System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £2.89
Comfort Rating: Red
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 45
Description: Multiplayer deathmatch games with drones! Enjoy fast multiplayer action with your drone in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch competitions in exotic arenas. Arena is a game from the creators of Drone Fighters. Although it’s a very different kind of game, your avatars and drones will be synced across both games if you play them. Just like Drone Fighters, Arena is also supporting cross-platform play between non-VR PC, Vive and Oculus players.
There are 2 types of competitions in this Early Access version, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. We will be adding new modes with upcoming patches. Game controls are tuned to the platform, and we’ve tried to make it fun whatever your device of choice to play Arena. As in all Surreal powered games, you can customize your drone and avatar in great detail, and use the same configuration for all our other games.
Review: Arena is a drone battling game in which you take down online players in a variety of games from deathmatch to point-scoring. While the arenas themselves are quite small the graphics are pretty good and I especially like the detail that has been put into the drones themselves. When you find someone online to play with this game is quite a hoot, if a little nauseating in VR. But it is the lack of online players that kills this game. These days there are none at all so you paying £2.89 for a game that is pretty much dead in the water. But at least it is cheap enough to get you and your friend a key so you can play together, but personally, I would spend your money elsewhere.