Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £23 ($28)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 847.49 MB
Controller System: Touch Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
Dead Hungry (Oculus Rift)
Intro: Sink your teeth into the first VR offering from well-known PixelJunk series developer Q-Games! Dead Hungry is a fast-paced hilarious panicky action game in which you are a fearless food-truck chef working overtime to end the invading zombie menace-by sating their hunger with an order of the burger, soda and fries! Feed the swarms of ravished zombie schoolgirls, office workers, and sumo wrestlers turning them back into well-fed members of society before your very eyes! Stack burgers precariously to the ceiling using farm-fresh ingredients, and pretty much just about anything else you can get your hands on!
Review: Job simulators are a fast growing genre of VR games…but why? Why would you want to come home from work and unwind by going into VR and doing yet another job? The reason is they are fun! Your own job might be working in a fast food chain making burgers, but play this game in VR doing the same thing and you are serving a load of brain dead zombies! ..Oh, wait…that is the same thing. But either way, whatever job you do it wouldn’t be as much fun as working in Dead Hungry.
Working in a burger van you need to feed wave after wave of brain dead zombies as fast as you can. There are even some boss zombies to deal with! This ‘diner dash’ type game sees you trying to serve burgers in a burger van/food truck as fast as you can. The zombies come, you feed them and they turn back into real people again. You need to cook the burgers, decorate them with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese and then put the bun on the top. There are also pizza, fried and shrimps to cook not to mention the drinks. This is a game that is fast from start to finish, feed them as fast as you can with just about whatever you can.
Verdict: If I had to pick holes I would moan about the minimal storyline, the poor character animations and maybe the particularly unimaginative backgrounds. But then again who cares about the storyline and to be honest you will be spending so much time making the food you won’t notice the sparseness of the surroundings. While the learning curve is also pretty steep, if you can make it through the first few levels you will be able to do the rest of them. This game is fast, fun and makes great use of the touch controllers. While there aren’t that many levels you will want to keep challenging yourself all the time and of course getting family and friends to try it gives it just enough value for money. I just wish flipping burgers was this much fun in real life, I would have signed up to work in McDonald’s years ago!