System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 45
Description: Galaxy Race is a VR sports game in which the player takes control of one of a handful of original and colourful characters. Equipped with GraviDecks – futuristic high tech hoverboards, the Graviators race against each other on various tracks somewhere in a galaxy. Beside beautiful sights, tracks also consist of lots of pickups giving the player access to throwing discs, mines, shields, power boosts, accelerators etc. Collecting these bring the player one step closer to the victory.
This game encourages players to use their motion in a fluid way. A right mixture of body balance and cunning will be essential. Our original and very attractive “GraviMotion” steering system is a completely new and smooth way to control your avatar in virtual reality.
Review: Galaxy Race is a racing game with a very unique movement system that basically turns your whole body into a giant standing thumbstick. So you will need a strong back to learn forward and backwards. While the control method is indeed a good idea it does take some getting used to and this game doesn’t have the depth you need to take the time to get used to it. With only one character and 3 single player maps the game just doesn’t last long enough to justify you taking the time to learn the controls properly. It’s well worth a look if you can get it on the cheap for a quid or two, but I wouldn’t pay anything more than that for this.