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Starters Orders 6 Horse Racing

Starters Orders 6 Horse Racing (Steam VR)

Starters Orders 6 Horse Racing (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £29.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Sports
Input: Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 18+


Description: Build up your stables and your own string of racehorses to compete in the big races around the globe. Breed new horses and take on legendary horses trained by AI trainers. Use your prize money to buy new horses at the sales and boost your funds by studying the form and betting on races.

This massive and accurate simulation includes hundreds of trainers and jockeys and thousands of horses. Choose from UK, North American, Irish or Australian racing modes. Choose also from flat or jumps game modes or a combination of both (jumps available for UK and Irish game modes only).

Review: Ever dreamed of owning, training and then racing your very own racehorse? Well dream on, it takes years of know-how and loads of money. But don’t worry, this game gives you not only the opportunity to do just that, but it gives you real in-depth knowledge about what it involves as well. Make no mistake, this is not a simple horse racing arcade game that you will get the hang of instantly this is a professional horse racing management game series that has been growing for years.

The good news for us is that they now have a VR element in their game. While still maintaining that deep strategy and management aspect, when your horse is in a race you can now jump onto the saddle in VR by simply popping your headset on. If you thought bidding, training and raising a racehorse was fun, getting into the saddle in VR will blow your mind away!

The thing is, you can’t look at this game for just the VR aspect, you have to appreciate the 2D menus and management aspect of the game as well, even though it could never have been done in VR. So those moments that you don’t have the VR headset on and you are buying, selling and training your horse are still one of the most in-depth aspects of this game and still the biggest part of it. This game is for all those who like their management games and are willing to stick with it for long periods of time.

Those looking for a quick VR fix might be left feeling a little frustrated waiting for their first race to begin. But is it worth the wait? Oh yes. It looks amazing, gets the heart-pounding and the sound of the crowd will get you so excited it is liable to make you fall off your chair (that you were probably riding backwards like a horse). Just make sure you appreciate end enjoy the other elements of this amazing game as well because an awful lot of time and effort has gone into making it as well.

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