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Obscura (Steam VR)

Obscura (Steam VR)

Obscura (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
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: Obscura is not a traditional game, but a different take on atmospheric VR horror, that immerses you in an endless circle of fear. Face a relentless and almost invisible entity. Keep eyes and ears on the creepy environment with several tools at your disposal. Use them to prepare your mind for what’s to come. Look, listen and pray it doesn’t enter your reality.

This puristic horror shocker does not rely on movement or violence and is made to be experienced multiple times, with fully randomized and unpredictable events. Come back if you dare and you may see something new. But beware, each visit will draw you more and more into the dark.

Review: Obscura is a psychological horror of sorts that also features some good old fashioned jump-scares to keep things fresh. But this is not like any other horror game that has gone before it. In this game, it is a series of randomised things that is different every time you start it. Graphically the game looks pretty good, but it is the slower-paced gameplay that many will find boring. You kind of just standing on the spot while a series of directional sound effects play out. If you are looking for something to play at a Halloween party this would be perfect, but its £7.19 price tag is really hard to justify given it is little more than a slightly interactive experience. Yes, it’s good and worth a look, but at a fraction of the full asking price.

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