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Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift DK2
Price at Time Of Review: £18.99 ($25)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 3.91 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: Yes (For Up To 15 People)
Radial-G: Racing Revolved
Intro: Climb into the cockpit of a futuristic race craft and tear up the anti-gravity track as battle commences with over 15 real and AI opponents. Offering single and multi-player action, Radial-G delivers full immersion racing on tubular tracks featuring gut-wrenching twists, jumps, splits and unique inverted racing.
Review: If you have ever played games like F-Zero or Wipeout on the Playstation you are going to feel instantly at home here. It will all feel very much the same sort of style and feel of those older games and nothing will be new or exciting. That is until you start a race. Those space racer games I mentioned are fast moving, adrenaline flowing games that gets the heart racing and the mind working overtime trying to drive at ridiculous speeds while avoiding other racers. Now imagine being sat in the drivers seat and you are still nowhere near the rush that this game will give you.
While the speeds this game moves at look ridiculous, you strangely always feel in control. You soon learn the tracks and learn where the other racers are going to go. Throw the multiplayer game on top of all this and you have a game that feels very polished indeed. Maybe a few more tracks and ships would have improved it, but those sorts of things can always be added later on with an Add-on.
Verdict: I have to wonder if this game has ruined my life forever?!? You see, now I have played this, space racers will never be the same again. Normal 2D screen racing feels slow and lacking in excitement now. From now on, I only want to race in VR, so is that such a good thing? This is one of those games worth buying a VR headset for. Pop in some headphones, sit in a comfortable chair and you will swear you could almost feel the gravity rise and fall as the track goes on.