System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £18.99
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 18+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: A Chair in a Room: Greenwater is a tense Virtual Reality horror game set in America’s Deep South. Drawing on elements of Southern Gothic and using settings of derelict towns, run-down motels and murky, decaying swamps, A Chair in a Room will take you through an investigation of institutional corruption, religious immorality and murder, which can only be unlocked by searching deep within your own psyche.
A calibration room will allow you get comfortable in VR but once you call the elevator, you begin your story as patient no. 6079 in The Greenwater Institute, with no recollection of who you are or what you did to be here. Dark visions bring your lucidity into question and only the doctor’s supply of medication can suppress those who wish to haunt you.
Review: A Chair in a Room: Greenwater is an update to the critically acclaimed Chair In A Room that you can still play on a mobile VR headset. But this is Steam VR and it uses all the VR horror tricks to make you so scared you will want to sell the headset and never mention the game again. I even found myself jumping out of my skin when a bed suddenly appeared behind me! Nothing scary, just…unexpected. And the unexpected is what this game throws at you from start to finish. While I do still say it is overpriced I do think it is one of THE best VR horror experiences out there and trust me, that is high praise indeed.