but after sinking our fangs into some gameplay footage last month, we're still not totally sold on this often janky looking trip through old London's dingy streets. That said, the newly released screenshots that we've...
News Sink Your Teeth into 15 Minutes of Vampyr PS4 Gameplay
Life Is Strange dev DONTNOD has deployed the first 15 minutes of gameplay from horror role-playing game, Vampyr. While this is all pre-alpha footage, it serves as a short introduction to the seedy streets of London, where a pandemic has sent the English capital into disarray. Dr Jonathan Reid, the protagonist, is a troubled soul – caught...
E3 2016 Vampyr PS4 Gameplay Bleeds Atmosphere
You'd be forgiven for thinking DONTNOD skipped E3 2016 altogether, with the developer making very little noise about its new game Vampyr at this year's show. However, new footage has been popping up on YouTube, including the clip from IGN we've embedded below. It comprises of pre-alpha gameplay, with Philippe Moreau and Greg Szucs of...
E3 2016 Life Is Strange Dev's Vampyr Laments Life in PS4 Trailer
Fangs very much
The leaks floweth like the blood from a punctured vein. Vampyr's tasty E3 2016 trailer has appeared online, revealing the curse of life as a creature of the night. The game – in production at Life Is Strange developer DONTNOD – is based upon the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic in London, and sees you assume the role of a doctor name...
News Sink Your Fangs into Some Fresh Vampyr Screenshots
A better look at the gloomy PS4 RPG
It's about time that we got a slightly better look at Vampyr, the promising action role-playing game from Life Is Strange developer DONTNOD. While we'd prefer an informative gameplay video at this point, we won't say no to several new screenshots - even if they're all gloomy as heck. Supposedly, these new pics...
News Gameplay from Promising PS4 Gothic Horror Vampyr Leaks
Select press recently received a behind closed doors look at PlayStation 4 gothic horror Vampyr, but fans weren't given any new gameplay footage to feast on. Fortunately, a few precious seconds of off-screen action from the upcoming role-playing release have leaked online – though the quality's not especially great. There's a...
Feature 5 Things We Know About Murderous PS4 RPG Vampyr
We first heard about Vampyr back at the beginning of last year, and truth be told, we've heard bugger all since. However, thanks to a glut of new information that's spread across the web like an outbreak of vampirism, we've finally got our hands on some semi-decent details. We're thankful, too, because French developer DONTNOD's...
News PS4 Action RPG Vampyr Bleeds a Few Gloomy Screenshots
You may have to squint
It's about bloody time that we got a slightly better look at Vampyr - an action role-playing game set in 1918's London. As you'd expect from a title that's all about vampires and a city that's trying to get over the horrors of the first World War, Vampyr promises a dark and morbid looking affair. The only downside is that...
News PS4 RPG Vampyr Will See You Living a Strange London Life
Edward cull 'em
DONTNOD Entertainment may have only just put a period on the first season of Life Is Strange, but it's busy behind-the-scenes working on something a little darker. Vampyr was announced by the Parisian outfit for the PlayStation 4 a little while ago, but the developer's taken to the
E3 2015 PS4 Horror RPG Vampyr Gets Its Very First Trailer
Vampyr is currently in the works over at Dontnod Entertainment, but all we've seen regarding the game is some very vague concept art. Fortunately, the developer's released something slightly more tangible: the title's very first trailer. Again, it's more of a mood setter than anything, but it's still the most that we've seen of the...
News Remember Vampyr? The Horror RPG Will Be Feeding at E3 2015
Bite-sized trailer planned
We first wrote about Vampyr all the way back in January, when it was supposedly shown behind closed doors. Apparently a horror-themed role-playing game, it's being made by French developer Dontnod - the team behind the stylish Remember Me, which released on the PlayStation 3 in 2013. Vampyr certainly sounds intriguing, as...