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Astrokill (Steam VR)

Astrokill (Steam VR)

Astrokill (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Space Shooter
Input: Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+


Description: Focused on combat without compromising realism, ASTROKILL is a modern space shooter drawing inspiration from old-school games like TIE Fighter and Freespace 2. Players pilot fighters, gunships, interceptors, and medics (in 1st or 3rd person) from warring factions in ballistic dogfights. Wage war flying for either the sprawling Dominion of Man or the rebellious Outer Belt Alliance!

Review: The good news is I have to say that I didn’t find Astrokill even half as bad as many of its steam reviews suggest it is. But I didn’t find it that great either. This games biggest issue is that it is so hard to control. It feels like you are moving a giant space tanker rather than a small spaceship and this means the gameplay is slow-paced even in the heat of battle. It has to be said the developers got a few things right. It looks great and could be something really good with some minor improvements which they do roll out albeit quite slowly.

This is one of those games that is worth a look, provided you get it for the right price. Even at half price, you might struggle to get some value for money from it, but for just a £ or so you might be willing to give it some time and get used to the sluggish controls. Only by taking your time and developing a deeper understanding of this game will you learn to appreciate it. Sadly most people just won’t give it that time and hate it well before they can learn to love it which if you ask me is a shame.

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