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Isle of the Dead (Steam VR)

Isle of the Dead (Steam VR)

Isle of the Dead (Steam VR)

System: HTC Vive Only
Price at Time Of Review: £2.09
Comfort Rating: Green, Yellow, Red
Genre: Non-Interactive Experience
Input: Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80

Description: Isle of the Dead is a timeless journey, starting from an everyday apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, the ferryman of the Underworld. This VR experience is a loose recreation of the eponymous work painted in 1883 by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin. The famous masterpiece also inspired a symphonic poem by Rachmaninov, which makes a perfect soundtrack to accompany the experience.

Review: This short 8-minute non-interactive VR experience is based on the painting ‘Isle of the Dead’ by Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. As with the others in this series of interactive paintings you just sit back and get taken into the painting and learn a little more of what it is about. I have to say this is the best looking of these art experiences and I loved it, but then again I am a fan of art anyway. I get that some people will not give it a chance based on how short it is, but I think it is well worth a look for something different and cultural.

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