Being cruel and doing what it takes to survive is necessary, but only the Sabbat are deeply into being evil.
Killing or excessive cruelty kills your humanity, which for some is good and others is an anthema. In the meta we know its bad, but in the meta we also know there’s not really any good options and the world is five minutes to midnight anyway for a fuckton of reasons so it doesn’t matter.
In the vidya its more white and black because you are in a specific story, on the tabletop you have more options on how you go about your humanity but it ends up just as railroaded even if in other directions since its a DM’s job to make you react to a shit world full of assholes. https://whitewolf.fandom.com/wiki/Path_of_Enlightenment
In general, like in the Vidya, you can say anyone Sabbat is bad, anyone in the Masquerade is “good”, and some overlap on all sides.