System: Valve Index & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £1.69
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: RED: Lucid Nightmare is a PC horror game with Oculus VR compatibility. Play as Mercedes, as she tries to piece together a missing persons case and strange, recurring nightmares. Each night you will have to explore and navigate the nightmare realm. Puzzles, new challenges, and dangerous inhabitants of the nightmare realm will try to take you. Along with the nightmare sequence there is a daytime sequence where the player can investigate a missing persons case. RED: Lucid Nightmare is intended to be a trilogy that explores themes of mystery, horror, death, and recovery.
Review: It is clear from the off that ‘RED: Lucid Nightmare’ was not created for VR and it is more of an add-on. But that doesn’t stop it being worth a look. The good news is there are things I like about this game. I enjoyed the monochrome graphics and the weird storyline, they both tick along quite nicely making the game oddly immersive if you are willing to give it a chance. But most of all I feel the super-low £1.69 asking price is the biggest plus for this game. For that, you really can’t go wrong here and I have paid a lot more for a lot worse.