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Project Wingman (Steam VR)

Project Wingman (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £19.49
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Flight Simulator
Input: Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85

Description: Project Wingman is a combat flight action game with an emphasis on polished and refined gameplay, true-to-its-roots inspirations, and an engaging single-player experience. Perfect for those who aren’t looking for a simulator experience, with the ease of pick up and play, all the way to those who want a fast-paced challenging flight action game.

Dogfight, strike and fly through combat zones based off an alternate history of Earth. Either over the cold waters of the Bering Strait, attacking tanks in the brutal environments of Yellowstone magma fields, or driving through the Redwoods to strike targets of opportunity in the Pacific Northwest, across the oceans, above the scarred lands of the world, this war will take you from exotic battlefield to exotic battlefield, all while going up against odds way above your pay grade.

Review: While the bad news is ‘Project Wingman’ is far from perfect, the good news is it is so much better than 90% of all the other jet-fighter VR games out there. From the wide choice of planes to choose from to the challenging dogfights, this game keeps the action going and doesn’t let up making it feel way more exciting than even Ace Combat. While I don’t have a HOTAS to play this game with I did use a gamepad and boy did it feel exciting in VR. Very nauseating of course, but also very exhilarating. As I said at the start, the game is far from perfect, things like plot being inconsistent and the AI being set a little too high, but for the price its a masterclass in indie development and I for one loved it.

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