System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: FPS (Moving)
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50
Description: It’s World War Two, and you’re in Egypt taking back lands claimed by the Nazis. You’re exploring an ancient Egyptian Chamber when you stumble upon a Nazi experiment in time travel gone wrong. The time gate has gone into reverse, pulling primal beasts from the past into the present. And your pal Tommy has been dragged through the portal. WTF?
Play in VR and take on the role of Archie – one of the soldiers fighting for his life from the waves of marauding beasts, and struggling to save his friend. Battle the beasts with a WW2 submachine gun and as much ammo as you need in a frantic fight to the death, as you try to survive on limited health. But beware – the enemy can appear from anywhere around you and you’re their next tasty meal!
Review: Normally I do put a lot of emphasis on a games value for money, but when a game is free you need to look at whether or not it is worth your time downloading it. When it comes to Primal Reign I feel the answer is yes…but only just. It is your common or garden shooter and you do get to teleport around a little. Its essential a zombie and dinosaur shooter set in an Egyptian temple of some sort. There is a small range of guns and you need to kill anything that moves. But it is often the animation of those things that will make you laugh and not in a good way. Some of them like the dinosaur really are terrible. But once again I draw you back to the fact that it is free, so maybe give it a go yourself and let me know what you thought about it in the comments below.