Price at Time Of Review: £8.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 339.08 MB
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85
Description: Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker contracted to retrieve data from the world’s most secure networks. Plug into the Net, install viruses, inject code, and tunnel through cybersecurity in an experience inspired by the classic cyberpunk vision of the future.
Review: While I won’t try and pretend I know exactly what is going on in this game I guess that you are some sort of hacker (maybe inside virtual reality) trying to access some valuable data (probably what the new iPhone 7 will look like). Bu hacking each “node” you have to plant viruses and capture the core. But if you touch and anti-virus software program it will hunt your own virus down and destroy it.
That might sound a little too specialised, but in reality, it is a turn-based strategy game where you have to think 3 moves ahead to get to the goal. Some nodes need to be taken out before you can start working on the others and so forth.
Even now, months after first playing it on Steam VR is Darknet one of my favourite games. With its simple to use controls, strategic gameplay and strangely immersive environments it can quickly get addictive and the gameplay hours fly past. OK, so it’s not the best looking VR game and it’s once again more expensive on the PlayStation store than the others. But I think it’s still worth a blast if you are looking for something new, something innovative, something original.