System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £6.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Party Games
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: Ruckus Ridge is the first local-multiplayer mini-game tournament built for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that pits 1 VR player against up to 3 friends in simultaneous combat. Duking it out in a series of 1 vs. 3 and Free for All mini-games, players take turns in the VR headset while the others use regular controllers to play. Players score points by winning minigames and the player with the most points at the end of the tournament takes the victory!
Don’t have extra controllers? No problem! Download our free gamepad app and play, no strings attached! Inspired by classic local-multiplayer games like “Mario Party,” “Fuzion Frenzy,” and “Hidden in Plain Sight,” Ruckus Ridge comes loaded with enough tension-filled mini-game action to put callouses on those delicate baby hands of yours.
Review: Ruckus Ridge VR Party is one of those ‘Marmite’ games. You are either going to love it for the multiplayer laughs and get some real value out of it, or you will wonder why you purchased in the first place. It has to be noted that this is a multiplayer game only, there is no single player is playing on your own kind of defeats the style of the game. The main idea is that one person is in VR and the rest play via a screen and gamepads, but it is often not as easy to set up as you might like and even when you do it gets repetitive quickly. But like I said, your enjoyment of this game will be based on the friends you play it with rather than the game itself.