System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: It is 1994. The Soviet Union has collapsed and from its buried archives, two researchers have discovered documents alluding to a top-secret military operation deep in Siberia. Journeying to the site themselves, the researchers found an abandoned outpost sitting on top of an old mine. While one of the two delved into the documents and maps in a topside office, the other headed inside the mine… which collapsed, sealing them inside. Now, with only a pick and a radio contact to their colleague on the surface, the researcher has only one goal: Find a way back to freedom.
Review: On paper ‘Icesolation’ sounds like a great idea for a game. Its a puzzle adventure game in which you can play co-op with someone else in the room as they help you navigate the labyrinth of caves until you find your way out. But in reality, you only need the odd direction or two meaning the other player will be board out of their minds for most the time. Things are not much better for the person in VR neither as the game is quite buggy with things falling through the scenery all the time. The other main issue is that you will finish this game in less than 30 mins, so you need to grab this at the lowest price possible to make sure you don’t end up feeling ripped off like I was. Yeah, its worth a look just about, but it could do with a lot of polish and a tonne more of content.