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Divided: Soul Theft (Steam VR)

Divided: Soul Theft (Steam VR)

Divided: Soul Theft (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £5.19
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Horror
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75

Description: Late one night, you get a frantic message from your amateur ghost hunting partner Dante… “The mansion, it’s real and it’s ALIVE with paranormal activity. GET HERE NOW!” You immediately drive to the house to find DANTE gone, and start to receive mysterious texts from him, guiding you to solve the DIVIDED SOUL THEFT ritual! Explore a truly haunted house, with multiple clue types: sound, picture and actions specifically designed for VR experiences.

“I wanted to design and build a game unique for VR that everyone would want to own… with the sole purpose of scaring their friends and showing off the amazing qualities of playing in VR” – Josh Crowell lead game designer. “So after turning the corner and having HER, there in my FACE and with all the sound and music… I just ripped that headset off my head to getaway! It’s funny because I WROTE the story and KNEW what was coming and still lost it. I love VR horror!” – Gary Brown Story Writer. So gather your friends, sit down and see who can make it past the first encounter with… HER…Who can solve the mystery first and guide the ghost hunter to success?

Review: Divided: Soul Theft is a pretty traditional jump-scare style horror in which you need to find out what happened to your friend. (spoiler…he’s dead.) With teleport movement, there is no nausea at least, but I would have liked the option to move about normally. I have to say, the game does look really good and to scale and it shows a lot of time and effort was put into making the game look polished and indeed it is polished, but sadly far too short. At just over 30 mins this is not going to last you very long and that makes the current asking price of £5.19 seems a tad too much. But for just half of that, I would definitely give this a go. Sure, it doesn’t last long, but you will still need to change your pants after playing it!

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