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Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Steam VR)

Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Steam VR)

Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £20.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: Yes
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85

Description: Star Trek: Bridge Crew, playable in both VR and non-VR, will immerse you in the Star Trek universe. In co-op, form a crew of four players to serve in the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer. Make strategic decisions and coordinate actions with your crew.

Review: Playing as one of 4 roles: Captain (most people will choose this), Helm, Tactical and Engineering, you get to control the USS Aegis on a mission to be tested. Of course, things soon go horribly wrong. You will soon discover that you need to rescue people, while raising and lowing your shields to beam them on board, all the while shooting at the enemy ships and manoeuvring the ship to make it all possible. It requires teamwork and can’t work without everyone working together.

While the single-player is a fairly short experience it is the multiplayer online mode that really makes this game what it is. The problem is that it often relies on the whole team working together, not just one person. But if one person is a complete noob that will often end in disaster. Tempers soon get flared and often a mission will end in a bad-tempered mood. This is one of the most amazing social VR experience there is, but it often shows how unforgiving some of us humans can be.

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